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Comic Book: The Movie (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | Video 27 January 2004
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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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Director: Mark Hamill


Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Burns ...
Jack Whitney (as Joseph I. Burns)
Mac (Comic Store Pal #1)
Kurt (Comic Store Pal #2)
Ms. Q (Studio Secretary)
Robert M. Lange ...
Robert Lange


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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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27 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Crazy Credits

"Commander Courage", "Codename: Courage", "Liberty Lad", "Liberty Lass" and all fictional comic book and comic strip characters created by Mark Hamill. See more »


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Commander Courage Theme
Written by John McKinney
Performed by The Makmusic Orchestra
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the ultimate movie for Comic Book geeks
23 January 2004 | by 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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