AMC’s love of comic book culture has spread like wildfire in recent years, from two Walking Dead series to Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men to Preacher, and now Dead creator Robert Kirkman will fan the flames. The network has officially commissioned a new History of Comic Books docu-series exploring the medium’s very origins into 2017.
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The Walking Dead willfully steered itself into some Game of Thrones-style set shenanigans, knowing that each and every actor sighting would set off a frenzy of speculation as to which cast member will end up on the other end of Negan’s bat, come Season 7. We might be able to cross off Daryl and Glenn, thanks to some off-set Georgia commotion, but let’s investigate, shall we?
People love The Walking Dead. Despite some rage-inducing story decisions made at the end of this last season (and numerous times throughout the show's run depending on who you're asking), the show is still one of the biggest hits not on premium cable. It's so successful it even necessitated the creation of a spin-off series, Fear the Walking Dead, which showcases the zombie apocalypse from an all-new perspective of characters not seen in the comic series before. And there's the post-show talk show too, but the merits of its existence is a whole different discussion nobody wants to have.
While there has certainly been no shortage of merchandise for the television show, including trading cards, Topps has seen fit to add the popular series to its stable of licensed products. Things kicked off today with the launch of a new, free digital card app, The Walking Dead Card Trader, with physical cards planned to follow later in 2016. What kind of cards are we talking about here? Walkers. Lots and lots of walkers.
We’ve seen Robot Chicken give the full-length parody treatment from Star Wars to DC comics a few times over, and now The Walking Dead will finally get its due. Robot Chicken will load its crossbow for a full special focused on the AMC zombie thriller, with Robert Kirkman aboard as well.
The Walking Dead has borrowed somewhat more liberally from its source material than adaptations like Game of Thrones, though there always remains a possibility of the AMC drama catching up to, even overtaking writer and creator Robert Kirkman’s work. The live-action Walking Dead has covered roughly 2/3 of the comics over six seasons, so is Kirkman worried about it catching up?
The Walking Dead Season 7 has already begun production, kicking off a new round of fan investigation to fill the void of Game of Thrones‘’ latest twist, and giving producers one hell of a challenge to keep Negan’s victim under wraps. That said, creator Robert Kirkman isn’t done defending the controversial cliffhanger, likening it to the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and wanting fans to hope, not grieve.
The Walking Dead has some immediate mysteries to answer by the time Season 7 premieres in the fall, but that won’t stop the AMC horror smash from opening up a whole new world beyond. Following a quick tease and an apparent leak, The Walking Dead has now officially begun casting the role of Ezekiel, a fan-favorite and major new ally for #TeamRick.
The Walking Dead: Michonne might be Telltale Games' darkest story yet, and that's saying something. I mean, both seasons of The Walking Dead weren't exactly easy on the heart and mind, but the Michonne mini-series in particular has wrangled with some deeply troubling issues for its main character. On top of her past personal traumas, Michonne's had to deal with a lot of unfortunate events in the present, making this brief adventure incredibly tense.
It hasn't been without its faults, but the second chapter's marked improvement over the introductory episode gives us hope next week's finale will deliver a satisfying conclusion. This latest trailer for chapter three, "What We Deserve" sure doesn't make it look like kind of resolution will come easy though. The hard way it is then.
The Walking Dead has become a titan of independent comics since its debut in 2003, and despite the television shows, novels and video games, the actual comic franchise has been heavily guarded by its co-creator Robert Kirkman. Very few people can say that they’ve worked on Walking Dead comics, but as of today Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin can be counted among that select group thanks to the release of the digital one-shot The Walking Dead: The Alien, available now via Panel Snydicate.
Death on a genre series is increasingly difficult to accept these days, something The Walking Dead learned the hard way in Season 6 when fans easily deduced Glenn’s survival from an apparently-grisly demise. That super fan-sleuthing again reared its head with the Season 6 finale, but series star Lauren Cohan says viewers may be wasting their time picking apart the audio of Negan’s now-famous kill.