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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.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Conan the Barbarian #1

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

It’s a short week of releases with the holiday and you can get every single issue for under $50! So, instead of picking which you should get, we’re doing something a little bit different with going over what they are and why you should check out each release!

20th Century Boys: Perfect Edition Vol. 2 (VIZ Media) – These perfect editions collect two volumes of the award winning series and a perfect chance to get what you’ve been missing!

Champions #1 (Marvel) – The superhero team is expanding in members and their scope making sure to have a global focus! A perfect chance to jump on the series.

Conan the Barbarian #1 (Marvel) – The classic character returns to Marvel for all new adventures and it’s a must for fans of sword and sorcery.

Detective Comics #995 (DC Comics) – We’re here for the run up to issue #1000. It doesn’t happen too often and makes the lead up pretty exciting!

Heroes in Crisis #4 (DC Comics) – This series definitely has a love it or hate it thing going on but we want to see what happens next and if it goes where we think it’s going.

Man Without Fear #1 (Marvel) – Daredevil is “gone” but Hells Kitchen needs protectors. This mini-series focuses on those around Daredevil’s life in his absence.

One Dirty Tree (Uncivilized Books) – Noah Van Sciver’s new graphic memoir exploring his childhood growing up with eight siblings in a Morman family.

Scarlet #5 (Jinxworld/DC Comics) – The new volume wraps up and we want to see where the series goes.

The Walking Dead #187 (Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics) – The series has revived itself with the introduction of the Commonwealth and we love to see what’s next with each issue.

Winter Soldier #2 (Marvel) – The first issue ended with a solid new villain (we think) and the overall direction for the series and character is cool. It’s all about finding redemption for others and taking on Hydra.

Charlie Adlard Posts a First Look at The Walking Dead #187

The Walking Dead #187 is in stores January 2, 2019 to kick off a new year of comics and artist Charlie Adlard has posted a teaser of some of what we can expect.

In “The Road Back” can Rick Grimes bring peace to the Commonwealth – or will he tear it apart?

The Walking Dead #187 is written by Robert Kirkman, art by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and a cover by Adlard and Dave Stewart.

The Walking Dead #187

Unboxing: Skybound’s The MegaBox “What if Rick”

Geek boxes are all the rage and Skybound Entertainment has one of their own! Skybound is the company behind The Walking Dead, Outcast, Invincible, and more!

The latest MegaBox celebrates 15 years of The Walking Dead and Rick Grimes and delivers us a what if Rick Grimes went down the road of Negan? We get that, some comics, and a t-shirt in this latest box!

So join us as we crack open the latest MegaBox and show off what’s inside!

The MegaBox ships once a quarter and you can order the next one now!

Around the Tubes

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

Around the Tubes

With just a few weeks to go in the year, we’re still prepping to wrap ours up and that includes the launch of our “best of” coverage for 2018. Keep your eye out for that and while you wait, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – The next episode of The Walking Dead’s final season will hit on January 15, 2019. – For those interested

WJXT News4JAX – Comic book crooks sought by Jacksonville store owners – If anyone has information that can help.

Bury Times – Wow Comix opening at The Rock in Bury – Go support your local shops!

The Comichron – November comics orders down on smallest new issue release slate since before Rebirth – For those that enjoy the horse race.

Reviews

CBR – Doomsday Clock #8
CBR –
Shazam! #1

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead Season 2 Begins, New Starter Edition for $29.99

Starbreeze, Skybound Entertainment, and 505 Games have announced the start of season two of OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead on Windows PC via Steam. Included for all players who own the standard and deluxe editions of the co-op multiplayer action game, this first major content update introduces a new full-length story mission, improved tutorial support for newcomers and the highly requested addition of in-game voice chat.

Season two picks up with the main group of survivors facing new challenges in the aftermath of season one’s finale, including a powerful new enemy fortified on Washington, D.C.’s historic Capitol Hill. The first episode – “No Sanctuary” – sees players stage a daring raid on a Georgetown church to rescue a potentially life-saving informant. Season two will feature nine episodes from November 2018 to June 2019, containing new missions, playable characters, weapons, mods and other surprises along the way.

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead has also been updated with new features driven by player feedback since the game’s launch earlier this month. In-game voice chat is now supported within Steam, enabling players to better communicate and coordinate with each other. A new video tutorial available in game – “The Survival Guide” – offers first-time players a more robust introduction to the game’s core mechanics with helpful advice for staying alive. Finally, restructured files will help the development team continue updating the game with new content and improvements at a quick and reliable pace.

Inspired by Robert Kirkman’s original graphic novels and developed by OVERKILL – A Starbreeze Studio,OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a four-player co-op shooter where players must band together on a variety of missions to find survivors, secure supplies and survive. Use stealth to evade enemies tactically, or dismember walkers limb from limb with brute force and firepower. Each of the game’s playable characters has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories.

Both OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead standard edition and OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead Deluxe Edition, containing the full game, its first and second seasons of content, the Night Raid Collection cosmetic DLC, a digital artbook, and the game’s digital soundtrack, are available now via Steam. The newly added OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead Starter Edition is available now for $29.99 and features the game’s full first season, with season two and onward content available for purchase via Steam. OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead will arrive on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One around the world in February 2019. Console pre-orders are available now digitally and at most major retailers.

Eaglemoss Launches Massive Cyber Monday Deals Up to 70% Off

Eaglemoss is having a 50% Off Sitewide Cyber Sale in their online Eaglemoss Shop – with an extra 20% Off when shoppers use the code CYBER. So folks can get up to 70% Off. The sale includes many items typically excluded from such promotions, like the Star Trek Shuttle Sets 2-4, all Battlestar Galactica ships (including the Galactica itself), all Star Trek: Discovery Starships and all Star Trek XL Edition Starships. It’s their biggest sale ever!

Around the Tubes

The weekend has come and gone and we’re still prepping for the end of the year and some awesome things we have planned. What geeky things did you all do? 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 – San Diego Comic-Con President John Rogers has passed away – Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

The Comichron – Comics sales ahead for year after $49.4 million October; Batman, Walking Dead’s 15th anniversary drive month – For those that enjoy the horse race.

Business Insider – Amazon’s Comixology has provoked a fierce debate in the comic-book world, but creators say it could help revitalize the industry – What do you think?

Thomas Reuters Foundation – Comic artist draws on history for tales of politically powerful women – Nice.

ICv2 – Funko’s U.S. Sales Growth Slows in Q3 – Could the bubble be ready to burst?

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Justice League #11

Atomic Junk Shop – Transformers: Lost Light #25

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.

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