9/25/13

Get A sneak peek at the official syllabus from 'The Walking Dead' course




Walking Dead slot machine coming soon!


The Walking Dead 

The Walking Dead slot was by far the most popular game at G2E. 

Australian gaming manufacturer Aristocrat plans to release it in early fall to coincide with the highly anticipated fourth season of the hit AMC television show. 

The game incorporates video clips and sound bites from the series, which during the third season finale drew more than 12 million viewers. 

Players have to escape hordes of zombies. 

Aristocrat set the mood for the game's debut, hiring actors dressed in tattered clothes and covered in blood to flank the machines and stumble around like the undead. 

9/20/13

Daryl Dixon with Chopper Deluxe Box Set



Size: 5″ Scale
Material: Plastic

Fan-favorite Daryl Dixon, from AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead, is a lone wolf survivalist who has proven time and again to be a vital sentinel for Rick Grimes and his group in an unpredictable and perilous apocalyptic world. McFarlane Toys’ deluxe box set features Daryl Dixon with his iconic chopper motorcycle. The figure’s exact likeness is created using a full 3D scan of the actor himself, Norman Reedus! This brand new sculpt portrays Daryl in his angel wings stitched biker vest and includes approximately 20 points of articulation, hunting knife and new crossbow. Daryl’s transportation of choice in this apocalyptic world is his brother Merle’s black chopper motorcycle. The first vehicle produced for The Walking Dead action figure line, this iconic chopper includes the lightning-bolt insignia on the tank, skull decal, and saddlebags.

9/17/13

Rosita cast


The Twilight Saga's Christian Serratos is joining the cast of AMC's The Walking Dead for Season 4.

Deadline reports that Serratos will play Rosita Espinosa, a character that was introduced in Issue 53 of Robert Kirkman's comic book series. The actress will have a recurring role in Season 4, with an option to become a regular in Season 5.
With Rosita debuting in Season 4, it's hard not to think that Abraham and Eugene might also make an appearance, since they were all introduced together in the comics.


Read more: http://twdfcforums.boards.net/thread/309/rosita-cast#ixzz2fCq6DcR1

AMC is Developing a Walking Dead Companion Series



“Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager. “We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”

“After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe,” said Kirkman. “The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.”

9/10/13

The Exclusive PARTY ZOMBIE print revealed!



For those of you that are preordering the exclusive signed Walking Dead # 115 set (RIGHT HERE) we are revealing the exclusive print it comes with and the original art that you have a chance to win.

9/9/13

THE WALKING DEAD #115 10TH ANNIVERSARY SIGNED BOX SET OF 13 COVERS + EXCLUSIVE PRINT + RAFFLE TICKET TO WIN ORIGINAL ART



THE WALKING DEAD #115 10TH ANNIVERSARY SIGNED BOX SET OF 13 COVERS + EXCLUSIVE PRINT + RAFFLE TICKET TO WIN ORIGINAL ART

This anniversary set of #115 comes in an exclusive presentation box with 13 variant covers signed by Charlie Adlard. (regular, blank, 10 connecting & midnight release) Also included is an exclusive A3 print with art by Charlie. Each set will also come with a raffle ticket to win a piece of the orignal art used in the exclusive print.

ORDER YOURS HERE

9/7/13

The Walking Dead # 115 all 9 covers revealed


Wizard World OHIO Comicon walking dead cover


Mike Zeck Variant Cover of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #1 Debuts at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
Mike Zeck Variant Cover of Robert Kirkman’s
The Walking Dead #1 Debuts at
Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

Skybound and Wizard World’s Sixth Limited Edition Cover in the Wizard World series
Free to Full-Price Attendees; VIPs To Receive Additional B&W Sketch Cover

Renowned creator Mike Zeck will create the sixth in a series of exclusive Wizard World variant covers of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 comic, provided for free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, September 20-22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Wizard World and Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, have teamed to produce the line based upon the Eisner Award-winning groundbreaking comic book series and best-selling graphic novels written and created by Robert Kirkman.

Zeck will be on hand at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con to sign copies of the limited-edition comic, produced in extremely limited quantities and available to fans only while supplies last. The first five covers, illustrated by superstar artists Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, Julian Totino Tedesco, Neal Adams and Ethan Van Sciver, respectively, were huge hits at Wizard World events in Portland (February, Golden), St. Louis (March, Suydam), Philadelphia (June, Tedesco), New York (June, Adams) and Chicago (August, Van Sciver). A different creator will draw the variant cover art for the two remaining scheduled Wizard World shows this year in Nashville (October) and Austin (November).

Zeck, who has influenced generations of artists, counts the “Kraven’s Last Hunt” series, one of the highest-regarded Spider-Man storylines ever, and “Circle of Blood,” a highly-touted treatment of “Punisher,” as two of his most recognizable works.

Independent third-party comic book grading service CGC, a leader in the industry, will accept TWD #1 variant and Signature Series submissions at its Wizard World Ohio Comic Con exhibitor booth.

The 2013 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con will also feature Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee, Laurie Holden of “The Walking Dead,” pop culture icon William Shatner, Summer Glau (Serenity, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and WWE® Superstar Sheamus® among a standout roster of top celebrities, as well as an array of superstar comics creators.

The Walking Dead graphic novels accounted for seven of the 10 bestselling titles of the year and were #1 overall for both 2011 and 2012.

Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Admission is free for kids 10 and under. Event hours are Friday, Sept. 20, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

9/6/13

Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead ENROLL TODAY!






Course description

From understanding social identities to modeling the spread of disease, this eight-week course will span key science and survival themes using AMC’s The Walking Dead as its basis. Four faculty members from the University of California, Irvine will take you on an inter-disciplinary academic journey deep into the world of AMC’s The Walking Dead, exploring the following topics:

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—is survival just about being alive?
Social order and structures—from the farm and the prison to Woodbury
Social identity, roles, and stereotyping—as shown through leaders like Rick and the Governor
The role of public health in society—from the CDC to local community organizations
The spread of infectious disease and population modeling—swarm!
The role of energy and momentum in damage control—how can you best protect yourself?
Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world—are squirrels really good for you?
Managing stress in disaster situations—what’s the long-term effect of always sleeping with one eye open?

Each week we’ll watch engaging lectures, listen to expert interviews, watch exclusive interviews with cast members talking about their characters, use key scenes from the show to illustrate course learning, read interesting articles, review academic resources, participate in large and small group discussions, and—of course—test our learning with quizzes. We recommend that you plan on spending about two (2) to four (4) hours per week on this course, though we believe the course is compelling enough you’ll want to spend more time.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

Describe how infectious diseases—like a zombie epidemic—spread and are managed
Apply various models of society and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to existing and emerging societies as a means for understanding human behavior
Analyze existing social roles and stereotypes as they exist today and in an emerging world
Debate the role of public health organizations in society
Describe how mathematical equations for population dynamics can be used to study disease spread and interventions
Apply concepts of energy and momentum appropriately when analyzing collisions and other activities that either inflict or prevent damage
Summarize multiple methods for managing stress in disaster situations

8/26/13

The Walking Dead #115 - First Cover Revealed

This October is the 10th anniversary of THE WALKING DEAD and we’re excited to announce that in celebration, issue 115 will have 10 connecting covers. The covers together will form an image that highlights significant moments from the past 10 years of the series. Each of the 10 individual covers will also depict a special moment from a year of THE WALKING DEAD’s illustrious history. These covers are drawn by series artist Charlie Adlard, with colors by Dave Stewart. Each weekday for the next 2 weeks, we’ll reveal a part of the connecting covers for issue 115. The first cover shown reveals a memorable moment that takes place during THE WALKING DEAD’s third year. 

8/23/13

New pics of series 4 action figures




Thanks to the walking dead.com we have new pics of the series 4 toys. Check out the rest of the 
pictures out HERE


8/20/13

Q&A – David Alpert (Executive Producer)



The Walking Dead‘s executive producer David Alpert talks about Season 4 threats and the scene from Season 2 that still gives him chills.
Q: If Season 3 was about the human threat, what would you say Season 4 will be about?
A: What we really have here in Season 4 is we dangle the carrot that civilization can be rebuilt… The notion that there’s civilization and the notion that there’s the possibility of there being laws and a sense of normalcy. I think we’re going to see an evolution in the walkers — there’s a whole bunch of new walkers — and we’ll see an evolution of the threat of human-on-human. Dangling the possibility of civilization will make people much more desperate and willing to do things that would have previously been unthinkable.
Q: What’s it like to go from producing 13 episodes per season to 16?
A: The show is an incredibly physical show to produce. It is super hot and super humid out here, and the crew is just like a group of Marines. They have no fear… Shooting 16 episodes outdoors in Georgia? It’s a lot, and at the end of the season, everybody could use a little R&R to get back into shape. But I have to say going from six episodes to 13 to 16, I feel like we now know how to plan for it.
Q: How’s the location scouting going? What can you tell us about new locations?
A: There’s been some real changes in the prison itself, so seeing how it’s evolved from the last episode of Season 3 to the opening of 401, the prison looks totally different… We’ve also been looking at woods and a couple stretches of highway to find some interesting angles to showcase some unique action sequences that I can’t tell you anything about.
Q: Now that The Walking Dead is in its fourth season, has the production been attracting more attention from local Georgians?
A: It’s interesting. Robert Kirkman and I went into Senoia to grab a bite to eat, and there was probably about 15 or 20 people walking around the streets and every single one of them was clearly a tourist there for The Walking Dead… I hadn’t seen that before. There’s the Woodbury shop on main street. There’s the Woodbury town hall and there are all these things we shot last year that are actual places. And I saw everybody walking up and down the street taking pictures in front of it, posing, and putting on a Sheriff’s hat, doing the whole thing.

VIDEO: Gearing Up for The Walking Dead Season 4
Q: You’ve known Robert Kirkman for a long time. What it’s been like to see The Walking Dead go from comic to life?
A: We’ve been friends for twelve years now… It’s kind of been amazing because when I first met Robert, he was a struggling comic book creator, trying to find himself a home in the comic book field… It’s one of those stories that you see on television all the time, but to see it happen to him has been an amazing experience for me.
Q: When you look back over the past three seasons, what are you most proud of?
A: There are various moments that really stand out… Episode 207 when Sophia comes out of the barn and she’s a walker. Just thinking about it I get chills. I’m not joking… It’s a pure genre moment, but if someone didn’t have their heartstrings tugged by Carol seeing her daughter turn into a zombie and Rick having to put her down, you’re not human, right? And in 304, Carl having to shoot his mom after having just delivered Judith is another perfect example, where it’s an absolutely emotional, intensely involving moment. The genre element is used to heighten the emotional intensity of the scene.
Q: What’s been the toughest character for you personally to lose from the show?
A: The great thing about this show is that literally every character is on the table… We have no one that is untouchable… One of the hardest things was killing Shane. In the comic, it happened much, much earlier, and Robert had said he wanted to give that character a little bit more space to breathe. So trying to figure out what was the right place to kill Shane was really difficult… In the screening room here in production, there’s a wall that says “Our Grateful Dead,” and it’s got pictures of all the characters who’ve been killed off over the seasons. It’s kind of insane: One, it’s kind of touching, and, two, we’ve killed a lot of people on this show. [Laughs] It’s hard to say which one was the toughest.
Q: Are you planning to add any characters to that wall in Season 4?
A: Oh, there’s going to be a whole bunch of people added to the wall.