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FULL SYNOPSIS

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 [[Performer~P101071~Ron Mann~ronmann]] 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 [[Performer~P101071~Mann~ronmann]]'s exacting standards is trashed (Dell and Harvey, beware!) Among those interviewed are Marvel Comics mavens [[Performer~P99176~Stan Lee~stanlee]] and [[Performer~P372468~Jack Kirby~jackkirby]] and EC mentors William M. Gaines and Will Elder. The underground "comix" movement is represented by [[Performer~P234836~Robert Crumb~robertcrumb]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 14, 1989

Cast

Lynda Barry
as Herself
Robert Crumb
as Himself
William M. Gaines
as Himself
Stan Lee
as Himself
Bill Griffith
as Himself
Frank Miller
as Himself

Crew

Charles Lippincott
Director
Ron Mann
Director
Charles Lippincott
Producer
Ron Mann
Producer
Don Haig
Producer
Ron Mann
Screenwriter
Charles Lippincott
Screenwriter
Joan Churchill
Cinematographer
Robert M. Fresco
Cinematographer
Nicholas Stirling
Composer (Music Score)
Ron Mann
Editor
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