For some time now, I haven’t been pleased with the way the media portrays comic book fans. Big Bang Theory is a prime example of how the public views nerds; we’re awkward, unfashionable, clueless, and so wrapped up in our own world that we don’t notice anything around us. So, if anyone out there thought Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men would subvert the stereotype (and I don’t really think anyone did, but I could be wrong), then all of those hopes were destroyed with tonight’s premiere of Comic Book Men.
I could go into detail as to why it was so difficult to watch, but Ethan Van Sciver has already said it best:
So I just watched the premiere of the awful Kevin Smith reality show “Comic Book Men.” I thoroughly hated it and found it insulting in every possible way. But the worst thing about it is that is displayed no love, no real interest, and no information about our beloved hobby. Weirdos pretended to want to sell things, and they were either lied to about their object’s great value, (Bob Kane sketch) or they were lowballed and balked. But it was all very phony, and not at all funny or interesting. What came across is that comic collecting is a dying hobby in which nobody is buying and everyone is selling. Thanks, Kevin Smith.
Ugh. At least Walt Flanagan has a fast dog.