AMC Orders WALKING DEAD Series Comments -


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Rheul_home 3/30/2010 11:45:32 AM

The Walking Dead isn’t about the gore (even though there is plenty of it) so I think AMC can do justice to the story. I just finished reading Volume 11 and I gotta say Kirkman might just be the best Zombie writer I've ever read (and I've read a lot of zombie stories both comic and prose). If AMC is willing to leave their audience with their heads in their hands saying "I don’t believe that just happened" then we will be in for a great treat!!

agentkooper 3/30/2010 12:17:32 PM

Why would someone want their name to be Jay O.?  I thought that was a joke when I saw it.

agentkooper 3/30/2010 12:26:31 PM

fft and Wiseguy

Walking Dead was written and drawn and on its way to the printers when 28 Days Later came out and the decision was made to just stay with the opening even though it was similar, mostly due to budget issue.  Kirkman was not the well known author he is now when this series released and he and the artist didn't have the cash to start over.

I'm a huge fan of both the comics and 28 Days Later.  This opening scene is the only crossover between the two. 

krathwardroid 3/30/2010 3:25:00 PM

Interesting. A semi-pro baseball playing werewolf. Just recently it was announced that Stephen King's new novella is a thriller about a baseball player. I wonder if it's similar. :P

gauleyboy420 3/30/2010 4:09:56 PM

Just watched 28 Days Later last night, SO GOOD!! The best thing to happen to zombie movies since Romero!


The Walking dead is the best zombie story I've ever experienced. I read the trades, and in the foreward of the first trade, this guy Kirkman (who I'd never heard of at the time) said he was interested in what happens to people after two hours is up... It's awesome, who knows if it's going anywhere, he writes characters with such depth and personality that the journey is whats interesting...

AND I don't know how many comic readers are on this site, but if your interested in reading this genius firsthand, Comics always come out on Wednesdays, and Tommorrow The Walking dead is being re-released, FOR $1

BUY IT! LOVE IT! Marry it like your a Japanese guy marrying his Love Pillow!

gauleyboy420 3/30/2010 4:18:56 PM

Also  I don't think Rick (the protagonist from Walking Dead) woke up 28 days after a zombie apocolypse. he did wake up from a coma in a hospital, but it wasn't that close to 28 Days later.


Like Agent Cooper said, it was purely coincedental... Not the first time in history two artist have had similar ideas, it legitimately happens all the time. I'll bet many of you creative tyoes come up with an idea only to see someone else come up with something very similar around the same time.


28 Days Later RULES!!! (last night wasn't my first viewing, but it'sbeen forever since I've watched it)

tiredjay 3/30/2010 5:22:00 PM

Also, if I'm remembering correctly, from the letters page of the comic,  Kirkman contacted Boyle and Garland because he was worried about the coincidence, and they were okay with it saying something along the lines of "it's not like we didn't borrow it from Day of the Triffids in the first place."  They also loved the comic too.

corndogburglar 3/31/2010 4:29:54 AM

This is really irritating.  This guy really needs to check his facts before he tries to downgrade one of the most consistently good comic series on the shelf.

Walking Dead was finished BEFORE 28 Days Later.  Not that it even matters, because the main character, RICK, does NOT wake up 28 days later.  They never specifically say 28 days.  They say he was in a coma for a month.

corndogburglar 3/31/2010 6:26:31 AM

also, if the writer of this article would actually pick up an issue of Walking Dead and read it, he would realize that Kirkman pays homage to a LOT of previous zombie movies and writers.  a HOMAGE and downright COPYING are two different things.  one is done respectfully, the other is not.

joeybaloney 3/31/2010 10:18:18 AM

I read an interview with Mark Pellegrino from Lost saying he was up for a role in Walking Dead and he alluded to it being Rick. I think he'd make a much better one that Eli Stone. Anyone else hear anything along those lines?

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