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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead S1E6 The Good Man

fear-the-walking-dead-posterAs civil unrest grows, and the dead take over, Travis and Madison try to devise ways to protect their families.

Fear the Walking Dead’s sixth and final episode of the season sees all hell breaking loose as the Salazars/Manawas/Clarks decide to assault the military base to free their family.

The episode is an interesting one in that it was both predictable and the directing wasn’t all that great. There was a big battle, the hoard of zombies was used, people were freed, some people were hurt… predictable.

And the directing for most part was odd too. Usually we can expect lots of action, but in this case we see lots of choppiness, and the lights going on and off, obscuring what we see going on. It’s lazy in a way, and we’ve seen so much better for the series.

From all of that action we get this reflection in a way as well, a quick deceleration that was a bit too abrupt and calm considering what they went through.

The choppiness I described also applies to the story itself, which had weird cuts, weird time shifts, and some movement of the characters that didn’t make sense at all, creating a flowing episode whose flow had strange jumps. That jump also applies to the previous episodes as well. Why was Strand being held for instance?

Overall, the episode was rather predictable and attempted to wrap up too many plot points, many foreshadowed. Its result is a rather weak ending that should have had much more emotional punch.

Overall Rating: 6.75

TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead S1E5 Cobalt

fear-the-walking-dead-posterThe National Guard’s plan for the neighborhood is revealed; Travis and Madison make a difficult decision.

Fear the Walking Dead’s fifth episode dives deep into the military take over of the area and their battle against the undead. We learn a bit more as to what’s happening with the people black bagged by the military. What is “Cobalt”?

But, how everyone reacts to the military is a bigger thing. Travis, Madison, Daniel, and Ofelia, all of their reactions. Daniel, and what he’s willing to do to get his wife back, that’s the most amazing of them all. This leads Daniel to open up about his past life, and what he experienced. We suspected that he saw some crazy stuff, but…. yeah, he’s broken.

And I think that’s the point of this episode. What will this situation do on the average individual? We see Daniel breaking down, soldiers having issues, Chris and Alicia having a meltdown. The episode emphasizes what this will do to people, and the pressure of what’s happening is getting to them.

With one episode left, there’s lots happening!

Overall Rating: 8.5

A Look at Season 6 of The Walking Dead

The cast and crew of The Walking Dead share their expectations for Season 6 of the show. The show returns October 11 on AMC.

Around the Tubes

Yesterday was new comic book day! What’d everyone get? What’d you enjoy? While you think about that, here’s some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Comic Vine – Tom Payne Cast as “Jesus” on ‘The Walking Dead’ – So happy this character is coming to television.

Comic Vine – Mr. Robot’s Stephanie Corneliussen Cast in ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ – And more casting news.

CBLDF – Syrian Cartoonist Reportedly Died Under Arrest – Horrible news.

CBR – DC Comics’ Batmobile Is Protected By Copyright, Appeals Court Rules – Well this is interesting. Wonder if this’ll get applied to cosplay at some point?


Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Fury #1

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! We’ll have our picks as to what you should get in a few hours, and of course we have reviews and previews to help you out. The first of our post SPX coverage will be up today as well!

Until then, here’s some comic book news from around the web you might enjoy!

Around the Tubes

ICv2 – Kickstarter Reorganizes – Does it being a “Public Benefit Corporation” now mean they won’t profit over the scam projects, and maybe take responsibility for the fraud that occurs on their platform?

CBLDF – Banned Books Week 2015: CBLDF RESOURCES! – Some handy resources!

CBR – AMC Looks for Dismissal of Darabont’s Contract Claims in “Walking Dead” Lawsuit – Not really surprising, pretty standard.

CBR – The Mission: The Batman, America’s Black Youth, and Dark Nights Ahead – As always, Joe is a great read. Definitely check out what he has to say.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Cognetic #1

CBR – Jem and the Holograms #7

TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead S1E4 Not Fade Away

fear-the-walking-dead-posterMadison and Travis see different sides of the National Guard’s occupation in their neighborhood; the family tries to adapt to the new world.

Fear the Walking Dead’s fourth episode has seen some time pass since the previous third episode. The military has set up a safe zone, and those within are dealing with their new reality.

Things seem stable, but something is clearly not right, but is that our paranoia, or is it reality? The military is being coy, which doesn’t help matters at all. We don’t know how much we can trust them, and what they’re really up to. Communication has been cut off, and there’s evidence there’s things not on the up and up.

That has Madison to go out exploring which does find things that adds to the facts not adding up.

This leads us to the main theme of the series “fear.” Daniel gives an amazing speech about his past, and how the government acts on fear, and when it does, it does so quickly. He’s not so trusting, but hasn’t played his hand as much as others.

The Walking Dead does the calm before the storm quite often, and this episode feels exactly like that. It’s slow, and focuses more on the drama aspect, which makes it really good and adds a very interesting layer to the story and short season.

The ending, gives us a good idea as to who we should really fear.

Overall Rating: 8

Wizard World Fort Lauderdale Attendees to Receive The Walking Dead #1 Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco

The Walking Dead Julian Totino TedescoWizard World, Inc. and Skybound have announced that superstar artist Julian Totino Tedesco has drawn the 19th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Fort Lauderdale, October 2-4.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Music City Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.

Buenos Aires, Argentina-born Totino Tedesco has worked on such popular titles as X-Treme X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, Venom and Hulk. He has been working mostly for Marvel in the past few years, including covers of Northanger Abbey, Fantastic Four and more.

The Wizard World Comic Con Fort Lauderdale celebrity roster features The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus and Jon Bernthal, along with William Shatner, Sean Astin, Christian Kane, Burn Gorman, WWE Diva Natalya, Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Superstar Dean Ambrose, Dennis Rodman, Eve Myles and many others.

In addition to Totino Tedesco , Artist Alley in Fort Lauderdale will feature Neal Adams, Billy Martin, Harvey Tolibao, Claudio Aboy, Stephanie Hans, Ethan Van Sciver, Arthur Suydam, Rob Liefeld, Brad Guigar and more.

Fort Lauderdale show hours are Friday, October 2, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, October 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fear the Walking Fanboys Airs LIVE this Sunday Directly After Fear the Walking Dead

gp-radio-pic-sundayThis Sunday immediately following Fear the Walking Dead, which airs at 9pm ET on AMC, Fear the Walking Fanboys dives in to discuss the latest episode immediately following the episode’s ending. Fear the Walking Fanboys airs right after, about 10pm ET (10:04 looks to be when the show ends).

The fourth episode of Fear the Walking Dead is titled “Not Fade Away.”

“Madison and Travis see different sides of the National Guard’s occupation in their neighborhood; the family tries to adapt to the new world.”

We talking about the television show giving immediate analysis and discussion as to what happened and what it means going forward.

We also want to hear what you think! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy

You can listen to the show LIVE this Sunday at 10pm ET.

TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead S1E3 The Dog

fear-the-walking-dead-posterAfter they escape a riot, Travis, Liza and Chris seek refuge with the Salazars; Madison defends her home.

Fear the Walking Dead’s third episode has the show returning after a week off the air for the holiday.

The episode quickly kicks off with a riot fully broken out, and Travis with the Salazars on the run and after an accident attempting to find a hospital. The Walking Dead often asks us who the real evil and horrors are, and with the city melting down, we can see that in reality that is up for debate.

But, we also get some interesting questions answered like the issue of hospitals. We’re seeing society fall apart before our very eyes. We also might get a bit of foreshadowing as to who might be one fo the first to die.

With only a zombie here and there to deal with, the episode has much more of a horror vibe to it all, with an almost killer stalking their victims vibe to it all. It’s very different from the main series. There’s also some answers as to if people need to be bit to turn at this point, and it’s clearly not the case as we’ve seen with the neighbor.

What we get to see too is the characters come to grips with what’s happening. It’s not like this is something that’s easily believed. And reality setting in for their situation is actually very interesting to watch. By the time we start The Walking Dead, folks have accepted their situation, but here we see people starting to deal with that situation.

Another fantastic episode as the series is a slow burn to complete oblivion.

Overall Rating: 8.5

AMC Reveals a New Poster for The Walking Dead Season 6

Today AMC revealed a new poster for the upcoming sixth season of The Walking Dead. The art shows Rick Grimes still banged up after the fight that ended the fifth season. He’s also holding his signature gun.

The Walking Dead Season 6 Key Art and Character Portrait

AMC also released a photo of Rick and Morgan within the walls of Alexandria. You can feel the tension between them ooze off of it.

Rick and Morgan

The Walking Dead returns on AMC October 11 at 9/8c.

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