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GEORGE ROMERO’S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT THREE #1!

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When the dead fight the dead, where does that leave the living? That’s the question as the legendary George Romero unleashes the final chapter in his new undead epic in GEORGE ROMERO’S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT THREE #1! Debuting in April, it’s zombies vs. vampires – with the desperate, last surviving humans caught in the crossfire! Writer George Romero and artist Andrea Mutti bring you the closing saga in the epic war between living and dead!

Welcome back to NYC, years after the horrifying plague has swept the nation. The Big Apple is a quarantine zone – but that doesn’t guarantee safety! There are predators within the walls. Vampires lurk in the shadows preying on the living and the undead alike. But with the zombies seemingly growing smarter each and every day, the war between the two dead factions begins heating up!

“Romero understands the wide possibilities of the comic format and has used it to tell his biggest, most epic story to date,” says series Editor Jake Thomas. “In this final chapter the narrative bomb he’s been carefully constructing under Empire of the Dead’s Manhattan goes off with a bang! There are dangers coming from all sides, no one is safe, and blood will flow. It’s everything an undeadhead would want from the Godfather of Zombies himself, George Romero!”

Meanwhile, who is kidnapping the children of NYC? Where are they taking them and why? The future of Manhattan and humanity itself may rest in the answers! Don’t miss this excellent jumping on point when the zombie godfather and horror visionary’s next undead epic reaches its climactic chapter in April’s GEORGE ROMERO’S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT THREE #1!

SDCC 2014: SKYBOUND’S THE WALKING DEAD PANEL RECAP

It was the first full-length day of Comic-Con, and a little franchise called The Walking Dead was featured in its own panel. This panel was focused specifically on the comic book (the TV show will have its own moment in the sun tomorrow). Writer/creator Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard were both present, along with editor Sean Maciewicz, to discuss recent big developments and the future of the series.

Kirkman touched on several subjects pertaining to the series’ lead protagonist, Rick. Rick’s anger streak seen in recent issues can be chalked up to the tenuous state of society in the aftermath of “All Out War” and the need for every member to perform their jobs. Kirkman doesn’t regret introducing the plot twist that saw Rick lose his arm, though he admitted it does cause certain practical challenges in terms of how Rick can hold and use various objects. While he was obviously noncommittal about the idea of killing off Rick, Kirkman did note that the series could very easily survive past Rick’s death.

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Regarding Negan, the main villain of the series for the past couple years, Kirkman voiced an interest in fleshing out the character’s back-story. However, that would likely occur within the comic and not in the form of a tie-in novel like with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. Kirkman also said to expect Negan to show up in the TV series eventually, but not anytime soon. Interestingly, Kirkman mentioned that Negan is based on a real-life person, though he was reluctant to specify whom.

Kirkman reiterated a topic he’s touched on in the past when he said he has no plans to reveal the source of the zombie plague, even calling the idea “boring.” However, he did reserve the right to change his mind a few years down the road. As of right now, Kirkman has the series loosely plotted out for 150-200 issues.

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One thing Kirkman and Adlard seemed very much in agreement about was that they don’t allow the TV show or video games to affect how they portray the characters. Adlard noted that he feels a sense of pride whenever the show casts an actor who looks similar to his character designs (mentioning Danai Gurira’s Michonne specifically), but that he only draws the characters as he envisioned them. Kirkman said he has no plans to introduce characters created in the show or games, such as Daryl Dixon or Clementine.

Don’t expect the comic to shift away from the usual cast to focus on other areas of the world and how they’re dealing with the ongoing zombie apocalypse. If the setting of the series changes, it’ll only be because the core cast are moving.

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Finally, Kirkman did offer one TV-related tidbit. He confirmed that while the spinoff to the TV series won’t be officially announced at SDCC this week, an announcement will be coming soon. That series is expected to premiere in 2015.

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Shift Into Gear For Your First Look at ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #2!

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This April, the pedal hits the metal in ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #2 – the explosive new series from creators Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore! Robbie Reyes has been imbued with awesome supernatural powers. But can this teenager control his new powers, or will it lead him down the path of destruction as he battles a new plague on the streets… the bizarre Pink Pills! What are they – and who is behind their creation? The streets of East LA are riddled with gangs, drugs, and violence. War is brewing in the criminal underworld. And it’ll take a new kind of hero to battle back the darkness. Don’t miss the next thrilling chapter in Robbie Reyes’ heroic journey in ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #2!

Don’t Forget – Table Top with Jason – September 8th, 2013 – FOLSOM, CA

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GamersCircle Comics is extremely pleased to bring table top gaming to Folsom, CA via Table Top with Jason.  Jason will be volunteering his time and sharing his board game enthusiasm with those that wish to come and either join in or just watch.
 
The first Table Top with Jason will be:

Sunday on September 8th, 2013 starting at Noon with the table top preference of Last Night on Earth the Zombie Game.
 
Last Night on Earth The Zombie Game is a fast-paced game of brain-eating zombies, small town heroes and horror movie action. Players take on the role of either the heroes, working together to make it through the night or the zombies, unending waves of undead spreading over the town like a plague
 
For 2-6 players. Takes 60-90 minutes.

Table Top with Jason – September 8th, 2013 – FOLSOM, CA

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GamersCircle Comics is extremely pleased to bring table top gaming to Folsom, CA via Table Top with Jason.  Jason will be volunteering his time and sharing his board game enthusiasm with those that wish to come and either join in or just watch.
 
The first Table Top with Jason will be:

Sunday on September 8th, 2013 starting at Noon with the table top preference of Last Night on Earth the Zombie Game.
 
Last Night on Earth The Zombie Game is a fast-paced game of brain-eating zombies, small town heroes and horror movie action. Players take on the role of either the heroes, working together to make it through the night or the zombies, unending waves of undead spreading over the town like a plague
 
For 2-6 players. Takes 60-90 minutes.