Warner Bros. has been doing a great job with their #AtHome promotion to provide things for people to watch while in quarantine or isolation from the comic book/genre side of things. The latest one is the 2010 full-length documentary with Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, it digs into the origins of the company and covering some seventy-five years of its history. It doesn’t shy away from some of the more problematic aspects of various periods in time but it highlights the need that these books fill and the impact as time went on.
Plot Concept: Behind the amazing tales of legendary superheroes is the equally amazing story of the company that told them. So many heroes, so many stories to tell–stories of DC Comics’ 75 years of challenges, creativity, and triumph. This DC Comics Original Documentary is both a compelling insider’s tale and a celebration seen through the inkwell of those who created and lived it, balanced with insights from key historians and filled with interviews, archival footage, and a dazzling parade of riveting and splashy DC covers. From the bans to the breakthroughs, from humble pulp beginnings to the literary rise of the graphic novel, the story holds a mirror to an ever-evolving enterprise and the society reflected in its comic book pages. It’s an American story.