• Mike Zapcic speaks with the Associated Press about a rare comic book collection that’s going up for auction.
• Bleeding Cool interviews Walt Flanagan about his comic, Cryptozoic Man.
• Zap2it has a clip from last week’s episode, “Dukes of Jersey,” where Kevin Smith and Walt Flanagan debate the Green Goblin and the Joker.
• ComicBook.com has an exclusive clip from “Walt’s Big Gamble,” while Comic Book Movie features photos from the same episode.
• Dread Central highlights a photo shared by Kevin Smith from the set of his upcoming film, Tusk.
• ComicBook.com reports that the man who provided the inspiration for Tusk has been made a producer on the film by Kevin Smith.
• According to Bloody Disgusting, Kevin Smith tweeted a photo of the walrus creature diagram from the set of Tusk, which wraps production this week.
• The Star-Ledger talks to the Comic Book Men to figure out what goes on at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, “one of America’s most recognizable comic book shops.”
• Access Hollywood and ScreenCrush have accounts of a fan event hosted by Kevin Smith that featured some intel on the tentatively-titled Batman vs. Superman. ComicBookMovie.com has a video of the Q&A fan event, which featured Zack Snyder, Amy Adams and Henry Cavill.
• Big Shiny Robot interviews Walt Flanagan, who “spoke about Star Wars, Comic Book Men, Batman comics, and geek culture in general.”
• Comic Book Men’s cast answers a POPsessions questionnaire from Yahoo TV, which also shares five things you may not have known about the show’s stars.
• In a crossover appearance, Mike Zapcic shows up on last week’s Talking Dead to ask a question about The Walking Dead’s Carol and Bob.
• redbankgreen interviews Ming Chen about appearing in Josh Bruce’s feature film debut, Burn in Hell!, playing a priest.
• Talking to Bleeding Cool, Kevin Smith credits Walter Flanagan as “the guy that showed me that you could enjoy comics out loud and proud.”
• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Smith’s movie revue web series, Spoilers, will produce a second season exclusively for Canada’s The Comedy Network.
• Brian O’Halloran, who made his feature film debut in Kevin Smith’s Clerks, tells Dearborn (Mich.) Press and Guide that he’ll make a Comic Book Men appearance for the second season in a row.
AMC Fearfest continues this weekend with the Alien Marathon. This Sat., Oct. 26, beginning at 9:30AM/8:30C, Sigourney Weaver goes head-to-head with face-huggers via Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. Need more? Take a look at these Alien extras online:
Alien Franchise Ultimate Fan Game: What does Ripley’s crew mate, Ash turns out to be? Find out or show you already know.
Alien vs. Predator Ultimate Fan Game: Most of the Alien Vs. Predator movies are filmed in an old factory in which country? Take a guess.
Favorite Alien Movie: Which of the six Alien movies is your favorite? Vote now.
Alien Photo Album: Take a look at images chronicling the extraterrestrial’s development from birth to adult.
This week, Kevin Smith talks about old comics vs. new comics, while the Comic Book Men discuss their guest star wish list. Plus, Bleeding Cool has an account of the show’s NY Comic Con panel. Read on for more:
• ComicBook.com learns from Kevin Smith why the Comic Book Men crew likes to talk about “older comic books or geek stuff as opposed to current” material.
• ScienceFiction.com gets the scoop from the Comic Book Men crew on dream guest stars. Henry Winkler, anyone?
• George Perez will make a special appearance on Comic Book Men this season, according to ComicBook.com.
This week, the Asbury Park Press previews Comic Book Men, while at the show’s New York Comic Con panel Kevin Smith shares details for Clerks III. Plus, Walt Flanagan chats about guest stars this season. Read on for more:
• The stars of Comic Book Men chat with the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press about comics in general and their show in particular.
• Den of Geek reports that, at New York Comic Con, Kevin Smith shared his plans for Clerks III and a new Batman comic book miniseries. Smith also discussed his horror film, Tusk, according to The (N.J.) Star-Ledger.
• Walt Flanagan teases to Nerd Bastards that Comic Book Men will feature a “lot of guest stars this season, a lot of moments for the comic book men to meet and geek out over their heroes from childhood.”
This past Friday, the Comic Book Men cast appeared at the 2013 New York Comic Con to provide fans with a look at what’s to come during Season 3.
Executive Producer Kevin Smith kicked off the panel with praise for Comic Book Men‘s lead-in, The Walking Dead, and shared his excitement for the show’s return. Regarding Comic Book Men‘s new Midnight/11c time slot, Kevin guaranteed, “Our people don’t go to sleep until about 2AM.” Before bringing out the guys from the Stash, Kevin shared a reel of clips and bloopers from Season 3, highlighted by a fly that invaded the podcast studio, an appearance by Jason Mewes, and a workout session with Bryan and Lou Ferrigno.
Kevin then introduced Walt Flanagan, Michael Zapcic, Bryan Johnson, and Ming Chen, calling them “some of my best friends in the world.” Moments after taking his seat, Bryan was complimented on his Breaking Bad Heisenberg T-shirt by a fan in the audience.
The panel kicked off with a fan question about digital comic books and their effect on comic book stores. Walt responded, “You can’t discount how important the collectability factor is for people who collect comics. If you have a Hulk #181 on your iPad, you really don’t own Hulk #181.” Michael agreed, noting, “It’s always been about the hunt.”
When a fan asked about Ming Chen always being the butt of the the other guys’ jokes, the audience broke out in a unanimous “Aww,” prompting Bryan to yell, “Spend a day with him!” Ming chuckled and gushed about how much fun it is to work at The Stash.
Kevin discussed his original pitch for the show — “It’ll be like Pawn Stars in a comic book store” — and how happy he is that the show actually turned out to be “more like Clerks the reality show,” comparing Ming to Elias in Clerks II.
The boys were also asked to pick which female comic character they would be if they had to be one. Kevin Smith chose Invisible Woman, while Michael chose Mystique. Bryan, reluctant to choose at all at first, ultimately went with Gwen Stacy. Ming picked Wonder Woman, while Walt was confident he had made the best decision of all: the new Batwoman.
Comic Book Men returns this Sun., Oct. 13 at Midnight/11c on AMC.
This week, in the Season 3 premiere, Kevin Smith shares his enthusiasm for Ben Affleck as Batman, while Lou Ferrigno worries about Bryan Johnson’s weight. Plus, Smith writes in The Hollywood Reporter about the saga behind his horror film, Tusk. Read on for more:
• USA Today features a Comic Book Men Season 3 premiere clip where Kevin Smith is effusive in his enthusiasm for Ben Affleck’s casting as the newest Batman.
• Comic Book Movie showcases a clip from the Oct. 13 Season 3 premiere where Lou Ferrigno counsels Bryan Johnson about his weight.
• Kevin Smith writes in The Hollywood Reporter about the making of Tusk, a horror film based on a (fake) ad on a British website.
• In another guest column in The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Smith details how he’s shepherded Tusk to the point where shooting will start next month in North Carolina.