The series begins its first episode at DC Comics headquarters with Jim Lee. Through the season Hamill will look at comic book memorabilia, film props, rare curios and beyond with special guests including the treasurer of all-things Monster Scott Zilllner, famous collector Bob Burns and Geek’s very own Jeff Bond.
The preview for Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest teases how the show follows the legendary Star Wars actor as he showcases collectors and their insanely rare and vast collections, while offering a further taste of what to expect from Hamill’s new Comic-Con HQ series. Check it out below:
Hamill, a collector himself, and has been collecting comic books, original artwork, toys and other mementos since the early 1970s, nerds out over comic book memorabilia, film props, and iconic vehicles, among other things throughout the series. Beyond showing off cool aspects of entertainment history, interviewing some of the people responsible for featuring the very things that we collect, and digging deeper into what draws people to collecting and what these collections say about us.
“I’ve been a collector all my life…This show is a natural outgrowth of that passion. Now I have an opportunity to collect other people’s collections! I can’t wait to see what’s out there and share it with the world. Collectibles are a living history of who and what we are, so we just might learn something… but there’s no doubt we’re going to have fun!”
Comic-Con HQ is a new channel that is available at Comic-ConHQ.com via web browsers (YouTube has the first episode in its entirety up for your viewing pleasure) and iOS/Android devices, Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Channels, with more to come. It’s ad-free, and will “feature exclusive original series, daily entertainment news, an ever-evolving library of film & TV genre titles, sneak previews and special features from the latest and greatest franchises across comics and the popular arts”.
Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest premiered on November 15 on Comic-Con HQ, which is also home to Con Man, the comedy web series about sci-fi fandom created by Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and PJ Haarsma.
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