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Comic Book Men - S03 E05

Reality-TV . Comedy . Reality

A fan sells a Mr. T backyard water game; Ming is inspired to have fun on a hot day; Walt risks the shop's street credibility.

Episode Title: Pity the Fools
Airs: 2013-11-10 at 12:00 am
  • Ed Bark

    Comic Book Men is a pleasant surprise and an overall splash of fragrant cologne on the smell test-flunking reality genre.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    Given the characters who also turn up looking to sell comics and memorabilia, Smith's original idea--"Pawn Stars" with comics--might have been enough to win him a slot just about anywhere on cable. The podcast just makes it funnier.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    Way too obscure for the average viewer, Comic Book Men is strictly for Smith groupies, and there are probably enough of those to keep this six-parter afloat over its short run.

    Newsday Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    Oddly enough, many viewers may not need to know DC Comics' Issue No. 1 chapter, verse and thought bubble to find Comic Book Men mildly amusing.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Troy Patterson

    The illustrated title sequence of Comic Book Men depicts these guys as musclemen in tights, but the scenes that follow are strictly mild-mannered.

    Slate Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    Comic Book Men's idle chit-chat about comics comes off as remedial and boring.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Mike Hale

    It's diverting, a little sad, a little boring, full of geeky macho posturing and ultimately pointless, much like a Wednesday afternoon in a comic-book shop.

    The New York Times Full Review
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