Top 10 Comic Book Documentaries

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1. Heroes Manufactured (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

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.

Director: Yaron Betan | Stars: Neal Adams, Vitaly S. Alexius, Gillian Anderson, Sanya Anwar

Votes: 452

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.

2. Lost Heroes (2014)

Unrated | 108 min | Documentary

Canada's forgotten comic book superheroes and their legendary creators. A journey to recover a forgotten part of Canada's pop culture and a national treasure few have ever heard about, the ... See full summary »

Director: Will Pascoe | Stars: Paul Soles, Brandy Dawley, Adrienne Kress, Clive Smith

Votes: 31

Canada's forgotten comic book superheroes and their legendary creators. A journey to recover a forgotten part of Canada's pop culture and a national treasure few have ever heard about, the tale of a small country striving to create its own heroes, but finding itself constantly out muscled by better-funded and better-marketed superheroes from the media empire next door.

3. Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle (2013– )

TV-PG | 180 min | Documentary, History

A comprehensive history of the superhero comic book fantasy genre and its influence on American culture.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Danny Fingeroth, Mark Waid, Stan Lee

Votes: 641

4. Comic Book Confidential (1988)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, History

A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb

Votes: 794

A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it.

5. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Eli Roth, Seth Rogen

Votes: 2,652 | Gross: $0.03M

A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.

6. Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary

Starz Inside takes a look at film adaptation of comics books. It interviews some of the biggest names in the industry to discuss the history and appeal of comic book movies.

Stars: Neal Adams, Scott Agostoni, Avi Arad, Shari Springer Berman

Votes: 117

7. Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels (2002 Video)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary

Filmmaker/Comic Writer Kevin Smith interviews comic book legend Stan Lee about his life and work in comics.

Director: Scott Zakarin | Stars: Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Joan Lee

Votes: 829

Filmmaker/Comic Writer Kevin Smith interviews comic book legend Stan Lee about his life and work in comics.

8. Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

A documentary detailing the epic Rogues' Gallery of DC Comics from The Joker and Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Darkseid and more, this documentary will explore the Super Villains of DC Comics.

Directors: Scott Devine, J.M. Kenny | Stars: Christopher Lee, Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Claudia Black

Votes: 1,019

A documentary detailing the epic Rogues' Gallery of DC Comics from The Joker and Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Darkseid and more, this documentary will explore the Super Villains of DC Comics.

9. Superheroes (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

A journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters, don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.

Director: Michael Barnett | Stars: Dale Pople, Robin S. Rosenberg

Votes: 1,633

10. COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages (2016)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Family, Fantasy

Interviews with the creators and fans of American superhero comic books.

Director: Michael Valentine | Stars: Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Neal Adams, Mark Waid

Votes: 84

Interviews with the creators and fans of American superhero comic books.



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