A documentary following Canadian artists and their ability to break into the comic book industry while dealing with fandom and the craze of comic book conventions in Canada.


Yaron Betan


Yaron Betan (story), Yaron Betan | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Neal Adams Neal Adams ... Self
Vitaly S. Alexius Vitaly S. Alexius ... Self (archive footage)
Gillian Anderson ... Self (archive footage)
Sanya Anwar Sanya Anwar ... Self
Andre Campbell Andre Campbell ... Self
Neve Campbell ... Self (archive footage)
Tia Carrere ... Self (archive footage)
Meaghan Carter Meaghan Carter ... Self
Richard Comely Richard Comely ... Self
Kevin Conroy ... Self (archive footage)
Charlie Cox ... Self (archive footage)
Kevin Eastman
Alfonso Espinos Alfonso Espinos ... Self
Lou Ferrigno ... Self (archive footage)
Jonathan Frakes ... Self (archive footage)


A story about Canadian independent comic artist trying to break into the comic book industry while facing some of pop culture's biggest challenges. In the obvious world of mass production and celebrity Media craze, we exploit the reality of producing super-heroes in a market saturated with artists, writers, celebrities, cosplayer's and everything else the comic-con markets have to offer. Written by Anonymous

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"A story about Canadian comic cons and artists" See more »


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Heroes Manufactured was filmed over the course of 1 year at over 11 Comic Cons across Eastern Canada. See more »


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An Inspiring Doc - Takes time to get into but a great story!
25 January 2017 | by sergiobrianSee all my reviews

I managed to see this online via the Atlas Awards closed online film festival. The doc is very inspiring overall. It drags a bit, but some very awesome footage of Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, and celebrities. As a writer and filmmaker myself, I was really inspired after watching this film. The doc explores the various motifs and struggles that independent artists and writers must face when entering the industry. There are so many cool examples of this throughout the film. They explore the story of Mexican-Canadian Artist as well which gives the film a nice touch. The only problem I have with the film is that at first, it seems a bit disjointed. I wasn't quite sure who we are following in the story but eventually, this was evident and clear to me as you keep watching the film. It's one of those films where you have to keep watching to get the full effect of the message and understanding of the subject matter. Great take on the comic book industry in Canada and Abroad. I recommend anyone who wants to get into comics to see this film. I would also recommend filmmakers watch this doc as it gives insight into a massive industry that is filled with surprises, let downs and successes. I really enjoyed this film and would honestly recommend watching it if you like documentaries.

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Release Date:

October 2016 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »


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CAD120,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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