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TV Review: Comic Book Men – Episode 301 – The Incredible Bulk

comic book menThe third season of Comic Book Men kicked off with the usual geekiness and fun we’ve come to expect. In this first episode Lou Ferrigno visited the Stash to give Bryan Johnson a lesson in fitness and a customer wants to buy a key comic by legendary artist and writer, Frank Miller.

I worked about 6 years in comic book shops and let me tell you, it was much crazier than what this show would have you believe.

What I enjoy about the show is that it’s a lot of fun. There’s something about it that puts a smile on my face between their discussions and smart ass comments. Here we get some jokes about Affleck as Batman among other discussions.

When I saw that Lou Ferrigno was on the show, I rolled my eyes, thinking “yet another celebrity just randomly stopping by.” But, the reason here’s there is much more realistic, as it can get. Kevin Smith decided to hire Ferrigno to help cast member Bryan Johnson get into shape. Not totally down to earth, but at least it makes sense why he’s there. But, what’s cool is you get some history on Johnson, and his skinnier past, rounding him out a bit. There’s also lots of discussion about Ferrigno and he gives some fun info about his time as the Hulk. We’re also shown some easy workouts we can all do. Not only do we see exercises, but also a discussion of diet. To see discussion of health of the show is great. There was something a bit inspirational about it all.

While the situations presented aren’t near my experiences working in a comic book shop, but the show is fun. It’s a bunch of friends hanging out in a comic shop, and a podcast, talking comics. And that, I can relate to.

Featuring: Ming Chen, Kevin Smith, Walter, Bryan Johnson, Mike Zapcic
Overall Score: 7.5

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