Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Comic Book Store Review: Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, Red Bank NJ
I've been to this one three times over the years, twice before it got its own show and I gotta tell you, it's kinda lame. I went this weekend and they were clearly in between filming cycles and the place was a damn mess. There were boxes of crap everywhere and it made looking around rather difficult. Now to be fair the other two times I went things were a bit more orderly but still not as organized as it should be. This past time Walt and Mike were both there and neither asked me if I needed any help or even said a word to me before I went to check out. I can tell you there is quite a bit of difference between the customer service when the cameras off and cameras on. Also the prices were insane. I saw a number of used out of print trades marked up to stupid prices that I normally see in other comic stores for just cover price.
If you're a big fan of Kevin Smith it's a decent enough store. The place is full of Kevin Smith crap, the walls adorned with signed comics by him, huge displays of his recent books and t-shirts of things from his movies. But if you're looking for comic books you could do a lot better, if you want a Mooby hoody then I guess this is the place for you. If you're a huge Kevin Smith fan it might be worth checking this store out, and Red Bank is a fun little town with a lot of cool stores, but for the most part the Stash is really disappointing, you would expect a famous comic book store owned by a millionaire celebrity to be a lot better than just a small disorganized vanity piece.