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(Bleeding Cool)   Why issue 103 of 'The Walking Dead' sold so well (besides the fact that it was awesome)   (bleedingcool.com) divider line 30
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2012-11-10 12:08:58 AM
Well hell it finally got interesting again after way too long with hell I even forgot what happened and I've read them all. Something about something really dull for about a year?

#100 broke my soul though, I don't think I've ever been that hurt by a comic book before.

It's interesting again. How the hell is Rick gonna get out of this mess?
 
2012-11-10 12:18:21 AM

Confabulat: Well hell it finally got interesting again after way too long with hell I even forgot what happened and I've read them all. Something about something really dull for about a year?

#100 broke my soul though, I don't think I've ever been that hurt by a comic book before.

It's interesting again. How the hell is Rick gonna get out of this mess?


Since he's banging Andrea right now, he's probably just thinking "ah fark it."
 
2012-11-10 04:41:25 AM
Huh, this might be an interesting thread...

*reads first two comments*

www.ejection-history.org.uk
 
2012-11-10 05:06:16 AM
Meh. I tend to just buy things I like by volume (Walking dead included, just got volume 2 a bit ago).

Basically, wake me up when a comic actually does something meaningful in terms of a distribution system that isn't more archaic and irrelevant than the damned iron maiden. Digital records, etc, that's what matters now. With all due respect to comic shops (i.e. no respect whatsoever).
 
2012-11-10 06:35:09 AM
All this zombie stuff has gotten lame. I was into them when they were still underground.
 
2012-11-10 06:41:15 AM

Jim_Callahan: Meh. I tend to just buy things I like by volume (Walking dead included, just got volume 2 a bit ago).

Basically, wake me up when a comic actually does something meaningful in terms of a distribution system that isn't more archaic and irrelevant than the damned iron maiden. Digital records, etc, that's what matters now. With all due respect to comic shops (i.e. no respect whatsoever).


Like buying them from an iPad app on the same day they release in print, as I've done for the past two years with The Walking Dead?
 
2012-11-10 06:57:40 AM
I hate the fact that zomibies went mainstream.
 
2012-11-10 07:00:19 AM
Group leaves building
zombies attack
group seeks safe building
zombies attack
Group meets strangers
zombies attack
some of the strangers die
zombies attack
remaining strangers join group

rinse repeat.

sprinkle in carl never doing as he is told. ever.

Did I miss anything?
 
2012-11-10 07:05:03 AM

jaspyrnyte: I hate the fact that zomibies went mainstream.


Zipster.
 
2012-11-10 07:07:31 AM
I too, was into zombies before they went mainstream. I just expect this to happen with things I like now. I have really great taste, I guess.
 
2012-11-10 07:20:46 AM

dready zim: Group leaves building
zombies attack
group seeks safe building
zombies attack
Group meets strangers
zombies attack
some of the strangers die
zombies attack
remaining strangers join group

rinse repeat.

sprinkle in carl never doing as he is told. ever.

Did I miss anything?


We're talking about the comic, not the show. Other than that? No.
 
2012-11-10 07:31:00 AM

wildcardjack: All this zombie stuff has gotten lame. I was into them when they were still underground.


Underground zombies! Well there's a new twist.
 
2012-11-10 07:47:27 AM
I preferred Deadworld over The Walking Dead. when it came to end of the world zombie fare.
I couldn't get past the crappy writing of TWD.

"It's not the same as killing the dead ones, Daddy"

*rolls eyes*
 
2012-11-10 08:04:59 AM
Your blog sucks.
 
2012-11-10 09:57:42 AM
You mean something actually happens in the comic book?
 
2012-11-10 11:35:47 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: You mean something actually happens in the comic book?


The comic is unrelentingly brutal. In fact, it's so brutal that issue 100 broke me. I don't think I can keep reading after that... Reading it seems like a masochistic experience now.
 
2012-11-10 11:38:21 AM

mongbiohazard: HotIgneous Intruder: You mean something actually happens in the comic book?

The comic is unrelentingly brutal. In fact, it's so brutal that issue 100 broke me. I don't think I can keep reading after that... Reading it seems like a masochistic experience now.


Issue 100 was rough as hell, if they do that shiat in the TV show they'll really upset ppl
 
2012-11-10 12:48:07 PM
Maybe it was because of the amount of red ink used in the cover?
 
2012-11-10 12:50:09 PM
Um...there's kind of a big one they didn't say.

4) Because retailers have to order things 2 months in advance we have no idea if it will hang in there, so you have to go by sales of how #100 did and shoot from there.
 
2012-11-10 01:05:41 PM

mongbiohazard: HotIgneous Intruder: You mean something actually happens in the comic book?

The comic is unrelentingly brutal. In fact, it's so brutal that issue 100 broke me. I don't think I can keep reading after that... Reading it seems like a masochistic experience now.


It could happen, but it would be a lot less visual. I've been pleasantly surprised how willing the show has been to tread in disturbing territory. Though certainly by the end of this season we'll know exactly how far AMC is willing to push the limits....

/issue 100 events wouldn't come up till season 6 or so anyway...
 
2012-11-10 01:06:28 PM
I dropped Walking Dead off my subscription list with issue #103. I purchased #2 - #103 in pamphlet form, but the comic itself has just stopped being interesting. I don't think it's where Kirkman's priorities are and he's obviously just going to repeat the cycle of humans farking up a safe area again. I don't need to read any more.
 
2012-11-10 01:07:40 PM

KellyX: mongbiohazard: HotIgneous Intruder: You mean something actually happens in the comic book?

The comic is unrelentingly brutal. In fact, it's so brutal that issue 100 broke me. I don't think I can keep reading after that... Reading it seems like a masochistic experience now.

Issue 100 was rough as hell, if they do that shiat in the TV show they'll really upset ppl



I'm not current on the TV show, but will be catching up soon. But if they even stay true to the whole Governor storyline I'll be surprised.

And in general, it's one thing to have a comic book where literally no character is safe, but I'm not sure how people will react to a TV show where a few seasons in almost all the characters have been killed and replaced with new ones.
 
2012-11-10 01:41:39 PM

likefunbutnot: I dropped Walking Dead off my subscription list with issue #103. I purchased #2 - #103 in pamphlet form, but the comic itself has just stopped being interesting. I don't think it's where Kirkman's priorities are and he's obviously just going to repeat the cycle of humans farking up a safe area again. I don't need to read any more.


Pretty much this. There's just only so many stories to tell within the limits established by the setting. For quite some time we've been in a cycle of the same arcs being used just with different characters and locations. I just don't see any indication they can or even want to change this.
 
2012-11-10 02:14:06 PM
#100 was the last issue for me as well. I've been reading since the beginning, but that issue just hurt too much.

Plus, I'm really tired of watching Rick utterly fail to protect *anybody* from a terrible, brutal death.

The show has gotten really good this season though.
 
2012-11-10 02:54:21 PM

Shrugging Atlas: likefunbutnot: I dropped Walking Dead off my subscription list with issue #103. I purchased #2 - #103 in pamphlet form, but the comic itself has just stopped being interesting. I don't think it's where Kirkman's priorities are and he's obviously just going to repeat the cycle of humans farking up a safe area again. I don't need to read any more.

Pretty much this. There's just only so many stories to tell within the limits established by the setting. For quite some time we've been in a cycle of the same arcs being used just with different characters and locations. I just don't see any indication they can or even want to change this.


I'm hopeful the next arc is a dramatically different "let's take this country back!" story or something like that. A move away from the post-apocalyptic landscape. Maybe introduce the remaining government and see what happens with Rick and co., how they can adjust.
 
2012-11-10 03:52:58 PM

Supes: Shrugging Atlas: likefunbutnot: I dropped Walking Dead off my subscription list with issue #103. I purchased #2 - #103 in pamphlet form, but the comic itself has just stopped being interesting. I don't think it's where Kirkman's priorities are and he's obviously just going to repeat the cycle of humans farking up a safe area again. I don't need to read any more.

Pretty much this. There's just only so many stories to tell within the limits established by the setting. For quite some time we've been in a cycle of the same arcs being used just with different characters and locations. I just don't see any indication they can or even want to change this.

I'm hopeful the next arc is a dramatically different "let's take this country back!" story or something like that. A move away from the post-apocalyptic landscape. Maybe introduce the remaining government and see what happens with Rick and co., how they can adjust.


The comic should wind down, preferably with the slow realization that the zombies are no longer as numerous and are no longer animating upon (the first) death. Then follow the story for about 25-30 issues where Rick and the group try to mainstream themselves into society again, utterly failing to do so.
 
2012-11-10 05:18:30 PM
I've known for a long time that a certain event would be my stopping point In the series, and that point was issue 100. I had no problem with the character who lost half their face, but this was my stopping point. Not that I'm protesting the series, I'll still pick up the third compendium, but I can't follow it monthly anymore.

That being said I still love invincible
 
2012-11-10 05:46:40 PM

Supes: I'm hopeful the next arc is a dramatically different "let's take this country back!" story or something like that. A move away from the post-apocalyptic landscape. Maybe introduce the remaining government and see what happens with Rick and co., how they can adjust


I hope so as well. I'll give it this one last shot. But if this just turns into another paradise lost with Rick and Co.'s latest sanctuary being overrun by assholes and the group trying to set up shop yet again? That's a deal breaker for me. They have to do something big to change the narrative.
 
2012-11-10 07:52:21 PM
I think #100 was a kick in the pants. Yes, it was brutal, but isn't that the point? Nobody's "safe" in this world, and we were starting to think that certain characters would live forever. The fact that it was a shock, and a terrible one at that, and that we know that this isn't like Marvel or DC where "dead" means "resurrected in a year or two" is what makes TWD such a good book.
 
2012-11-11 01:49:35 AM

Shrugging Atlas: likefunbutnot: I dropped Walking Dead off my subscription list with issue #103. I purchased #2 - #103 in pamphlet form, but the comic itself has just stopped being interesting. I don't think it's where Kirkman's priorities are and he's obviously just going to repeat the cycle of humans farking up a safe area again. I don't need to read any more.

Pretty much this. There's just only so many stories to tell within the limits established by the setting. For quite some time we've been in a cycle of the same arcs being used just with different characters and locations. I just don't see any indication they can or even want to change this.


That's the same reason I stopped reading Fables at 100. Both series really should have ended the main arcs and started the process of bringing things to a conclusion but instead they just hit rewind and dubbed over the names.
 
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