Comic Book Confidential
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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 Mann's exacting standards is trashed (Dell and Harvey, beware!) Among those interviewed are Marvel… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Affectionate, gentle and nostalgic"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Just as much for those not familiar with comics as it is for hardcore fan boys."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"an enjoyable and informative documentary"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Excessively kind look at the obsessive fans who descend on San Diego's popular Comic-Con convention."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"The comics themselves are the least interesting part of the movie."
‑ Christopher Null,
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