Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics [Blu-ray]
THE JOKER, LEX LUTHOR, CATWOMAN, DOOMSDAY, BANE. What makes them so thrillingly watchable? So terribly wonderful? So extremely vital to our super heroes and their worlds? This new feature-length documentary explores these questions across seven decades of DC Comics' hallowed Rogues' Gallery of infamous evildoers.
"I could not believe it! I arranged to come to Jerry's apartment in Los Angeles and wrote the story about this tragic injustice for our next monthly issue."
Helping his cause was the fact that the new Superman film was in the works at the time and because DC Comics was owned by Warner Communications, Yeh knew they would have to respond to these charges.
So he called New York to get Warner's side of the story. That call led to DC Comics working out a settlement a few weeks later which included, among others, that all comics, TV episodes, films and, later, video games starring Superman must have the credit line "Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster".
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