Comic Book Men: Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic at Motor City Comic Con

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Ming Chen is back home and has the Faygo and Better Made on his guest table to prove it.

Chen, an Ann Arbor native is in town bringing with him co-star of “Comic Book Men” Mike Zapcic as featured guests at The Motor City Comic Con through today.

The dynamic duo are on hand to talk comics, movies, pop culture and even quip about their famous boss, director, writer and fanboy deity Kevin Smith. Smith co-owns the Red Bank, New Jersey comic shop “The Secret Stash” with buddy and sometimes collaborator Jason Mewes.

When not appearing at cons or on their podcast (“I Sell Comics”), Chen and Zapcic’s regular job is helping run the Stash, alongside co-stars Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson. The show chronicles them at work and the crazy items, people and pop culture treasure they bring in.

Airing on AMC Sunday nights alongside "The Walking Dead," Comic Book Men is like Pawn Stars gone geek. Rare comics or toys ranging from Star Wars to Superman to anything in between get appraised and sometimes sold – for the right price, of course. Visits from legends of the comic or geek world also make appearances (Stan Lee, Billy Dee Williams and William Shatner to name a few).

Chen and Zapcic spoke to FOX 2 about the show, stars they want to meet at the Motor City Comic Con and even Kevin Smith.


Comic Book Men airs in fall and spring on AMC the same night as The Walking Dead and older episodes can be found on Netflix.

The Motor City Comic Con is from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. For more info go to