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Comic Book Confidential (1988)

In the 20th century, no artistic medium in North America with so much potential for creative expression has had a more turbulent history plagued with less respect than comic books. Through animated montages, readings and interviews, this film guides us through the history of the medium from the late 1930s and 1940s with the first explosion of popularity with the superheroes created by great talents like Jack Kirby and hitting its first artistic zenith with Will Eisner's "Spirit". It then shifts to the post war comics world with the rising popularity of crime and horror comics, especially those published by EC Comics under the editorshiop of William B. Gaines until it came crashing down the rise of censorship with the imposition of the Comics Code. In its wake of the devastation of the medium's creative freedom, we also explore EC's defiant survival with the creation of the singular "Mad Magazine" by Harvey Kurtzman.

The movie Comic Book Confidential, released in 1988, features 14 songs from artists like Mac Rebenault, Richard Crooks, Wilbur Bascomb and Steve Burgin, Don Rooke, John Adames, Victor Bateman and Turner King, Mark Miller, Wiz Kid, John Zorn and Bob Crosby and Bob Cats. What is your favorite song from Comic Book Confidential?

 

Songs from Comic Book Confidential

Diggin' On Comix
Mac Rebenault, Richard Crooks, Wilbur Bascomb and Steve Burgin
EXTENSION CORD
Don Rooke, John Adames, Victor Bateman and Turner King
DISCO VOLANTE
Mark Miller, Wiz Kid, John Zorn
BIG NOISE FROM WINNETKA
Bob Crosby and Bob Cats
DEALER'S BLUES
Doug Sahm and Band
I'M ZIPPY
Tim Barret and Dave Barrett
I FOUGHT THE LORD
PRECAMBRIAN BATH
KANIANG
Xalam
JIVIN' AROUND
Silence Is Foo with Keith Elliott
TRUCKIN
The Grateful Dead
DARK STAR
The Grateful Dead
MALARIA
SHREIKBACK
MARVEL SUPERHEROES (HAVE ARRIVED)

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