Comic Book Confidential (1999)

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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 … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Charles Lippincott, Ron Mann
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On DVD: Jul 22, 2002
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Comic Book Confidential

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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Affectionate, gentle and nostalgic

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
Tribune News Service

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.

Full Review… | December 12, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Comic Book Confidential

½

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

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Randy Tippy

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½

Awesome look at some great underground comic creators. Great double bill with Crumb.

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Christopher Brown

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