Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment revealed the ominous cover artwork for the forthcoming THE WALKING DEAD #175 by creator/writer Robert Kirkman (OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA, INVINCIBLE) and artist Charlie Adlard.Read More
The Walking Dead: Michonne stars the iconic character from the comic book series haunted by her past and coping with unimaginable loss and regret. The story explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139.
Hey O&G fans, AMC's The Walking Dead has cast actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan to play Negan beginning later this season, According to The Hollywood Reporter. Morgan will reportedly debut in the sixth season's finale on April 3, 2016, before becoming the show's main antagonist for the fall 2016 seventh season.
For those who watch the show and don't read the comic, Negan'sdebut was in TWD issue 100. He was the leader of a group of survivors Known as the Saviors (Which I suspect are the Wolves in the Show). If you think the Governor was bad, this guy made him look tame in comparison. He carried a Bat wrapped in barbwire and ruled with a cruel and deadly attitude ( While always smiling, claiming he is a nice guy).
With Glenn believed to be dead and Maggie announcing that she is pregnant, this fits with the story line of the comic starting in issue #100. The Only difference is Negan killed Glenn and Maggie leave the group for another one to raise her child.
According to THR, Morgan's hiring came after "an extensive casting search" with the Watchmen actor beating out Timothy Olyphant, Matt Dillon and Garret Dillahunt for the role. Morgan is a veteran of films based on comic books, ranging from Watchmen to Losers and even playing Thomas Wayne in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
AMC announced today “The Walking Dead” Fan Premiere Sweepstakes, giving fans a chance to win tickets to “The Walking Dead” season six premiere event at Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. ET. This ultimate fan experience will include an advance screening of the extended season six premiere episode, two days prior to air, followed by a panel with 18 cast members. The network is partnering with New York Super Week Presented by New York Comic Con, local radio stations and affiliates on ticket giveaways and sweepstakes offering thousands of lucky fans an opportunity to attend the exclusive, red-carpet event in New York City.
“An evening that is typically reserved for cast, crew and industry will now include the fans,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV. “Loyal, passionate fans are responsible for making ‘The Walking Dead’ the #1 show on television and this is an exciting opportunity for us to thank them in person. For AMC, the executive producers and actors to be able to share this moment with them at Madison Square Garden – it’s truly special.”
Fans can enter “The Walking Dead” Fan Premiere Sweepstakes now until Wednesday, September 16 at 3:00 a.m. ET by visiting: www.amc.com/FanPremiereSweepstakes. Each day, AMC will select 10 lucky winners who will each receive two complimentary tickets to the premiere.*
In addition, AMC is partnering with New York Super Week – a week-long pop culture festival brought to you by the creators of New York Comic Con – to give away tickets from August 17 through September 21. For more information on ticket giveaways, please visit www.NewYorkSuperWeek.com on August 17.
Fans can also check with local television affiliates and radio stations for additional ticket giveaways and sweepstake opportunities.
The first eight episodes of “The Walking Dead” season six kick off on Sunday, October 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT followed by the season premiere of AMC’s “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Next Games, the Finnish mobile games studio, and AMC today revealed the first gameplay trailer and key details of the official mobile game based on AMC’s record-breaking hit TV show “The Walking Dead.”Read More
Otakus and Geeks had a quick chat actor Chad Coleman. Viewers know him as Cutty from The Wire and recently Tyrese from The Walking Dead. We talk about his early acting beginnings, playing Cutty in The Wire and sneak in a few Walking Dead questions.Read More
Last month, on December 13, 2014 I had the opportunity to attend the Walker Stalker Con that was held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. This marked the first time this Con was held in the Tri-state region. So how was it? Was it worth it? Were the celebrities amazing? These are the burning questions I'll candidly answer from my point of view.Read More
The Otakus & Geeks cast had the opportunity to meet some of the cast members of The Walking Dead show, at Walker Stalker Con. We had a blast being able to take pictures with the stars and even joke around with some of them.Read More
This past Saturday on December 13th 2014. The Otakus & Geeks staff took a trip to the Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey for the Walker Stalker Con. This convention is design for to celebrate all things The Walking Dead and zombie culture.Read More
Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, For all you Walking Dead and Zombie Fans in general, here is a con for you! from the site: Walker Stalker Con is the fruit of The Walker Stalkers Podcast with James & Eric. The podcast began with an amazing trip to Senoia, GA where James & Eric were able to view the set of The Walking Dead and meet the incredible actors from the show.Read More
The ALL OUT WAR story arc marks a major turning point in THE WALKING DEAD, as Rick Grimes unites several communities to fight the villainous Negan and his “Saviors,” while around them the dead continue to roam. The future of the Survivors, Hilltop, and Kingdom communities depends precariously on Negan’s right-hand man, who has turned against him — and not everyone is going to see it through the war alive. Check out the preview stills below.
One complaint many had with Andrea was her relationship with The Governor. Many people hated how blinded she was not seeing how evil he was. The Andrea in the comics would've suspected The Governor right away. The Andrea in the comics is a strong woman, opinonated and very smart. She is a key figure and voice in the group. Andrea on the show was very weak minded, made careless mistakes and fans really couldn't connect with her. Regardless on how Andrea was portrayed on the show I feel that she was killed prematurely. Andrea on the show didn't really get a chance to develop into the bad ass fans of the comics know her for. Here is a couple of reasons why Andrea should have lived.
Romantic Relationship With Rick
When Andrea was killed off on the show I immediately said well I guess Rick will find solace somewhere else. Andrea and Rick are a great match for each other in this post apocalyptic world. Andrea is headstrong. She keeps Rick in line when he loses it and she has become his battery to keep going when he is feeling down. Not to mention her relationship with Carl has grown over time. It would've been great to see the chemistry between these two characters on the small screen.
She's A Great Asset In Battle
I can't think of anyone else I would want watching my back with a gun than Andrea. Her sharpshooting skills are one of the best in the comics. She also has a keen eye when it comes to sniping and is best utlizing in high areas. Check the Alexandria story arc when she saved Rick from a group trying to take over. One of the major disappointments of the show is that they didn't depict how good Andrea was with guns. The show did reveal a few glimpses of her skill, but didn't really show deadly she can be.
She's A Great Character
Besides Michonne who is one of the most popular female characters in The Walking Dead. I find Andrea character more interesting. I love Andrea' s backstory and how Andrea was introduce with her sister Amy, then to have Amy die was a great introduction. She found solace in prison when she began a relationship with Dale. Dale showed her that not all hope was lost and she began to really grow as a person. She started voicing her opinons and became more tougher with the group. This is something I wish the showed did with Andrea but never did. I feel that the show didn't really explore her story and flesh out her character enough. When her death happen on the show we heard more cheers than cries. Andrea is a great character with an amazing arc that wasn't given proper justice.
What do you think? Do you think Andrea was killed off prematurely? Did her death on the show mean anything? Let us know in the comment section.
Like many, I tuned in for the premier of this season of The Walking Dead and as is very unlike me, I was physically in the room for the commercials. If you noticed in the title of this review, the trilogy has suddenly been transformed into NOT a trilogy. I noticed this in the commercial for the book and promptly lost my shit. Like many who pre-ordered this book (I had it on reserve since my last review) my first thought upon seeing "part one" was "Gee, thanks for the shameless money-grab." It's the most blatant act of bait and switch I've ever seen and as a fan, I am straight up insulted. This is precisely why I take full advantage of my dayjob as a librarian: I can screen a series to see if it's worth my money to own them. Sometimes it is, sometimes it's not.
This is a case of not.
That being said, once I got over the "sticker shock" and got the book in my hot little hands; I remembered what a very wise teacher of mine said in high school about going into something with your mind made up beforehand. I opened to page one with an open mind.
No, seriously. I left my extreme anger and sarcasm for the first two books behind. And that was really hard, believe you me. This book comes in at a mere 245 pages; which leaves little room for a realistic transformation of Lilly Caul.
Fall of the Governor picks up not long after Road to Woodbury. Lilly still hates the Governor, he still doesn't trust her, and Woodbury is still lead by a creepy bastard who keeps zombie heads in fish tanks and a zombie girl on a leash in his house. Lilly goes on a couple raids and she seems to have he right attitude of it not being play time and you need to watch your ass. But her switch from "this guy is out of hand" to "gee, I think he has the right idea because the world is harsh and cruel" is so sudden, it is beyond belief. If the character straight out says "I think it's Stockholm Syndrome" (I'm paraphrasing here but Lilly used the term), the transition was too abrupt. It was forced to comply with the assault on the prison we all know is gonna happen.
Other than that, I have to admit, this book is MUCH improved over the previous installments. If you've read my reviews of those, that's not saying much but the fact remains. The writing in the beginning is "take this guy's thesaurus away" drab again but when the novel meets the comic, it picked up in quality. The cynic in me believes it's because the world was already built; you just hadda transcribe the events in the comic. But you can still screw up that part and Bonansinga didn't. Kudos to you, sir.
Even the new angle of the story coming from the other side of the coin, as it were, isn't enough to separate the novel from the comic. You've read the comic, you know what happens. The side story with Lilly and her new boyfriend(?) Austin is forgettable. Glen and Maggie are a better couple to watch, in my opinion. Besides, who wants to hear them muse about their relationship when you get to read the prose version of the Governor and Michonne meeting face to face. That was the best writing I have seen in this series so far. Keep it at that caliber, and I may not hate the next one from first glance.
As I finished the book, I did check out some other reviews and to sum up, I agree with them; it's a cheat. It's not fair to split up the conclusion this way and these books do NOT live up to the promise of the comic books or the show. They are forgettable at best and cringe-worthingly bad at worst. I am only looking forward to the last book to say I finished the series. Because, let's face it: We all read this story already. And it was better the first time they told it.
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