Shortly before I had to get myself into the matinee to see “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, the email came that announced that today the blockbuster comic book series “The Walking Dead” was ending with issue #163. Check out the press release and some statements down below.
The Press Release:
Image/Skybound’s long-running series THE WALKING DEAD by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard has come to its conclusion with today’s #193 issue. This final chapter in the pop culture phenomenon was hinted at by the events of issue THE WALKING DEAD #192 and, according to Kirkman’s farewell letter at the end of the issue, has been planned and a longtime coming.
“I’ll say it again, I love (loved… oh, god, I’m not ready for past tense) writing this series. I really don’t want it to end. In fact, I’ve been… kind of unsettled since I wrote the script for this issue. The whole thing just feels… weird,” Kirkman wrote in the letter. “In a way, killing this series has been a lot like killing a major character. Much, much harder… but the same feeling. I don’t WANT to do it. I’d rather keep going… but the story is telling me what it wants and what it needs. This needs to happen. Whether I want it or not.” Continue reading Released Today: Image Comics “The Walking Dead” #193 – The Final Issue!!!→
The winter has been pretty relentless in terms of the overall cold that’s been hitting us but there really hasn’t been too much snow to get in our way of doing things outside of the apartment so that a plus. Tonight “The Walking Dead” returns to the airwaves for the second half of its ninth season and we shared the “New Enemy” trailer what feels like a forever ago HERE. Down below is the creepy poster they had circulating for the second half and for good measure I’ve repeated the overall premise and lengthy casting. Oh yeah and don’t worry there is some editorial notations from me and a list of past seasons to order on Amazon.com
Whew, so where to begin on this one. Okay, so last night “The Walking Dead” had its mid-season finale and though there have been times over the last couple of years where I found the show taxing, this last group of episodes was very good. Shortly after the episode aired, they broadcast the upcoming second half of the season’s trailer and we are here nice and early to share that with you. The show will return in February so hang in there as its not too long away when it comes down to it. In this post I’ve also repeated the overall premise and the large cast. Some of those folks might be uhm “gone” by the second half but I will not say anything. Dig in.
As you read this alert/post, I’m still deep in the Halls Of Javits at the 2018 NY Comic Con. It’s the final day of the event and while I am running on fumes at this point, there are still photos to take and cosplayers to add to our Official Instagram. I’m here to remind you that tonight will begin the 9th season of the AMC networks blockbuster hit of a show “The Walking Dead”. The other day the network shared the first five minutes of the broadcast and I’m adding that down below since I could not address it at the time. Let’s watch.
While I am sure that you know is name from his being the creator of “The Walking Dead”, it seems as though Robert Kirkman is a bit of a comic book historian as well and thanks to the folks at AMC, is delivering a mini-series called “Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics”. It airs tonight at 11PM EST (which means its post “The Walking Dead”, “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men”) but check your local listings unless you are programming it. Take a look at the premise and poster and then I’ll return with some closing editorial.
About The Show: “The Walking Dead” comic book creator Robert Kirkman stars in this documentary series that takes a deeper look into the stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books. It also features interviews with icons such as Stan Lee, Patty Jenkins, Lynda Carter, Kevin Smith, Famke Janssen, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Rodriguez, and Todd McFarlane, among many others.
1. The Mighty Misfits Who Made Marvel
2. The Truth About Wonder Woman
3. The Trials Of Superman
4. City Of Heroes
5. The Color Of Comics
6. Image Comics: Declaration Of Independents
PiercingMetal Thoughts: We long been showcasing our appreciation of the comic book medium here on the website, so any documentary series that gives us a look into a few assorted topics is right up on my radar of things to watch. There are only six episodes in full so you should be able to easily program your DVR or VCR (if such things still even exist) and watch at your leisure. I am also going to venture to guess that the AMC website will permit you to watch episodes online and then there is that On Demand stuff that is the talk of the town. As the episodes air, I will list their names up above for easier reference. I find it better to watch such a feature in sequential order just like a comic book series. The trailers for this in terms of the commercials and stuff I’ve read online make this look really interesting. What do you think? Will you be giving it a chance? Six hours isn’t a lot of time to devote nowadays. You can even binge it 🙂 Let me know what you think down in the comments section below.