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AMC Picks Up a Third Walking Dead Series

The Walking Dead is still a success for AMC as the network has announced that it has given the green light for a third series. Matt Negrete will be the showrunner for the series which will run for 10 episodes. Negrete created with series with franchise chief content officer Scott M. Gimple.

Negrete has been a writer and producer on The Walking Dead for the past five seasons.

It’s unknown who will appear on the series but we know that it will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come of age in the apocalypse. Production will begin this summer in Virginia for a 2020 debut.

Below is the official description:

Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.

This new series is on top of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and the three films that will focus on Andrew Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes.

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DC Primal 100-Page Comic Giant

The weekend is almost here! Who’s spending it watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on repeat? Sound off in the comments! While you wait for the work day to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – IDW CEO Steps Down After ‘Challenging’ 7 Months On the Job – So much drama for this company.

The Beat – Bob Wayne: Comics need diversity and retailers need to nurture change – Yes it does and yes they do.

The Beat – Retailer Brian Hibbs has a 10-point plan for the comics industry – Thoughts on this?

ComicBook – New ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Being Developed by AMC – Not too surprising.

Deadline – ‘Jesusfreak’ Preview: Graphic Novel Depicts Christ As A Stone-Cold Killer – This looks cool!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: November Garcia on Growing up Catholic in the Philippines in the 80’s – Free comics people!

Reviews

CBR – Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2
Comics Bulletin –
DC Primal Age 100-Page Giant

Black Panther Will Return to the Big Screen for Free for Black History Month

If you missed Black Panther on the big screen, you will get a new chance for one week, February 1-7. But, that’s not cool enough, what’s even better is that Disney is making tickets for free for everyone.

There’ll be two showings per day at 250 participating AMC theaters.

Disney is also giving a $1.5 million grant to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

In the announcement The Walt Disney Chairmain and CEO Bob Iger said:

Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success. The story also showcases the power of knowledge to change the world for the better, and the importance of ensuring everyone has access to it. We’re proud to provide thousands of free screenings of Black Panther in hopes it will continue to inspire audiences.

The film was recently a big winner a the SAG Awards taking the top prize of the night and is the first superhero comic film to be nominated for “best picture” by the Oscars.

You can find the full list of participating theaters here.

Black Panther

The Walking Dead Teases the Whisperers and Its Return in February

The Walking Dead returns to AMC February 10 and with it the communities will face a new enemy in the Whisperers. This new threat debuted in the comics in issue #130 and was a group of individuals who lived within the herds of walkers by wearing the skin of the dead. Led by the leaders Alpha and Beta, they were unlike anything that’s been dealt with before.

The show has teased this enemy for a bit of time and we’ve seen them in a few episodes already, though they haven’t been explained.

Today, AMC released a teaser of what we’ll be seeing in about a month’s time.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are folks excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below.

Cynthia Naugle – X, my experience with my abuser – We respect Cynthia’s decision to not name the individual and have not done so ourselves due to that but there’s enough clues here (Tuscon Comic Con 2018 guest, from Tuscon, recent Vertigo series) to figure out the individual.

The Comichron – November 2018 comics sales estimates online: Uncanny X-Men tops 176,000 copies in U.S., Canada – For those that enjoy the horse race.

CBR – The Walking Dead: Frank Darabont’s AMC Lawsuit Heading to Trial – This should be interesting.

Reviews

Comic Book Bin – Ao Haru Ride Vol. 2
Talking Comics – Shazam! #1

Rick Grimes’ Story Will Continue in Walking Dead Movies

The Walking Dead Rick GrimesYou didn’t think Rick Grimes‘ story was over, did you? Though this Sunday’s episode, “What Comes After,” was Andrew Lincoln‘s last as the character on the show, we’re still getting more of hist story.

Chief content officer Scott M. Gimple has said we’ll get to see more of his story in original films most likely to air on AMC.

SPOILERS

In the episode, Rick is injured and taken away in a mysterious helicopter. The films will be what happens after.

Gimple told Entertainment Weekly:

It is really important for the audience to know that we are going to be continuing to tell the story of Rick Grimes in these AMC Studios original films. We don’t want this thing to be like, “Oh, well, he’ll be back on the show any moment now.” We are telling Rick’s story in another medium, and it’s going to be these AMC Studios original films. They’re going to be on AMC, most probably. They’re centered around Rick Grimes.

We’re going to tell the story of what happens after that helicopter flight, and these are going to be big, epic entertainments. Each are quality films. That’s what’s been happening in the industry. We’ve seen Netflix make these, basically, studio films for people to watch in their homes, and we’re going to be doing the same sort of thing here.

Gimple added more details:

I am extremely hard at work on the first one right now, and most likely filming next year, though I’m freaking out about deadlines right now, so I’m not going to tell you exactly when because it will only make me pass out. But it really is going to be sooner than later. On the flip side, these are not going to be made on television schedules. This is going to be on feature schedules, and they’re going to be big, so they’re going to take a minute to make.

TV Review: The Walking Dead S9E5 What Comes After

Rick is forced to face the past as he struggles to maintain the safety of the communities and protect the future he and Carl envisioned.

The Walking Dead wraps up an era as Rick Grimes exits the show after 9 seasons. But, can the episode live up to the expectations that it brings? The answer is yes and no.

Injured in the last episode with a bar through his side, Rick limps his way away from the zombie horde wounded and bleeding. Through his injury and journey he fades in and out of reality revisiting friends from the past and reflecting on his life and the state of the world.

It’s an interesting episode that doesn’t quite deliver the emotional impact one would hope until the very end with the last ten minutes redeeming an otherwise eye rolling script. But, it’s the details of the episode that really stand out and when examined, the show is deeper than would seem on the initial glance.

The episode is a book end in many ways reflecting the first episode and our introduction to Rick. Much like that episode, he’s injured limping along and taking in the world around him. In each, the injury is to the same side as he slides along trying to figure out what to do and where to go.

Through his struggle he fades in and out of reality visiting by friends of the past with a hint towards the Wizard of Oz. Shane delivers a pep talk focused on courage, Hershel talks about heart, and Sasha wisdom. All while trying to get home. There’s also a bit of A Christmas Carol too with Rick visited by three ghosts to give him advice.

And all of that leads to that ending, how does it end for Rick?

I could easily ruin it and spoil the situation but there’s something about finding out for yourself. That final 10 minutes is where the emotion sits delivering “holy shit” moments one after another and an emotional punch at numerous times. The moments you hope for with characters coming together is there with each delivering their own. And the show does Rick right in the end and… well, you’ll have to watch and see.

While it’s not a perfect episode it does set up an interesting future, especially the teases toward the very end of the episode of where things are going. It’s the closing of a chapter of a book which has many chapters to go.

The episode could easily have gone for the cheap emotional punches but instead delivers something more for long time fans who will notice the subtle winks and nods. It shows the writers want to deliver viewers something a bit more than just surface entertainment and for those that can appreciate that, it absolutely pays off.

Overall Rating: 8.0

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