45 user 13 critic

Comic Book Villains (2002)

Told from the point of view from Archie, a comic book collector, this is the story of a rivalry between two comic book shop owners. One does it for the love of comics, while the other shop,... See full summary »



(as James Dale Robinson)

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video






Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Cresswell
Gun Store Order
Denny Kirkwood ...
Woman in Barcelona
Normal Customer (as Donnal Ward)
Ric Borelli ...


Told from the point of view from Archie, a comic book collector, this is the story of a rivalry between two comic book shop owners. One does it for the love of comics, while the other shop, run by a husband-and-wife team are in it strictly for the money. The situation brews to a head when a sneak collector, Conan discovers a large collection of perfectly-preserved classic comics, leading the two shops to vie to acquire them, along with a "villain" who hopes to steal them first. Written by Ryan McIntosh

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Obsession. Betrayal. Revenge. And other funny business.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Képregényhős  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In the closing scene Archie is standing with the Sagrada Familia (Cathedral) behind him. Then he turns to a girl to light her cigarette and the Sagrada Familia is still behind him, even though he is now facing in a different direction. See more »


Archie: After all that had happened, life and the living of it seemed too fleeting to waste in one place or on arguing whether Superman was stronger than the Hulk.
See more »


References Terminator 2 (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Comics and .....DEATH!
15 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Not sure what the director and writers were thinking when they made this movie. You have this interesting comic book movie that actually talked a lot about some of the older comics. That would for sure grab a certain type of viewer and the film could of had a following. Maybe even became a cult film. But half way through it went from being about comic books, to about killing people. It makes no sense. You could of made two crappy movies out of this one film. Small parts I did enjoy and that was mostly just some of the characters. Like I enjoyed Donal Logue and Danny Masterson. Logue really seemed to get his role and Masterson, although having a small part, seemed to get his also. Most of the other characters were OK or just awful. I really don't get Cary Elwes as his character. It just really didn't seem like his type of character and you can really pick it out in the film. Again, the story of the film just doesn't make too sense. Well too much sense on how they made it. The general background is easy to understand. People who love comic books fight to try to get a stash of old one of a kind comics that was left over by an old lady's dead son. But how they filmed it was just messed up. Eileen Brennan played the old lady and she was actually not that bad to watch. It shows even in a bad movie like this, the wise can still act.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 45 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Steven Spielberg's Most Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs

"The IMDb Show" takes a look at the new trailer for Ready Player One and breaks down director Steven Spielberg's five greatest Easter eggs of all time. Plus, we connect the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch now