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Another Day, a new The Walking Dead: Season 5 Trailer

A new trailer for the second half of season 5 of The Walking Dead is up. Don’t forget to tune in to the return of The Walking Dead, Sun., Feb. 8th at 9/8c on AMC.

Surviving Together: The Walking Dead: Season 5

“Surviving together is all that matters.” Don’t miss the return of The Walking Dead, Sun., Feb. 8th at 9/8c on AMC.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Midseason Premiere Poster Revealed

The Walking Dead Season 5 Midseason Premiere PosterThe Walking Dead returns on Sunday, February 8 at 9/8c on AMC.

Stern Pinball Announces a Premium Edition of AMC’s The Walking Dead Pinball

Stern Pinball has announced the availability of the Premium Edition of AMC’s The Walking Dead pinball machine. This is in response to continued strong demand for the title.

The Walking Dead Premium Edition offers the same fan-favorite game play as the sold-out LE model, full of extra features such as additional targets, a special-effect fish tank with illuminated sculpted zombie heads, and a player-controlled motorized crossbow pinball launcher. A new high-definition art package adds to the player’s experience of battling zombies and completing game missions.  The Premium Edition rounds out the three model lineup of AMC’s The Walking Dead Pinball, which includes Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

The Premium Edition will cost you $7,595 (MSRP).

TWD Premium

Stern Pinball Walking Dead Accessories Out Now

You can talk on the undead walker hoard through pinball with Stern Pinball‘s four licensed and custom-developed pinball accessories based on AMC’s The Walking Dead. The accessories are available for purchase on the Stern Pinball website.

You demanded it, and Stern listened, so now they are offering unique, game-specific accessories that further enhance the appeal of its pinball machines and enable pinball fans to customize their games to suit their personal tastes.

The Walking Dead accessories include:

  • A fish tank topper full of three fully detailed zombie heads designed and sculpted by Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead. The topper is accompanied by game-integrated lighting that attracts players and adds zombie ambiance to any room
  • An authentic zombie head shooter knob that adds tactile art to a player’s first interaction with the game
  • Custom-designed, artistic inside-panels that add dimension to the pinball playfield area
  • Blood splattered side-armor that further enhances The Walking Dead pinball experience

For those looking to get these add-ons, here’s the pricing:

The Walking Dead Pinball Backbox Topper: $399.99 U.S.

The Walking Dead Pinball Zombie Shooter Knob: $79.99 U.S.

The Walking Dead Pinball Playfield Side Art Panels: $79.99 U.S.

The Walking Dead Pinball Side Armor Trim: $499.99 U.S.

The Walking Dead accessories are available now through the Stern Store and select authorized Stern distributors and dealers.

TWD Accesories flyer

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for?

Around the Tubes

CBR – AMC’s “Walking Dead” Spinoff Casts its First Leads – Nice. Very interested in seeing what’ll make this show stand out.

Baltimore Sun – Artist transforms comic book store’s ceiling into work of art – Hmmm, wonder if we could get permission to do this to our ceiling?

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Gotham by Midnight #1

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Three #10

The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale Delivers

walking-dead-5 photoIf you’re like us, you’re still shocked from the mideason finale of The Walking Dead. The ratings say a lot of you watched it. The midseason finale was watched by 14.8 million viewers. That was an increase of 23 percent from last year.

In the coveted 18-49 age demographic, the episode was watched by 9.6 million adults, which is 24 percent higher compared to last year’s episode during Thanksgiving.

The fifth season has been in impressive one for the series, as its premiere was the most-watched episode of the series ever and beat Sunday Night Football in the 18-49 demographic.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on February 8, 2015.

TV Review: The Walking Dead S5E8 Coda

walking-dead-5 photoRick and the group go face-to-face against Dawn and her officers in an attempt to save both Beth and Carol without any more bloodshed.

It’s the final episode for the fall of The Walking Dead and the epsiode brilliantly amps up the tension as the episode progresses. The episode builds up the last few episodes as Rick and his crew’s plan to retrieve Beth finally plays out….. to the expected tragedy we all knew was coming.

While a lot of the season has been pure action, and over the top violence, this episode is a reflective one that builds to a gut punch at the end. A coda is defined as “a concluding section or part, especially one of a conventional form and serving as a summation of preceding themes, motifs, etc., as in a work of literature or drama.” This episode perfectly encapsulates that definition.

The episode touches on a lot from the season, and previous ones, with lots of discussion of relationships, and actions. There’s a lot of discussion about dealing with what they’ve had to do, and there’s even reflection on the future and if everyone has one. It’s all about actions and reactions.

Five seasons in and the series can deliver gut punches, and hit you emotionally, something few shows on television can do, and do so regularly. Five and a half seasons in, the show delivers one of the most emotional hours on television and a roller coaster ride unlike anything else.

Overall rating: 9

TV Review: The Walking Dead S5E7 Crossed

walking-dead-5 photoWhile Carl, Michonne and Gabriel hold down the church, Rick takes a rescue mission to Atlanta, and Abraham’s group deal with the fallout from Eugene’s revelation.

It’s battle time, and this episode of The Walking Dead felt at times more like an episode of the A-Team, or Friday Night Lights. With Daryl back and Rick caught up that Beth and Carol are captured, folks decide on the plan to storm the hospital and get their friends back. Part of that is the initial plan on exactly what to do, no matter their decision, you know things aren’t going to go right.

Over with Glenn and Abraham’s crew, Abraham is dealing with the fallout of nearly beating Eugene to death, and doing so like a petulant child. Glenn steps up, as they look for food and figure out what to do with beaten Eugene.

The episode is a solid one moving us into the fall season finale. There’s some character development especially for Maggie and Rosita, as both step up a bit dealing with Abraham. Both show some more of their forceful personalities. There’s also something going through Abraham’s head as he figures out what he did, and where he’ll go from here. Sasha too deals with some stuff after the loss of Bob. Like everyone else, she’s focused on the mission, and messes up because of that. And what’s up with Father Gabriel?

What’s especially great is we get to see some of what’s been hinted at in what happened in Atlanta, we’re seeing some of the aftereffects of the battle that raged there.

There’s lots going into the fall season finale, and who knows who will and won’t make it out!

Overall rating: 8

TV Review: Comic Book Men S4E6 Bat Prints

comic book menIn this episode of Comic Book Men, Walt considers buying hand and footprints of Adam West and Burt Ward from the “Batman” TV series. Then, a customer sells a rare set of “Star Wars” comic strips.

In the sixth episode of Comic Book Men, things get back to basics, as there’s no campy adventures, or trips places, this is just simple people coming in to sell items and a bit of history of things. And when Comic Book Men gets simple, it also gets much stronger.

This episode has an interesting mix of items including the comics, some Batman memorabilia, and a G.I. Joe toy. Mixed throughout is the usual jokes and ribbing that makes these guys seem like fun folks to hang out with. Each item has a nice explanation as to what it is, and why it’s significant. Yes, the show then comes off as a Pawn Stars for geeks, but it’s the jokes and humor that makes it stand apart. There’s also the fact I actually like this stuff.

Overall, the episode is a back to basics one after some recent episodes that had a theme throughout, and that’s not a bad thing.

Overall rating: 7

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