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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

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The Walking Dead #193

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBLDF – Fight Club 2, Avengers Vault, and Deadpool Among Banned Comics in OR Prisons – Boooo!

The Beat – The Retailer’s View // The Revenge of The Walking Dead – An interesting read.

Reviews

Newsarama – The Amazing Spider-Man #25
Newsarama –
Invisible Woman #1
Talking Comics –
Sea of Stars #1
CBR –
Superman: Up in the Sky #1

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Vampirella #1

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – The Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie won’t draw any material from comics – Good.

Reviews

The Beat – Second Coming #1
The Beat –
Sera and the Royal Stars #1
The Beat –
Vampirella #1
Talking Comics –
The Walking Dead #193

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Aero #1

We’re a little over a week to go to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and we’ve got lots leading up to the convention and our coverage at the convention itself. That begins today with an announcement concerning our involvement at the show! Stay tuned.

While you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The News Minute – This TN publisher has been bringing international comics in Tamil for nearly 50 years – This is really interesting and gives some insight into the world of translation.

Kotaku – Hideo Kojima Explains How Spider-Man Is Similar To Japanese Superheroes – Interesting.

KIRO – Burglar steals valuable comic books from Friends of the Seattle Public Library – What assholes. If anyone has information to catch these jerks, please come forward.

Omaha – Omaha Public Library: Give comic books, graphic novels a try this July – Libraries are a great place to get graphic novels to read!

Reviews

Newsarama – Aero #1
Newsarama –
DCeased #3
Talking Comics –
Lois Lane #1
Newsarama –
Lois Lane #1
CBR –
Sea of Stars #1
Newsarama –
The Walking Dead #193

The Walking Dead #193 Heads Back to Print

Image Comics and Skybound have announced that The Walking Dead #193 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard—which concluded the long-running comic book series—is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with customer demand as the news of the book’s contents goes viral. 

This final chapter in the bestselling zombie saga was hinted at by the events of issue The Walking Dead #192—but kept secret and surprise-dropped with fans today. 

The Walking Dead #193 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAY198901) will hit stores on Wednesday, July 31. The final order cutoff for comic shop retailers to get their orders in to restock this 80-page issue is Monday, July 8.

The Walking Dead #193 2nd printing

Review: The Walking Dead #193

The Walking Dead #193

It’s near impossible to review The Walking Dead #193 without spoiling it. So, you’ve been warned.

*Spoiler Warning*

This is it, the end of this series. An unexpected finale sprung upon us much like the walker-filled world was sprung upon Rick Grimes.

With Rick murdered, there was a question looming over the series future and the direction it might go. We have that answer, and it’s on in our imaginations.

Writer Robert Kirkman delivers a finale that sticks the message and point he’s been building to throughout these years. The Walking Dead isn’t about the scares, it’s about building a future, a new society, from the ashes of the old one.

The Walking Dead #193 skips ahead with Carl Grimes now married with a child and a society rebuilt. It’s more Western than modern but “the trials” are now over. There’s law and order and protection. With that though comes forgetting of what was. And that’s the focus of the issue.

Walkers are now a traveling road show to be used to scare individuals. They’re a carnival act, not the dangerous things they once were. And that’s what the issue revolves around. Should the past be celebrated, forgotten, or is there a mix of that.

Rick Grimes helped forge this world and the issue celebrates that while also questioning the end impact. The world has forgotten its struggles. Carl still remembers it and does so to protect his family and so his daughter has a future.

And that’s where Kirkman soars. His story is about heart. It’s about family. And as a fairly new father, the scenes presented between Carl and his daughter got me right in the heart. They’re touching and the absolutely perfect end note. Carl reminds his daughter things are better though there are still dangers in the world. It’s a message that reflects in our every day lives. It’s a reminder of what we should be imparting on the next generation. We experience that complacency with our own walkers right around the corner. The underlying message Kirkman presents is one that we can take away with us today. It challenges the reader to do better and be better. It also focuses in on the point of the whole series from the beginning.

The art by Charlie Adlard with gray tones from Cliff Rathburn is fantastic. Along with lettering by Rus Wooton, we’re presented with an emotional issue. It’s not one full of scares or death and destruction. It’s all about human nature and feelings. And with the time jump, the art becomes key. It tells as much about where society is as to where it was. There’s a limited amount of pages to deliver the full story so the art details become a messenger for the reader to figure everything out. The art goes out on a high note matching an optimistic tone.

Fans of The Walking Dead might be both sad and happy with how things have wrapped. We’re not totally without future stories. From television shows to books, there’s much more life into this world yet to come and experience. And we can go into that with the knowledge that there’s hope for a future that’s a little better. A series whose message is that through trials and tribulations we can all make a better future. For a world built off of a bleak premise, its gift is one of a brighter future we can all make together.

Story: Robert Kirkman Art: Charlie Adlard
Gray Tones: Cliff Rathburn Letters: Rus Wooton
Story: 9.5 Art: 10 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

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