Video: DC releases a villainous doc

05:00 AM, Oct 22, 2013

The DC Comics documentary 'Necessary Evil' arrives on DVD/Blu-ray today. DC Comics/

Written By by Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

This year it has felt like, for every handful of comic books published, someone has made a comics-themed documentary.

Friday marks the release of another heroic doc, although this one has a particularly interesting angle. Necessary Evil: Superheroes of DC Comics talks to creators and experts about what makes a great villain and why fans gobble up the evildoers like candy.

Take a look at one clip that features Guillermo del Toro, writers Paul Dini and James Robinson and DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns discussing the greatness of villains. Previously, we ran a clip that included comments from Jim Lee; directors Richard Donner and Zack Snyder also contribute, and Christopher Lee narrates.

Necessary Evil arrives as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack Oct. 25.