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Comic Book: The Movie (2004)

Video  -  Comedy  -  27 January 2004 (USA)
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The relationship between Hollywood and comic book culture is lambasted in this mockumentary as a beloved heroic character is rung through the studio system.

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Donald Swan
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Liberty Lass / Papaya Smith
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Leo Matuzik
Joseph Burns ...
Jack Whitney (as Joseph I. Burns)
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Taylor Donohue
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Ricky
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Anita Levine
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Commander Courage / Bruce Easly
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Derek Sprang
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Mac (Comic Store Pal #1)
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Kurt (Comic Store Pal #2)
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Ms. Q (studio secretary)
Robert M. Lange ...
Robert Lange
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J.T.
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Debby Newman
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A host of real-life celebrities - including Hugh Hefner, Stan Lee, and Kevin Smith - journey into the world of comic book fandom! Documentary filmmaker Donald Swan heads to the world's largest comic book convention where he encounters a culture of craziness that he's totally unprepared for! Written by Comic Book : The Movie

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Hollywood invaded the Comic Book World... Now the real Comic Book Heros are striking back!

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »
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At the convention, Leo (Billy West) stands next to a cardboard cutout of Fry from the show Futurama (1999). Billy West provides the voice of Fry on the show. See more »

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Phil Morris: You talked about black superheroes. I have yet to see one. Look at me! How come I can't be a superhero?
Taylor Donohue: It's not that.
Phil Morris: You didn't take the meeting, and now you're here. Are you in my face now over this?
Taylor Donohue: I'm not in your face. No, you ~
Ricky: [interrupting] You are kinda in his face.
Taylor Donohue: Now, with a new movie, there are no walls for you, but ~
Ricky: Keep going, you're doing good.
Phil Morris: So there was a movie you had with a role you didn't see me for, and now you have a movie that has no role and now you're seeing me.
Taylor Donohue: ...
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A special thanks to all the people attending the Con for playing along with us. See more »

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References The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) See more »

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Superguy Blues
Written by Mark Teague
Performed by Mark Teague
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the ultimate movie for Comic Book geeks
23 January 2004 | by (phoenix az) – See all my reviews

This film really captures the essence of what it's like to be in the convention\ comic book world. And not just San Diego, but all of the other cons around the country. The party scene was really great, I was laughing all the way through because the characters and discussions going on there were like so many of the after hours parties I've gone to over the years. Jim Cummings was fantastic- I can remember having discussions with 'that guy' at each of his phases, from pompous pontificating professor to barfing beat box.

But Mark and the rest of the creative team not only captured the spirit and essence of comic collectors and conventions, they also deliver a hilarious tale of the epic clash between the studios and the fans. There's so much more here than just a documentary about what comic book fans are like- there's a real story- and it's real good.

It was also highly enjoyable to see all the terrific voice actors step onto the screen. Jess Harnell was my favorite.

A big thank you to all the Creative team for taking the time and having the heart to do it right and see you all for Comic book: The Sequel!


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