“Selling Superman: The Story Behind the Upcoming Feature” Panel Discussion at SDCC
Posted on July 11, 2023 by Neil Cole
The cast and crew from the upcoming documentary, “Selling Superman” will host a panel discussion at San Diego Comic Con entitled “Selling Superman: The Story Behind the Upcoming Feature”.
Can selling one of the world’s most expensive comics rewrite a parent’s tormented legacy? Darren Watts’ father had Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD), which led him to obsessive comic book collecting that destroyed his family’s home and mental health. His death left behind a Holy Grail of 300,000 comic books – including a Superman #1 valued at $3.5 million. Now Darren faces a dilemma: Will selling the comic help heal his childhood trauma and rewrite his family legacy – but ruin his newfound prestige among collectors?
The award-winning filmmaker Adam Schomer (Heal, Road to Dharma), star Darren Watts, and film participants Brian Krueger and psychiatrist Monti Pal discuss how their upcoming documentary Selling Superman uses the lure of comics to examine the heroic power of choosing what we give meaning to. Moderated by Fast Company’s Susan Karlin.
The “Selling Superman: The Story Behind the Upcoming Feature” panel discussion will take place at SDCC on Sunday, July 23rd from 2:00pm – 3:00pm (PDT) at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotel.