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The Dead Cup Semifinals!

It’s down to 4! Rick vs Michonne! Carl vs Glenn! This is PRETTY close to how I thought it would go down, but I was definitely unsure about Michonne vs Andrea in the last round. Did the show help Michonne and hurt Andrea? Did it help Glenn? Maybe Carl too? I’ll be honest, my feelings for characters ARE influenced by the show, so I can definitely see someone who came from being a fan of the show and is just getting into the comic having a different take on these characters than I do. Anyway, onto the voting!




Rick has dominated his way to this point. Standing in his path to the finals? A woman with a katana. Can Rick’s leadership and awesome neck-biting skills overcome the challenge of Michonne?
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Ok, is Carl a little emo these days? Yes. But let he who did not rock Dashboard Confessional when they were younger cast the first stone. And I made my case for Glenn in the comments section of the last post, but in short, Glenn took this awful, post-apocalyptic scenario and used it to become a better man. And that is f**king awesome.
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Have a great 4th of July weekend you guys (foreign fans, enjoy your regular weekend, maybe have a BBQ)! Polls will show results MONDAY.
Here’s the full bracket as it stands right now:

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  1. Ronan Barrett July 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    holy crap this is a hard decision!

  2. AMF July 3, 2014 at 6:08 pm - Reply
  3. Bastet July 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I voted my faves but I feel the other two will be the ones to make it to the final round.

    • Kayla Leigh Hillig July 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm - Reply
      • Bastet July 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm - Reply

        Rick vs Michonne was hard for me, but Michonne was my #1 for a long time before Andrea took her spot, so I chose her. Both are badass but Michonne is always frontline badass with a very serene look on her face while she swings the katana. And I chose Carl. That one was easy.

    • Stuart O July 4, 2014 at 12:15 am - Reply
      • Bastet July 4, 2014 at 6:02 am - Reply

        Thanks, mate! Plan to be a couch spud all day today… eyeballin’ this site for amusement.

        • Stuart O July 4, 2014 at 6:05 am - Reply

          Sounds Good, lol, will you be watching the Dead, White and Blue Weekend or is that to much for the family

          • Bastet July 4, 2014 at 6:07 am

            I like to wait for the DVD to come out & then I plan it out leading right up to the new season premiere. I will be checking out that Talking Dead S5 Preview at the end, tho! You?

          • Stuart O July 4, 2014 at 6:12 am

            am binge watching “Falling Skies” at the minute to catch up as a season 4 starts over here next week. I will be watching TWD season 4 in the build up to season 5, have the full season saved on my DVR will watch the Talking dead on-line when someone posts it over here too.

          • Bastet July 4, 2014 at 6:14 am

            Is that the only way to watch certain shows & videos for you….is if someone posts a link over there? You guys have it rough!

          • Stuart O July 4, 2014 at 6:21 am

            Yeah we don’t get the Talking Dead on any broadcast channels, so I have to go looking for it on-line. TWD used to be really bad over here too, last season we got the new episode the day after it was on in the US which was good but previous seasons we were several episodes behind you guys and season 2 didn’t start in the UK until it was finished in the US!!!!! now thats rough! now am worried that season 5 will not start in the UK at the same time as the US πŸ™

          • Bastet July 4, 2014 at 6:34 am

            UGH! Sounds like my situation when I was first trying to establish my comics!! I wish there was something I could do to help!

          • Stuart O July 4, 2014 at 6:38 am

            its getting better, with stations like NetFlicks and Digital Media you can get things or finds things pretty quickly. but The Talking dead was something that I was missing out on for ages and then someone started sharing on line and I could watch that too, would be nice though if they just put it on after the show like they do over there.

          • Chris Bigger July 4, 2014 at 8:24 am
          • Bastet July 5, 2014 at 2:06 pm

            I said I wouldn’t do it but the son flipped the channel & parked it on AMC. I got sucked in.

          • Stuart O July 7, 2014 at 9:22 am

            Am sure it was awesome πŸ™‚ you looking forward to this weeks issue, didnt feel like as long as a wait this time, think having the dead cup helped tolook forward too has helped.

          • Bastet July 7, 2014 at 10:20 am

            Yeah, I got the same feeling…that it wasn’t such a longer wait for the next issue. Maybe it was because 2 other issues came out while I was waiting. And yes, this Dead Cup sure helped!

            You read Outcast? You said you did, din’tcha? I am so looking forward to #2 on that!

            Saw X-Men yesterday… was good. Probably doing Transformers this weekend.

          • Stuart O July 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm

            Yeah read outcast. Thought it was great and really creepy but in a good way. Have pre ordered up to issue 4 cause thats as far as it will let me. Really enjoyed it. Yeah a though x-men was ok. Did you stay till after the credits for the hidden scene? Transformers will be my next film too

          • Bastet July 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm

            I did but not exactly sure of who that was. My son has a suspicion… he’s probably right. I liked it but the early X-Men movies were better, IMO. I’d pick Apes over Transformers but I’m the only one in my family that would do so. Gotta go with ’em!

            Going to my first con this weekend, too. It’s Repticon….for reptiles, lol! At least I can finally say I’m going to one! No cosplay as Godzilla, tho!!

          • Stuart O July 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm

            Its a reference to rhe next x-men film which is called “age of apocalypse” x-men first class is my fav of the series. Yeah apes will be better than transformers, rise of the planet was one of my fav the year it came out. “Repticon” sounds like it was made for some godzilla cosplay. Lol.

          • Bastet July 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm

            My fave has to be the 3rd one, “The Last Stand”. Love Jean Grey & think Famke makes an awesome one!

          • Stuart O July 8, 2014 at 6:04 am

            Wow, the Carl v Glen was a lot closer than I though it would be! Father V Son in the final !

          • Bastet July 8, 2014 at 6:32 am

            Yeah, I get what people are saying about Glenn’s character, but I still can’t believe he made it so far & so close! I think people are just feeling sorry for the splatter, lol! Rick vs Carl…. wow…. that’s gonna be interesting….but I believe Rick’s got it, simply because people don’t like the new Carl.

          • Stuart O July 8, 2014 at 9:14 am

            Right from the start, a had a feeling it might come down to Rick v Carl ( easy to say now) but it was always in the back of my mind. I like Carls new look, typical teenager, trying out new things, my vote is not set in stone yet, I have changed my mind several times just today lol.

          • Bastet July 8, 2014 at 9:26 am

            Who are you currently leaning towards?

          • Stuart O July 8, 2014 at 9:33 am

            At the start of the day I was all about Rick, but right now I’m more towards Carl, he has had so many big moments, to many to list, and man has that kid had it rough! but then so has Rick . . . man I really don’t know, what about you? am guessing Carl?

          • Bastet July 8, 2014 at 9:45 am

            I think about both of them over the whole period, not just recently. I’ve always loved Rick. He’s always maintained at a certain level of favorite for me. Carl, on the other hand….there was a time when I just didn’t think about him. But then, whenever he did have his moments, it was always very memorable to me. The more he had, the more he progressed upward on that level of favorite for me, whereas Rick just stayed at a constant level. When he took Ben out, that really peaked my attention. There were other frames where he had me saying, “Wow! This kid’s baad!” Then when he stowed away to get to Negan, that just tipped the scale. So I gotta vote for him, since he’s progressively become my favorite.

            Rick may have taken a step backward with this Douglas persona.

          • Jason Thomas July 8, 2014 at 9:57 am

            In the end I went with Glenn.

  4. Josh Carbine July 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm - Reply
  5. Kayla Leigh Hillig July 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm - Reply
  6. Jason Thomas July 3, 2014 at 7:11 pm - Reply
  7. Dustin Fish July 3, 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply
  8. Dustin Fish July 3, 2014 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Television Series Dead Cup:

    Rick vs. Michonne
    Shane vs. Merle
    Dale vs. T-dog
    Jim vs. Amy
    Andrea vs. Lori
    Hershel vs. Glenn
    Maggie vs. Carol
    Morgan vs. Abraham
    Beth vs. Sasha
    The Governor vs. Joe and his group of marauders
    Axel vs. Martinez
    Bob vs. Tyreese
    Sophia vs. Meghan
    Dr. Jenner vs. Milton

    What do you guys think?

  9. Levi July 3, 2014 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Rick and Glenn. Funny, a year ago I would’ve voted for Michonne and Carl. They used to be my favorites, but then I stopped liking Carl and started liking Rick, especially after he decided not to kill Negan.

    • Julian Bugliarisi July 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm - Reply
    • Bastet July 4, 2014 at 6:32 am - Reply

      Completely opposite for me. At first, there was nothing special about Carl, except that he was a kid coming up in the apocalypse. Then he started to stand out to me & I realized just how badass he is, being just a kid. Michonne was my #1 for a while, but then she started fizzling out….but so did Rick. I voted for Michonne over Rick because she’s been the frontline badass & still swings the katana like nobody’s biz.

      When I think about the show… these are the main characters where my votes would be totally different!!

  10. TheCardinal July 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Reply
  11. Julian Bugliarisi July 3, 2014 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Had a really hard time deciding between Rick and Michonne, but I chose Rick and Glenn

  12. Zyphon July 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Well… Andrea’s out… So…

    …I don’t really care who wins now.

    • Bastet July 4, 2014 at 6:22 am - Reply

      I’m holding out for The Last Man Standing: Carl

      • Carl Grimes July 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Reply
      • Chris Bigger July 5, 2014 at 8:49 am - Reply
      • Zyphon July 9, 2014 at 6:54 am - Reply

        I mostly don’t like Carl simply because TTG managed to do that same(very similar) type of relationship better between Lee and Clem, and they weren’t even family.

        On top of that, his TV show counterpart is better, he had no development until that bit after the prison, as well as a few “shocking” lines that lost their value because it’s meant to push his character and show how hard he’s becoming, but Carl just saying a few words in isolated scenes, sorry, doesn’t work for me.

        He’s actually become more likeable in more recent arcs, but I think most people like him because they see a little kid with a gun and praise him for being a “little badass”, not realizing how shallow his character was until very recently, and even then, they don’t care, because now that he’s getting more of a focus, becoming a more complex character, they don’t like him because… he looks different? Not saying that’s you, but I just don’t like Carl in the comics, especially all the undeserved praise he gets, granted, some of it is deserved, but few people rarely give it(back to the fact that they just liked him as a little badass).

        • Bastet July 9, 2014 at 7:48 am - Reply

          I get what you’re saying. For me, it’s a little more than a little kid holding an assault rifle. He’s that character that, when he has a scene or he says something, it’s few & far in between and it stands out. His mannerisms are also way beyond his age. It’s the way he carries himself. I don’t believe he’d need Rick to survive.

          I like the comic Carl better than show Carl. Comic Carl seems mature well beyond his age & show Carl feels completely opposite. I like the new Carl in this arc. His new looks and a whittling hobby just make things more realistic.

          Carl’s not my top vote; my #1 was Andrea, hands down. I’m choosing Carl over Rick because he’s progressively grown on me, whereas my feelings for Rick have stayed on a steady course, with a little dip in personal rating due to his inconsistency.

  13. Kiel Taylor July 3, 2014 at 10:58 pm - Reply
  14. Mark Jackson July 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm - Reply
  15. Ollie Whittall July 3, 2014 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    The big Grimes battle off draws near….

  16. Gravelord July 3, 2014 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    These are four people I don’t really care for, but I guess I will be pooling for Rick to win now. As long as Glenn doesn’t win I will be fine.

  17. Stuart O July 4, 2014 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Hardest round yet, going to take my time with this one

  18. John July 4, 2014 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Hope Glenn wins, he was always my favorite character. Call me racist, but come on, how many asian characters do you know that are in a really cool comic? After his death… there’s none that I can think of.

  19. Cheryl Anne July 4, 2014 at 10:26 am - Reply

    I’ve never liked Carl. My favorite has always been Rick. Glenn is okay. I prefer Andrea over Michonne entirely.

  20. Carl Grimes July 4, 2014 at 4:16 pm - Reply
  21. CarlforPresident July 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm - Reply
  22. JesusClark July 5, 2014 at 12:22 am - Reply

    I just mindlessly voted. Negan’s gone. I’m dissaponted. I just voted Rick, Glenn.

  23. Nikki July 5, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    I called it awhile back that it would come down to Rick vs Carl (not necessarily how I voted here but we all know that’s how it’s going down

  24. Cameron Collins July 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    lel i hop geln wins best caracter!1!!! wai beter than that knee-gun fgt hoo has no personalitits

  25. JW Coombs July 5, 2014 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Man it’s gonna wind up being Rick vs. Carl. That’s just not right. So it begs me to ask the question for the finals; are we judging them on popularity, or who would best who in a bout of physical prowess?

  26. Debora Campos July 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Go Carl *-* I’m Brazilian, With great pride Brazil / that thrill to have my banner on the site that I love most❀️❀️❀️

  27. Ollie Whittall July 6, 2014 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Everyone seems to have expected Carl or Rick to win from the beginning, come one Michonne, the underdog for once!

  28. ThatEpicBeast U Know July 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm - Reply
  29. Neutral Grey (Jonathon) July 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    How in the hell did Glenn get that close? Well, no matter. He lost.

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