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      Comic Book Confidential

      1988 1 hr. 30 min. Documentary List
      75% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 62% 250+ Ratings Audience Score This 1988 film delineates the meteoric rise of the comic book art form beginning with its fervently nationalistic characters and stories of the 1930s and '40s, its underground rebellions of the '60s and '70s, and the dark and human stories of the 1980s. The documentary gifts a rare treat to comic book fans by featuring the artists themselves reading from and sharing anecdotes about their work. Director Ron Mann also covers the controversy surrounding censorship by the Comic Code Authority. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member It's nice for the interviews, but it's not very deep, maybe it was good when it came out, but to me it's just kind of ok. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my all time favorite documentaries about comic books. Very informative !!!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member A look at both popular and cult comic book creators and their work, and its social significance - although this film is around 25 years old it has held up quite well. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A nostalgic and informative documentary. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting look at Comics! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Informative, yet way too heavily weighed towards the indy scene. This one leaves out way too much about mainstream stuff. Stan Lee is mentioned for about 2 minutes in a comic book documentary?! Something is wrong... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Moore Tribune News Service Affectionate, gentle and nostalgic Jan 8, 2013 Full Review Brian Orndorf Blu-ray.com 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. Rated: B Dec 12, 2012 Full Review Maitland McDonagh Film Journal International Excessively kind look at the obsessive fans who descend on San Diego's popular Comic-Con convention. Apr 6, 2012 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 26, 2005 Full Review Daniel M. Kimmel Worcester Telegram & Gazette Rated: 4/5 Feb 8, 2004 Full Review Ryan Cracknell Apollo Guide Just as much for those not familiar with comics as it is for hardcore fan boys. Rated: 74/100 Nov 23, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis This 1988 film delineates the meteoric rise of the comic book art form beginning with its fervently nationalistic characters and stories of the 1930s and '40s, its underground rebellions of the '60s and '70s, and the dark and human stories of the 1980s. The documentary gifts a rare treat to comic book fans by featuring the artists themselves reading from and sharing anecdotes about their work. Director Ron Mann also covers the controversy surrounding censorship by the Comic Code Authority.
      Director
      Ron Mann
      Screenwriter
      Charles Lippincott, Ron Mann
      Production Co
      Sphinx Productions
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 19, 2017
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