The Walking Dead’s 15th Anniversary Variant Covers For The Re-released Issues

We learned a few months ago that Image Comics and Skybound are going to reprint some of the key issues of The Walking Dead for the 15th anniversary which is approaching next month. This week, I was emailed the high resolution photos of the variant covers and these will come in their normal color, or in black and white. You can pick these up in comic book stores on October 13th and the list of the reprinted issues are the following in this order.

#1

#2 (First appearance of Carl and Lori, Glenn, Andrea, and Sophia)

#7 (First appearance of Tyrese)

#19 (First appearance of Michonne)

#27 (First appearance of The Governor)

#48 (Death of Lori, Judith, and The Governor/Final Prison Battle)

#53( First appearance of Abraham, Eugene, Rosita)

#92 (First Appearance of Jesus)

#98 (Death of Abraham/First appearance of Dwight)

#100 (First appearance of Negan/death of Glenn Rhee)

#108 (First appearance of Ezekiel/Shiva)

#127(Post All Out War/First appearance of Magna and her group)

#132 (First Appearance of Alpha)

#167 (Andrea’s death issue)

#171 (First Appearance of The Princess)

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AMC Network Announces The Walking Dead NYCC Panel

AMC today released new unit and behind-the-scenes photography from the highly-anticipated new season of The Walking Dead, premiering Sunday, October 7 at 9/8c.

In addition, select cast and producers from the show will be at New York Comic Con for a panel, moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, October 6th and 8/7c.

Cast members including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join Executive Producer and Showrunner Angela Kang, Executive Producer and Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert and Special Effects Makeup Supervisor and Executive Producer Greg Nicotero to discuss the show’s exciting new chapter and what’s to come in Season 9.

The Walking Dead returns Sunday, October 7 at 9/8c.

Keystone Comic Con Cosplay Contest Highlights

Keystone Comic Con is here for the weekend in Philadelphia which is so far a great show. The cosplayers are a huge part of the show and it showed on huge display during the costume contest that happened later that day. The costume contest had four judges which were Sharon Rose, Tessa Netting, Lee Anna Vamp, and Marie Anna Chiment and the host was very entertaining during the show. It was broken down to different categories for each themed costume. This contest was very fun to watch and to see the cosplayers take the time to make those costumes and hearing about how it was made is very informative. Here are the photos below and the winner which was Necromancer.

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 13 “Blackjack” thoughts

 

This week on Fear the Walking Dead, we were all over the place. With only 3 episodes left we are winding down to the end. We got to see all our survivors separately. Then miraculously finding one another like always. The episode jumped all over, but I’ll break it down per group.

First we see John, and Strand. They are Stranded on a small island surrounded by water. The water has risen quiet high because of the storm. John is making a raft to get across and find the others, while Strand is, well Strand. After trying the raft out alone, because Strand was staying behind, John got a big surprise in the form of a huge gator. This thing was massive! Jumping back to shore John loses hope of getting across, and an I told you so from Strand. While cutting branches John sees a truck with a bed cover and enlists Strand to get it, pulling the your people shot me card. Once up there, Strand seen a bottle of liquor on the floor, but also a zombie in the driver’s seat. The truck was on a horrid angle. Hopping on the side of truck Strand leans in for the bottle and down goes the truck, flipping down the hill it was on top of. Luckily the zombie gets a branch to the head, Strand gets his drink, and John gets his Truck bed cover. Rigging the battery to the car horn, John hopes to bring the dead to them, keeping the Gator occupied whilst they slip by in the raft. Convincing Strand to join him, they start-up the horn and take off. Everything is working great until the horn dies, the dead turn around, and the gator starts attacking their makeshift raft, causing a leak. Panicking John shoots off his gun to call the dead back and they swim back to where they started, both defeated.

Lucy is looking for Charlie and spots a library. Knowing she loves books she checks there to no avail. Waking outside, she finds a gravely injured man in a car. While trying to help him, they realize the car crushing him is what is keeping him alive. He tells Lucy all he wants is one last beer, so she sets off to find one. Looking everywhere, she has no luck and eventually radios in to tell him she was sorry. He tells her she will help people on her journey, even though she couldn’t help him. That’s when she finds a box left by Morgan and co, with a single beer. She also grabs an ice pack out of a first aid kit and puts them both in her pack, heading back to the old man. He is so happy to have his last beer he gives her some journals. Turns out the man is the Truck driver that owned the truck Morgan is in. On the box was a radio channel to call for when of needing help. She calls and it’s Morgan.

Morgan and Co are still looking for the elusive Quinn, when they find the crazy ladies old walker. Then get a call from her on the radio. She tells them to stop leaving supplies, because it is making people weak, then she has to make them strong again by killing them. I don’t know either, she is insane, clearly. She tells them that Quinn is dead, so they pack up and head off to find the others, still leaving things in boxes. They are looking for John, Strand, Lucy, Alicia, And Charlie. Eventually while driving they get that call from Lucy, who they find and pick up, and Alicia and Charlie, who they don’t make it too. The reason being is miss psycho in Al’s van found them and shot up the truck, ending the episode.

So we only see Alicia and Charlie very briefly in this episode at the end, Strand and John are still not even close to being found, and the truck has been shot up by psychopath. Can’t wait for next week!

This episode was entertaining, but a little slow. I definitely enjoyed watching non the less.

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Keystone Comic Con Is Next Week!

INAUGURAL KEYSTONE COMIC CON HEADS TO PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION CENTER ON SEPTEMBER 14-16

Celebration of Entertainment and Pop Culture to Feature Blockbuster Talent, Special Guests, Tremendous Cosplayers and More!

**Great Photo/Video Opportunities**

 

WHAT: Keystone Comic Con, an event combining the best of pop culture and entertainment is heading to Philadelphia for its inaugural show! The event will bring together an outstanding lineup of comic, entertainment and musical guests with a twist that will be unique to the Keystone state.

Over the 3-day event, fans will get to experience multiple panels, autographing sessions, Keystone Champions of Cosplay and so much more. This year’s confirmed blockbuster talent includes: Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nuñez, and Creed Bratton with Leslie David Baker, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Joe Manganiello, WWE® Superstars The Bella Twins™, AJ Styles™ and Daniel Bryan and More!

 

WHEN:Friday, September 14-Sunday, September 16

 

WHERE: Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia PA

MARVEL Entertainment Takes Over New York Comic Con

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT TAKES OVER NEW YORK COMIC CON

WITH EXCLUSIVE PANELS, ADVANCE SCREENINGS, LIVE-STREAMING COVERAGE FROM MARVEL.COM, THE HOTTEST GAMES, AND AN AMAZING LINE-UP OF TELEVISION AND COMIC CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS, FAN ACTIVITIES AND STAGE EVENTS AT THE MARVEL BOOTH

 

Visit Marvel Booth (#1354) for Autograph Signings, Exclusive New York Comic Con Giveaways and More

 

Los Angeles, CA (September 5, 2018) – Marvel Entertainment is descending onto New York Comic Con in full force! Join us for a robust lineup of fun events from Marvel Television, Marvel New Media, Marvel Animation, Marvel Comics, Marvel Games and Marvel Themed Entertainment. With exclusive first-look videos, star-studded signings, and incredible fan experiences at the Marvel booth, this Comic Con is guaranteed to bring you loads of unexpected surprises you won’t want to miss – all starting Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7.

 

Fans at New York Comic Con will be the very first to witness the highly-anticipated return of Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s first Super Hero on Netflix, and the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Runaways, both on-stage at Madison Square Garden for the first time ever!

 

Join the cast and producers of The Gifted at the Javits Center where they return to New York Comic Con with an exclusive first look at an all-new episode from the second season of the series.

 

The always fun Marvel Animation will present a star-studded Marvel Rising panel, and the annual Marvel Animation Presents panel returns with exciting news from Marvel Animated projects and a special screening of the television film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.

 

Marvel Comics will be returning to the con with surprise guests, panels, giveaways, and more! Fans will be able to hear from Marvel’s top writers, artists, and editors as they talk about fan-favorite characters and the thrilling stories in the Marvel Universe today – along with a sneak peek at what’s next!

 

Marvel fans at home can tune-in as Marvel New Media brings fans four days of streaming coverage from New York Comic Con on Marvel.com, and Marvel social media channels. From hosting This Week In Marvel and Women Of Marvel panels, to live episodes of Earth’s Mightiest Show, Marvel New Media’s coverage of NYCC 2018 is not one to be missed!

 

Marvel Games will be bringing some of the hottest games to the con including Marvel Contest of ChampionsMarvel Puzzle Quest, and MARVEL Battle Lines. Follow @MarvelGames on Twitter for more information coming soon.

 

The fan-favorite Marvel booth (#1354) will once again return with a full lineup of Events touching all points of the Marvel Universe! Fans will be able to attend signings with their favorite Marvel stars, participate in special costume contests, and much, much more. The booth will be jam-packed with giveaways and exclusive Marvel merchandise, so get there early!

 

For more exciting Marvel highlights and news during New York Comic Con 2018, tune in to the Marvel Livestream at Marvel.com starting Thursday, October 4th. Join the conversation using #MarvelNYCC, and stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all the breaking news from Marvel Television at New York Comic Con. Follow @Marvel on Twitter and “like” Marvel on Facebook for minute-by-minute updates on all things in the MCU.

The Walking Dead News: Sons Of Anarchy Alum Ryan Hurst Joins The Cast

One of the best casting choices in the universe of The Walking Dead since Jeffrey Dean Morgan was revealed this week and his name is Ryan Hurst. Ryan was on the hit TV series Sons Of Anarchy on FX as one of the fan favorites Opie. His character received a brutal death during season 5 and since then, he has appeared in Bates Motel and Outsider. He will now appear on the 9th season of The Walking Dead as one of the whisperers but not just one of them, he will play as Alpha’s right hand man, Beta. You most likely want to know who is Beta would you? I will give you the rundown.

 

Beta made his first appearance on issue #154 (4th part of volume 26: Call To Arms) in the comic series as Negan encountered him after he escaped from jail. He is very tall and wields two large knives. After Negan’s encounter with him, Beta orders the rest of The Whisperers to take Negan back to their camp. When Michonne and Aaron tries to look for Negan in the woods, Beta and The Whisperers attacks them until Dwight stops it. That is all I can say now about his debut in the comic series. Fans have anticipated if Beta will appear at all in the upcoming season since Alpha and The Whisperers debuted long before him in the comic series. Ryan Hurst and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s interactions on the show should be very interesting so we will have to wait until we see.

 

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Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game to Release at Target on August 26th

Big G Creative is releasing a new board game title, Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game based on the wildly popular Monster Cereal characters from General Mills, including Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy. Pick your favorite Monster Cereal characters and battle to see who can “eat” the most cereal. In this fast-paced game of luck and strategy, players try to collect as many Cereal Cards in their Bowls as they can. Each monster has special powers to give you an advantage and help you gobble up the most cereal. Use Milk Tokens to combine Cereal Cards and take bigger bites. The monster that munches the most wins the game!“At Big G Creative, we build games that connect families across generations. We believe Monster Crunch! gives parents a new way to have fun with their kids,” said Rob Stevens, Founder and President of Big G Creative. “The Monster Cereal characters seem to strike a happy chord with everyone.” Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game is a light strategy game that is suitable for a wide variety of ages and blends nostalgia with friendly competition. The game is aimed at players 9 and older, allows for 2 to 5 players, and has an estimated gameplay of 20 minutes. MSRP is $19.99.Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game is available now for pre-order on Target.com and will be in Target stores on August 26th, 2018.