Image Comics’ The Walking Dead #116 hits stores tomorrow. This issue is the 2nd of 12 issues in the intense “All Out War” arc. Intense is the best way to describe it. Kirkman has told us time and time again, “No one is safe,” and after some of the things that have happened so far, I (along with others) am starting to believe him. Though we can’t get our hands on the full story until tomorrow, we are fortunate enough to have these 6 pages.
If you’re AMC right now and seeing the going trends of how well The Walking Dead does from season to season, you’d have to wonder how to capitalize on this further if you’re them. You could make more zombie shows, you could start figuring out more series to pair up with the show, or hey here’s a cool idea, spinoff The Walking Dead! That’s right, in 2015 you have a Walking Dead spinoff series on the way executive produced by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, along with two other executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.
It’s finally here! For months now zombie-crazed readers have been awaiting release of The Walking Dead‘s 12 issue arc “All Out War”. Well folks, Kirkman just sounded the battle horn. The war is set begin October 9th and TWD will be released bi-weekly instead of monthly for the whole 12 issue arc. The Walking Dead #115′s solicitation summed up this arc very well: ”It’s Rick versus Negan with a little help from everyone else!”
We’ve all been wondering if Daryl and Carol will ride off with one another slaying zombies into the sunset for a while now. The nature of their relationship has really been put in question, especially last season. Which keeps fans asking, “Will Daryl and Carol ever be together?” Robert Kirkman, writer of The Walking Dead, said that they may in fact never be together.
Last season of The Walking Dead left many fans of the comic books disappointed, as they felt that the show began to stray away from the original vision. The weekly talk at the water cooler suddenly started to become sour and arguments ensued between those who read the comic and those who had only had seen the show. But this season should please everyone, as it should include a little more from the comics.
In an article for the Village Voice this week, Simon Abrams reported that in an interview with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman for issue No. 289 of The Comics Journal four years ago, Abrams asked Kirkman a question: Why are all the strong female characters either crazy or dead? Here was Kirkman’s response:
Now that season three of The Walking Dead has ended, what does creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman have in store for the next season? According to Kirkman, a lot of elements will carry over from season three to season four, but he “can’t stress how different things are going to be.”
If you haven’t seen the season three finale of The Walking Dead, you’ve been warned: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Next month brings us one of the best holidays of the year: Free Comic Book Day. For fans of The Walking Dead, it’ll be a chance to read short stories about our favorite characters. But be forewarned: the stories featured in this year’s freebie will NOT be reprinted in The Walking Dead collection.
AMC’s The Walking Dead made headlines when writer and showrunner Glen Mazzara announced his departure last December. Rumors flew that Mazzara was leaving due to issues with creator Robert Kirkman and AMC, but Kirkman wants it known that there are no hard feelings, and that the parting was amicable.
“What’s black and white and dead all over?” AMC’s The Walking Dead, of course. Or it will be starting in February, when AMC plans to air all of season one and two in black and white.
In breaking news, The Walking Dead ownership lawsuit, in which Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore’s have battled over the ownership and royalties of the franchise, was settled out of court on Monday. The statement pretty much says that they’ve settled their lawsuits and are going on with their lives. In addition to the lawsuit filed in February, Moore has since filed another suit in federal court claiming co-ownership in The Walking Dead, Brit, Battle Pope, and two potential comic series, Dead Planet and My Name is Abraham.
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Just in case one Walking Dead game wasn’t enough for the world, Activision has recently announced that they are partnering with Robert Kirkman to create a new Walking Dead game for fans of the series. This is not to be confused with the episodic adventure game that Telltale Studio’s released back in April, but an entirely new game being developed by Terminal Reality. In what the studio is describing as a first person shooter with survival horror elements, the story is set to take place, not within the context of the comic universe, but as a prequel to the AMC TV series.
Remember that one part during the second season finale of The Walking Dead? No, not the appearance of Michonne, thrilling as it was. It was the final shot of the prison that made everyone gasp and freakout with anticipation for season three (though Michonne did play a huge part in that, admittedly.) Now, exclusive photos from Entertainment Weekly have debuted online, giving fans a look at parts of the prison and some of its zombie inhabitants. The photos tease a fight between part of the group and a few welcoming undead inmates, as well as a faceoff between Maggie and an approaching walker.
Executive producer Glen Mazzara upped the anticipation even more with what they had to say about the new prison setting.
“I’m incredibly proud of the prison,” says Mazzara. “I think our crew has done a great job. It’s a huge sense of scale and magnitude I haven’t seen on any other show as far as construction. What’s important to us is the prison itself is now a character in the show. It’s a haunted house, it’s scary, it’s frightening, and there are parts of the prison that are always terrifying, that are always inaccessible to our group. It’s not necessarily the blessing that the prison in the comic book turned out to be.”