AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics

Watch AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics

  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (548)

AMC's Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics is a documentary series that takes a unique look at the history of comic books and how they have had a significant impact on American culture. Created by Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, the show delves into the stories behind the comics that changed the perception of the medium and paved the way for today's comic book industry.

Narrated by Keri Russell, the show features interviews with comic book creators, fans, historians, and celebrities who discuss the impact that their favorite comics have had on them personally and on society as a whole. The show also explores how comics have tackled complex social and political issues such as racism, sexism, and homophobia and the challenges that creators have faced in trying to address these issues through their work.

Throughout the series, viewers follow the evolution of comic book storytelling, from the early days of Superman and Batman to the modern-day graphic novels and the impact of new technologies on the industry. We see how comics have been used to tackle controversial topics and how they have been embraced by mainstream culture in recent years.

Blaine Anderson and Tom Belding, two executive producers of the show, provide expert insight into the world of comics and their influence on pop culture. Anderson, a veteran comic book artist, and Belding, a comic book historian, offer a unique perspective on the medium and the characters who have come to define it.

The show is divided into six episodes that cover a different theme or topic. The first episode, "The Mighty Misfits Who Made Marvel," explores the rise of Marvel Comics and its impact on the world of comic books. The second episode, "Trials of Superman," looks at the evolution of the iconic superhero and how he has come to represent America's values and aspirations.

The third episode, "The Truth About Wonder Woman," delves into the story behind the creation of the Amazonian superheroine and her role in challenging traditional gender roles. The fourth episode, "City of Heroes," explores the impact that comics have had on the perception of American cities and their role in shaping American culture.

The fifth episode, "The Color of Comics," focuses on the representation of race in comics and how it has changed over time. Finally, the sixth episode, "The Art of War," looks at the intersection of comics and politics and how comics have been used to tackle controversial political issues.

Overall, AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics is an eye-opening look at the impact of comics on American culture and the power of storytelling through visual media. With its expert analysis and engaging storytelling, the show is not only informative but also deeply entertaining.

AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on November 12, 2017.

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Seasons
Image Comics: Declaration of Independents
6. Image Comics: Declaration of Independents
December 11, 2017
Seven renegade artists shock the comic-book industry by starting their own company, Image Comics, to rival giants Marvel and DC.
The Color of Comics
5. The Color of Comics
December 4, 2017
The rise and fall of Milestone Comics, an African-American-owned comic book imprint which came to life in early 1990s New York.
City of Heroes
4. City of Heroes
November 27, 2017
Exploring how the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York fundamentally changed comic book writing and the portrayal of superheroes.
The Trials of Superman
3. The Trials of Superman
November 20, 2017
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.
The Truth About Wonder Woman
2. The Truth About Wonder Woman
November 13, 2017
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.
The Mighty Misfits Who Made Marvel
1. The Mighty Misfits Who Made Marvel
November 12, 2017
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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Where to Watch AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics
AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics is available for streaming on the AMC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 12, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (548)