Overview of the history of comic books, and their place in popular culture. Details important developments in the evolution of the form. Includes a look at two of the nation's largest annual comic book conventions, in Philadelphia and San Diego. Also profiles Michigan State University's collection, begun in the '70s and containing over 80,000 issues. Contains comments and quotes from artists, writers, editors, publishers, retailers, historians, collectors, and fans. Robert Overstreet is a comics expert and publisher of a popular price guide, as well as many other comics-related publications.
Threshold Home Video, Div. of Threshold Communications, 8418 Scarsdale Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317)845-1945, Fax: (317)845-3447
Available on VHS
Running time 60 minutes.
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