Below are just a few of the pictures and interviews published in the Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope book. The book is available through your favorite book store or via Amazon. Enjoy!
Below is a foreword by Thomas Tull for the Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope book, currently available through your favorite book store on via Amazon. You can learn more about the Comic Con book here.
I love Comic-Con. I love what it represents, what it feels like to immerse yourself in the place. I love to wander and rediscover the endless supply of the heroes and images that have thrilled me since I was a kid; to see dads experience it with their kids, a next generation of fans.
“It’s difficult to describe to someone who has never been to Comic-Con the level of energy and passion that is so real you can feel it as you roam the huge halls”
It’s difficult to describe to someone who has never been to Comic-Con the level of energy and passion that is so real you can feel it as you roam the huge halls. The visitors who make the pilgrimage are all in and committed to celebrating the culture they have helped to create—all without a hint of self-awareness. I am in awe of how far the culture has come in the past few decades, with new comics, movies, toys, and collectibles going from fringe to leading the world of entertainment and grabbing it by the throat.
I feel unbelievably lucky because in my work with Legendary I have had a chance as an adult to work with many of the heroes I had as a kid. These are heroes who come alive in San Diego and torpedo through Hall H and onto pages and movie screens so fans around the world can be a part of the stories.
So when Morgan Spurlock asked if I would like to produce the movie with him, I thought it was a way to truly honor the culture and people who are the Con in a way that brings the experience to a wider audience. I hope you feel that this project celebrates one of the most powerful cultural zeitgeists of our time, and mostly is a tribute to the fans who keep coming back every year.
Thomas Tull is the founder of Legendary PicturesAdd To Cart
Below is a foreword written by Mr. Stan Lee himself for the Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope book, currently available through your favorite book store on via Amazon. You can learn more about the Comic Con book here.
“I love their enthusiasm, their loyalty, and—just between us—I admire their judgment.”
Now, everything’s reversed. The thousands of convention-goers are mostly grown-ups, adults who are interested in movies, television, DVDs, and, of course, comic books. Now and then you’ll see a few adults holding a child’s hand, usually because they couldn’t find a babysitter that day.
These fans are tremendously important to the comic book business, just as they are to any creative endeavor. Without fans, no comic book artist or writer can hope to achieve meaningful success. Indeed, while some foolish people mock or disregard them, those very fans can make you or break you.
On a personal level, it’s both gratifying and flattering to know that another human being is enthusiastic about something you’ve done. That’s why I’m grateful for any fans I might have. I love their enthusiasm, their loyalty, and—just between us—I admire their judgment.
Stan Lee is a comic book writer, editor, and publisher; former president and chairman, Marvel Comics; producer; actor; television personalityAdd To Cart
Below is a foreword by Joss Whedon for the Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope book, currently available through your favorite book store on via Amazon. You can learn more about the Comic Con book here.
“Enjoy this tour of my home”
Comic-Con has definitely gotten bigger and more mainstream. The industry has figured out where the true fans are. This has created a dichotomy between the comic fans and the movies—in some cases, a bitter rift. But I believe there could be harmony between the comic book folk and movie makers. Ultimately, they just need to sit down or possibly make out. This is the kind of place Comic-Con is: It’s a place where people with the same passion—whether their obsessions are similar or very, very different—come together. To make out.
Meeting the fans and being around the fans is what Comic-Con is all about. The fans here are responding to the work you do, and are sincerely trying to connect with you. This is the place where it all happens. Something as simple as an autograph is actually more significant; it’s a connection. And you only really connect with a fan, not just by being around them, but by being one yourself. I’ve never anything but. So enjoy this tour of my home.
Joss Whedon is a producer, director, creator, and screenwriter. His work includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and The Avengers.Add To Cart
It was the summer of 2009 when I finally made it to my first-ever San Diego Comic-Con. For years I had wanted to take this trip, my own personal Haj to the Mecca of Geekdom, but it always seemed as though I was doing something that prohibited me from being there.
As a geeky kid growing up in West Virginia, I consumed comics and horror films and Mad magazines like they were meals.
When I shook Stan’s hand, I thanked him for giving that young boy the confidence and the desire to want to tell stories, and I thanked him for helping me become who I am today. He looked at me, smiled that Stan Lee smile, and said, “You know what, Morgan? We should make a movie together. We should make a documentary! We should make a documentary about Comic-Con!”
So when people ask me to explain to them exactly what Comic-Con is, I smile and tell them, “That’s easy. It’s a place where heroes still save the day.”Add To Cart
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These are the real people we documented throughout their 2010 Comic Con experience- Skip, Eric, James, Holly, and Chuck.
Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego.
Stream it Now! We’re happy to announce that Hulu Plus has just joined on as an on demand provider for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fans Hope!
Prior to one of the most unusual panels of SDCC 2012, Morgan Spurlock caught up with 3 rising star members of Marvel’s All-Winners Squad!