Kevin Smith is Hospitalized After Heart Attack

Movie director and occasional comic book writer Kevin Smith suffered a major heart attack this past Sunday evening.

Smith reportedly was in between filming two stand-up specials when he suffered a massive heart attack in Glendale, California. Smith was scheduled for two shows at Glendale’s Alex Theater. The heart attack reportedly occurred around 6 pm Pacific time.

He was promptly rushed to the hospital where the doctor revealed Smith had 100% blockage in his LAD artery. Smith tweeted an update from his hospital bed.


Kevin Smith on Batman

Smith is most famous as the director of his Jay and Silent Bob movies. He also has an illustrious comic book writing career. He wrote some of the most popular issues of Daredevil, where he also garnered the infamous reputation for being extremely late. In 2009, he moved over to DC to write two Batman mini-series: Batman: Cacophony and Batman: The Widening Gyre. 

More recently, Smith has focused on his podcast Fatman on Batman. Despite the name, it is not exclusively about Batman, but a general pop culture podcast. However, Smith is undisputedly a huge Bat-fan. Smith named his daughter Harley after Harley Quinn.

Eric Lee

Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at