It can be said that a hero is only as important or powerful as his or her enemy. Don’t believe me? Superman was great, but Superman II which introduced super-powered foes who could match the man of steel was far better. Everyone liked the Super Friends cartoon, but when it became Challenge of the Super Friends and each installment opened with the Legion of Doom plotting their next scheme, the cartoon became downright iconic. Ask anyone what their favorite film, cartoon or comic is and dollars to donuts it centers on a villain going all out to destroy the hero.
A good villain makes a good story all that much better but a great one an make it a classic. From twisted and brilliant to demonic and monstrous, the super-villains of DC Comics are a necessary evil.
Official press release below:
“Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics,” an all-new documentary produced by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment, arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD today — Friday, October 25, 2013 — at a retailer near you.
[“Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics,” features…] Kevin Conroy, the fan favorite voice of Batman; Zack Snyder, director of “Man of Steel”; and Dr. Andrea Letamendi, renowned geek psychologist; as well as the recognizable voice of ultimate villain Christopher Lee, who provides the narration for the documentary.
“Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics” explores the thin line between right and wrong, the nature of evil and how super-villains can reflect society’s dark side as well as our own personal fears. It also offers keen insight as to the reasons why comic book fans are so fascinated by the very characters they hope to see defeated. Featuring interviews with such luminaries as directors Richard Donner (Superman), Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and Zack Snyder (Man of Steel), the film focuses on DC Comics’ most terrifying villains, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Black Adam, Black Manta, Catwoman, Darkseid, Deathstroke, Doomsday, General Zod, Sinestro, the Suicide Squad, and more.