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Image At 25: How ‘The Walking Dead’ Lured Me Into The Comic Store

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The biggest barrier for comics entry, specifically with the direct market, seems to be actually getting people into comic shops. The first comic I ever read was a black and white reprint of the first 20 or so Spider-Man comics, in the "Essentials" phonebook-sized comics Marvel used to print. It was good, in that it was my first taste of the medium, and the silly stories and characters and larger-than-life fights and situations were a lot of fun. But it didn't make me want to get up and go find a comic shop.

That changed when I discovered The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.

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Rogues’ Gallery: Who Is The Ultimate ‘Walking Dead’ Villain? [Poll]

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If you want to find some of the most villainous villains in comics, you can't quite beat Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard's long-running zombie epic The Walking Dead. When it comes to enemies and antagonist, the zombies are the last thing the survivors need to worry about, but we want to hear from you to find out which one is the worst of the worst.

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Skybound Celebrates Image’s 25th Anniversary With 25 Cent Jumping On Points

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Next year Image Comics is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion, Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint will release issues of its three cornerstone titles for only 25¢ each. Outcast, Invincible and The Walking Dead all start brand new stories in February, and fans will be able to check them out for a fraction of their usual cost.

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We Are The Walking Dead: A Tribute To The Zombie Mega-Hit

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On October 1st, 2003, Image Comics published the debut issue of The Walking Dead, a black and white zombie comic by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. Despite all odds, the series grew and grew to become one of the most successful independent comics franchises of all time, with spin-offs in television, video games, novels and more.

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The X-Files Cold Cases #9: ‘The Dismemberance of Things Past’

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From 1995 to 1998, Topps Comics published a comics tie-in to The X-Files that featured original stories and, among other artists, some of Charlie Adlard‘s earliest US art. With Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully about to return to television, we at ComicsAlliance are revisiting this classic series, and highlighting some of the best stories it had to tell.

For this final post in this series, I'm looking back at my favorite X-Files comic from the entire run --- for how well it's written and drawn, and for how deep and primal a fear it touches within me.

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The X-Files Cold Cases #8: ‘Feelings of Unreality’

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From 1995 to 1998, Topps Comics published a comics tie-in to The X-Files that featured original stories and, among other artists, some of Charlie Adlard‘s earliest US art. With Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully about to return to television, we at ComicsAlliance are revisiting this classic series, and highlighting some of the best stories it had to tell.

This week, the first year of the X-Files comic closes out on a high note, as the comic exceeds the TV series and delivers on a “season finale” that attempts to tie together all that came before it, and actually succeeds.

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The X-Files Cold Cases #7: ‘Trepanning Opera’

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From 1995 to 1998, Topps Comics published a comics tie-in to The X-Files that featured original stories and, among other artists, some of Charlie Adlard‘s earliest US art. With Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully about to return to television, we at ComicsAlliance are revisiting this classic series, and highlighting some of the best stories it had to tell.

This week, it's Mulder and Scully versus a serial killer so detached and unreal, only the style of a comic book could bring him to life - or whatever dreamlike state passes for it - and we get hints of a larger metaplot that ties together the entire first year of the X-Files comic.

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The X-Files Cold Cases #6: ‘Donor’

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From 1995 to 1998, Topps Comics published a comics tie-in to The X-Files that featured original stories and, among other artists, some of Charlie Adlard's earliest US art. With Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully about to return to television, we at ComicsAlliance are revisiting this classic series, and highlighting some of the best stories it had to tell.

This week, Mulder and Scully (and we, the reader) confront disquieting existential questions about what happens after we die — not just what happens to our souls, but to the bodies we leave behind — in the form of a grisly serial murderer taking back the donated organs of a dead man.

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The X-Files Cold Cases #4: ‘Firebird’

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From 1995 to 1998, Topps Comics published a comics tie-in to The X-Files that featured original stories and, among other artists, some of Charlie Adlard‘s earliest US art. With Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully returning to television in January, we’re revisiting this classic series and highlighting some of the best stories it had to tell.

This week, an epic three-part story with enough scale that it could have been a movie, tying in to one of the most popular unexplained events of the 20th century. But does this story break the X-Files' rules?

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The X-Files Cold Cases #3: ‘Home of the Brave’

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From 1995 to 1998, Topps Comics published a comics tie-in to The X-Files that featured original stories and, among other artists, some of Charlie Adlard‘s earliest US art. With Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully returning to television in January, we’re revisiting this classic series and highlighting some of the best stories it had to tell.

This week, we review a two-part story of belonging and escape, which begs the sort of profound questions about our relationships to our governments that lie at the very heart of The X-Files.

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