Click through to feast your eyes on Friday's links.
If you had asked me six months ago whether we, as a culture, ever needed another story that took a familiar story and added zombies to create wacky supernatural hijinx, my answer would've been a quick and definite no. It's a premise that's been done to death, shambling resurrection and death again, and when October rolls around, you can't swing a dead cat that feasts for the flesh of the living without hitting some bold new reworking of the zombie formula.
If, however, you then asked me if I wanted to see a zombie story about Archie and the gang written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and illustrated by Francesco Francavilla, I would've probably done some pretty quick backpedaling. That is exactly what I want to see, and now that Afterlife With Archie is finally on its way for a spoooooky Halloween debut, I can confirm that it's every bit as fun as you want it to be.
It's a hit. Shockingly enough, zombie fans slinked and dragged their way to Brad Pitt's new movie World War Z this past weekend. I just got done writing about Masters of the Universe villain Hordak and his Evil Horde. Now I'm writing about Jack Kirby's The Horde, which judging by the WWZ trailer, looked very similar to his unfinished apocalyptic disaster novel.
Movies: The first stills from Zack Snyder's 300: Rise of an Empire are... shiny and full of ab.
Gaming: Though Iron Man 3 probably won't be getting a current generation console tie-in video game, a new Grand Theft Auto IV Liberty City mod dubbed "Iron Man IV" may help tide over fans.
Video: Andy Richter dons full The Walking Dead zombie make
With the third series of The Walking Dead action figures based on AMC's live action TV show now filtering into stores and online retailers, McFarlane Toys has announced a followup fourth wave of plastic humans and zombies slated for release in the fall. On the menu this go-around are Andrea, The Governor, Carl Grimes, Riot Gear Zombie, Riot Gear Gas Mask Zom
TV: Host Kevin Hart and company lampooned The Walking Dead on this past weekend's Saturday Night Live.
Art: Michael Mateyko
Toys: Toynami will release another wave of DC Skelanimals later this spring.
TV: Power Rangers Megaforce will officially debut on Nickelodeon on February 2, at 1 p.m.
Tech: Cregle Inc.'s iPen 2 aims
Movies: The Wolverine is officially a sequel, rather than a prequel, to the other X-Men films.
Video: TheFightNerd.com plays it