Morgan Spurlock on 'Comic-Con Episode IV'

Friday, April 13, 2012

A still from 'Comic-Con Episode IV'

Back in 1970 in the city of San Diego, a small group of comic book fans decided to organize a convention. Their dream was to attract 500 fans. In the end, however, only 300 showed up. But the organizers didn’t give up. Over 40 years later, San Diego Comic-Con International attracts 130,000 attendees each year.

Who are these people, you might wonder. Do they all live in their moms’ basements? Do dress up like Aquaman and Captain Kirk in their everyday lives? Morgan Spurlock takes a closer look at these die-hard fans, and the mother of all comic book conventions in his new movie, which hits theatres today. It’s called “Comic-Con Episode IV.”

Guests:

Morgan Spurlock

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

bryce swan from pittsburgh

John,
one of the greatest comics, in my opinion, was by the artist you didn't recognize. Neal Adams. It was an issue of the Avengers back in the 60's that I bought as a small Child so it has a special place in my heart in addition to its artist merits. Pop into your local comic shop and mention Neal Adams and "Kree-Skrull war" if want a sense of why he is revered.

for what its worth,

Bryce

Apr. 13 2012 10:30 AM

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