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Overkill’s ‘Walking Dead’ first-person shooter delayed until 2017

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Starbreeze Studios has quietly shuffled the release of Overkill’s The Walking Dead first-person shooter game from this year to the second half of 2017.

The news arrived in a press release touting a $40 million investment in the company by South Korean publisher Smilegate. Starbreeze suggests the delay will allow The Walking Dead to launch simultaneously in Asian markets through the Smilegate platform.

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Comics A.M. | ‘Fruits Basket’ manga to return from Yen Press

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Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1

Manga | Huge news for manga fans this weekend: Yen Press has picked up the license for Fruits Basket, one of the top-selling shoujo (girls) manga of all time. The story of Tohru Honda, a teenage orphan who becomes involved with a large family that suffers from an ancient curse, Fruits Basket was originally published in North America by Tokyopop and arguably helped create the manga boom of the mid-2000s. The series often made the USA Today bestseller charts, and together with Sailor Moon, it brought girls and women into the comics world in large numbers for the first time in decades. Also, it’s a cracking good read. Yen Press will publish it in deluxe two-in-one omnibus format with a new translation. [Anime News Network, Yen Press]

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‘Walking Dead’ Terminus map shower curtain is the end of the line for grime

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On The Walking Dead, Terminus advertised “sanctuary for all, community for all,” so probably somewhere in its pitch was the promise of a hot shower (it was likely covered in the welcome packet). And just as all rail lines led to Terminus (ahem, “The End”), this shower curtain will bring you to … zombie-free cleanliness?

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These ‘Walking Dead’ figures will bring a smile to any apocalypse

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While a fortified shelter, reliable water source and a stockpile of weapons are undoubtedly essential to surviving a zombie apocalypse, don’t discount a sunny disposition. As these new Walking Dead figures seem to demonstrate, a sunny disposition and a gun, machete or crossbow will get you a long way.

Rick, Daryl, Michonne and the walker (with a knife in its eye!) are part of Vinyl Sugar’s ever-expanding Dorbz line. They’ll arrive in January, with the toymaker also teasing a Daryl “bloody chase variant.”

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Man allegedly kills ‘zombie’ friend, blames ‘The Walking Dead’

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A New Mexico man who had been binge-watching The Walking Dead allegedly told police he beat his friend to death because he was changing into a zombie.

The Associated Press reports 23-year-old Damon Perry of Grants, New Mexico, is being held on a murder charge in the death of Christopher Paquin, also 23.

Police were called Thursday afternoon to an apartment complex, where Perry was allegedly wielding a knife. When they arrived, they discovered the brutally beaten body of Paquin in an apartment, and Perry being detained by maintenance workers.

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Dig into some Brain Cake for the “Walking Dead” premiere

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Hosting a “Walking Dead” season premiere party and looking to impress your friends? Well, worry not! This amazing Brain Cake recipe from How to Cake It gives you a step-by-step recipe and breakdown on how create a deep red velvet cake with fondant brain tissue and raspberry jam blood.

And all you’ll need is some simple ingredients, a taste for the macabre and extreme baking skills that I certainly do not possess.

‘The Escapists: The Walking Dead’ 8-bit game debuts launch trailer

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Trumpeting its Sept. 30 arrival on Xbox One and PC, Team17 has debuted the launch trailer for the 8-bit puzzle game The Escapists: The Walking Dead.

Combining the characters and settings of The Walking Dead with the gameplay Team17’s indie hit, the spinoff places in players in the role of Rick Grimes, who must lead a rag-tag group of survivors out of scenarios ripped straight from the comic series. Fans of The Walking Dead will recognize levels based on Harrison Memorial Hospital, the Greene farm, Meriwether County Correctional Facility, Woodbury, Georgia, and Alexandria, Virginia.

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Funko reveals ‘Arkham Knight’ and Daryl Dixon NYCC exclusives

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As we begin the countdown to New York Comic Con, Funko has unveiled its first wave of event-exclusive merchandise, including a Batman: Arkham Asylum (Detective Mode) 6-inch Dorbz, a Walking Dead bloody Daryl Dixon Vinyl Idolz, and a Tenth Doctor Pop! figure in a spacesuit.

They’re joined by the likes of the Star Wars Platinum Greedo Hikari figure, the classic Battlestar Galactica Commander Cylon Pop! figure, the Bravest Warriors Catbug Orange Glow Pop! figure, and the Futurama Alternate Universe Fry and Leela Pop! two-pack.

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Chinese police are fed up with walking dead and pooping Gollums

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The Walking Dead #16

Police in China have had just about enough of reports of zombies, alien corpses and, um, defecating monsters.

The New York Times notes that authorities have been cracking down on social media users who post about sightings of the walking dead, mythical monsters and electrocuted extraterrestrials.

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Store Tour | Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop in Cleveland

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop, located in Kamm’s Plaza, 17462 Lorain Ave. in Cleveland, Ohio. We spoke with store president John Dudas.

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Skybound, Walker Stalkers kickstart ‘Walking Dead Experience’

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A Kickstarter campaign to fund an immersive (and official) theatrical experience based on The Walking Dead has rocketed past its $60,000, just days into the effort.

A collaboration between the The Walker Stalkers, the organizers of Walker Stalker Con, and Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, “The Walking Dead Experience” is designed to bring fans into the world of the hit horror franchise, and put them in a situation in which they must use skill and teamwork to figure out how to escape before getting eaten.

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Store Tour | Star Comics in Lubbock, Texas

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Star Comics, located at 2014 34th St. in Lubbock, Texas. We spoke with owner Robert Mora.

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Store Tour | Myths, Legends & Heroes in Ottawa

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Myths, Legends & Heroes, located at 240 Montreal Road in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We spoke with owner and store manager Rob Zedic.

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Store Tour | Emerald City in Clearwater, Florida

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Emerald City Comics, located at 4902 113th Ave. N. in Clearwater, Florida. We spoke with general manager Chad Rivard.

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‘The Walking Dead’ gets ‘blood-drenched’ pop-up book

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Pop-up books aren’t just for kids anymore — and if that wasn’t apparent already, a new pop-up book based on “The Walking Dead” looks to make that abundantly clear. “The Walking Dead: The Pop-Up Book,” based on the massively popular AMC TV series based on the Image Comics series created by Robert Kirkman, is set to feature five two-page spreads, described as “uniquely terrifying” and depicting “blood-drenched action,” words never thought to describe the likes of “Richard Scarry’s Biggest Pop-Up Book Ever.”

By Becca Zerkin & David Hawcock (paper engineers), Sally Elizabeth Jackson (illustrator) and Stephani Danelle Perry (words), “The Walking Dead: The Pop-Up Books” will focus on the show’s fearsome walkers — lots of pop-up gore potential there — and depict locations like Hershel’s farm and Terminus.

Published by Insight Editions — the same folks behind last year’s “Game of Thrones: A Pop-up Guide to Westeros” — “The Walking Dead: The Pop-Up Book” is scheduled for release on Nov. 10.


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