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Review: The Walking Dead #145

The Walking Dead #145 CoverOlivia. Josh. Tammy. Luke. Erin. Ken. Amber. Louie. Oscar. Rosita. Ezekiel. 12 men and women. That’s how many, and who, the Whisperers murdered in the last issue. 12 heads left on pikes as a boundary and warning for Rick and his communities to keep their distance.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a storm in the series, and you could tell the calm was building to something. This seems to tbe the pattern that writer Robert Kirkman follows when plotting the series. Last issue was that and The Walking Dead #145 picks up with the emotional turmoil, and just some of the fall-out.

Some of what we see is immediate, Michonne for instance is immediately impacted by the fact Ezekiel has been murdered, and it’s an interesting interaction between her and Rick. Her challenging Rick’s decision is really the key of what this is all about. Hilltop and the surrounding communities have found peace under the leadership of Rick and Maggie. This looks to challenge not just the peace, but also that very leadership. Would Rick have acted differently if it were his son or someone else closer to him? How long will it be before Rick tells the group about all of the walkers that the Whisperers have rounded up? We’re getting to see Rick’s leadership and decision making really be put to the test.

The art is as solid as usual. The fact that Charlie Adlard‘s work is in black and white, the pressure is really on for Stefano Gaudiano who inks, and Cliff Rathburn who provides the gray tones. For me, Adlards black and white art enhances the emotion and mood. The reaction through movement or the looks on faces become that much more important and vital without color to get in the way. Here, you feel the sadness, anger, and worry ooze off the page. Adlard has been beyond consistent in his work on the series.

For long time readers, we’re seeing the real beginning of the next big event to shake up The Walking Dead world. While the teaser text says “blood for blood,” this issue is more tears for blood…. so far.

Story: Robert Kirkman Art: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

SDCC 2015: Outcast Season 1 Trailer

From the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman presents Outcast. Coming to Cinemax in 2016.

Atticus Ross Joins Outcast

Atticus RossFOX International Studios today announced that Atticus Ross, Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer, producer and electronic musician is on board to score Robert Kirkman’s upcoming exorcism drama, Outcast, produced for Cinemax by FOX International Studios. This marks Ross’ television series score debut.

Ross’ acclaimed film work includes the score for David Fincher’s The Social Network, which earned him the Oscar and the Golden Globe, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl with long-time collaborator Trent Reznor. He also composed the music for Hughes Brothers’ The Book of Eli, Bill Pohlad’s Love & Mercy and Michael Mann’s Blackhat among others. Ross first garnered attention in the mid-1990’s as a programmer for Tim Simeon’s Bomb the Bass, and later for co-producing and programming five Nine Inch Nails albums with Reznor: With Teeth, Year Zero, The Slip, the instrumental Ghosts I-IV and Hesitation Marks.

San Diego Comic Con goers will get a first look at Outcast on Saturday, July 11, in Room 6DE at 3:00 p.m. Panelists include: creators and executive producers Robert Kirkman and Chris Black, cast members Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, and Wrenn Schmidt. Kumail Nanjiani will moderate, followed by a fan autograph signing at 5:45 p.m at the Warner Bros. booth #4545.

The series  follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child.  Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Outcast is expected to premiere day & date on Cinemax in the U.S. and across FIC’s FOX-branded entertainment channels in over 125 countries worldwide in 2016.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing now that the weather’s warm? While you figure that out, here’s some news to keep you busy.

Around the Tubes

The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Inks Overall Deal at AMC – Not too shocking considering the success he’s had for them.

CBS News – Inside “Fun Home,” graphic novel turned Broadway musical – Can’t wait to see this.


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Archie #666

CBR – Bizarro #1

The Beat – Nonplayer #2

Talking Comics – Secret Wars #3

CBR – Spider-Woman #8

CBR – X-Tinction Agenda #1

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What did you all get that you’ve enjoyed so far?

Around the Tubes

Newsarama – Report: ROBERT KIRKMAN To Join TRANSFORMERS Sequel/Spin-Off ‘Writer’s Room’ – Interesting.

ICv2 – BIN LADEN READ ICV2 – Congrats?

CBR – Dubai’s First Privately Owned Publisher Talks Goals, Challenges – It’ll be interesting to see what this publisher does.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Bloodshot Reborn #1

Comic Vine – Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #2

Comic Vine – Ghosted #20

CBR – Insufferable #1

Comic Vine – Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1

The Beat – Psycho Bonkers #1

CBR – Spider-Verse #1

Comic Vine – Star Wars #5

Comic Vine – Uncanny X-Men #34

Image Expo returns to San Francisco, July 2015

Image ExpoImage Comics has announced the return of Image Expo, taking place once again in the San Francisco Bay Area, on July 2, 2015! Image Comics will floor fans with a slate of all-new, exciting creator-owned news and creator appearances. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and members of the media.

This will be an all-day event, featuring such guests as Robert Kirkman, Brian K. Vaughan, Steve Skroce, Tula Lotay, and Greg Rucka. In addition, there will be special surprise guests in attendance.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer early bird pricing through the end of May 2015 with General Admission tickets available at $20 and Premium Admission tickets available at $50.

A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, and admittance to the official Image Expo after party for a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow fans.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, guaranteed premium seating during programming, a pack of Image Expo exclusive variants, one (1) pass to an exclusive signing with creators behind the Image Expo variants, a T-shirt, an Image Comics-branded cloth tote bag, and access to the official Image Expo after party.

Starting June 1, General Admission with be $25 and Premium Admission will be $65. Seating is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary.

The Walking Dead Spinoff Series Gets a Title

TheWalkingDead_logoRobert Kirkman announced on Twitter today that The Walking Dead‘s spinoff series will be Fear The Walking Dead.

The series has already received a two season pick up and will premiere this summer for a six episode season. The series will take place in Los Angeles with new characters and focus somewhat more on the outbreak happening as opposed to after it.

Skybound, Wizard World Announce The Walking Dead Series for 2015

The Walking DeadSkybound’s The Walking Dead created by Robert Kirkman continues to captivate audiences worldwide. With the debut of Season 5 of the television series, Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, and Wizard World, Inc. announced the launch of an entirely new series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of popular issues of The Walking Dead comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at every Wizard World Comic Con event in 2015.

Superstar artists who regularly appear at Wizard World events will draw the unique covers for each of the 24 shows scheduled to date, beginning with Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 911 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The artists for each book will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans.

The exclusive The Walking Dead editions will be produced in extremely limited quantities and are available at registration to fans only while supplies last at each Wizard World convention. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.

Stern Pinball Brings The Walking Dead To Life

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, announced today the availability of its Pro and Limited Edition models of AMC’s The Walking Dead pinball machine. As a big pinball fan, I couldn’t be more excited to see this beautiful machine.

AMC’s The Walking Dead, the most watched series among Adults 18-49, is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The drama tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse. Stern’s The Walking Dead pinball features everything fans would want in a flesh-eating pinball world. Players fight to survive the zombie apocalypse alongside series icon, Sheriff Rick Grimes, by battling zombies and completing various game missions. The game includes multiple zombie toys for adrenalin-filled zombie battles at familiar locations from the show such as the Prison and Cell Block C. A brilliant high-definition zombie-filled art package heightens the player’s excitement.

The Limited Edition (LE) version of the game offers unique special effects such as a fish tank with illuminated sculpted zombie heads and a motorized crossbow assembly that allows players to launch the ball anywhere in the game. The LE mirrored back glass with exclusive art adds to the dynamic pinball experience.

The limited edition model has a MSRP of $8,595, while the pro model has a MSRP of $5,995.

Check out the beautiful layout below!

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Preview: Invincible #113

Invincible #113

Story By: Robert Kirkman
Art By: Ryan Ottley
Colored By: John Rauch
Cover By: Ryan Ottley
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140572
Published: August 6, 2014

The massacre continues.


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