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Demo-Graphics: The Walking Dead

Its been about five months since we last looked at The Walking Dead‘s demographics via Facebook’s data. With the new season underway, it felt like an appropriate time to see how things have changed for the record setting show, and best selling comic book series.

For this report, we’re looking at fans within the United States that enjoy The Walking Dead in comics, television, books, games, or even the characters. We’ll also compare the latest results to those of last report.

Facebook Population: Over 22 million fans in the US

That’s an increase of about 4.2 million fans since last year. Spanish speakers account for 3 million fans, 13.64%. That’s over the double amount of individuals since October.

Gender and Age

In October we saw a surge of female fans compared to the stats from 2013. Women account for 47.19% and men were 52.81%. Five months later, and women continue to grow in fans so that men and women are split even. Due to the rounding of numbers when dealing with these large number, men account for 50.91% and women 51.82%. Looking at the relationship status which pegs the universe at 22.8 million, women account for 50.01% of fans while men are 49.27%. The gender of the fans is split evenly.

wd gender 3.30.15Below is the trend line which looks at the age and gender of the individuals together.

wd age and gender 3.30.15Below is the raw data for The Walking Dead fans. The population has shifted slightly older compared to last year.

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Relationship Status

The biggest shift compared to October is those married who now account for a little over 30% compared to 24% then.

wd relationship 3.30.15And for those that like pie charts.

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Education

Like relationships, education has changed a lot since last year, so we can’t really compare this year’s stats to last year’s.

wd education 3.30.15Gender Interest

Gender interest too has changed since last year. The biggest change is those who are unspecified, which rose across the board.

wd gender interest 3.30.15Ethnicity

This is also the first report where ethnicity is tracked for The Walking Dead. Interestingly African American women are a majority of fans for African Americans.

wd ethnicity 3.30.15Generation

When it comes to generational labels women account for a vast majorty of those interested in The Walking Dead for Baby Boomers and Generation X. It shouldn’t be surprising considering how the genders shift as the population ages.

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And that wraps up the latest edition of the Facebook Fandom Spotlight.

TV Review: The Walking Dead S5E16 Conquer

walking-dead-5 photoAs the people of Alexandria decide what to do Rick, the truth about the W’s is revealed. Meanwhile, Morgan gets closer to the safe-zone.

The Walking Dead wrapped up its season with an extra long episode. There’s tons to wrap up, or take on, and the episode kicks off with two big mysteries, what are the “W”s and where is Morgan?

Sitting out in the forest, Morgan is enjoying a meal when he’s approached by an individual with a “W” carved in his forehead, referring to himself as a wolf, he’s there to wake Morgan and everything he has. Soon Morgan is kicking ass and taking names. Two answers, sort of, checked off.

Back in Alexandria, the fate of Rick is up in the air, and while there’s lots of politicking, there’s also plans made in case things go south when it comes to the fate of Rick.

Aaron and Daryl are out scouting when they come across a person in a red poncho. Following them, they wind up in a trap, surrounded by walkers. Morgan comes to the rescue at the last moment, and saves them. Daryl figures out a connection between Morgan and Rick, after Aaron invites Morgan back to Alexandria.

Father Gabriel though is acting a bit weird, and wanders outside killing a few walkers. In a white tshirt, which I’m sure we can argue is symbolic in some way, he stumbles back into the compound, but leaves the gate slightly open.

Glenn follows Nicholas who sneaks off, and a bit to the death begins after Nicholas shoots Glenn.

Next up is the fate of Rick, who finally tells Michonne the plan, and we learn where her loyalty is. Where is it all going, the tension ramps up to crazy levels as the episode builds and builds.

The episode quickly gets into “dark mode” with four plotlines playing out. The community gathering to talk about Rick, the battle between Nicholas and Glenn, Rick taking on walkers, and Sasha and Father Gabriel fighting as Gabriel has gone batshit insane. Then, there’s the guy in the red poncho, who is with the Wolves but not for long.

The last moments are absolutely amazing. That’s how you end the season. Bring on season 6.

Overall rating: 9

Good Morning Los Angeles, AMC’s First Teaser for Fear the Walking Dead

A strange virus is going around… Fear the Walking Dead premieres this Summer 2015. Only on AMC.

The Walking Dead is on Sale at ComiXology

The Walking Dead series and trades are on sale today, go here to see the offerings.

Issues 1-132 and volume 1 through 22 of the trade paperbacks are on sale, including two compendium bundles for the series with each bundle will have 48 issues priced at $39.99.

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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.

TV Review: The Walking Dead S5E15 Try

walking-dead-5 photoWhen life within the walls begins to mimic life outside, the group realizes that sheltered life may not be possible.

The Walking Dead is full of tension in this episode which really focuses on where things are better, in the walled community, or outside in the wild? On the outside, there’s the constant threat of walkers, and other individuals, but the walled community of Alexandria has its own demons that aren’t dealt with that leads it to being dangerous too.

Much of that involves the relationship between the abusive Pete and his wife Jessie. This leads to a powder-keg explosion with Rick venting what’s on his mind. It’s a hell of a speech that sets out an interesting status-quo and a battle for leadership and direction of Alexandria.

Are the monsters outside of the wall? Are the monsters inside the wall? Where can things go from here?

There’s just one episode left, and everything is up in the air right now.

Overall rating: 8.5

TV Review: The Walking Dead S5E14 Spend

walking-dead-5 photoWhile trying to secure a new home, Rick and his group face challenges, and question the utopia they find themselves in.

The Walking Dead brings the gore tonight in a tense and rather shocking episode that got me screaming at the television telling the characters what to do. It’s been a while, but I actually found myself angry at the characters, screaming at the ones I hate, and again being heartbroken as another one is taken by the zombies.

The episode bounces around focusing on Rick’s group as they still attempt to integrate into their new town. The uneasiness we’ve seen the last few episodes continues as more and more is revealed about new characters and some of the underlying issues they’re just discovering.

The deadliest season yet continues as some of the crew heads out foraging, while Abraham integrates into the construction crew, and Carol discovers something about some of their new neighbors. It’s best to not spoil anything, and let you discover it all on your own.

Instead, I’ll focus on what the series does best, playing with the viewer’s emotions. The fact I found myself on the edge of my couch screaming as the episode rolled to its finale. From a sunny beginning to the darker end, the series continues to toy with us, killing hope little by little.

There’s two episodes left, and you know this is just the beginning. I expect the series to continue to pack an emotional punch.

Overall rating: 8.75

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing now that the weather is getting nicer?

Around the Tubes

Variety – Oscar-Nominated ‘Dam Keeper’ Filmmakers Set Graphic Novel Deal, Developing Feature – Interesting. Still don’t know anything about the film.

The Outhousers – The People’s Reset: DC’s Very Stupid Day – Bwahahahaha

Fantasy Flight Games – Announcing 2015 Regional Championship Locations – Did you luck out and one’s by you?

Washington Post – D.C. comic books get a nudge at Smudge – If you’re in the DC area, the show is free!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Detective Comics: End Game #1

ICv2 – Exquisite Corpse HC

The Outhousers – Godzilla: Cataclysm

Bleeding Cool – Help Us! Great Warrior #2

CBR – Howard the Duck #1

Kotaku – Howard the Duck #1

The Beat – Lola XOXO #6

CBR – Ninjak #1

The Beat – Rebels #1

CBR – Rebels #1

Bleeding Cool – Sinergy #5

IGN – Star Wars #3

CBR – The Walking Dead #138

The Walking Dead Spin-Off Gets a Two Season Order

TheWalkingDead_logoAMC has announced that the still untitled The Walking Dead spin-off has already gotten a two-season order. The Walking Dead is currently the #1 show on television among adults 18-49.

While a title isn’t set (some have said it’ll be Fear The Walking Dead), we do know the show will be set in Los Angeles and feature new characters. The series will premiere much like The Walking Dead did, and will have six one-hour episodes and will launch late summer. The second season will air in 2016.

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert from The Walking Dead are executive producers of the new series, which, like the original, is being produced by AMC Studios. Dave Erickson, who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, is an executive producer and showrunner. The series will star Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey.

The main series has hinted that things were going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and with this series we’ll find out and see as the world “turns.”

In addition, AMC Global, the international AMC-branded television network, announced it has acquired the international television rights to the series, which it plans to air within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere.

TV Review: The Walking Dead S5E13 Forget

walking-dead-5 photoAs Rick and the others continue to acclimate to their new surroundings, they consider a return to normalcy.

The Walking Dead has the group nervous and very cautious, figuring out their new surroundings. For all they’ve gone through, it’s understandable why they’re so defensive.

The episode is an interesting one continuing the mixing of the groups, Rick’s and the Alexandria. It’s still a lot of feeling each other out and seeing how they all get along, and how Rick’s people will add to the community.

What’s interesting is the fact that Rick’s group is so cautious, planning for the worst and scheming. Is it caution, or is Rick losing his mind. For once, Rick seems like the bad guy, and add in Carol’s creepy warning to a child, it’s a role reversal. Add into it that Rick is coveting someone’s wife, and things get a lot worse in my eyes.

The season doesn’t have many more episodes left, and it’s clear there’s a big bad on the horizon. How everyone will work together when that happens will be fascinating. It’s amazing the series is so uneasy when it’s so calm and relaxing (in a weird way).

Overall rating: 8.75

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