TV Review: Comic Book Men S5E10 Tell ‘Em, Jim Lee!

comic book menIn this episode of Comic Book Men, tell ‘Em, Jim Lee! – Superstar artist Jim Lee guests on the podcast and regales the guys with tales of comic-dom. A comic book brings wedding bells to the Stash.

Yeah, it is every other episode that’s good this season, because after last week’s meh episode, this one is much better.

This week is on the end of good as it actually focuses on comics! The episode actually begins with Kevin Smith asking if anyone buys comics and from there things spin out with individuals looking to purchase and sell things and special guest Jim Lee hanging out with the podcast.

The purchasing and selling segments are decent. Not amazing, but the guys go over the items and folks talk about why something is special or why they’re really excited about it. It’s the usual for that, and nothing to crazy. Easy to watch, nothing challenging.

But, what I like about this episode that I liked about an earlier episode is the guest. In this case it’s pertinent, Jim Lee, the ground breaking artist and current exec at DC Comics. We get to see Lee talk a little bit with the guys asking questions. It’s not quite as good as John Romita Jr., but it has me wondering if the show would be better to be a straight up talk show with guests in geekdom. Yes, they do this as a podcast, but a video version isn’t unheard of and seeing as the strongest episodes this season have been that makes me wonder if a shift isn’t the worst of ideas.

A better episode, still not as great as it has been, but it’s focused on comics and geekdom without adventure tangents. It’s really every other episode this season as far as quality.

Overall rating: 7.9