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We are only a couple months away from the milestone 100th issue of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. If you have been to this site in the past, then you know that it is my favorite ongoing comic and while most titles get worse with age, The Walking Dead has consistently been an entertaining edge of your seat thrill ride and a character study of normal people coping with the end of the world. It spawned one of the best shows on television (and the highest rated Cable series ever), although as good as the show is, it does not hold a candle to the comic.

Now might be a good time to go back and reread the first issue of the series and thanks to Image Comics, you can legally read The Walking Dead issue 1 (and issue 49) online for free. If you are a fan of the television version of The Walking Dead, I highly (HIGHLY) recommend checking out the first issue and considering ordering the trades online. If you have never heard of The Walking Dead before reading this post, it is a comic series in which a Sheriff deputy and family man, Rick Grimes, wakes up from a coma in a hospital to discover that the world has been overrun by zombies.  Not knowing how long he was out cold, he must regain his strength and fight through hordes of the undead to find and protect his family. Along the way he runs into a lot of different survivors and finds out that some or much worse than the zombies.

Click here to read The Walking Dead issue 1 online and click here to read The Walking Dead issue 49 online.

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Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead is easily my favorite ongoing comic series on the market today.  It is leaps and bounds better than anything Marvel or DC are putting out. It is consistently equal parts engaging and entertaining, with interesting characters and inventive situations and stories.  Thanks to Newsarama, you can read the first issue online for free.  Click here to give it a look.

If you like the issue, you can grabs the trades for the series on Amazon. They make a great gift and will be featured on the Geektastic Wishlist.

Check out these Walking Dead related products…


Image United Issue 1

This Wednesday, the Image Comics founders bring us a comic so huge that they all came together to make it. Image United #1 features art by Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino, and was written by my favorite writer in the game, Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead).

In the issue, the heroes of Image Universe, including Savage Dragon, Spawn, Youngblood, Whichblade and others must by united to fight the greatest threat the world has ever seen.  According to Image, the “original Image Founders draw all the characters they made history with.” From the looks of the covers and preview images, the series looks slick. Check out six covers for the issue here.

Chew from Image Comics

What do you get when you mix a detective/cannibal/clairvoyant together? You get Chew, a new ongoing comic from Image Comics by writer John Layman with art by Rob Guillory. The twisted new series focuses on Tony Chu, a cop who can get a psychic impression for anything he eats.  Need to find out who murdered someone? Well, he just needs to nibble on the corpse.  Things get a bit more complicated after the government figures out his secret. I wonder what they are going to make him eat?

The issue hits stands this Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009.

Posted on June 1st, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (2)
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Welcome to a new edition of The Pit.

  • This past week, George Clooney returned to ER. Did ya miss it? Well, you have one more day to check it out for free online. (NBC)
  • Looking for a community of writers/filmmakers? Or how about a Hollywood simulation? (Hollywood the Game)
  • Wow, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon did good [really good] in its first week. Will he be able to keep up the momentum? (Variety)
  • Did you see Jon Stewart lay the smack down on Jim Cramer?  The little bald man didn’t see it coming… (CNN)
  • Check out the full first issue of Image Comics’ Proof, from Alexander Grecian, Riley Rossmo, and Tyler Jenkins. (Image Comics)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Savage Dragon 145

Wow, it has been a very long time since I have checked out Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon. The Image Comic never held back and kept my interest for a while. I’m not sure why, but I dropped it over time and it never really did anything to get my interest back. Now, it would appear that Larsen is going back to basics and that issue #145 is the perfect jumping on point for new readers and a nice time for old readers to give the book another chance.

Image Comics’ official preview: “Back in Blue – Savage Dragon goes back to his roots! Nearly 12 years after walking off the job as a law enforcement officer Savage Dragon rejoins the Chicago Police Department. It’s a great jumping on point for new readers and old, and it helps pave the way for Image United. The Vicious Circle is reborn and Captain Frank Darling turns to the one man he knows can get the job done: The Dragon! It’s history in the making, boys and girls! This issue of Savage Dragon comes with our highest possible recommendation!”

The issue also features an appearence by President Barack Obama, whose appearence in Savage Dragon #137 pushed the book to a forth printing!

Posted on February 22nd, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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We have an extra long Pit to start the new week! Enjoy!

  • An interesting artile about 3D filmmaking includes an all new behind the scenes image of James Cameron’s Avatar. (NY Times)
  • Did Marty McFly actually live happily ever after after going Back to the Future? (Over Thinking It)
  • And the 2008 IGN Game of the Year is… (IGN)
  • With the help of Sony, Roland Emmerich has decided how he’s going to destroy more stuff after he takes out the world in 2012. (Variety)
  • Interested in working with Chuck at the Buy More, than you can sign up to be part of the Nerd Herd or a Sales Associate here. While there, don’t forget to take your chances by spinning the Wheel of Misfortune.
  • Miss the first episode of the final season of Battlestar Galactica? Thankfully you can watch it online! (Hulu)
  • In the mood for zombies in space? Than you might enjoy Image Comics’ Dead Space #1. The full issue is currently online. (Newsarama)
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