At the conclusion of Season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead, I announced—in typical, over-dramatic fashion—that I was stepping away from the television series for a while. Actually, I may have said that I was done with the series, implying that this was a permanent type of situation. It had become popular to threaten to […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Compendium Four, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano & Cliff Rathburn — a review"
In July 2019, Robert Kirkman ended The Walking Dead comic book at issue #193. The long-running comic ended with neither warning nor fanfare. The story just ended. I don’t know how yet, so don’t spoil it for me. The fact that the comic ended is good news, for a couple of reasons. First, by having […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Compendium Three, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn — a comic book review"
I purchased this compendium at least six years ago. I was still working for the Target Corporation; I know that. It was published in 2012. So, somewhere between six and eight years ago. I bought the first compendium at the same time, and I read through that one a while back. Before I began posting […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Compendium Two, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn — a comic book review"
It’s become fashionable to threaten to stop watching The Walking Dead. I just watched the Season 8 finale, Episode 8.16 “Wrath.” And, now, I’m done. The show is coming back for a ninth season next year, but I won’t be watching. Let me tell you why. It’s not all bad stuff. In fact, the […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Season 8 – a review"
I have a friend, a former co-worker who lives in Minnesota now, but whose Facebook posts I still receive and read, who recently said he was done with The Walking Dead and probably wouldn’t watch anymore. For the first time, I think I really understand this point-of-view. Oh, I’ve heard others say something similar in […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Season 8 Midseason Review [Spoilers]"
Not by accident, I avoided all trailers for Season 8 before it started, as well as all the short “special previews” that suddenly appeared on my DVR. I’m sure all of this didn’t spoil anything important, but I wanted to go into the 100th episode of The Walking Dead with no expectations whatsoever. I’ve been […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Season 8 Premiere “Mercy”—a review"
I’ve been on board The Walking Dead fan bus since the beginning of the first season. No, I’m not an OG fan—a fan of the Image comic who started watching the show after the fact. Quite the opposite, in fact. I just began reading the comics in 2016. I’m not devouring it in one sitting. […]Read more "The Walking Dead: a review"