‘Comic Book Heaven’, A Short Documentary About an Old School Queens Comic Shop Owner

“Comic Book Heaven” is a short documentary directed by New York City-based filmmaker E.J. McLeavey-Fisher that examines the day to day operations of the (now closed) titular comic shop in Sunnyside, Queens. The piece is narrated through interviews with the store’s colorful — and opinionated — owner, Joe Leisner.

The farmers had the right idea. In the 30s, 40s and 50s, they put the comics in the outhouses, because they were rough paper. To wipe their asses. And that’s all comics are really worth. But in this country, because there’s so many wealthy people, they make junk worth money.