The comics world was shocked this week by the surprising final issue of The Walking Dead. While I'm not a fan of the series, I can appreciate it. I'm not of a fan because of anything inherently bad with the comic. I just don't care for zombies.
If this is the first time you've heard about this, consider this a spoiler Warning, although the headline is a dead giveaway. In a move that surprised almost everyone, The Walking Dead ended this week with the release of its 193rd issue. Later issues had been solicited, but those were all done to keep the final issue a surprise.
With this column, I try to highlight comics before the year 2000. I also try to switch up the comics I review in a order by publisher, DC, Marvel, and Independents. Of course, I throw Legion comics in there at roughly every fourth review because I'm a huge Legion fan. I wanted to tell you that because I'm going a little more recent with this week's review. The last time I did this, I called it a Review of an Old-ish Comic. Of course, that was four years ago, and the comic was the same vintage as this week's comic, The Walking Dead #1. I don't care for zombies. Zombie stories tend to be a series a cheap horror, jump scares, and showing off how good a zombie you can create. The Walking Dead TV show looks to be a lot of that, and given much I hate jump scares, I've admittedly never watched a single episode. I started watching the pilot, but the first scene looked to be building up to a jump scare. I wasn't having it. Today the thought reached me to try to read the comic. Jump scares are a little less jarring on the page, Tony Moore's artwork also doesn't have that style that urges the over-rendering of dead and undead bodies. I also want to be fair when criticizing zombie comics, so here we go.
McFarlane Toys has released press images of their 2018 Toy Fair offerings. Look for new releases for The Walking Dead, Naruto, NBA/ Football figures and more. Also look for new Building sets for Rick and Morty, Steven Universe and tons more. Click on through if you want to see these and so much more and look for more images from the McFarlane booth latter today.
Bill Sienkiewicz is one of those artists that has elevated comic art by raising the bar every time his work is published. We covered his 1980s cover art before, but his current work continues to astound with its quality. Image Comics and Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment released his latest three variants for The Walking Dead #177-179.
Fans of the Walking Dead will be excited to see that The Walking Dead #175 will launch a new story arc titled simply "New World Order."
Oh yeah, this I was waiting for. The Walking Dead returns this October 22nd and it look's bigger than ever! Check it out below!
We’ve received images and info for a freaking cool San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Exclusive coming from Skybound and McFarlane Toys. They are offering a G.I. Joe style box set, featuring four 5″ scale action figures from The Walking Dead Comic Series! The set contains Rick Grimes Michonne Ezekiel Shiva (the tiger)
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Threezero has released info and images for their upcoming One Sixth Scale Merle Dixon figure from The Walking Dead. Hate him or love him, this figure looks spot on and Mr Dixon himself would be proud. Read on for all the info and images below.
McFarlane Toys have revealed first looks for several new items. Included in the reveals were new Walking Dead figures, Lucille, a new Daryl Dixon Statue, and Five Nights at Freddy's figures. Here is the breakdown: