Comic book men a series review.

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Due to some unexpected lifting last Saturday, my back gave out and I was couch bound for the rest of the day. I stumbled upon a very geeky series by accident on discovery channel. They did an all day rerun of comic book men.

Now I saw previews of this series a couple of weeks ago on the Dutch Discovery channel, but I sort of forgot to set my recorder and now I had the perfect excuse to watch a lot of episodes back to back. And I absolutely loved it!

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Synopsis according to the official website:

Kevin, Walt, Bryan, Mike, and Ming are back – behind the counter and in front of the microphone – as AMC’s unscripted series Comic Book Men returns for its third season this fall. The show will continue to entertain audiences by following the antics in and around master fanboy Kevin Smith’s Red Bank, New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. The sixteen half-hour episodes will continue to document the daily banter of the Stash staff and customers as they geek-out over mind-blowing pop culture artifacts and iconic celebrities and personalities from the fanboy world including the Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno, Nichelle Nichols (Uhura from the original Star Trek series), Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran, and legendary comics writer and illustrator George Perez. Whether it’s about buying and selling memorabilia or embarking on wild adventures away from the store, the men of The Stash share all the juicy details with Kevin through their hilarious podcast, which is woven throughout the series.

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My thoughts:

Ok, at the moment, and I don’t know how it is at where you guys live, but Dutch TV is overrun by all these insight series. Whether it is on baking, a wedding shop, toddlers in ugly dresses, you name it and there is bound to be a series about it. People love this stuff. And most of the time you can watch it during daytime TV.

I hate Dutch TV, they don’t broadcast in proper order, sometimes shows disappear, we have terrible commercials, and that’s why I pretty much have other means to get to watch my shows, that and I buy a lot of stuff on DVD. But sometimes you get lucky like I did last Saturday and with great entertainment I watched a full afternoon filled with a couple of geeks running a comic book store.

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Although I’m not a comic book fanatic, pretty far from it actually, besides the occasional Donald Duck I read as I child. I like my books without pictures. And I know there are a lot of comic book fans out there and I salute you for geeking out over it. It’s just not my thing. But that doesn’t mean I can enjoy something like comic book men.

These guys are passionate about their love for comics and found a way to earn money with it. How cool is it that you can actually get paid for doing the thing you love! As in fangirling / fanboying about your geeky interests.

And the fact that Kevin Smith (Silent Bob from Jay and Silent Bob) owns the store and runs the podcasts is just epic.

I suggest you try to find a way to catch up with older episodes and start watching the new ones as well, they start on February 9th, midnight on AMC (yes they also produced the Walking Dead, also coming back in February).

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It’s not all comics, a lot of modern day geekiness is imbedded as well, plus they also talk a lot about older cartoons (the ones I grew up with thanks to sky channel, the first non-Dutch channel we could watch at my house).

If you’ve seen it already, let me know what you think, or otherwise, like I said, catch up with it.

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

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About hotcutegirlygeek

Hi I’m Mendy, 30, live in the Netherlands together with my lovely cat Sir James. I’m a social worker who works with drug addicts and homeless people by day and a geek, avid blogger and aspiring author by heart. I read, write, blog, bake and create. More about Hot Cute Girly Geek

2 thoughts on “Comic book men a series review.

  1. Ilana says:

    Hey Mendy! I caught a few eps of this show as well. My husband loves the behind-the-scenes reality shows, mostly the man-types (building big sky scrapers, seeing how the London Underground gets upgraded to modern life, and gold diggers in far off places) but as we are both SF geeks, this one is super cute.

    I love the money-aspect of it. There is big money in the US for geek-out merchandise. When I was growing up in the Netherlands in the 80s, there wasn’t much of anything SF geeky around. Sparingly some English language books if you could find the right store, and some comic bookstores in Amsterdam (my area). Just trying to find stuff on video was a challange! Merchandise – I think mostly Kuifje (Tin Tin) and such things. Asterix was big, but Star Trek memorabelia? Forget it.

    In the 90s I went on trips to London a lot, and got geeky stuff there. Being a student at the time, I had no money to buy anything really, so it was look-only. But it was still cool to see some things slowly pop up. So I never got into the action figure thing, as I didn’t have access to American comis and didn’t know about action figures. I probably wouldn’t have been able to afford them (or the comics) if I had known about them! LOL!

    In the 2000s (the double naughties) I finally did pick up some merchandise for the shows I liked. This mostly consisted of photographs of the series, as there were sellers of A4 sized glossies of Stargate, Buffy, Xena, etc. Those were just the prettiest. This is a time when the photo’s on the internet were still so small it wasn’t too much fun, and I didn’t have access to the glossy magazines from the UK. Occasionally I would score a bunch of glossies in France or Italy on summer vacation, and those were remarkably cheap and had awesome amounts of full colour pictures in them!

    Those are not worth a dime, I’m sure. But I enjoyed them so much. 😉 I still have a stack that I’m slowly deminishing, but enjoying the experience.

    Finally I was able to buy a Kirk and Spock (from Amok Time, an all-time favourite episode) on eBay. Kirk with a torn shirt, and Spock with a Lirpa, a traditional Vulcan weapon for duelling. See: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Lirpa for a picture.

    The Comic Book Men show gives me a clue as to the great big world of Geek merchandising out there that I never saw from my small world in the Netherlands. I love globalisation! I love that we learn English in the Netherlands, so we can visit and communicate in so many of the cultures around the world. We have access to goodies and information that would otherwise not be possible.

    So there’s a lot to like there. I like The Big Bang Theory for the same reason. It’s a different take on the geekiness that I have, that is part of my life, so much so that my life would not otherwise be the same anymore.

    Great pick for an article! Thanks.

    • Ilana says:

      I do mean I bought Action Figures of Kirk and Spock. Not Kirk and Spock themselves. 9-inch, and that’s the size of the whole figure, before you get any ideas.

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