Hey Kids, Comics! #197 - Comicsumentary

Hey Kids, Documentaries!

Welcome to a different kind of HKC! issue that takes a look at comics in cinema, but not in the way most would think these days.   Given the proliferation of comic book movies and television today (Russia even has a super-hero movie coming out!), it is easy to forget that documentary filmmakers are getting in on the popularity of the genre.  Well, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are your Pepperidge Farms in this particular case!

Welcome to a different kind of HKC! issue that takes a look at comics in cinema, but not in the way most would think these days.   Given the proliferation of comic book movies and television today (Russia even has a super-hero movie coming out!), it is easy to forget that documentary filmmakers are getting in on the popularity of the genre.  Well, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are your Pepperidge Farms in this particular case!

Exploring the work of documentarians in general, and highlighting four films specifically, your hosts invite you to join them in exploring “the other comic book” movies.  Discover why you really need to see “Crumb!”, “Finding Steve Ditko”, “Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Page”, and “The Death of Superman Lives”.  

Exploring the work of documentarians in general, and highlighting four films specifically, your hosts invite you to join them in exploring “the other comic book” movies.  Discover why you really need to see “Crumb!”, “Finding Steve Ditko”, “Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Page”, and “The Death of Superman Lives”.  

Roll 'em!