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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Walking Dead - The Official Magazine


Hotly anticipated first issue of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine hits newsstands and digital platforms.

The Walking Dead Official Magazine, Issue #1

Titan Magazines and Skybound’s premier issue of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine, based on Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning comic book series, best-selling graphic novels and Emmy-winning AMC television series, hits newsstands and digital platforms on October 23.

This 100-page issue features an inside look at the TV show, comics and everything in-between: The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman reveals what’s coming up next on the TV show, which broke basic cable records again with the season three premiere, and how the shocking events of issue #100 of The Walking Dead Comic will affect Rick and our favorite survivors; an exclusive interview with Danai Gurira, who plays the iconic character “Michonne”; an exclusive prologue to the new Walking Dead book, The Road to Woodbury, about the rise of Philip Blake aka The Governor written by Jay Bonansinga and Robert Kirkman; behind-the-scenes set visit report; executive producer/showrunner Glen Mazzara tells us why he’s so excited about season three; plus, all the latest news, revelations and tips for fans of the entire The Walking Dead universe.

The first issue debuted at this year’s New York Comic-Con with a special NYCC variant cover, and an additional nine variant covers are released tomorrow: a newsstand cover featuring “Michonne”; an alternative art cover by The Walking Dead comic artist, Charlie Adlard and colored by The Walking Dead comic colorist Cliff Rathburn; seven retail variant covers with stores Comickaze, Forbidden Planet, Midtown Comics, Redd Skull Comics, Ultimate Comics, Ultimate Treasures and Wade’s Comic Madness, each featuring art by Adlard and Rathburn.

Discussing what fans can expect from the magazine, Robert Kirkman, creator/writer of The Walking Dead, says, "We'll be talking about what's coming up on the TV show, we'll fill you in on what to expect from the comic and you'll hear from all the talented people who work on all the various Walking Dead projects. This magazine is going to rock!"

The magazine will also be available to read on the iPad, Nook and Kindle Fire starting tomorrow, giving Walking Dead fans an exciting alternative to the print edition and a high quality digital reading experience. Just search ‘The Walking Dead Magazine’ on your device’s newsstand or app store.

The magazine is currently offering fans an exclusive FREE The Walking Dead T-Shirt (not available in stores) with new print subscriptions. For more information on this subscription offer and other offers in your territory, visit the magazine website, Readers can also join the magazine on Twitter at and Facebook at to keep up to date with news and special offers and, the source for all news on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and all Skybound titles.

The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine issue #1 will be available on newsstands and comic book stores in the U.S. on October 23, in the U.K. on November 8 and Australia & New Zealand on December 18. Digital editions will be available globally on the iPad, Nook and Kindle Fire from October 23.

Contact Details Of Stores With Variant Covers:
Comickaze Comics, San Diego, CA
Forbidden Planet, London, U.K. -
Midtown Comics, New York, NY -
Redd Skull Comics, Calgary, Canada -
Ultimate Comics, Durham, NC -
Ultimate Treasures, 11240 Village Lane Clinton, MI 49236-9595
Wade's Comic Madness, Levittown, PA -

About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-agesSuper DinosaurThe Astounding Wolf-Man and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Witch Doctor, Guarding the Globe andClone. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. Your destination for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Deadand all Skybound titles is

About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

About The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine
Published by Titan Magazines and Skybound, The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine will be a complete, in-depth guide to The Walking Dead TV series and comics, featuring exclusive interviews with the show cast, as well as comic editors, illustrators and more. The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine is a must-have companion for fans.

Each 100-page edition also includes the latest revelations from The Walking Dead comic team, including interviews with the creators and features showcasing the creative process behind the art. Plus,The Walking Dead creator and writer/executive producer for the show, Robert Kirkman, reveals the latest news from the set and answers fans’ questions.

Issue #1 will be available on newsstands and in specialty comic book stores in the U.S. from October 23, U.K. from November 8 and Australia & New Zealand from December 18.

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About Titan Magazines
Titan Magazines is the largest and most experienced publisher of licensed entertainment magazines and comics in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

Licensing partners include: Aardman - ABC - BBC - Bongo - CBS - DC - Disney - Hasbro - LucasFilm - MGM - NBC - Nickelodeon - Paramount - Twentieth Century Fox - WWE - Mattel

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About The Walking Dead (TV series)
 “The Walking Dead” is the number one drama series in basic cable history for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.  Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series, which garnered a 2010 Golden Globe® nomination for Best Television Series – Drama and won the 2011 and 2012 Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-Up, stars Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira and David Morrissey.  Season three of "The Walking Dead" is executive produced by showrunner Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Top 5 Comics - 5/9/12


#5 – Journey into Mystery #637

I’ve never read Journey into Mystery before, but I’d heard really great things from other reviewers. Loki was a key element to why The Avengers was so fun, so I wanted to see if Kid Loki could be just as amusing in his own title. I was shocked when I found out how humorous and engaging this book is.

Keiron Gillen and Andy Lanning weave a really fun story where we get to see the Asgardians reduced to regular people, and a mystery setup that only the New Mutants can solve. It’s a win all around for fans of Thor or X-Men.

Carmine Di Giandomenico’s artwork in this issue is worth the issue if just for the shot of Thor dressed as an auto mechanic. If the God of Thunder wanted to fix my Ford Escape, I’d have no problem with that. Though I’d expect it to fly afterwards.

RATING: 3.5/5

#4 – The Fairest #3

The buzz around this new Fables spin-off hasn’t been huge, but I’m really enjoying it. This issue was a classic fairy tale that gave us some more information about Briar Rose and her unique condition. The Snow Queen has her own motives, and as Jonah Panghammer pleads his case for her to steal his bottle, we learn that there’s even more to Rose’s tale than we’ve been led on to believe.

Bill Willingham can do as many Fables spin-offs as he sees fit. I really enjoyed Jack of Fables and this series offers a different sort of side-story in terms of characterizations and set-ups.

Phil Jimenez continues to wow me with his pencil work, and each panel before the last looks like it could be printed in a leather volume containing actual classic fables and fairy tales.

RATING: 3.5/5

#3 – Incorruptible #29

The story is coming to an end as the radioactive cloud slowly drifts toward Coalville. As Max Damage tries to settle things with Alana, the rest of the city goes crazy in its final hours before the poisonous vapors engulf them. Max’s prison facility is raided by those looking for shelter, and no one is safe as Max finally loses his cool.

Mark Waid has left another incredible mark on superhero storytelling with Incorruptible, and I’ll be sad to see it go. Max Damage is one of my favorite characters in comics right now and he’s had an incredible arc. He deserves a good ending and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Damian Coucerio’s artwork in this issue was very expressive and fit the tone of the story extremely well. There’s a part with a giant cobra that actually made me nervous, half due to how he drew it, half because I’m already terrified of giant snakes.


#2 – Invincible #91

Mark Grayson wakes up to find Dinosaurus changed back into his human form and a strange sensation all over his body. As Invincible (Bulletproof) rushes to “rescue” Mark, the others soon discover a shocking new development in their friend’s biology. Let’s just say it doesn’t turn out too well for Mark.

Robert Kirkman continues to write one of the greatest creator-owned stories I’ve ever seen in the comic book medium. I know that many people go nuts over The Walking Dead, but for my money this is the story I get most excited about. I never know what’s coming next, and that’s hard to do in a superhero title.

Ryan Ottley is nothing short of a genius in his artwork, and this is no exception. There’s some wonderful character and action moments throughout the issue, and each panel helps turn Kirkman’s words into a dynamic reality on the page.


#1 – Batman #9

Bruce Wayne fights off a horde of Talon assassins in the Bat Cave as Alfred organizes the Bat-Family to stop the Night of the Owls, where every Talon has been released to kill high-profile targets in Gotham City. The end features a back up story about Jarvis Pennyworth that is definitely worth reading, both in writing and in artwork.

Scott Snyder has stated that he’ll walk away from Batman when he’s out of stories to tell. I hope I’m hopefully not the only one that prays that his creative well never runs dry. Snyder isn’t afraid to put Wayne through the gauntlet, and with a legacy character like Batman you have to constantly up the ante in order to keep him interesting.

What is there to say about Greg Capullo’s artwork? How about that I’ve never seen a more fresh and fun take on the Dark Knight in my entire comic book reviewing career. I’ve said it before, but I really hope that he helps design a future animated series to really showcase his skills at cartooning.

RATING: 4.5/5