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‘The Walking Dead’ to Intro ‘Fear’ Season 2 Character in Airplane Stand-Alone Special

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As Fear The Walking Dead explores a different angle of the zombie apocalypse well-removed from Rick Grimes and Alexandria, crossover rumors have repeatedly flown back and forth. That flight has just become literal, as Season 6 will host a series of Walking Dead shorts set on an airplane, introducing a new character for Fear The Walking Dead Season 2. Confused yet?

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Reaching New Audiences and Finding New Markets: Hoopla’s Jeff Jankowski Talks About Bringing Image Comics Into the Fold

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Your local library is about to get an injection of Image Comics thanks to a new deal with Hoopla digital. Available through more than 4000 libraries in the United States and Canada, Hoopla offers a digital collection of movies, books, audio books, music and comics that bolsters your public library without the worry of being out of stock and the burden of late fees.

We spent some time with the app this past week in advance of the new deal with Image Comics, and spoke with founder and owner of Hoopla digital, Jeff Jankowski, about the service and it's future as a place to find comics with ease.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Goes for a Drive in First Season 6 Clip, New Promo

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Fear The Walking Dead may have re-started the zombie apocalypse with last night’s premiere, but the mothership is already pulling us back to its Season 6 future by the first official clip. See what Abraham and Sasha are up to outside of Alexandria, plus new promo!

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Adventures of a Reluctant Explorer: Should You Be Reading ‘Shutter’?

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With Fables having just wrapped up after 13 years of combining fantasy characters and creatures with a more-or-less real world setting, there's no better time to pick up Shutter. Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca's comic charts Kate Kristopher's reluctant journey through a world of ghost ninjas, fire-breathing Victorian robots and crocodiles in adorable bell-boy jackets, as she tries to uncover the mystery of her family's past – and save her own behind from the aforementioned creatures.

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Walker Stalker Con Kickstarts New Interactive Walking Dead Experience

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By now, many of you have at least heard about the Walking Dead Escape, a traveling obstacle course of sorts themed around The Walking Dead. It's been regularly occurring in San Diego since 2012, with a few other adventures in Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta sprinkled in over the past few years. The Escape has been one of the big draws every year at San Diego Comic-Con for people looking to live out their wildest zombie apocalypse dreams. With it, fans can either participate as survivors hoping to make it out alive or be transformed into the undead by make-up veterans from the show, who then chase around the survivors.

Now, the Escape is part of Walker Stalker Con, itself a crowdfunded convention that allows fans to meet and greet some of the stars from The Walking Dead (and other horror properties) all over the globe. This year alone, there will be Walker Stalker Cons in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, London and the Bahamas, to name a few. No longer content with just one zombie apocalypse interactive scenario for fans, Walker Stalker Con is kickstarting an all-new interactive experience to premiere at the "home" show in Atlanta this October.

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Vanity Cases: Sina Grace Reveals His Favorite ‘Self-Obsessed’ Icons

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A little self-obsession is a prerequisite of autobiographical comics, but learning to actually love yourself? That's a near-mythic destination that cartoonists might hope to someday reach, and that's the journey undertaken by Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage with Daniel Freedman; Li'l Depressed Boy with Steven Struble) in Self-Obsessed, his upcoming collection of comic strips and personal essays from Image Comics. Taking 'self as project' as its premise, Self-Obsessed is a frank exploration at sexuality, relationships, and a life in comics.

But what does it really mean to be self-obsessed? We asked Grace to pick five icons of vanity and personal indulgence to help us unpack the phenomenon of masterful self-obsession. He also shared a few select strips from his book, so that you too can get to know him a little better!

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‘Fear The Walking Dead’s First Scene Restarts the Zombie Apocalypse

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The Walking Dead won’t shamble out its sixth season until October, but in the meantime this weekend will kick off the zombie apocalypse anew in a different part of the country with “companion series” spinoff Fear The Walking Dead. Want an early sneak peek? Check out the first scene of the series right now!

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases For August 19 2015

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, "Which comic books should I be reading?" or, "I'm new to comics, what's a good place to start?" The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

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I Just Love the World-Building: Jeff Lemire Discusses His Sci-Fi Opus ‘Descender’

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In his career in comics, Jeff Lemire hasn't shied away from building worlds. Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Trillium, and even his work at Valiant Comics have all presented readers with fully realized, fleshed-out settings. But Descender, Lemire's Image Comics science fiction series with painted art by Dustin Nguyen, may be his most ambitious project.
The series focuses on a child-like robot in a war-torn galaxy full of mistrust and betrayal. It wrapped up its first six-issue arc last week, so we talked to Lemire about his plans for the next arc, the mystery behind the destructive force known as the Harvesters, and his influences. We also touched on his new series, Plutona, which steers back to the superhero genre.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases For August 12 2015

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, "Which comic books should I be reading?" or, "I'm new to comics, what's a good place to start?" The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

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