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Review: The Walking Dead Deluxe #1

The Walking Dead returns in full color with extras! The Walking Dead Deluxe takes us back to the beginning with each issue now featuring full color. There’s also extras of what might have been with notes as part of “The Cutting Room Floor.”

What’s it like to revisit this modern classic? How does it change all these years later… and in color? Find out!

Story: Robert Kirkman
Art: Tony Moore
Color: Dave McCaig
Letterer: Russ Wooton

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Snake Eyes: Dead Game #2

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) 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 week.

American Ronin #1 (AWA Studios) – Corporations engage in a silent war for global domination using highly-skilled, technologically-enhanced operatives to wage war. What happens when one of those operatives breaks free of the control?

American Vampire 1976 #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The fantastic series is back for another ride as Skinner Sweet must help with a heist to help stop a true evil.

Batman #100 (DC Comics) – “Joker War” wraps up with this issue and it’s a hell of a finale.

Champions #1 (Marvel) – The first issue was solid and plants the flag as to what this latest volume of Champions is all about. Read our review.

Getting It Together #1 (Image Comics) – A family/friend drama about relationships and friendship. There’s something intriguing about this dramedy from Sina Grace, Omar Spahi, and MX Struble.

Hollywood Trash #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – A top entertainment mogul puts a hit on two local garbage men who have stolen from him. It’s one epic day of sword fights, forest fires, and giant mechs!

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology #1 (Dark Horse) – Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Mike Mignola, and Jerry Ordway is enough to sell us on this series that breathes “new life into action Norse stories.”

Penultiman #1 (AHOY Studios) – The Next-To-Last-Stage In Human Evolution, is the greatest, best-looking, and most admired super-hero in the world! So how can he stop hating himself? His android understudy, Antepenultiman, thinks he knows the answer!

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2 (IDW Publishing) – The first issue was solid as Rob Liefeld does his thing with the beloved G.I. Joe character. It exceeded our expectations and we’re hoping the second issue does the same.

Transformers/Back to the Future #1 (IDW Publishing) – The two classic properties crossing over might seem silly but IDW has been knocking it out of the park with these sort of stories these past few years. We love both Transformers and Back to the Future, so we’re in.

The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 (Image Comics/Skybound) – If you’ve never read the modern classic series, here’s your chance. Colored for the first time, it’ll be interesting to see how the horror/zombie series might be different in color compared to its original black and white.

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #2 (BOOM! Studios) – This is basically Moby Dick with space gods and the art is amazing.

The Walking Dead and Magic: The Gathering Crossover for a Limited Release

Secret Lair X The Walking Dead

On October 4, the worlds of Magic: The Gathering and The Walking Dead combine in a one-of-a-king Secret Lair crossover! Secret Lair drops are a limited release set of cards for Magic: The Gathering. They often feature a theme that ties them in together and are available for a set amount of time.

Secret Lair X The Walking Dead will be available for preorder October 4–12 and the cards will be printed and shipped after. That means you need to get them when they go up for pre-order.

The cards coming to this set are new to Magic and feature characters from the show. The cards are legal in Eternal formats and allows players to bring some of the characters from The Walking Dead to the game. It’s also a fun collectible for those interested in the show and comics.

The release of Secret Lair X The Walking Dead is timed for “We Are the Walking Dead Weekend” which includes the finale of season 10 of the show and the premier of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Cards will be revealed during Talking Dead airing that night.

Secret Lair X The Walking Dead will be available for preorder October 4–12 for $49.99/£49.99/€54.99.

The Walking Dead will End with Season 11 in 2022 But Getting More Spin-offs

The Walking Dead Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon and Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

Skybound and AMC have announced that The Walking Dead television series will come to an end in 2022 with a 24-episode eleventh season.

But, don’t despair, with the ending comes something new as there will be spin-offs and new series to look forward to.

In 2023, a spin-off series centered around Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon and Melissa McBride’s Carol Peletier will launch. Showrunner Angela Kang will return with Scott Gimple to helm the series.

Also in the works is “Tales of the Walking Dead” series. Gimple is also developing this anthology series with individual episodes or arcs focused on new and existing characters, backstories, and other stand-alone experiences.

Beyond that, there’s even more being worked on.

The season 10 finale of The Walking Dead will air on Sunday, October 4th at 9pm and will be followed by The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the newest spin-off, at 10pm. Fear The Walking Dead will air its sixth season on Sunday, October 11.

The Walking Dead Deluxe Gets Charlie Adlard Connecting Covers and Sketch Covers, and Covers by Art Adams and Julian Totino Tedesco

Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment have revealed numerous covers for the upcoming The Walking Dead Deluxe. New covers by Charlie Adlard, Art Adams, Julian Totino Tedesco, and a sketch cover will all be available for the series.

Charlie Adlard is creating a series of six highly collectible, connecting variant covers which will be unleashed over the course of the first story arc of The Walking Dead Deluxe full-color editions. The iconic independent series that took the entertainment world by storm 17 years ago—The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard—will be reissued starting in October as The Walking Dead Deluxe and fully colored by Dave McCaig.

Also revealed are covers by Adams and Totino Tedesco which can all be seen below.

These Deluxe editions of the series will also feature a variety of other variants—including covers by David Finch and Tony Moore—commemorating major character introductions and the series’ most memorable twists and turns. Each issue will include a new installment of “The Cutting Room Floor,”  featuring Kirkman’s original handwritten plots along with commentary on abandoned storylines and plot points that may have changed along the way.

The Walking Dead Deluxe issues will NOT be collected into trade paperback any time soon, so fans and new readers should not trade-wait to experience this fully colored edition of the popular survival horror series.

The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 7:

  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover A David Finch & Dave McCaig – Diamond Code AUG200027
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover B Tony Moore & Dave McCaig – Diamond Code AUG200028
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover C Charlie Adlard (connecting) – Diamond Code AUG200029
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover D Julian Totino Tedesco – Diamond Code AUG200030
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover E Arthur Adams – Diamond Code AUG200031
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover F sketch cover – Diamond Code JUL209321
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 Cover A Finch & McCaig – Diamond Code SEP200236
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 Cover B Moore & McCaig – Diamond Code SEP200237
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 Cover C Adlard & McCaig – Diamond Code SEP200238
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 Cover D Tedesco & McCaig – Diamond Code SEP200239
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #2 Cover E Adams & McCaig – Diamond Code SEP200240
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #3 Cover A Finch & McCaig – Diamond Code SEP200241
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #3 Cover B Moore & McCaig – Diamond Code SEP200242
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #3 Cover C Adlard & McCaig (connecting) – Diamond Code SEP200243
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #3 Cover D Adams & McCaig – Diamond Code SEP200244

Review: The Walking Dead: Alien

The Walking Dead: Alien

Fresh and fast-paced, The Walking Dead: The Alien books captures all the excitement of The Walking Dead. Originally released on Panel Syndicate, then as a “Local Comic Shop Day” special release, it’s now out as a hardcover graphic novel.

If the slowing, shuffling pacing of The Walking Dead’s narrative made you feel a bit like a walker yourself, Alien is a chance to revisit what it felt like to start reading the series. Of course, the greatest horror is that it’s only one issue. But, still, it’s an issue written by Brian K. Vaughan.

Taking place near the beginning of the outbreak, the story follows Jeff as he tries to survive Barcelona. After being rescued by the armored Claudia, the two begin to decide what the next course of action should be.

The absolute best aspect of this book is the way it puts zombies back at the forefront of the threats our characters face. It’s not bogged down with trade agreements, or putting on a fair. It takes the premise readers all know and love and puts it a new scenario with characters we don’t absolutely know are going to survive.

Obviously a great deal of credit has to be given to Robert Kirkman for everything he’s done with these stories for so many years. However, it is such a breath of fresh air to see the story through the eyes of a new creative team. The reader races through the story in anticipation, eager to recapture the sense of not knowing what would happen next. As the story is a one-shot, I won’t tell you, either.

The art by Marcos Martin is fantastic. He’s joined on gray tones by regular Walking Dead contributor Cliff Rathburn. Originally released digitally, the comic uses the turn of pages effectively to create suspense as you make your way through the story. The digital experience of going panel by panel or staring at a screen is different than on a printed page but the translation feels like it enhances things in a way. There’s an excitement and tension that flows from panel to panel not just page to page. There’s also a focus on the fact it’s early in the pandemic so the zombies are decayed as much. It’s a small detail that stands out. Rus Wooton‘s lettering is top-notch as well really delivering the tone of a scene full of excitement, somber, or the need to stay relatively quiet.

The hardcover includes sketches and notes from the creation of the comic adding a nice “director’s commentary” feel to the release and making it special. I have no idea if this was included in the previous physical release but it’s a nice addition that turns it from a floppy I’d like to a hardcover comic I’d like.

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: The Alien is a must get. If you just like good storytelling, the team nails it delivering an emotional punch and the highs and lows of a roller coaster. Ever since it’s first release, I had hoped we’d see more creative teams given a shot to expand upon the world Kirkman created but, when your initial attempt is so good, I’m not sure they’d be able to live up to the high bar initially set out.

Story: Brian K. Vaughan Art: Marcos Martin
Gray Tones: Cliff Rathburn Letterer: Rus Wooton
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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SDCC 2020: The Walking Dead Season 10 Finale Airs October 4

After a long delay, it was announced at the AMC Walking Dead Comic-Con@Home panel, that the season 10 finale of The Walking Dead will air on Sunday, October 4 at 9 pm.

Showrunner Angela Kang announced an extended season 10 with six extra episodes to follow the finale and air in early 2021. Additionally, Kang confirmed that The Walking Dead Season 11 will not be able to air in its regular October timeslot, due to COVID.

Check out this extended clip from the season finale.

The Walking Dead Goes Full Color in October

Read it again! Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment will revisit the historic independent series that took the entertainment world by storm 17 years ago—The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard—with newly, fully colored issues. Featuring the stunning work of the masterful Dave McCaig, these new issues will launch in October with The Walking Dead Deluxe #1. Kirkman announced the fully colored issues during Skybound Xpo, Skybound’s virtual pop-culture convention, earlier today.

This deluxe revival of the series will also feature a memorable array of variant covers—by such artists as David Finch, Tony Moore, Julian Totino Tedesco, and Arthur Adams—commemorating major character introductions and the series’ most memorable twists and turns. Each issue will include a new installment of “The Cutting Room Floor,” featuring Kirkman’s original handwritten plots along with commentary on abandoned storylines and plot points that may have changed along the way.

This definitive presentation of the story will NOT be collected into trade paperback any time soon, so fans and new readers should not trade-wait to experience this fully colored edition of the popular survival horror series. Issue #1 will be available on October 7. Each following month two issues will be released.

The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 7:

  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover A David Finch & Dave McCaig – Diamond Code AUG200027
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover B Tony Moore & Dave McCaig – Diamond Code AUG200028
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover C Charlie Adlard – Diamond Code AUG200029
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover D Julian Totino Tedesco – Diamond Code AUG200030
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #1 Cover E Arthur Adams – Diamond Code AUG200031
The Walking Dead Deluxe #1

Review: Negan Lives!

Back the comeback with Negan Lives!, a special one-shot to help comic stores get back on their feet. What was Negan up to in between The Walking Dead #174 and the finale? This special comic fills in some of the story.

Negan Lives! is like revisiting an old friend and a perfect read in these times.

Story: Robert Kirkman
Art: Charlie Adlard
Gray Tones: Cliff Rathburn
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Cover Colors: Dave McCaig

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
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