I’ve only seen episode 1 so far. It was OK. Good. I was disappointed, though, that there was no mention whatsoever of Gardner Fox. They talked about the introduction of the Justice Society and the multiverse, but didn’t even utter his name. They pretty much solely credited the creation of the multiverse to Julius Schwartz, which is demonstrably false. Odd.
I feel like this is a good example of a Documentary where it does have little seeds of the harsher truth behind some of their decisions and history, but you need to do your own research to track down what that is. For example, I liked seeing Milestone Media in this. But it is clear they left out why exactly they shut down back jn the 90s. Hell, just check out the Milestone Generations 50 minute special on Max that provides more info on them back then.
Chances are if this was a more indie made Docu series, we would get a lot more behind the scenes info we wouldn’t get from one made by the company itself like this. But it was still cool seeing some of these people and characters being talked about.
The Death of Superman part is awful. They present it as everything is good and sales are booming then all of the suddenly. “Fans have let Superman down. Fans have killed him. It is not our fault, the fans did it. Do it again and we are slaughtering more heroes. That guy has not bought a Superman comic book in 30 years so he killed Superman.”
News flash, people age out of fandoms, people get families and can no longer support them, people lose interest in new parts of it. You the creators have the job of getting a stream of new fans in over a period of decades. If you cannot do that then that is on you.