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Your One-Stop Comic Book Men Season 7 Catch-Up

by Mel Burkeon March 12, 2018
Comic Book Men on AMC returned from its mid-season hiatus on February 25. Here’s what’s happened since: Episode 7 Rosario Dawson shows up and Walt doesn’t know who she is — despite having worked on Clerks 2 with her and her face being actually plastered across almost every Marvel Cinematic franchise in existence right now. […]

Inspiring Kids With Black Panther and STEAM

by Mel Burkeon February 18, 2018
“This is one of the most intelligent people in the world,” says Rafe Chisolm about the character Black Panther in Marvel’s recently released Afrofuturistic superhero epic. “You don’t see that narrative as a young black person, essentially.” Chisolm, in partnership with organizations like Hidden Genius Project, Black Girls Code and Level Playing Field Institute, has […]

Comic Book Men Season 7 Episode 6: In a Galaxy Very Nearby

by Mel Burkeon January 15, 2018
Ever wondered if C-3PO could pop a boner? Read on! In this episode of Comic Book Men, the crew at Secret Stash kicks things off discussing what their one Jedi Mind Trick would be. Ming said never having to wait in line, Mike said getting out of speeding tickets and Walt said convincing waiters they […]

Comic Book Men Season 7 Episode 5: A Sea of Jay and Silent Bobs

by Mel Burkeon December 4, 2017
“Picture a sea of Jay and Silent Bob cosplayers.” The only “what would you do” this episode is whether or not the guys would become a Wallstreet Banker or run a family farm. Ming is a banker. Walt is a farmer and invites the Stash crew to come with him. Of course they decide to […]

Comic Book Men Season 7 Ep 4: A Method to Their Madness

by Mel Burkeon November 27, 2017
“I’ve never had to hide it. I was known for it.” In this week’s episode, the Comic Book Men demonstrate how limited their knowledge of the rap world is and Walt gets to go for a spin in an original Starsky and Hutch screen car. There’s a lot of selling and buying in this episode, […]

Vitamin String Quartet: The World of Studio Ghibli is the Perfect Holiday Soundtrack

by Mel Burkeon November 20, 2017
Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is fast approaching which means two things: Black Friday madness and holiday music. Thankfully, Vitamin String Quartet’s most recent release “The World of Studio Ghibli” will help you handle both fronts with the confidence and grace that only a Miyazaki soundtrack can. Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) is most famous for […]

Comic Book Men Season 7 Episode 3: Happy Birthday King Kirby!

by Mel Burkeon November 20, 2017
“Without Jack ‘King’ Kirby, where are we today, man?” In this week’s Comic Book Men, the crew at Secret Stash looks at a few iconic Fantastic Four issues and throws a birthday party fit for a king–or his grandkids–in honor of Jack Kirby’s birthday. The merchandise brought in for sale this episode was kept strictly […]

Comic Book Men Season 7 Episode 2

by Mel Burkeon October 30, 2017
This week’s Comic Book Men opens immediately with a Stranger Things reference and launches right into the appropriate Halloweekend spoopy. The guys decide to update Dracula by turning him into a different animal than a bat and Bryan wins “Best Pick” this week again with the suggestion of a Shark. Shark vampires would be metal […]

Comic Book Men Season 7 Premiere

by Mel Burkeon October 23, 2017
In the season 7 premiere of AMC’s Comic Book Men, the gang discusses apocalypse survival methods and The Walking Dead comic just in time for its televised counterpart’s season premiere. For the uninitiated (like me), Comic Book Men is what happens when Kevin Smith, Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson and Walt Flanagan chat through […]

REVIEW: Rise of the Dungeon Master from Nation Books

by Mel Burkeon May 8, 2017
Out tomorrow, May 9, 2017, from Nation Books is Rise of the Dungeon Master by David Kushner and Koren Shadmi. The graphic novel tells the origin story of Dungeons and Dragons (DnD), from basement operation to industry power house and it doesn’t shy away from any bumps in the road that Gary Gygax or Dave […]