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AMC’s The Walking Dead Fined $104,000 for Using the Emergency Alert System

The Walking Dead

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reached settlements this week with a handful of media outlets after they were found to have misused the emergency alert system (EAS) tone.

There’s a rule against using the tone outside of actual emergencies to “protect the integrity” of the system. The idea is that listeners won’t mistake the real tone for ones from television shows and vice versa.

The agency found that ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, AMC’s The Walking Dead, Animal Planet’s Lone Star Law, and Meruelo Radio Holdings all misused the EAS tone. The companies have agreed to pay more than $600,000 in civil penalties for the violations.

AMC’s The Walking Dead used the tone twice in the “Omega Episode” of the program in February 2019. The playing happened during eight instances. AMC will pay a $104,000 civil penalty and agreed to a compliance plan.

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Powers of X #1

It’s a new week and we’ve got the regular news and reviews for the morning as we recover from Gen Con. While you kick off your day, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Splinter News – Top Republicans Are Blaming Video Games for the White Terrorist Attacks – You know, instead of White Nationalism…

Y-City News – Man sentenced to prison for stealing over $25000 worth of comic books – Good.

The Wrap – ‘Walking Dead’ Movie Had Multiple Suitors Beyond Universal, AMC’s Josh Sapan Says – This is a surprise?

Just Collecting News – Captain America #1 sells for world-record $915,000 at Heritage Auctions – That’s a lot of money.

Screen Rant – Snowpiercer TV Show Is NOT In Same Continuity As Film – Odd since the new prequel graphic novel seems to be and the original graphic novels are in continuity with the film.

CBLDF – Retailer Spotlight: Bridge City Comics in Portland Oregon! – Check them out if you’re in the area.

ComicBook – Batwoman EP Confirms Kate Will Be Jewish – Good.

Reviews

Geek Dad – Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2
Monkeys Fighting Robots –
Leave on the Light #1
Talking Comics –
Powers of X #1
Geek Dad –
Red Hood Outlaw Annual #3
But Why Tho? –
We Are Here Forever

Rob Guillory’s Farmhand is Optioned by AMC

Bestselling comic book series Farmhand, created and illustrated by Rob Guillory, has been optioned for television development by AMC/AMC Studios. Guillory is set to write the pilot for the series and will executive produce alongside LaToya Morgan.

Farmhand follows Jedidiah Jenkins, a simple farmer, but one whose cash crop isn’t corn or soy. He grows fast-healing, plug-and-play human organs. For years, Jed’s organic transplants have brought healing to many, but deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm something sinister has taken root.

Guillory previously co-created and was the Eisner-award winning artist on the New York Times bestselling series Chew. He is represented by Anonymous Content & Myman Greenspan LLP.

The trade paperback of Farmhand, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 9781534309852) is available now and Farmhand, Vol. 2 (ISBN: 978-1534313323) will be available in September. It can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Farmhand, Vol. 1

Christopher Cantwell and Martín Morazzo’s She Could Fly is in Development at AMC

Berger Books has announced She Could Fly has been optioned for television development by AMC. Based on the comic series created by Christopher Cantwell and Martín MorazzoShe Could Fly marks the first property from the esteemed Berger Books line to be optioned for film or television.

She Could Fly tells the story of Luna, a disturbed 15-year-old girl who becomes obsessed with an unknown woman who appears in the Chicago sky flying at heights reaching 2,000 feet. Suddenly—the mysterious woman dies in a fiery explosion mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. Will cracking the secrets of the Flying Woman’s inner life lead to the liberation from Luna own troubled mind? The second series of She Could Fly, She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5 arrives August 14, 2019, with the collection arriving December 17, 2019. 

Christopher Cantwell, co-creator of She Could Fly has past experience with AMC through AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire as a co-creator, showrunner and executive producer. Executive Producers of She Could Fly include Mark Johnson, Executive Producer of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul; Melissa Bernstein, also an Executive Producer of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul; Karen Berger, founder of Berger Books and Vertigo; Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Entertainment’s founder and Executive Producer (The Umbrella Academy)and Keith Goldberg, Dark Horse Entertainment Senior Vice President and Executive Producer (The Umbrella Academy). 

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