I somehow always forget how crazy planning for SDCC is. You guys have no idea (unless you work for a comic book company that also a big E3 presence and a few TV shows in the works. Then I guess you do know. Call us. We’ll get drinks and commiserate.). And, of course, the search for the next Lizzy continues. Interviews conducted this week and we’re narrowing it down. I think we’ll have a new family member to abuse soon. Exciting, right?! Even more exciting is some of this week’s news, so let’s get to it:
Starbreeze and their Overkill Studios dropped a bomb when they announced their VR hardware, StarVR. They even had a demo version of their upcoming game Overkill’s The Walking Dead running on it (here’s a trailer). Those guys are bananas and they love video games as much as anyone I’ve ever met. It’s always exciting to hang out with them! We should point out that AS OF RIGHT NOW, the VR demo is just that: a demo. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be playable on PC and consoles without a VR headset.
ALSO at E3, our partners at Telltale Games announced the next installment of their Walking Dead series and it’s all about… MICHONNE! Rad! News like this (and StarVR) is tough to sit on so it’s always a bit of a relief when it’s announced. Now if [CENSORED] would just get announced…
Our super fun game Superfight is FINALLY getting a Walking Dead expansion deck! We actually first interacted with Darin Ross and his game Superfight because we were thinking about doing a TWD expansion. We liked the game so much we went into business with him and became partners in Superfight! So it’s cool to finally see this deck come to fruition!
We released the covers to The Walking Dead 146 and Book 12 Hardcover!
It was announced that Shawn Hatosy was joining the cast of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD! We also caught up with a couple other recent casting announcements.
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD dropped a new preview, called “Nick’s Escape” and it’s pretty intense! Nice job, AMC!
In non-TWD Skybound news, we’re having the premiere of our movie AIR (which DOES star Norman Reedus, so I guess it is TWD-related) at Comic-Con! Some lucky Insiders will get invited, too! So if you live near San Diego or are attending SDCC, DEFINITELY become an Insider and don’t opt out of our emails.
And last, but certainly not least, we put up the preview for Issue 143 of The Walking Dead! Out next week! SO SOON AFTER 142!!!
Hope you guys have a great weekend!
PS: Bastet, what’d you like this week? Did the new FEAR clip get you any more excited? Ronny, I think they WILL remake Big Trouble in Little China and then watch me lose it. Tron 3 getting canceled almost killed me. This might actually do it.
I wish I was mentioned @ the end. But then again, i need to visit here again more often. :/
From 1 Fan’s Perspective:
Overkill… I WANT IT! Damn, that trailer looks awesome! I just need for the bust to be included… you know, like a Limited Edition sort of thing. Telltale’s Mini-Series, featuring Michonne is exciting! I haven’t gotten to Season 2 yet, because I was really hoping for a GOTY edition. Maybe now this will come to fruition.
Book covers are always exciting & it’s fun to read everyone’s predictions, based on the covers. Issue #146’s bold colors had me looking at a cover gallery; it’s AMAZING to see how the looks of the characters have changed as well as the artwork itself! Marvel for yourself: http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/Cover_Gallery
My top five faves in order: #9, #137 #111, #144, & #132.
The new “Fear” promo had me laughing when I first saw it. First thought was that Nick is running from some chick’s huge husband. Then I started thinking, “Hey, we’re gonna see FRESH walkers… they’re gonna be faster!” So maybe Nick IS actually running away from what he really doesn’t realize is an animated corpse. Either way, Nick’s hella scared & that music’s on time!
What’s better than less preview for an upcoming issue? A 2nd upcoming issue for the month!
113 days, 5 hours, 41 minutes, & 12 seconds ’til showtime!!
P.S. There’s an image I posted of a panel from issue #142… I need that on a T-shirt!! NEED it!!!
Make that two of that bust please 🙂
I remember reading that the fresher walkers won’t be faster, but could well be stronger.
Yeah, we do see “fresh” walkers now, so I don’t think there will be all that much difference in the walkers, other than it being primarily “fresh” walkers we see instead of decomposed. For me, I think the biggest thing will be seeing how people deal with not knowing what the hell’s going on. Rick & the prisoners were the only ones we’ve witnessed being caught unaware.
*nods* the change from seeing weird reports on tv, through family and friends trying to kill you (which, for me, is fairly infrequent) and then right on into zombie herds.
I’m looking forward to it, just slightly 🙂
Rumour has it by the way, that a herd was seen in Vancouver last night.