Nat Geo acquires “Comic Store Heroes”

The one-hour documentary Comic Store Heroes (pictured) is the first U.S.-based factual entertainment production from British indie Parthenon Entertainment.
June 28, 2012

National Geographic Channels has acquired British producer Parthenon Entertainment’s first U.S.-based factual entertainment production, a documentary about comic book subculture.

The one-hour Comic Store Heroes (pictured) turns the lens on New York comic store Midtown Comics, one of the largest comic stores in the United States, and the obsessive super-fans that work and shop there, ahead of New York Comic Con.

Some of the characters featured in the doc include an aspiring comic book creator and an obsessive collector who has spent 30 years buying the newest edition of his favorite superhero’s comic books in perfect condition.

“The world of comic book super fans is both fascinating and surprising,” said Danny Tipping, Parthenon’s director of production, in a statement.  “You don’t have to be a fan of comic books to appreciate what some of the most devoted fans will do to make their dreams come true, and some collections are bought and sold for millions of dollars.”

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