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Ever wonder where Kevin Smith got the inspiration for his cult classic films Clerks and Mallrats?  Here’s your chance to find out.  In Comic Book Men, we’re taking you to the heart of fanboy fandom: the inside of Smith’s iconic comic book store “Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash” in Red Bank, NJ.  Comic enthusiasts travel from around the world to visit the shop, and this new series will introduce you to the guys behind the scenes who live to buy, sell and trade: Walt (shop manager and the inspiration for Brodie in “Mallrats”), Bryan (the resident slacker and inspiration for Randall in “Clerks”), Mike (the “super nerd”) and Ming (the “whipping boy”) and a revolving door of customers with just as much personality.  In this quirky world of superheroes and memorabilia, it’s not just a hobby, but a way of life.

Ever wonder where Kevin Smith got the inspiration for his cult classic films Clerks and Mallrats?  Here’s your chance to find out.  In Comic Book Men, we’re taking you to the heart of fanboy fandom: the inside of Smith’s iconic comic book store “Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash” in Red Bank, NJ.  Comic enthusiasts travel from around the world to visit the shop, and this new series will introduce you to the guys behind the scenes who live to buy, sell and trade: Walt (shop manager and the inspiration for Brodie in “Mallrats”), Bryan (the resident slacker and inspiration for Randall in “Clerks”), Mike (the “super nerd”) and Ming (the “whipping boy”) and a revolving door of customers with just as much personality.  In this quirky world of superheroes and memorabilia, it’s not just a hobby, but a way of life.