Comic Book Confidential (1999)
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 Mann's exacting standards is trashed (Dell and Harvey, beware!) Among those interviewed are Marvel Comics mavens Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and EC mentors William M. Gaines and Will Elder. The underground "comix" movement is represented by Robert Crumb. … More
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Critic Reviews for Comic Book Confidential
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.
Excessively kind look at the obsessive fans who descend on San Diego's popular Comic-Con convention.
Just as much for those not familiar with comics as it is for hardcore fan boys.
an enjoyable and informative documentary
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).More
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