Superhero Special Coming to Bravo

The Bravo cable network is taking on some of the biggest names in comic books, both real and fictional, with a new three-part documentary. Ultimate Super Heroes, Ultimate Super Villains and Ultimate Super Vixens will air three consecutive nights starting Thursday, May 26, at 10 p.m.

Adam West, most famous for playing Batman in the beloved 1960s series, narrates this look at comic-book characters, their creators and the filmmakers and actors who have brought them to the screen over the years. In addition, all the heroes, villains and vixens will square off in top-20 countdowns.

The miniseries airs just weeks before the June 15 release of Batman Begins, a prequel that Warner Bros. hopes will revive the big-screen franchise that director Tim Burton kicked off in 1989.