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Comic Book Confidential (1989)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1999 Wide

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Though aimed at those fastidious comic book collectors who spend exorbitant sums for old DC first editions (only to leave them unread and wrapped in plastic), Comic Book Confidential manages to convey the fanaticism and fun of this hobby to non-aficionados. Canadian director Ron Mann traces the history of the comic book industry, the idiotic purging of so-called violent comics in the 1950s, and the growth of the collectibles industry. Throughout the film, any comic book which does not meet

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Affectionate, gentle and nostalgic

January 8, 2013 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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The highest compliment I can pay the picture is that it makes me want to delve further into the research and discussion of comic books, to continue exploring where Mann's work ends.

December 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com
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Excessively kind look at the obsessive fans who descend on San Diego's popular Comic-Con convention.

April 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International | Comments (2)
Film Journal International

Just as much for those not familiar with comics as it is for hardcore fan boys.

November 23, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

an enjoyable and informative documentary

August 4, 2002
Q Network Film Desk

The comics themselves are the least interesting part of the movie.

July 14, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Comic Book Confidential

There's been a lot happen in the comic book industry since 1989 but this is great resource material for fans (like me).
March 18, 2012
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Randy Tippy

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Awesome look at some great underground comic creators. Great double bill with Crumb.
February 8, 2008
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