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On 11/17/2021 at 9:35 PM, Sensei Ryan said:

We need something beyond colored reprints to kickstart the love for TWD again.  I'm patiently waiting for that day to come but the deluxe series just ain't cutting it for me.  How are the sales doing on that run, btw?  Anyone know?

Here's to hoping for some more original content soon!!! :yeehaw:

It's not comics, but for TWD Universe fans, this came out 2 days ago on November 16.  Looks like "Art" is related to the TV series but I think it will be pretty interesting.

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https://thewalkingdeadshop.amc.com/products/the-walking-dead-the-art-of-amcs-the-walking-dead-universe-standard-edition-book

 

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And I thought the Cutting Room Floor was just fantastic in TWDD Issue 27.  RK had 2 different -script outlines going, and took 2 pages of small font to explain it all.  Best one so far and super interesting.  It was cool to see the detail he added to the first panel intro of the Governor and how it translated to the page.

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On 11/17/2021 at 10:35 PM, Sensei Ryan said:

We need something beyond colored reprints to kickstart the love for TWD again.  I'm patiently waiting for that day to come but the deluxe series just ain't cutting it for me.  How are the sales doing on that run, btw?  Anyone know?

Here's to hoping for some more original content soon!!! :yeehaw:

I wish they did more with “Negan Lives”.  I think his character would make a great series.  Maybe more of his origins and how he started the saviors.

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On 11/18/2021 at 9:18 PM, Parabellum said:

I wish they did more with “Negan Lives”.  I think his character would make a great series.  Maybe more of his origins and how he started the saviors.

Would love to see that too, but Kirkman has been pretty firm that was a one and done.   But in the spirit of that, with so many great potential stories, why aren't we going deep with someone?  If the TV show can spin off two shows like Fear the Walking Dead and TWD: World Beyond, plus all those video games, how can there not be room for more comics?  I'm pretty baffled because even if Kirkman is not out for money anymore, shouldn't he want to do it for the fans?  I don't get it.

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On 11/19/2021 at 5:58 AM, BladeTX said:

Would love to see that too, but Kirkman has been pretty firm that was a one and done.   But in the spirit of that, with so many great potential stories, why aren't we going deep with someone?  If the TV show can spin off two shows like Fear the Walking Dead and TWD: World Beyond, plus all those video games, how can there not be room for more comics?  I'm pretty baffled because even if Kirkman is not out for money anymore, shouldn't he want to do it for the fans?  I don't get it.

While it's not in a monthly floppy format, we do have Clementine by Tillie Walden coming out next year. 

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On 11/19/2021 at 8:58 AM, BladeTX said:

Would love to see that too, but Kirkman has been pretty firm that was a one and done.   But in the spirit of that, with so many great potential stories, why aren't we going deep with someone?  If the TV show can spin off two shows like Fear the Walking Dead and TWD: World Beyond, plus all those video games, how can there not be room for more comics?  I'm pretty baffled because even if Kirkman is not out for money anymore, shouldn't he want to do it for the fans?  I don't get it.

I'm honestly not sure what the thought process is on any of the TWD comic marketing.  I mean, an entire reprinted series just for color and cutting room floor info?  Surely this isn't selling like hotcakes, right?  I don't follow it at all and I'm too smart with my $ than to collect this run like I did the original one (thank God) but with as big of a cash cow as TWD has been this was the lazy option when there are SO many better routes to take.  Imagine if Marvel had just decided to reprint ASM from start to finish over the years versus the numerous spin offs and other titles that they've done instead...how would that have gone?  Not well.

I just think that there could be SO much more than this out there with as big of a universe that COULD be explored if the reigns could just be handed over to a new writer/artist...Todd McFarlane did this with Spawn, why could the same not be done with The Walking Dead? SMH...I'm just bitter I guess because I'm tired of the lazy reprints. :facepalm:

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On 11/19/2021 at 5:21 PM, Sensei Ryan said:

I'm honestly not sure what the thought process is on any of the TWD comic marketing.  I mean, an entire reprinted series just for color and cutting room floor info?  Surely this isn't selling like hotcakes, right?  I don't follow it at all and I'm too smart with my $ than to collect this run like I did the original one (thank God) but with as big of a cash cow as TWD has been this was the lazy option when there are SO many better routes to take.  Imagine if Marvel had just decided to reprint ASM from start to finish over the years versus the numerous spin offs and other titles that they've done instead...how would that have gone?  Not well.

I just think that there could be SO much more than this out there with as big of a universe that COULD be explored if the reigns could just be handed over to a new writer/artist...Todd McFarlane did this with Spawn, why could the same not be done with The Walking Dead? SMH...I'm just bitter I guess because I'm tired of the lazy reprints. :facepalm:

Yeah I think they should have just done the color version idea in a nice compendium collection and have been done with it. 

The best part about the Walking Dead is it's a universe to play in. There are so many stories that could be told from others perspectives - like BKV did with The Alien. I know RK is a creative guy and he wanted to tell stories in other genres but, why not hire another creative team to takeover with his blessing and guidance. 

When the FTWD show started I was stoked to see how things went down on the West coast only to have them skim over it rather quickly. 

Very random but I've always wanted to see a version of TWD following a group of street kids. Nick's character on FTWD brought an interesting aspect when they made a connection between him being an addict and how he benefits from that perspective in this new world. How about a group of kids that have struggled to survive their whole life now given the keys to the kingdom. I can see their lair now filled with twinkies, energy drinks, video games, drones. Trying to take a Ferrari without knowing how to drive etc

NTM, you could have an old Negan (if thats what you really want) run into their group and tie in the whole basketball coach mentor thing. 

Just my 2c

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On 1/11/2022 at 11:44 PM, ZombieVet said:

Yeah I think they should have just done the color version idea in a nice compendium collection and have been done with it. 

The best part about the Walking Dead is it's a universe to play in. There are so many stories that could be told from others perspectives - like BKV did with The Alien. I know RK is a creative guy and he wanted to tell stories in other genres but, why not hire another creative team to takeover with his blessing and guidance. 

When the FTWD show started I was stoked to see how things went down on the West coast only to have them skim over it rather quickly. 

Very random but I've always wanted to see a version of TWD following a group of street kids. Nick's character on FTWD brought an interesting aspect when they made a connection between him being an addict and how he benefits from that perspective in this new world. How about a group of kids that have struggled to survive their whole life now given the keys to the kingdom. I can see their lair now filled with twinkies, energy drinks, video games, drones. Trying to take a Ferrari without knowing how to drive etc

NTM, you could have an old Negan (if thats what you really want) run into their group and tie in the whole basketball coach mentor thing. 

Just my 2c

I would love to see the story explored in another country.  Set it in France, where they ended World Beyond with the most important info in 10 years about the virus since Rick & crew visited the CDC.  Start it there, either before or just at the start of the apocalypse.  I'm thinking Stephen King's The Stand here with it's "oh s**t what did we just do" moments in the research facility.  That book (all 1,100 pages extended version) is still my favorite apocalypse story.  And it starts with a super flu 😲

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On 1/20/2022 at 9:24 AM, BladeTX said:

Super excited to get published again in TWDD #31 Letter Hacks with @Crops068 chatting with RK about villains. It’s our second letter we did together - the first was published in TWDD #19.  Enjoy!

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Nothing like picking up my slabbed page from WDD #19 and opening WDD #31 and seeing this.  <3

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