In celebration of the Eisner-winning comic book The Walking Dead’s 100th issue, the Image Comics imprint Skybound will be teaming up with the Hero Initiative to present the 106 hand-drawn cover “variants” all under one roof.
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.
Now that Valentine’s Day is over with, we’re back with less lovey-dovey merch to offer you. Old school video gamers, zombie fans, and lovers of both the Wars and the Trek: read on.
At New York’s Toy Fair last weekend, Cryptozoic Entertainment revealed a new board game based on the hit series from AMC, The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead: Road to the Prison will feature cooperative gameplay surrounding the events from the second and third season of the popular show. Cryptozoic already has one Walking Dead board game on the shelves, but Scott Gaeta, COO at Cryptozoic assures fans that this new installment is “…not an expansion…It’s a totally separate game with all new game play.”
With only six days until Valentine’s Day, we’re giving you one last chance for holiday ideas. This week we’re offering up geeky spins on typical Valentine’s Day gifts: romantic cards, chocolates, flowers and jewelry.
Only days before the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead, Image Comics and Skybound will release a The Walking Dead Governor Special early, on February 13th. This issue will collect that Governor’s first appearance in The Walking Dead #27, and will include a short story featuring The Governor.
The Walking Dead has been generating lots of buzz lately, with the news that Scott Gimple will replace Glen Mazzara as showrunner and this trailer for the return of season three. But the show is taking it back to the streets this year with the Zombie Walk at San Diego Comic-Con. Apparently it will be even bigger and deadlier than last year.
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.
First Michonne got the special treatment, now the Governor. In March, Image Comics is publishing The Walking Dead: Governor Special, which features his first appearance in the graphic novel series and his prequel story from the CBLDF Liberty Annual.
The Walking Dead video game, created by Telltale Games, took home five major awards at the 10th annual Spike TV Video Game Awards: “Game of the Year”, “Best Adapted Game”, “Studio of the Year” (for Telltale Games), “Downloadable Game of the Year” and “Best Performance by a Human Female” (for Melissa Hutchison, who played the young protagonist Clemintine).
The TV Series Is Better
It’s inevitable that when a comic book gets made into a movie or a television series, comparisons are made. The adaptation gets scrutinized for how “faithful” it is to the source material. The adaptation is judged for how well the story and characters are brought to life. There are some fans that may love an adaptation only if it’s supremely faithful to the original comic book, and there are some fans that prefer to judge an adaptation based on its own merits. I’m definitely one of those fans in the latter group. And I stand with Robert Kirkman’s handling of The Walking Dead graphic novel series and The Walking Dead hit television show.
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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