Saturday, August 22, 2009

Like Mad Men but with more zombies

In some of the coolest news ever, last week it was announced that AMC has aquired the rights to Robert Kirkman's excellent comic The Walking Dead. The series is to be developed by writer/director Frank Darabont (the green mile, the mist, Shawshank Redemption), and it's been said that AMC is willing to shell out big time money to Darabont. If that's true I think it's a good sign that this is a project that will actually see the light of day. Unlike that Star Wars TV show I've been waiting on for the last 5 years.

The Walking Dead has been published by Image since 2003, but I just started reading it a couple months ago. So in a way I think it's only right I'm the last nerd blogger to do a post on the TV show. A couple months ago ,y shop had a big sale on TPBs so I picked up a few volumes of the Walking Dead (along with Nextwave; Agents of Hate, which is so awesome). That's pretty typical of how I jump on board with anything published by Image. I always seem to miss out on the first few issues, so most of the time I end up waiting until a few trades come out before I jump on the bandwagon. Anyhoo, the comic is awesome. It's not your typical blood and gore zombies (although there's plenty of that), it's more of an essay on what happens to the people left alive after "the apocalypse". Kinda like the left behind series but with more zombies and less Kirk Cameron. The tag line on the back cover of each Volume really sums up the series. "In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living."

buy the comic and when it hits the cablewaves watch the tv show.




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