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Author: Ron MannLynda BarryCharles BurnsSue CoeR CrumbAll authors
Publisher: [Toronto] : Sphinx Productions : Filmswelike [distributor], ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English : 20th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Combines historical footage, interviews, animation, and live action to trace the history of comic books from 1933 to 1988. Twenty-two significant comic artists and writers are discussed: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Lynda Barry; Charles Burns; Sue Coe; R Crumb; Will Eisner; Albert B Feldstein; Shary Flenniken; William M Gaines; Bill Griffith; Jaime Hernandez; Jack Kirby; Harvey Kurtzman; Stan Lee; Paul Mavrides; Frank Miller; Victor Moscoso; Françoise Mouly; Dan O'Neill; Harvey Pekar; Gilbert Shelton; Spain, (Cartoonist); Art Spiegelman; Lynda Barry; Charles Burns; Sue Coe; R Crumb; Will Eisner; Albert B Feldstein; Shary Flenniken; William M Gaines; Bill Griffith; Jaime Hernandez; Jack Kirby; Harvey Kurtzman; Stan Lee; Paul Mavrides; Frank Miller; Victor Moscoso; Françoise Mouly; Dan O'Neill; Harvey Pekar; Gilbert Shelton; Spain, (Cartoonist); Art Spiegelman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Mann; Lynda Barry; Charles Burns; Sue Coe; R Crumb; Will Eisner; Albert B Feldstein; Shary Flenniken; William M Gaines; Bill Griffith; Jaime Hernandez; Jack Kirby; Harvey Kurtzman; Stan Lee; Paul Mavrides; Frank Miller; Victor Moscoso; Françoise Mouly; Dan O'Neill; Harvey Pekar; Gilbert Shelton; Spain, (Cartoonist); Art Spiegelman; Sphinx Productions.; Filmswelike (Firm)
ISBN: 0780025636 9780780025639
OCLC Number: 875286306
Notes: Originally produced in 1989.
Special features: over 40 minutes of never-before-seen out-take footage ; introduction by Kevin Smith ; interview with Ron Mann ; original theatrical trailer ; original Comic book confidential promo comic ; the balloon pops: Comic book confidential by Geoff Pevere.
"Comic book confidential is a funny, smart, eye-popping history that finally gives comic books the respect they deserve."--Container.
"Hey gang! Check out this comic book movie!!! The only movie with your favorite artists and writers!--Container.
"See Marvel master Stan Lee bring Spiderman's money worries to life! Hear underground artist Robert Crumb confess why he killed Fritz the cat! Wonder at congressional hearings from the 1950s "proving" the link between comic books and juvenile delinquency!"--Container.
Credits: Editors, Robert Kennedy, Ron Mann ; directors of photography, Robert Fresco, Joan Churchill ; music, Keith Elliot [and others].
Performer(s): Featuring Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jamie Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Françoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray disc ; 1.85:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for widescreen television ; Dolby digital stereo ; NTSC ; all region ; requires Blu-ray player.
Responsibility: Sphinx Productions presents ; produced, written and directed by Ron Mann.

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Combines historical footage, interviews, animation, and live action to trace the history of comic books from 1933 to 1988. Twenty-two significant comic artists and writers are discussed: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Francoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman.

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