|DVD Buzz, Wizard Magazine, September 2005|
|"Want to hear the inside scoop on the industry from the creators themselves? Well, this is the DVD for you. Steve Englehart, Geoff Johns, Bruce Timm, Trina Robbins, Adam Hughes, Arnold Drake and Howard Chaykin chat it up about their careers, the characters they've worked on, and the future of comics. (Available Now)"|
|Hero Video Productions DVD Release Panel at Comic-Con, Pulse News, July 2005|
|Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators--Off to See the Wizards, ToonZone, July 2005|
"This DVD from Hero Video Productions provides a great number
of interesting thoughts..."|
"Hero Video has organized this disc into eight chapters divided by topic, meaning a viewer can easily view them in any order or across multiple viewing sessions."
"With nine creators involved, Hero Video is to be thanked immensely for identifying the interview subjects throughout the entire disc, easily solving a problem that plagues many documentary films that interview many unfamiliar subjects."
|Reviews, DVD Talk, July 2005|
greatest strength of Telling Stories is its information. All the
people interviewed are well-versed in comic book history and eager to
discuss their craft. Jurls and editor Damon Crump try to shape a natural arc
out of the subjects broached, linking together why people got into the
industry, what has inspired them to keep going, relationships with the
audience, and the challenges inherent in working on established properties
versus one's own, etc., and ending Telling Stories with chapters
where the creators contemplate their legacy and the future of the art form.
A lot of good stories rise up in the mix."
"If you have a passing interest in comics or are a fan of any of the creative folks involved, there is a lot being talked about in Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators that you may not have heard before. Plus, all of the writers and artists taking part are passionate about what they do, and so when they talk, it's hard not to listen."
"I liked the informative content of Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators."
"If you like comic books or any of these creators strike your fancy, give Telling Stories a spin."
|Reviews, Jazma Online, June 2005|
"If you don't have time to hit the
conventions and talk with the creators, then pick up Hero Video Productions
- Telling Stories - The Comic Book Creators DVD, you will feel like you are
right there interviewing them!"|
"A real tell-all and a great eye-opener!"