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Best Reasons To Become Team Daryl Dixon

19This crossbow slinging badass really stands his ground in The Walking Dead tv series considering he was never even in the comics. Even as a survivalist with his tough as nails loner personality he still knows how to have a good time. I for one am all for this redneck, and for some damn good reasons.

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Oscar (Vincent Ward) - The Walking Dead_Season 3, Episode 2_"Sick" - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMCHe will be your right hand in keeping that pesky hostage steady with trusty crossbow never far behind to strike a zombie with a arrow or just bash their skull in.

5He has proven time and time again to have everyone’s back, but he looks kick ass back to back with Rick. After all they are brothers now. Even with a high powered gun his crossbow is with him.

3This man takes pain like a champ. First he was grazed in the head by a bullet from the airhead blonde Andrea when she thought he was a zombie. Then he had a arrow through his stomach while rolling down a riven into water. Sometimes that trusty bow can be a real bitch.

6While out on a jaunt with Beth he decided screw it lets just climb into this plush death box for a nap, smiles and all. 9He can’t help but be a ladies man. There’s been plenty of hugs and kisses from Beth and Carol but he never made a single move in return. Makes a girl wonder, What’s up with that?

11Even this bad boy knows sometimes you just have to lay down and let it all out.

8He knows how to console you when you’ve had it rough. And I give him props for that comforting hug from behind without a boob grab. A+ for the perfect hand placement.

16Apparently he is a big softy for those bundles of joy, as he gives almost a dorky yet evil looking grin for little Asskicker Judith.

17Need a good time, well add some drinks and a fire and this man is itching go. Add his partner in crime Beth and they become a screw the world duo.

13He has your bad boy need filled with his leather wearing motorcycle getup. But what’s with the no leather chaps?

21He will hunt, skin, and cook almost anything for a meal without blinking a eye. He might though have a thing for snakes with the look in his eyes.

20How can you resist a man that is not afraid to rock a poncho, let alone a motorcycle riding, poncho wearing, crossbow wielding dude.

Whether you need a need the strong protector or the sexy badass, Daryl Dixon can take you all the way.

Review: The Walking Dead #148


“Clearly we are not ourselves”

Now we’re talking (or not) after last months grueling chatterfest, this one gets on with the plot development quite quickly. We open the issue on the hill with a surprise mexican standoff between Andrea, Lydia, and Carl. (praying Carl takes the bullet, but he doesn’t. Drat.) Tempers flare and simmer down fast when they explain to Lydia that they are just trying to protect her.

Meanwhile, Lydia’s über evil mom, Alpha is roaming the woods when a member of her pack spots her and tries to sympathize with her. (Bad move, dude) She kindly slits his throat for his troubles while choking back tears she’s lost her daughter. She informs her fellow whisperer that she’s not to be challenged and a plan is to be put in motion.

Back in Alexandria, Rick is trying to calm the mob but it all goes to Hell very fast. Turns out they don’t see sending Lydia off to protect her as an act of kindness but rather weakness. Rick tries desperately to get through to them in a diplomatic fashion but to no avail. A melee ensues and the townspeople are all at each other’s throats. Rick realizes he needs to restore order in his people and drastic times call for drastic measures…

Overall: This was the shot in the arm that was needed after last months filler issue. It moved so fast and was over before I could notice it. It left me wanted more, which is exactly what a comic should do. What else can be said? The art by Charlie Adlard was great as always. I think he’s the most consistent artist this side of Mark Bagley. The pacing was great as well. Finally that cliffhanger at the end left me speechless. I absolutely didn’t see it coming. Bravo Mr. Kirkman, bravo. I might just pay a visit to the survival store before the release of the next issue because a war is coming in these pages and I cannot wait. Till next month deadheads, remember it takes three for a mexican standoff and don’t go wandering into the woods…

Story: Robert Kirkman Art: Charlie Adlard
Story: 8  Art: 8.5 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow and we’ll have our picks for what we’re excited for in a few hours. Until then, here’s some interesting news from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

ComiChron – Marvel relaunch impact: Fourteen comics titles top 100,000 copies ordered in October, most since 2007 – Some impressive sales numbers

ICv2 – X-Wing Miniatures Game Demo Station – For that price, it’s be awesome to have one of these to play at home.

Newsarama – Kirkman & Skybound Signs Deal To Develop New TV Shows – Congrats!

CBR – The Mission: The Lasting Power of Latina Superheroes and Future Visibility – As always, a great read.

The Hollywood Reporter – Oni Press Restructures Movie, TV Division – Good to see them back on track. Maybe the whole story will come out some day.

The Rainbow Hub – Axel Alonso Contradictory, Probably Irrelevant on LBGTQIA Marvel – A very good read.


Around the Tubes Reviews

The Rainbow Hub – Batman and Robin Eternal #5

The Rainbow Hub – James Bond #1

CBR – Velvet #12

Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta casts out new story arc this November

New York Times bestselling writer/creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta will launch a new story arc of their ongoing Skybound horror series Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta this November.

Previously in Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta, Kyle Barnes began to piece together clues about his strange abilities and plague of tragedies. He discovered a new sense of purpose, but also a growing concern for his ostensible partner Reverend Anderson.

In Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #13, Kyle is faced with the most emotional exorcism yet as he begins to learn more about his abilities and what’s really going on around him.

Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #13 (Diamond code: SEP150593) hits stores Wednesday, November 25th. Final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, November 2nd.


Catch Robert Kirkman (and Kevin Smith) on @midnight

Did you miss Robert Kirkman (the creator of The Walking Dead), Kevin Smith, and Scott Aukerman who joined Chris Hardwick on last night’s @midnight? Well, you can catch last night’s show courtesy of Hulu now.

Review: The Walking Dead #147

TheWalkingDead147_Cover“The sins of the father’s son”

We open up this issue of the most epic zombie apocalypse of all time with.. a conversation. That’s right, Rick and Lo.. err Andrea, and Eugene are having a deadly serious conversation. Eugene is suggesting to Rick that they use Rick’s son Carl’s girlfriend Lydia in a set up for a retribution murder. (If that’s a thing)  Having being previously grief-stricken, Eugene is pleading his case to Rick. Unfortunately its falling on deaf ears. Rick doesn’t think it’s the way to go. Even though he can see Eugene’s point, he wants to use compassion for this situation.

Eugene gets wildly pissed and stands up fast in front of Rick and Andrea tells him to please leave. Rick is left to sit there with his love and she comes up with a plan. Andrea feels that Lydia is not safe in this house anymore and by extension neither is Carl. She suggests that Rick let her take both Carl and Lydia away until tempers cool over. Rick after mulling it over, reluctantly agrees.

Andrea goes in to wake up Carl and tell him the news. He asks her “Mom what’s going on?” (I’ll never get used to him calling Andrea mom) She informs him of the plan thusly and he agrees to follow. Shortly after we see an outside shot of the Grimes home and it’s Michonne with her cloak donned heading stealthily into the house and heading up the stairs. She gets to the top of the stairs, hand on her trusty katana and a gun is suddenly cocked at the back of her head. She turns around to see it’s Rick and she draws her blade. Just right about now things are about to pop, and we get… drumrolllllll.. another conversation! (Facepalm.. seriously.)

The rest of the issue pertains to a deep conversation between Rick and Michonne and then Andrea leading the kids on a long walk. Lots of talking and walking people. That’s what we are treated to here. I suppose every book needs filler sometime and there was an abundance of it here. Oh we also get what is supposed to be a shocking cliffhanger, but it just falls meh.

Overall: So this book was like reading a Brian Michael Bendis comic that contained a forward written by Woody Allen, so I wasn’t overly enthralled this month. The good point is the art by Charlie Adlard was near perfect. I hope he never leaves this book. His style is absolutely perfect for it. The black and white format is also one of my favorite parts of the book as it allows the reader to pay attention more to it’s contents. On the plus side, this does make me appreciate any episode of Fear the Walking Dead TV show more. Hopefully next month we will back to our regularly scheduled masochism, but we have Halloween and nightmares for that. See you on the hill next month deadheads…

Story: Robert Kirkman Art: Charlie Adlard
Story: 5.5 Art: 8 Overall: 6 Recommendation: Pass

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Outcast Season 1: Comic Con Exclusive Scene

Cinemax has had this video unlisted since San Diego Comic Con, not sure why. From the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman presents Outcast. Coming to Cinemax in 2016.

Catch Robert Kirkman on Late Night With Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers took advantage of New York Comic Con and had Robert Kirkman on the show to discuss his iconic comic and TV series.

Outcast Season 1: New York Comic Con Trailer

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

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

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