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.
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.
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
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Let me start by saying that I have been won over by the general premise and fun of the show. I didn’t think that it was going to appeal to me but after sitting and binging on a bunch of episodes a few seasons ago, I was a fan. I actually ran into the cast at the summer KISS concert and they were decked out in makeup which was quite funny to see. I made sure to tell them that while initially a skeptic that they had me as a fan. They seemed to appreciate that very much. So program your DVR because its just so hard to be around when each and every cool program is airing this season. My hope is that this season lets the cast address some of the influx of superhero related television programming and you have to agree that there is a lot of it. There look to be 16 episodes in this season. So what do you think, will you watch or have you been a loyalist since the beginning.