Facebook Demographics: The Walking Dead, Not All Media Are Created Equal

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by Brett Schenker The Walking Dead is a cultural phenomenon. The property regularly breaks records, whether it’s television ratings, print runs and sell-outs in comics, or winning accolades and awards when it comes to video games. There have been very few series that tap into the cultural zeitgeist and become regular water cooler conversation. With […]

40 new Walking Dead photos to prepare you for the good times

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Incredibly, when they aren’t signing autographs at comics shows around the nation, the cast of The Walking Dead is making a TV show. Since AMC needs something to keep itself busy post Breaking Bad, in two Sundays the fourth season of The Walking Dead debuts for more hope-crushing, jugular-tearing fun and frolic. To get you […]

Walking Dead gets a spin-off TV series for 2015 with Kirkman co-producing

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AMC is jumping on the “spin-off” bandwagon. With Breaking Bad ending, a Bob Odenkirk-headlined spinoff called “Better Call Saul” is in the works, although whether anyone will want to revisit the Breaking Bad world after last night’s devastating, bleak, and horrifying “Ozymandias” is anyone’s guess. How dark was “Ozymandias”? It makes The Walking Dead look […]

Image unveils complete Walking Dead #115 cover

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 Not content with celebrating the 100th issue, Image and The Walking Dead are now ramping up for the 10th anniversary of the bleak, flesh eating mega-hit. #115, the 10th anniversary issue, will have a bunch of variant covers by Charlie Adlard, colored by Dave Stewart, that add up to the complete image seen above. It’s […]

SDCC’13: Megan Byrd’s Incredible Thursday Photo Marathon

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Alright, we heard you. When you said you wanted HIGH QUALITY photos from the convention, we heard you – and that’s why this year we’ve sent the utterly brilliant Megan Byrd across to San Diego to cover the event. She has not disappointed! We’ve got Sharknado. We’ve got Lisa Hanawalt. We’ve got Pikmin. We’ve got […]

Walking Dead kills it again with record-setting 3.5 season premiere

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AMC’s The Walking Dead continues to be an unstoppable ratings juggernaut — last night’s premiere of season 3.5 debuted with even higher ratings than the full season premiere in October:

How to stonewall: AMC head on Mazzara exit

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With two showrunners in three years making The Walking Dead a revolving door for producers, you might think AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan might have some observations on why that particular job eats ‘em up and spits ‘em out. but no. Instead, he delivers a brilliant demonstration of how to Shut. It. Down. when quizzed […]

Interview: Image Publisher Eric Stephenson on the year behind and ahead

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As announced earlier today, Image publisher Eric Stephenson was decisively voted The Beat’s Comics Industry Person of the Year by comics professionals. Stephenson graciously agreed to be interviewed on the big impact Image had on the industry in the past year and what’s next for the publisher.

Walking Dead Season 3.5 preview clips released

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Spoilers, I said, spoilers! As you may recall, in the last episode of the first half of the Walking Dead’s third season ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE™ © and the Governor looked to be ready to launch some kind of retaliation as Rick and his crew battened down for bloodshed. Here’s a peek at some of […]

The Walking Dead Season 3: Now THIS is a Good Zombie Show!

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We’re two episodes into Season 3 of The Walking Dead and I’m relieved and pleased to be able to say: now THIS is the zombie apocalypse show I was hoping for! I know, that’s kind of blasphemy in some circles. The truth is I just found myself unable to really connect to the show or […]

Michonne cast on The Walking Dead: Danai Gurira

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Well, alright! In a slam bang final episode, The Walking Dead not only left the farm but teased the sadistic jail, and finally introduced the bad-ass Michonne, in a dramatic entry:

The Walking Dead recap: Season 2, Episode 12: Huge shocker!

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Click here for a shocking spoiler about basic cable’s #1 rated show!

Tony Moore sues Robert Kirkman over his share of WALKING DEAD money—which could be a LOT

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Even as the success of THE WALKING DEAD across all media has soared—it’s basic cable’s highest rated program—there has always been a bit of a silent partner on the book: co-creator Tony Moore who left the book after six issues. Although credited as co-creator on the series, he’s been noticeably absent from promoting the book or TV series in its recent wild run of success.

And now we know part of the reason why: he’s just filed suit over his share of the profits of the book, profits he claims he has never had an accounting for and which he fraudulently signed away.

Watch the first three minutes of the WALKING DEAD mid-season premiere

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Can’t wait to see what happens after that last traumatic scene of season 1.0 when Rick shoots Sophia and the rest of the zombies in the barn? The first three minutes of The Walking Dead’s February 12th premiere have just been put on line and we’ll give you three guesses what happens:

New Walking Dead Season 2.5 teaser released

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Rick and Herschel enjoy a heart to heart talk in this brief teaser.

Hm. Another 6 episodes of heart-to-heart talks? Egads. Michonne, do not forsake us!

Gift guide: Deluxe edition THE WALKING DEAD — RISE OF THE GOVERNOR

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Shipping time is nigh and deluxe giftables are pouring into our inbox. Here’s one from Skybound at Image, a deluxe, leather bound, slipcased hardcover edition of THE WALKING DEAD – RISE OF THE GOVERNOR novel written by Robert Kirkman and co-writer Jay Bonansinga with spot illos by Charlie Adlard.

“Many have asked me whether I will ever write a prequel about the lives the character lead before,” said Kirkman in a statement. “Well, that’s basically what we’re doing with these novels. And we wanted to offer the fans a special edition before the holidays.”

The book — first in a planned trilogy or prequels based on series characters — explores the origins of the Governor, the most hated villain in the whole series.

The book ships on December 7 and retails for $74.99. A signed limited edition is also available for $124.99.