Comic Book: The Movie

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Comic Book: The Movie
Directed byMark Hamill
Produced byMark Hamill
Jess Harnell
Eric Mittleman
Roger Rose
Billy West
Scott Zakarin
Written byMark Hamill
Billy West
StarringMark Hamill
Billy West
Donna D'Errico
Roger Rose
Jess Harnell
Narrated byBilly West
Music byBilly West
CinematographyJason Cooley
Edited byMatt Mariska
Nimrod Erez
Lawrence Hutchins
E.S. Josephs
Distributed byMiramax
Release date
  • January 27, 2004 (2004-01-27)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States

Comic Book: The Movie is a 2004 direct-to-DVD mockumentary starring and directed by Mark Hamill.


The story revolves around comic book fan Don Swan and his battle against a fictional film studio which is about to announce a film based on his favorite superhero, Commander Courage.


Cameo appearances in the movie include Kevin Smith (filmmaker and comic book writer), Hugh Hefner (originator of Playboy), Stan Lee of Marvel Comics, Lloyd Kaufman (filmmaker and president of Troma Films), actor Bruce Campbell (star of the Evil Dead franchise), Peter David (comic book writer), Paul Dini (comic book and animated series writer), Bruce Timm (comic book and animated series writer), David Prowse (who played Darth Vader opposite Hamill in Star Wars), actor Peter Mayhew (who played Chewbacca alongside Hamill in Star Wars), actor Jeremy Bulloch (who played Boba Fett alongside Hamill in The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi), actor and voiceover performer Edd Hall, special effects designer Greg Nicotero, and Matt Groening (creator of the comic Life in Hell and animated TV series The Simpsons and Futurama).


Most of the movie was filmed at a San Diego Comic-Con. All the interviews with attendees while Hamill remained in-character were unscripted, for a realistic look. The film also was critical of "crowding out" in voice acting where celebrities have been cast instead of experienced voice actors. This film did the opposite by casting voice actors in live-action roles.


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