Sunday, February 12, 2012
Exfanding Radar: Comic Book Men
Tonight, Walking Dead premieres on AMC. And, while that is zombie-shamblingly awesome, it's what comes on after Walking Dead that I'm really excited about.
Now, don't get me wrong--I love AMC's adaptation of the zombie neo-classic. But, tonight at 10:00 ET on that same network, the new reality series, Comic Book Men, will premiere.
Produced by Kevin Smith and starring View Askewniverse favorites Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson (better known to Mallrats fans as Fanboy and Steve-Dave), Comic Book Men promises to be an interesting cross between Antiques Roadshow and, well, I'm not quite sure what else, actually.
As a fan of the podcast, Tell 'Em Steve-Dave! (which stars Flanagan and Johnson), I can tell you this--when those guys get together, it's going to be funny. And cynical. And awesome. And, dare I say, even pretty cool.
A comic book show that's going to make comic book people look like the heroes? Yes, please.
And as far as lead-ins go, Comic Book Men has a good one with Walking Dead and its 8 million viewers. Here's hoping a sizable number of those viewers stick around to give the new series a shot, because I think these guys are going to be endearing both to comics people and to the mainstream.
So give Comic Book Men a chance, and let us know what you think of the show tomorrow. I'm sure there will be a review of some kind from me sometime in the near future. Probably.
Right after I finish up that whole 2011 Year in Review thingy.
Happy Sunday, everyone.