AMC pulls the plug on “Comic Book Men”
Sad news for geeks and pop culture lovers everywhere as AMC has cancelled the reality TV series Comic Book Men after seven seasons and 96 episodes. Kevin Smith confirmed, and elaborated, this news on the latest episode of SModcast; the episode was cleverly named, ‘AMC-Ya! Comic Book Men Gets Canceled.’
The series launched in 2012 and took place in Smith’s Red Bank based comic book and collectibles shop, “Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash.” Though Smith is an important part of the show, it more so focuses on his friends, Walt Flanagan, Bryan Johnson, Ming Chen, and Mike Zapcic.
On episode 397 of SModcast, Smith sat down with Flanagan, Johnson, Chen and Zapcic at the iconic poker table set up right inside the New Jersey comic book store. The group recounted how the show came to be, the cast’s favorite moments, and showed amazing gratitude for all the time they did have on the air.
SMITH: “It was magic that it existed at all, the fact that the audience tuned in, thank you for it. The fact that AMC made it, thank you for that. To the crew that made the show all the time, for every episode, these cats lived here and hung out with the guys and let my boys shine and made my boys look fantastic on TV, thank you. For all the celebrities and guests, people from the world of comic books that cane through, George Perez was in this store. John Romita Jr. was in this store, of course the aforementioned Stan Lee was in this store, like thank you to all those people that took the time to come down and play. Rosario was here so we got to touch on Clerks II and like all the movies to some degree over time. We got to do a Yoga Hosers episode, and believe me that was the most amount of people that even heard of that movie, was by way of that TV show. Thank you to everybody that supported us while the show was on and whatnot, and thanks especially to you four gentlemen (Flannigan, Johnson, Chen and Zapcic). You were the mighty engine that drove the Comic Book Men train and it don’t chug without you guys fueling it.”
Other familiar faces that graced “The Stash” with their greatness include: Harley Quinn Smith, Jason Mewes, Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams, Ernie Hudson, Adam West, Burt Ward, Nichelle Nichols, William Shatner, and Mike Colter, to name a few.
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