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The Story of Rock 'n' Roll Comics (2005)

Unauthorized and Proud of It: Todd Loren's Rock 'n' Roll Comics (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | July 2005 (USA)
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The controversial publisher of unauthorized comic book biographies of rock stars, Todd Loren, was praised by some (Gene Simmons, Jerry Garcia, Nick Mason) and threatened with law suits by ... See full summary »

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Ilko Davidov

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Ilko Davidov
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Credited cast:
Alice Cooper ... Himself
Steven Crompton Steven Crompton ... Himself
Deena Dasein Deena Dasein ... Herself
Mary Fleener Mary Fleener ... Herself
Gary Groth Gary Groth ... Himself
Scott Jackson Scott Jackson ... Himself
Denis Kitchen Denis Kitchen ... Himself
Ronald Larmour Ronald Larmour ... Himself
Todd Loren Todd Loren ... Himself (archive footage)
Patrick McCray Patrick McCray ... Himself
Linda Mitry Linda Mitry ... Newscaster (voice)
Mojo Nixon Mojo Nixon ... Himself
Cynthia Plaster Caster Cynthia Plaster Caster ... Herself
Jay Allen Sanford Jay Allen Sanford ... Himself
Herb Shapiro Herb Shapiro ... Himself
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The controversial publisher of unauthorized comic book biographies of rock stars, Todd Loren, was praised by some (Gene Simmons, Jerry Garcia, Nick Mason) and threatened with law suits by others (Axl Rose, Bon Jovi, Skid Row). But the California Supreme Court ruled that Rock'N'Roll Comics was protected by the First Amendment, and Todd could continue publishing. His mysterious murder more than thirteen years ago has remained unsolved with suspicions that he had been killed by Andrew Cunanan, the murderer of Gianni Versace. BulletProof Film's innovative documentary mixes hilarious animation and eerie home video of Todd with interviews that reflect the divergent opinions about him and his legacy. Characters from the comic book world interviewed in the film include Mary Fleener, Dennis Worden, Robert Williams, Denis Kitchen, Gary Groth, and Steve Crompton, along with British music critic Ian Shirley (author of Can Rock and Roll Save the World?) and reflections on the mix of Rock'N'Roll ... Written by Carmine Cervi

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English

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July 2005 (USA) See more »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Connections

Features Married... with Children (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Crimes of My Youth
Written by Blair Holmes and Steve Kassay
Performed by Punch
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25 February 2009 | by SequelProductionsSee all my reviews

Well this is a story about Todd Loren and Revolutionary comics, it's a quick summation of what he went through with lawsuits and the end of his life. It was a decent enough doc, but at first it seems to not be able to be for or against him as if they make him out to seem like the bad guy and just being an a** hole but by the end he seems like a nice guy and you wonder why the documentary people even bothered to throw that little bit in about him be such an a** hole. Worth checking out, but seems to be too short as if they didn't have enough material for a fully realized doc. If you can find a copy to get your hands on, let me know, because I only managed to get a copy to view through someone who worked for Revolutionary comics.


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