“Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics” Documentary Gets New York Comic-Con Debut

Representatives for the October 2013 New York Comic-Con have started to release early details for scheduled events at the annual comic convention, including panel details and scheduled showings. A part of the initial wave of comic convention announcements is the New York Comic-Con preview showing of the upcoming Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics documentary. New York Comic-Con 2013 will be held October 10th – 13th, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York. The upcoming documentary, narrated by Christopher Lee, spotlights the pivotal role villains play in the lives of DC Comics’ biggest heroes. Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, which will feature clips from DC Comics-based animated productions past and present, ties in to the publisher’s current villain-themed comic initiatives and storylines. Details for the documentary’s New York Comic-Con showing can be found below.

Title: World Premiere of Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics
Time: 5:00PM – 6:30PM
Location: 1A06

Description: Behind every great super hero is an even greater rogues gallery and that’s where the spotlight lands in the all-new documentary, Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics. From the Joker and Deathstroke to Lex Luthor and Darkseid, the film investigates the inner-workings of the most nefarious collection of baddies in comics history. Join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment for the World Premiere of this compelling film, which is narrated by everyone’s favorite villain, Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings & Star Wars films). Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 25, 2013.

The Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics documentary is directed by Scott Devine and J.M. Kenny, narrated by Christopher Lee, written by Scott Devine and Jack Mulligan, and produced by Scott Devine, J.M. Kenny. The documentary features appearances by Zack Snyder, Guillermo Del Toro, Kevin Conroy, Richard Donner, Andrea Romano, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, and others.

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics will hit shelves October 25th, 2013 on Blu-ray and DVD, from Warner Home Video and DC Entertainment, for the suggested retail price of $14.96 (DVD) and $24.96 (Blu-ray). No special features for the title have been announced as of yet.

Other DC Comics projects will get the spotlight at the 2013 New York Comic-Con, including a panel providing a first look at the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie Justice League: War, a panel dedicated to the Warner Archive home video label, a panel devoted to the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins video game, among other as-of-yet unannounced events.

New York Comic-Con is the East Coast’s biggest popular culture convention, with show floors that play host to the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, and the screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

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