Actually, we were out Sunday night and forget to set the DVR. Oops. Here’s a mostly positive recap from TV Geek Army. It seems the boys went for a spin in the Batmobile and Jason Mewes showed up and stole someone’s credit card. Just another day on the job. By all accounts, this was a better episode than the first.
Meanwhile, over at Comics Alliance, Chris Sims wrote a fairly harsh review of the first episode; in particular, he called Bryan Johnson, the Alan Moore-type guy who hangs around the store, a “smarmy alpha nerd prick.” While we would not necessarily pin that sobriquet on Johnson, it is a great phrase for THAT GUY, you know the one. The one you try to avoid down at the local.
Well, Johnson read the piece, and took issue with it, and went toe to toe with Sims:
You’re like every other elitist comic book reviewer out there. You know how the show SHOULD have been made but shockingly no one approached YOU to make one. Nor did you have the juice to get in a room to pitch one. And by golly, I’m sure the conversations you and your buddies used to have when you worked in a comic book store were just scintillating and put ours to shame.
File this under: when nerds collide.
ALSO, in our own review of the first episode, we misstated one crucial piece of information. The show was NOT Kevin Smith’s idea. Rather, AMC came to him to help put together a show. Other than that, our interpretation of the show’s development stands.
Finally, while searching for a picture of Johnson, we found his official “cast member” page on AMC.com. For some reason, that, more than anything else about this show, kind of blew our mind.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.