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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 »

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Raymond McGillicudy
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Carter
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Norman Link
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Judy
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Archie
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Mrs. Cresswell
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Kiki
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Conan
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Baz
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Gun Store Order
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Tony
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Dino
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Woman in Barcelona
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Normal Customer (as Donnal Ward)
Ric Borelli ...
Slob
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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

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Obsession. Betrayal. Revenge. And other funny business.

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Comedy

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Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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3 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Képregényhős  »

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Goofs

In the scene where they are rattling off the names of comic books, "Marvel Mystery #1" is used. There is no Marvel Mystery Comics #1. It is actually "Marvel Comics #1". With issue number 2 the title changed to Marvel Mystery Comics. See more »

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[The cops arrive]
Raymond: My ride's here.
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References Clerks (1994) See more »

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Brilliant and deranged
7 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be one of the funniest dark comedies I have seen in a long time. To me the plot and the characters all rolled naturally and convincingly. It is an inevitable facet of black comedy that it tends to work off caricatures, movies like any of David Lynch's or things like Barton Fink, etc. The dynamic depends on showing up the subtle madness that we see around us every day. What made this movie work especially well for me was that the characters were all convincing, all in their way sympathetic. I could relate to all of them, which made the final descent into madness that much more fun. They didn't have to quite be caricatures to make the completely insane decisions they made convincing.


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