AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics

This six-part one-hour documentary series takes a deeper look into the stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books and features interviews with icons such as Stan Lee, Patty Jenkins, Lynda Carter, Kevin Smith, Famke Janssen, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Rodriguez, and Todd McFarlane, among many others.

Monday at 10:00 pm on AMC
1 Season, 6 Episodes
November 12, 2017
Documentary & Biography, Mini-Series
AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics
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AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics Full Episode Guide

  • Seven renegade artists shock the comic-book industry by starting their own company, Image Comics, to rival giants Marvel and DC.

  • The rise and fall of Milestone Comics, an African-American-owned comic book imprint which came to life in early 1990s New York.

  • Exploring how the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York fundamentally changed comic book writing and the portrayal of superheroes.

  • The story of how the world's first superhero came to be; how Superman's creators fought for years to receive proper credit and compensation.

  • Comic books become popular and male super heroes rise to stardom; one man creates a feminist superhero inspired by both his wife and his mistress.

  • How Jack Kirby and Stan Lee invented Marvel's most beloved characters; exploring which aspect started a revolution -- Kirby's artwork or Lee's bravado and writing.

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