Comic fans know all about this great series from Robert Kirkman. Now, the rest of the world can experience the story when it is adapted for television.
Here is the official description.
Police officer Rick Grimes wakes from a coma to find the world ravaged by a zombie apocalypse. Nearby, a small group struggles to stay alive as 'the dead' stalk them. Can Rick and the group survive the zombies and each other in this horrific new reality? The Walking Dead is a survival adventure series from the director of The Shawshank Redemption and the producer of The Terminator.
I think this has the possibility to be the next big critical hit at next year's Emmies and hope it isn't hurt by the subject matter (like BSG and Buffy were).
The Trailer for the show is below:
The first episode airs this Halloween at 10pm EST.
Grab your candy, dim the lights and see if you can figure who the title really refers to. You can even pledge to watch the show here. If you are interested in the comic, we did the first volume as part of our Comics Experience Book Club (along with Mr. Kirkman, himself). A description of the event can be found here.
If you want to buy the books, they are available in trade (softcover), hardcover, and omnibus sizes. I linked the 13 available trades (since they are the cheapest) below.
I haven't posted in a review in a while, so when I was cleaning out my closet and found this game, I thought I wold take a moment to talk about it. I got the Marvel Scene-it from daughter for Christmas one year. My wife reluctantly agreed to play. While I enjoyed the game immensely, she was rather bored and only knew answers for the most basic questions about the movies. Yes, I let her win.
Unlike other editions of Scene-it, the clips usually have very little to do with the question. For example, they played the costume montage from Spider-man and then ask what is the significance of Spider-Man 252. First, this shows the level of difficulty for the non-comic fan. Second, the link between the question (which involved the first appearance of the black costume) and the clip was not as related as I would have expected. You did know the answer right?
The game pieces are icons (FF symbol, Cap shield, Thor helmet, X Symbol, spider symbol) I thought they would be characters. Each game space has the picture of a character or a scene from a marvel comic, but they are so small and light, you can't tell what they are. I did like that start is called "origin."
The first time I played, there were an enormous amount of Blade questions (especially, which actors played which part) I think, if you get this game, you should shuffle the question cards. It actually became a running joke, that my wife was able to answer any question that involved an actor by saying "Wasn't in he/she in one of those Blade movies?"
A non-comic fan cannot play this game. This is unlike other Scene-It games (like TV for example) where the questions and clips are geared for both experts and novices. However, a Marvel Comic Fan will enjoy this game. It is not too hard, but not too easy. And I enjoyed watching the clips.
As a final rant, I'm not sure why they could not have done a comics Scene-It (with at least Marvel and DC). I know Peter has suggested the legalities of this would be difficult, but not insurmountable. Look at other editions of Scene-It. the Movie ones contain clips from every movie studio, the Television one contains clips from all networks and production companies, the James Bond one contains clips from Never Say Never and the original Peter Sellers Casino Royale (the only non-Broccolli made Bond Movies). The way I see it, Scene it is almost an advertisement. You watch the clip and then say, "Wow, that was a great ------, I should go buy that DVD." I don't know why they couldn't have made a game that incorporated the Marvel properties, with movies like Ghost World, HellBoy, TV shows like WitchBlade and Spawn, and all the various DC properties. OK rant over.
The good: As a comic fanboy, I really liked this game.
The Bad: As a noncomic fan, my wife hated it.
The Ugly: They wasted some great art by fading it on the board.
The game is available at the link below.