I don't understand why people are giving Kevin Smith shit for stating his opinion. Whether you like him or not as a director or an actor or a human being, he is first and foremost a fan-boy, just like everyone on this page is. If he came out and stated he hated the new batman suit these same people would still be saying he doesn't know what he's talking about. I believe the clip below is appropriate for this forum, coincidentally from a Kevin Smith movie:
@liveforever: I do watch the show and I love it. None of the people on that show are actors. Walt has managed the store for over 15 years. Mike has worked there for over 10 years. Bryan has been friends with Kevin and Walt for 25+ years and Ming has worked for Kevin since after Clerks was released. Bryan and Walt have been doing a weekly podcast for over 4 years. If they seem like stereotypical comic book fans its because they are comic book fans (except for Bryan). If you don't like the show, that's fine. I just don't see how the show is bad for the industry. Any avenue to get people interested in comics is good for the industry. Clearly it has found an audience if they're on their third season. Kevin Smith came to AMC with the idea for the show but didn't pitch to be in it or have it take place in his comic book shop. AMC was the ones who wanted to shoot the pilot there just to show the higher ups what the show could look like. After shooting it, AMC was the one who decided to shoot it in the Stash and have Kevin Smith involved on screen.
Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck are not best friends. He hasn't talked to Ben Affleck in over 6-7 years (as he's stated on his many podcasts). You can say many things about Kevin Smith, but you can't say he isn't candid. He speaks what he feels and doesn't hold back. If he didn't like the suit, he would have said he didn't like it or he just wouldn't have mentioned it at all. He mentioned it on 'Hollywood Babble-On' which he hosts with Ralph Garmin, who is a huge Adam West fan. Kevin told Ralph that even he would be excited about the new suit, which leads me to believe it'll draw influence from Adam West and include Blue and Gray.