Comic books, or at least the content that comes from comic books, currently dominate our popular culture. So it’s no surprise that someone out there has been working hard to document the stories of the people who made all these comics possible, the men and women who created so much legendary content over the years. Filmmaker Michael Valentine started out as just a fan, but in his own words “I have always loved comic books. About ten years ago, I had an idea to make a comic book. This idea led me to create the feature documentary film, COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages which is about comic books and the phenomenon surrounding them.”
Since then, Valentine has interviewed many legendary creators for this project, including Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Neal Adams, Mark Waid, Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics, Marc Silvestri of Top Cow, and Todd McFarlane. In addition to the creators, Valentine has also interviewed many of the fans who have kept the hobby alive all these years through collecting and attending conventions. Although Valentine completed much of the movie himself over the past decade, he still needs funds to finally finish COMIX and release it, and has started a Kickstarter so fans can help him meet his goal of $35,000 before November 14th. If you want to help this comprehensive-looking documentary see the light of day, head on over to the Kickstarter page for COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages and make your pledge. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.