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The Walking Dead a Fall Winner

Entertainment Weekly came out with their Fall Winners and Losers and The Walking Dead was in the winner category. The AMC television show is averaging 13.5 million viewers. For comparison, the X-Factor gets about 10.3 million viewers. The show also has a 7.2 demo rating. The show is delivering more adults 18-49 than any other entertainment series on television.

The Walking Dead is clearly a hit with fans, here’s hoping it sees some awards love this season as well.

Another “geek” show that’s put in the winner category is the WB’s Arrow which earned a full season pick-up and is that channel’s biggest success since the Vampire Diaries.

Jean Grey Returns?

In the lead up to San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Entertainment Weekly got the exclusive Marvel news that it looks like Jean Grey will be back in the Marvel universe post Avengers Vs. X-Men.  The details are nil, but the site says:

Yes, this is Jean Grey — as in, the Jean Grey who’s been absent from Marvel Comics ever since dying for a second time back in the mid-’00s. And yes, she is modeling her vintage blue-and-yellow X-Men outfit from her Marvel Girl days. Does this mean that the fan-favorite character is finally returning? We can only confirm that her presence in the Marvel Universe will not be imaginary. This will not be part of the Ultimate line-up. She will not be a zombie hologram, like Shard on X-Factor. What could this all mean? Check back tomorrow, when all the secrets will be revealed. (Or some of them, anyhow.)

So, I guess I’ll be checking EW tomorrow, don’t know about you.

The Avengers Grace the Cover of Entertainment Weekly

Hitting the shelves this week, Marvel‘s next big movie, The Avengers  graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly.  The issue features  some behind the scenes insight into next summer’s monster movie which comes out May 4.  The movie brings together Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor, Chris EvansCaptain America, Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury and newcomers Mark Ruffalo as The Incredible Hulk and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.  The film is directed  and written by Joss Whedon.

Entertainment Weekly Giveth and Taketh

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Entertainment Weekly seems to have a love/hate relationship with comic books.  Every few issues they tease those that receive their print magazine with some coverage and a listing of the top selling issues at a random comic store.  This may take up a page or two, clearly filler for a slow week.  But when it comes to comic books turned into movies, those are usually worthy some expanded coverage.

This week Entertainment Weekly receives a Cheer and Jeer from us concerning their comic coverage.

Cheer – Ken Tucker says DMZ is a comic you need to read, a sentiment we agree with.  He says in his blog post he says:

DMZ takes what could have been a trite notion — the idea of “bringing the war home” literally, by turning America into a war zone similar to those in Iraq or Afghanistan– and on the strength of a complex imagination, turns it into a comic book that needs no superheroics, because the heroism is performed by ordinary people you come to care about quickly.

It’s short but highlights a great comic that deserves a huge audience.  Interestingly enough it was Entertainment Weekly’s review of DMZ that got me to return to comics many years ago.

Jeer – In the latest issue (#1091) the magazine gives us a first look as to some of the movies we’ll be seeing this spring.  In a decent placement Kick-Ass is highlighted with a small write up of what we can expect.  However, Entertainment Weekly does the idiotic thing of giving away one of the fun twists of the movie concerning Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s character.  Way to ruin a spoiler for those who haven’t read this fun and violent series.  The movie is to be released this April 16.

Twilight the Graphic Novel

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Twilight is getting the graphic novel treatment courtesy of Yen Press.  The style is a pseudo Manga style, my guess is to appeal to a female audience.  Will we soon hear the shrills of tween girls invading our comic book stores?  How about the apocalypse?

We hope that the series drives a female audience into comic book shops and those shops take advantage to increase the female audience.  One can dream….

Entertainment Weekly chatted Twilight author Stephenie Myer about her role with the graphic novel.

The text of your original novel is boiled down so carefully that it doesn’t feel like anything is missing. Were you the one who did that?

I was definitely involved.  I didn’t do the original “script” for the book, so to speak.  But when I got the dialogue with the images, I did a lot of tinkering. In a couple of places, I asked for missing scenes to be inserted.  For example, the conversation in the car that Bella and Edward have after she faints in Biology.

How does the feeling of reading the graphic novel compare to that of reading the original? Does it bring something new to the experience for you?

For me, it takes me back to the days when I was writing Twilight.  It’s been a while since I was really able to read Twilight; there is so much baggage attached to that book for me now.  It seems like all I can see are the mistakes in the writing.  Reading Young’s version brought me back to the feeling I had when I was writing and it was just me and the characters again.  I love that.  I thank her for it.

You can read the rest of the interview here.

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