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Airing Tonight: “Comic Book Men” Season 5 Premiere (10/18/2015)

Just a quick note to remind you all that the fifth season of AMC’s “Comic Book Men” will air tonight after “The Talking Dead” program. Check your local listings for the exact time just in case something has changed. Do you watch this show?

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For those who are not yet viewing the show, I’ll quote the Wiki entry: “Comic Book Men is an American reality television series airing on the AMC network. It is set at Kevin Smith’s comic book shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, in Red Bank, New Jersey.” Is that clear enough? We also begin each program and close it with a portion of Smiths podcast and I have to get around to programming that on my mobile device since I want to keep up a little better. Here are the stars of the show for you newbies.

Cast:
Kevin Smith
Walt Flanagan
Ming Chen
Brian Johnson
Mike Zapzic
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Out Now: “Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery”

A few years ago, the band KISS crossed from their own comic book series into the world of Archie Comics for a four-issue series that took place in their famous Riverdale. Now they are doing it one more time but its not going to be a comic series and instead is an animated feature film that brings them right into an exciting and fun mystery that is being investigated by the Scooby-Doo characters. The film is called “Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery” and its being released today. Check it out.

Bluray - Scooby Doo and KISS - 2015

The Plot:
Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are traveling to an amusement park called Kiss World to see Kiss at their big Halloween concert and solve a mystery, mostly because Daphne has a crush on Starchild (Paul Stanley), much to Fred’s jealousy.

The Cast:
Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo, Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers
Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake
Mindy Cohn as Velma Dinkley
Gene Simmons as The Demon
Paul Stanley as The Starchild
Eric Singer as The Catman
Tommy Thayer as The Spaceman
Jennifer Carpenter as Chikara
Garry Marshall as Manny Goldman
Penny Marshall as The Elder
Doc McGhee as Chip McGhoo
Jason Mewes as Worker #1
Pauley Perrette as Delilah Domino, The Crimson Witch
Rachel Ramras as Shandi Strutter
Darius Rucker as The Destroyer
Kevin Smith as Worker #2
Tony Cervone as Announcer

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Readers of the website already know about my appreciation about anything relating to the band KISS but they might not know about my fond memories of the classic “Scooby-Doo” cartoons of old. It still brings a smile and some of my favorite episodes of the original series found them teamed up with the likes of the 1966 Batman and Robin (voiced by the legendary Adam West and Burt Ward) and the Harlem Globetrotters. Such memories. Finding the Mystery Team meeting those Rock Superheroes in KISS in today’s media world is just something that makes me feel like a kid again. Much like those original team-ups, KISS will be doing their own voices and that is pretty cool. Since we live in a world where you can always use a laugh I’m really looking forward to this one. What do you readers think about the idea of this direct to video release? Let me know in the comments section below.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby-Doo!_and_Kiss:_Rock_and_Roll_Mystery

I’ve embedded links to both versions of the video along with two collected editions of the currently running “Scooby-Doo Team-Up” series that is published by DC Comics. Fun stuff.

Tonight: “Comic Book Men” Season 4 (10/12/2014)

Not only had the 2014 NY Comic Con ended a few hours ago and led us into the fifth season premiere of “The Walking Dead” (which I hope you are not planning on spoiling for anyone after it ends) but not long after that show airs we shall get the fourth season premiere of “Comic Book Men”. Since I was leading us into “TWD” I felt that I might as well continue to help this series with related broadcast posts. Have you given this show a chance yet? Let’s discuss a little more after the logo below.

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The Premise: As I’ve denoted for the last few seasons of this program, the premise of the show is the day-to-day happenings that take place in Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash which is Kevin Smith’s comic book shop that is located in Red Bank, New Jersey. As you are reading this I should admit that I have only seen the first two seasons with a spattering of the third so I am hoping that Netflix gets them again since I don’t think they are on the On Demand for AMC anymore. If you have not seen it yet, there are some similarities to the show “Pawn Stars” but done with a much geekier and comic/toy collector twist. I’ve formed this viewpoint since the customer brings in items that they wish to sell off to the store and they call in the occasional expert who knows more about a particular piece being presented. There is also a podcast that Smith hosts and the show switches back and forth from the staff talking there and the activity at the comic store. The cast of players remains the same and the show continues along at 30 minutes per episode for the fourth season.
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Airing Tonight: “Comic Book Men” Season 3.5 (2/9/2014)

After being frightened to death by the happenings of tonight’s mid-season premiere of “The Walking Dead” you can breathe a little easier and relax to the brewings at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash as the mid-season premiere for “Comic Book Men” will air this evening as well shortly after the zombies have made us their dinner. Have you seen any episodes of this show yet?

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Once again, the premise of the show is the day-to-day happenings that take place in Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash which is Kevin Smith’s comic book shop that is located in Red Bank, New Jersey. At this point in time I have only seen the first two complete seasons but missed the third season so far based on my concert adventuring demands. Yes I forgot to program the DVR and I should be scolded for such insolence. This lapse also cost me the proper enjoyment of “Arrow” Season 2 but I digress. As I’ve noted before about the show there are times when you feel like you are watching a nerdier version of “Pawn Stars” where the customer brings in items that they wish to sell off to the store along with the occasional expert who knows more about a particular piece. There is also a podcast that Smith hosts and the show switches back and forth from the staff talking there and the activity at the comic store. The cast of players remains the same and the show continues along at 30 minutes per episode for the third season.

The Cast:
Kevin Smith – Store Owner and Podcast Host
Walt Flanagan – Store Manager
Mike Zapcic – One of the clerks at the shop
Bryan Johnson – Friend of the staff.
Ming Chen – One of the clerks at the shop

My Thoughts On It: While I am admittedly remiss on the earlier third season episodes I have to say that I ended up enjoying most of the first two seasons and now that the DVR is programmed I should be okay in catching up. My hope is that they air some repeats. It’s a fun ride and if you are a fan of comic books, action figures and other things that go Geek in the night then this is a quick and enjoyable thirty minutes.

Official Websites:
AMC Official Show Page: http://www.amctv.com/shows/comic-book-men
Secret Stash Podcast: http://smodcast.com/channels/the-secret-stash/

Airing Tonight: “Comic Book Men” Season 3 (10/13/2013)

Fans of the AMC Original Program and Kevin Smith will be happy to learn that season three of the unscripted reality program “Comic Book Men” airs its premiere this evening. Does this excite you? Are you a fan or is this the first time that you will be taking a look at it.

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The premise of the show is the day-to-day happenings that take place in Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash which is Kevin Smith’s comic book shop that is located in Red Bank, New Jersey. Having seen the first season and a few episodes of the second I can tell you that there are times when you feel like you are watching a nerdier version of “Pawn Stars” where the customer brings in items that they wish to sell off to the store along with the occasional expert who knows more about a particular piece. For instance, in the first season they called upon someone to help with a Star Wars item and another for a Godzilla piece. So far we have seen the staff go on some foraging adventures for trinkets at yard sales, flea markets and auctions. There is also a podcast that Smith hosts and the show appears to switch back and forth from the staff talking there and the activity at the comic store. Have you watched yet? What are your thoughts on the show? I will give you mind after presenting the cast of players who have remained the same. The show remains at 30 minutes per episode for the third season.

The Cast:
Kevin Smith – Store Owner and Podcast Host
Walt Flanagan – Store Manager
Mike Zapcic – One of the clerks at the shop
Bryan Johnson – Friend of the staff.
Ming Chen – One of the clerks at the shop

My Thoughts On It: Though I did not yet complete my viewing of the second season I can say that so far the show remains pretty consistent in its presentation. Sometimes there is a mission of some kind for fun sake to break up the daily shop happenings, and those for the most part have not done it for me. I do like the customer interactions and enjoyed seeing the creator of the Presidential Monsters figures paying them a visit to show his latest offerings. I’ve seen these figures at Toy Fair and think they are awesome. I don’t “love it” but then again I don’t hate it either. Its cool couch potato fair and if you are a fan of the comics medium perhaps you will enjoy it. One aspect that I do enjoy is when they tell you a little about the comic or item being brought in. This copies “Pawn Stars” for sure, but its great to see the information.

Official Websites:
AMC Official Show Page: http://www.amctv.com/shows/comic-book-men
Secret Stash Podcast: http://smodcast.com/channels/the-secret-stash/