When you eat, drink, sleep, and breathe comic books and nerd culture, San Diego Comic-Con becomes your Mecca. The annual conference attracts thousands of fans, artists, and creators every year to celebrate all things comic book and nerd culture related. It is a magical experience, but one frought with controversy and drama as over time it has drifted away from its focus on comic books and embraced giant studios and publishers over the little guys.
Now there is a documentary to embrace all that is good and wondrous about Comic-Con, to celebrate the fan’s experience as it has never been celebrated before. That documentary is Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.
Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary was released this weekend to fangasms and general excitement from the nerd community. Co-produced by Stan “The Man” Lee and Joss Whedon, Comic-Con Episode IV is like a love letter to Comic-Con and all that it is, was, and ever shall be.
n addition to interviews with such fandom heavy-hitters as Joss Whedon, Seth Green, Kevin Smith, Seth Rogan, and Eli Roth, Comic-Con Episode IVfollows four super-fans through their convention experience: The Collector, The Geek, The Designer, and one couple who exemplify true love and geekery at their finest. The documentary focuses on the experience of being a fan, and all that entails, from meeting your favorite artist or writer, to joining in the cos-play, to lovingly collecting the action figures and comic books we all covet so dearly.
Comic-Con Episode IV is currently available on demand and in select theaters. Visit the official website to find out how you can take a look at this brilliant documentary. Watch the movie trailer for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.