HD - 2012 - Fra - 26 & 52 min - Color
Marvel 14: Super Heroes Vs. Censorship
Marvel 14 : Les Super Heros Contre la Censure (original title)
A film by Philippe Roure & Jean Depelley
“Marvel 14: super heroes vs. censorship” is a documentary that tells the tale of issue 14 of French comic book Marvel, who was censored and banned before publication. The Marvel comic books were at the time censored in France, being largely redrawn and cut for content. Both the left wing (American comics supposedly were symbols of the American imperialism) and the right wing (for the violent and immoral content) put pressure on the editors, even with death threats, to stop the mag. Issue 14 was not never released, but a few copy may have survived and it became an urban legend. The documentary also establishes the history of Marvel comics and widens to the censorship situation in the late 60s in France.
Philippe Roure & Jean Depelley
Jean Depelley is a journalist specialized about comics and cinema since the Middle of the 80’s. During the 90’s, He began writing scripts for movies and comics. Marvel 14 is his first movie as a director
Philippe Roure created a fanzine about comics in 1984. Before to work as a screenwriter and director, he started by playing The Incredible Hulk!