Advanced Review: The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine
created 10/23/2012 - 12:30am
What better way to keep yourself up to date with all things The Walking Dead than with -- The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine!
Hitting newsstands October 23rd, this 100 page behemoth, from Titan Magazines and Skybound, is bloated with more tasty tidbits than a "Well Walker!" From the forward, by the creator of it all, Robert Kirkman, to the "Secret Diary of a Walker" article, no page is wasted to fully immerse you in every nook and cranny of Kirkman's award winning world!
From cover to cover, every nuance is touched upon. There are in depth interviews with Robert Kirkman, Danai Gurira (Michonne), Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick, artist extraordinaire Charlie Adlard and AMC's The Walking Dead's executive producer Glen Mazzara.
For me, the Danai Gurira interview was something rare, giving an inside look at an extremely strong woman that portrays one of the biggest badasses on television. After reading the interview, there is no other woman that could possibly portray such a character as Michonne than Danai Gurira!
Fans of the show do need to be wary though, story spoilers abound in this issue as the entire comic book series is laid before you in the article, "The Story So Far." Covering all major aspects of issues 1-100, there is a potential to learn things about Michonne and the Governor that may occur in Season 3! Even though the headlines blatantly state, "Spoilers Alert," you know you will read on anyway -- you just can't help yourself!
You will see all thirteen covers to the horrifically amazing The Walking Dead #100, a preview of Todd McFarlane Toys second series of figures, an in depth look at the zombie zaniness at Comic-Con and a bevy of on location photos and articles from the set of The Walking Dead television series. You will gaze at previews of Telltale Games The Walking Dead episodic video game and even get a cool pic of the official The Walking Dead Plug 'N Play game! Who doesn't love that!
As amazing as all that sounds, it is the impressive articles that truly make the magazine shine. From the quirky, "The Secret Diary of a Walker" to "Choice Cuts," - a look at the best and worst moments of different characters - there is no end to the range of quality to this magazine! My personal favorite is "Anatomy of a Story," a dissection of a different story arc from the comic series. Each issue will take a deeper look into the creation of a tale and the evolution of the characters therein. It is something unique, catapulting this magazine above all others in its genre.
Everything - and I mean EVERYTHING - from everyone's favorite zombie universe is featured in some way in this debut issue! Fans of the comic series, the television series, toys, video games and novels will be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of information bestowed upon you. Not an inch of this issue is wasted! It is 100 pages of pure The Walking Dead excitement from cover to cover! I am overwhelmingly impressed by both the quality and the overall execution of the entire issue!
So, if you need something to sink your teeth into until Sunday night, get to your closest magazine outlet and pick up the most outstanding premiere issue I have ever read! The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine -- on stands now!
"This magazine will be your one stop destination for all the news pertaining to the comic, TV show, video game, toys, games, and whatever else exists in the ever-expanding Walking Dead universe! If it's happening, you'll find out all about it right here!" - Robert Kirkman.
"The Walking Dead Official Magazine" goes on sale October 23rd in the U.S., November 8th in the U.K. and December 18th in Australia and New Zealand. Digital editions will be available globally on the iPad, Nook and Kindle Fire from October 23rd.
The magazine is currently offering fans an exclusive FREE The Walking Dead T-Shirt (not available in stores) with new print subscriptions. For more information on this subscription offer and other offers in your territory, visit the magazine website: