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Old 07-12-12, 01:44 PM
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I want to see these people re-establish a society into a Republic type government system where they elect representatives who then gather as a tribunal to make the "big picture" decisions for the group. You know... like the Phantom Menace.
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Old 07-12-12, 02:03 PM
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You guys are funny. Half saying the death was too predicable because it was one of the 3 that was foreshadowed, the other half was bored because because it was typically "shocking" as if that makes some sense.
I'm pretty sure some of us were in neither camp.
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Old 07-12-12, 11:29 PM
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It was still a shock to me I think everyone knew that a major character was going to die in this issue, the big question was who and how it was going to happen so watching it unfold was still a good read, in my opinion.

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I actually thought it might be Andrea, being left behind in town and the way she was walking around in the beginning of the issue at the wall. Seeing Glenn be the one was definitely a shock, although like someone mentioned he hasn't done much lately.


I just want to see if the story can be taken somewhere else other then seeing one group of villains after another. That's the part that's "boring" me a bit.
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Old 07-18-12, 12:52 AM
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Sorry, haven't been in this thread in a while, but have the writers said at all how far they want to take the comic?
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Old 07-18-12, 10:33 AM
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Sorry, haven't been in this thread in a while, but have the writers said at all how far they want to take the comic?
All four bases... to completion. Why?
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Old 07-19-12, 02:26 PM
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Walking Dead #100 sells >380,000 copies.

http://www.imagecomics.com/news/223/...S-2nd-PRINTING

Has an indie comic ever sold that many copies before? Even the top ten DC and Marvel do good just to break 100,000.
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Old 07-19-12, 02:36 PM
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Has an indie comic ever sold that many copies before?
The Darkness #11 was the last book to do similar numbers, and that was all the way back in 1997, again due to the obnoxious number of alternate covers. Plus, I mean, the first Image books in the early '90s were moving millions of copies.
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Old 07-19-12, 03:07 PM
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It's funny how only a few years ago Kirkman was saying Bendis could buy and sell him, and now he has what's guaranteed to be the #1 selling issue of the year.
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Old 07-20-12, 09:22 AM
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Walking Dead #100 sells >380,000 copies.

http://www.imagecomics.com/news/223/...S-2nd-PRINTING

Has an indie comic ever sold that many copies before? Even the top ten DC and Marvel do good just to break 100,000.
I wonder how many actual books have been sold to readers, because my LCBS literally has hundreds of copies left.
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Old 07-20-12, 10:12 AM
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Jeez Kirkman says he thinks the comic will go past 300!

http://www.thewalkingdeadnewsfeed.co...e-100-and.html
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Old 07-20-12, 11:57 AM
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Just bought the digital series during Comixology's sale and am loving it. Much better than the mediocre TV adaptation so far. I think this series will be the tipping point to get me fully back into comics.
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Old 07-20-12, 04:56 PM
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I wish people knew the real Kirkman.
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I wish people knew the real Kirkman.
Do you mean that in a good way or a bad way? I've heard stories from several professionals (firsthand, not through the rumor mill) that tend to support the "bad" side of things.

I loved the earlier issues of The Walking Dead, but I'm not even a little bit of a fan of Charlie Adlard's art (I'll never get over the loss of Tony Moore there, no matter how many years it's been), The Governor is one of the most jaw-droppingly absurd characters in the history of anything, ever, the patterns the book falls into became a little more tiresome with each successive arc, and the more I read, the more I realized that Kirkman has no grasp on dialogue whatsoever. I liked Invincible a lot too, but it got so joyless and Infinite-Crisis-dismemberment-and-barrel-drums-of-blood-ish that I completely lost interest.
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Old 07-20-12, 07:29 PM
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Do you mean that in a good way or a bad way? I've heard stories from several professionals (firsthand, not through the rumor mill) that tend to support the "bad" side of things.

I loved the earlier issues of The Walking Dead, but I'm not even a little bit of a fan of Charlie Adlard's art (I'll never get over the loss of Tony Moore there, no matter how many years it's been), The Governor is one of the most jaw-droppingly absurd characters in the history of anything, ever, the patterns the book falls into became a little more tiresome with each successive arc, and the more I read, the more I realized that Kirkman has no grasp on dialogue whatsoever. I liked Invincible a lot too, but it got so joyless and Infinite-Crisis-dismemberment-and-barrel-drums-of-blood-ish that I completely lost interest.
The bad. Lived in the same town and knew some of the same people. Hes one of the worst human beings I've ever met.
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Old 07-21-12, 09:17 AM
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How so?
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Old 07-21-12, 03:25 PM
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Thats odd. Mark Englert seems to like the guy enough.
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Old 07-23-12, 10:00 AM
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Just bought the digital series during Comixology's sale and am loving it. Much better than the mediocre TV adaptation so far. I think this series will be the tipping point to get me fully back into comics.
You can go back and read my old posts on this board so you can see I'm not just some "hater." I loved the first 50 issues or so. But the book doesn't maintain the same quality throughout its run as in the first half. 100 issues in, and I'm kinda bored.
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Old 07-23-12, 11:19 AM
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Thats odd. Mark Englert seems to like the guy enough.
I didn't realize the Mark Englert who did Capes and Mighty Man was the same guy doing the awesome prints now. Shit, I've got a few sketches by that guy.
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Old 08-15-12, 07:10 PM
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Issue #101

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Kind of a filler issue it seems, is that dude with the mangled face, was he 2nd in command or something? I can't exactly remember.
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Old 08-15-12, 08:03 PM
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Issue #101

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Kind of a filler issue it seems, is that dude with the mangled face, was he 2nd in command or something? I can't exactly remember.
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He was one of the sub-leaders of his own group, he's the guy that killed Abraham and got bitten in the nuts by Eugene.
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Old 08-17-12, 09:58 AM
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Did anyone get this? Seems to be some controversy about it.



http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/08/...variant-cover/
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Old 09-20-12, 02:32 PM
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Any thoughts on #102?
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Old 09-20-12, 03:26 PM
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I had a feeling Rick might submit for the time being, but didn't expect him to send Jesus on some recon mission. This is going to be exciting.
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Old 09-20-12, 09:13 PM
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I had a feeling Rick might submit for the time being, but didn't expect him to send Jesus on some recon mission. This is going to be exciting.
Rick's doing the smart thing.

There's no way he can take on the Saviors now, so it's a good strategic move for him to lie low and try to get some recon done while Negan stops seeing him as a threat.

I wonder if Rick won't get all of the groups that Negan is extorting from to unite against him.
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Old 09-20-12, 09:15 PM
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I just hope it won't be a Seven Samurai rip off.
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