Back when I was growing up, reading comic books was something you got mocked for. It’s decades later, and things have changed immensely. Now, the stuff that kids used to get ridiculed for is mainstream. Not only do we see more than a handful of these $150-million-plus movies a year, but there’s more understanding of the source material than ever sure. Sure, not everyone reads and understands comics, but the material in them is ingrained in pop culture.
One such indication of that is the TV series Comic Book Men. Created by Kevin Smith, the show was basically the Pawn Stars of the comic book retail industry, with it following a handful of Smith’s friends running his show, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash.
The show has been running on AMC, and after nearly 100 episodes, it will officially be shutting its doors, with its eighth season officially being canned, as Smith revealed on Twitter:
After 96 episodes, the @ComicBookMenAMC are now the Cancelled Book Men. On a new #SModcast, hear Walt, Bry, Ming, Mike & I hold a Viking funeral for our @AMC_TV show and reminisce about the happy highlights of seven seasons! With big @TellEmSteveDave news: https://t.co/C5HSs6H2F1 https://t.co/Ij6Rf9Suh8
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 25, 2018
This is quite a shame, as I really did enjoy the show. In addition to the fact that it was entertaining, it also helped to give the layman an appreciation for the medium’s art and writing. Even as someone who simply doesn’t understand the idea of collecting (I’m more of a story-first person than just a collector), it got me to appreciate that aspect of it, and its impact on pop culture.
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SOURCE: Kevin Smith