Will selling one of the most expensive comics of all time help Darren rewrite the tormented legacy of his father’s family trauma?
A sneak peak trailer for a new documentary titled “Selling Superman” has been released, along with a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the documentary.
A hidden comic collection of over 300,000 books was kept a family secret for 40 years. Darren’s father Dale was an obsessive genius. His obsession – the comic collection – was fueled by his Asperger’s (ASD), and it progressively overtook the home, put strain on his marriage, and it continues to bruise his family, even after his passing. Darren is now left with the collection, which includes the prized possession of his father: SUPERMAN #1 (7.0). Valued at over $3.5 million, it is one of the most valuable comic books of all time.
“Selling Superman” is an upcoming documentary that follows director and producer Adam Schomer’s friend Darren as he contemplates selling his father’s prized possession, picking up the pieces of his childhood and rewriting a family legacy. Will he discover the heroic power we all have inside – that of choosing what we assign value to?
Filming has already begun on-site across the United States, but the filmmakers are looking for help to finish filming and look toward post-production. Visit their Kickstarter page for more information.