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COMIC BOOK NEWS FOR JAN 22: WALKING DEAD AND JOSS WHEDON

by Dawn, January 22, 2011

Walking Dead Graphic Novels Have Legs

Source: publishersweekly.com

Launched as a periodical comic book series in 2003 by writer Robert Kirkman and Image Comics, the Walking Dead zombie series has grown into both an indie publishing sensation and a hit AMC TV show. The series has sold millions of copies of the 13-volume paperback series and even the massive 1,088-page Walking Dead Compendium (2009) has sold extraordinarily well, spurred by the popularity of the TV show.

The Walking Dead is the story of a zombie apocalypse: seemingly without warning corpses rise from the dead to relentlessly attack and feed on the living. After a high-speed car chase and a gunfight leaves a police officer wounded and in a coma, he awakes in a deserted hospital to discover the world has been taken over by flesh-eating zombies. After fighting his way out of the building he begins a seemingly hopeless search for his wife and child. The initial Walking Dead comic book series was created and written by Kirkman and artist Tony Moore (who illustrated the first 6 issues); the series is now illustrated by artist Charlie Adlard. The series was a publishing hit from its earliest issues and the 13 trade paperback collections have been showing up on bestseller lists since they were first released in 2004.

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Joss Whedon talks about the end of the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Season 8 comic, and the future of Season 9 — EXCLUSIVE

Source: shelf-life.ew.com

The acclaimed (oc)cult TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer went off the air in 2003 after seven seasons. But for nearly four years, Buffy’s story has lived on in creator Joss Whedon’s “Season 8″ comic book series, which finishes its 40-issue run today. Whoa, boy, did things go down. (WARNING: Some big time spoilers follow, for both “Season 8″ and the impending “Season 9.” Consider yourself warned now.)

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