Get ready, true believers! On this courageous episode of the Popzara Podcast our own mild-mannered reporter Nathan Evans talks with Brad Faye and Kelsey Dickerson, the writing/producing and hosting dynamic duo behind the new documentary examining our never-ending love affair with comic books: Geek, And You Shall Find, now available on streaming and Blu-ray from Gravitar Ventures.
Nate talks with Brad and Kelsey about the film’s unusual journey from self-financed passion project to its crowd-sourced conclusion, mixing philosophy, pop-culture insight and tons of spandex to trace the medium’s humble beginnings on the printed page to conquering the cinematic universe.
Expect plenty of in-depth interviews with industry legends Stan Lee (X-Men, Spider-Man), Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Roy Thomas (Star Wars), as well as commentary from superfans George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones), psychologists, educators, doctors and other comic fans whose lives were changed.
So what exactly is a “geek” anyway? Learn how the teachings of Joseph Campbell (The Hero With a Thousand Faces) changed the history of sequential storytelling, the medium’s bumpy ride from pariah to powerhouse, how comics have been instrumental in the pursuit of social justice, and the inspiring way the real-life superheroes behind the charitable ComiCare help make the lives of sick children a little more bearable.
The late, great Stan Lee once said “With great power comes great responsibility.” The same, it seems, could be said of documentaries about comics. Excelsior!