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  • July 24, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by Pogue__Mahone

    That looks fucking STELLAR! I cannot wait!

  • July 24, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Driving thru ATL

    by deelzbub

    looking for zombies!

  • July 24, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    cant wait 'til Oct

  • July 24, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Whos got ATT-Uverse?

    by nolan bautista

    they were saying that thy were going to drop AMC from their line-up? Anybody know anything about this?

  • July 24, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    cant see it in england??

    by JAMF

    its on youtube anyway, put in 'sdcc walking dead panel'

  • July 24, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I'll be the first to say it

    by animatemeplease

    28 days later rip off, I mean come on this doesn't close to an original premise, guy wakes up in a hospital by himself untouched, than finds out about an outbreak, not really that interested

  • July 24, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    yeah because 28 days later invented that idea...

    by JAMF

    how dare kirkman rip it off!! grr!!! etc!!

  • July 24, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by Kraven Morehead

    It begins the exact same way as 28 Days Later. If you are able to get past that it's very interesting. Probably better.

  • July 24, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST


    by FatCharlie

    !8 different kinds of Holy Shit!!!!! ive been a fan of the book for a while so it would be easy to nitpick. it just looks awsome. cant wait.

  • July 24, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    How long before we see copycat shows??

    by NzYme

    The buzz behind this is amazing and rightfully so. I'm starting to wonder if the other networks are taking notice and are scrambling for a show just like it.

  • July 24, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    28 days

    by thedudelar

    you are right about the similarities to 28 days later. i've read the comics and had a lot of trouble getting past that. that's really the only similarity though, walking dead gets way more into heavy, psyche shit.

  • July 24, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Havent you read day of Triffids ffs

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    although it would have been nice if Walking Dead didn't start off that way, its far from a new idea.<br> Anyway, just from that crappy bootleg this looks fab.

  • July 24, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    love ALL the homages to ALL other zombie films...

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    I'm excited to this show now! However, ARE they homages? because the intro (guy is shot,wakes up in hospital recovering from i jury, discovers everything is abandoned, people are zombies,etc.) is ripped from 28 days later!

  • July 24, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by mooli_mooli

    Why did I not know Andrew Lincoln was in this? I was sold already but damn - doubly so now.

  • July 24, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    "guy wakes up in a hospital"

    by magnetoelectric

    Just like everything else in 28 days later, that was an homage to previous 'Zombie' titles. The guy waking up in the hospital to find the world around him changed was from Day of the Triffids

  • July 24, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    jamf, really 28 days in 2000 invented this idea?

    by palewook

    i'd give credit to Richard Matheson's 1954 novel, I am Legend. and romero a little credit for 1968. but by 2000, it was hardly a new concept or idea. and nothing in 28 days was invented or conceived for the 1st time. 28 days might be your first experience with the zombie genre, and theres nothing wrong with that. 28 days is a fine film. yet the walking dead owes less to 28 days than it does to i am legend and night of the living dead.

  • July 24, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Come to think of it

    by magnetoelectric

    A bunch of shit in 28 Days was from Day of the triffids. Seeing the light to Brendon Gleesons apartment , and those military fuckers wantin' to keep the women to bang..

  • July 24, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by JAMF

    ah... i was being sarcastic. hence the grr! etc! bit on the end. because i'm so sick of people thinking 28 days later practically invented zombies. and they arent even zombies, they're people with super-rabies. nevermind.

  • July 24, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    28 Days Later came out in 2002, Walking Dead in 2003

    by MrD

    Not sure how much of a lead he would need to start the comic. It could be a rip off, could be parallel creativity. Doesn't much matter. It's what happens after that makes both stories great.

  • July 24, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    jamf, just looking to back you up

    by palewook

    b/c never once i have seen anyone say "omg they are ripping off lovecraft or shelley"

  • July 24, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST


    by JAMF

    got your name wrong too, sorry about that old bean.

  • July 24, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    mrd. sigh

    by palewook


  • July 24, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    edryder; goes back much farther

    by palewook

    its all a throw back to dead guy wakes up alive on the medical table. see Frankenstein which started the roots for the genre.

  • July 24, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I'm from atl and this gets my dick hard

    by Fat and Curious

    bring those fucking zombies to buckhead and they can do cocaine out of my asshole

  • July 24, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    waking up in a hospital...


    both in 28 days later and in this, waking up in a hospital after the zombie outbreak, and being untouched seems pretty...lucky. too lucky. At least in 28 days later, Cillian was locked in (even though rabid crazies should have been able to get in easily) and the hospital was clean and vacant except for a slight mess in the lobby. not very realistic after an outbreak of RAGE. At least in this, the hospital is thoroughly TRASHED and BLOODY and full of corpses. So that alone makes it BETTER than the opening of 28 days later. in either case, it's a flawed but simple premise to have someone wake up in a world turned upside down.

  • July 24, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    locked in hospital room


    -i haven't read the comic yet- was this character locked in his hospital room for protection too- or did the walkers just ignore his unconscious body?

  • July 24, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Grimes in the comic

    by magnetoelectric

    Wakes up from his coma the same way.He wasn't locked in for protection but there was a zombie locked in a room in the hospital. The "Dont open Dead Inside" Was from a totally different place if memory serves me correctly. There was a door with that painted on but they didnt see it because it was covered by snow.

  • July 24, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    The "don't open dead inside"

    by Fuzzyjefe

    was painted on the doors to the cafeteria where it seems the hospital zombies had been contained. How? One of the series little mysteries. <p> Does Rick take the advice? Wait and see my pretties. Wait and see...

  • July 24, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    But yes... ***spoilerific for newbies***

    by Fuzzyjefe

    there was also the 'all dead inside' painted sign outside a gated community that the survivors missed b/c it was covered with snow. So, y'know, chaos and all that ensues.

  • July 24, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    nolan bautista

    by Ozman X

    I have AT&T Uverse. the whole deal with getting rid of AMC and IFC was getting pretty scary there but after a campaign for Saving the channels it seems the two parties came to some agreement and the channels won't be dropped after all.

  • July 24, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Why did Darabont's last theatrical movie looked like cheap TV...

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    ...but his new TV project like a movie with a real budget?

  • July 24, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Earth Abides

    by Turingtestee

    Guy out camping has a days-long fever dream after being bitten by a snake and wakes to find that a super plague has killed most all of humanity. Depending on the story you want to tell, you might want to have your hero-everyman sit out the initial events so as not to be changed by them (or the writer from simply being bogged down by them). The three characters (Triffids, 28Days, and Earth Abides . . . four adding Grimes) are meant to be spared the 'shock and awe' of world-wide blindness, disease, or zombies in order to retain their pre-disaster sense of self and sanity. Or something like that.

  • July 24, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    @RedEgiraahgnal - Darabont's last movie was The Mist

    by palewook

    you calling The Mist out for looking like a tv movie?

  • July 24, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    according to Kirkman in the letters pages...

    by omarthesnake

    he was working on this premise before 28 Days Later came out and there was the whole "oh, shit, same setup" problem, and he said screw it, this is what i was doing anyhow. It bothered me at first, but Walking Dead is such a solid piece of work that it's easy to overlook one five minute setup...

  • July 24, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Walking Dead will succeed

    by butterbean

    The source material is outstanding, and AND there are no sparkly pussy vampires in it.

  • July 24, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by blackwood

    Christ.<P>Looks great. Great great great. I checked out after they malingered in the prison for too long, but I've been meaning to get back to the series again. It's good shit.

  • July 24, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    And this looks frikkin' great....

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I was excited before, but now I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl with a new Justin Bieber poster.

  • July 24, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Palewook, yes I do.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    From the shaky cam to the cheap looking* FX.<br> (I heard Darabont did it on purpose and wanted to make them look like old Stop Motion effects. Well...that didn't work out. They just looked bad.)

  • July 24, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Earth Abides-- Turingtestee


    thanks for the tip to that book- i'd never heard about it, so i looked it up. now it's my next book to by.

  • July 24, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    by - buy


    jeezus. i'm not illiterate..

  • July 24, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    yes looks like good cinematography

    by Rupee88

    looks better than most TV for sure..I doubt the entire series will keep this up but good start at least

  • July 24, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Scott Walker and zombies?

    by skellngtn

    one of my fave comics sure as hell looks like it's going to be a kick-ass series AND they're using the fucking Walker Bros. version of "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More"? pure gold.

  • July 24, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by The Alienist

    Did it seem to be filled with every single one? And not an original idea seemingly existing? Its even "virus" caused...I'm sorry, it looks totally been there/done that and if I don't hear anything different I'm passing, I don't care how well done its supposed to be.

  • 28 Days Later ripped it off (most of 28 Days Later was a rip off of much better films.)

  • July 24, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Ozman X..

    by nolan bautista

    thanks for the update !!

  • July 24, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    I know this was resolved...

    by double_ball_hanger

    but if you thought jamf was being serious, you need strongly consider killing yourself. and in advance, I have never misunderstood anyone in my life, at all. It's my reward for taking all that promicin. ANYWAY, this looks like it has the makings to have a preferred place on my dvr harddrive when it starts

  • July 24, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    That looks like it might be

    by Xiphos_2

    pretty damn OK.

  • July 24, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Looks good, but I really hope they keep it interesting...

    by AnotherBoredDude

    [spoilers?] ...unlike the comic which went South as soon as the settled into the prison and it got way too soap opera-ish.

  • July 25, 2010, 1:56 a.m. CST


    by Xiphos_2

    ***********Spoilers*****<p> It got better after they left the Prison but yes I agree the story slowed way down at the prison.<p>****End Spoilers*****<p> I think they can overcome the lag at the prison with a few slight changes to that story line no problem.

  • July 25, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Can't Wait

    by FluffyUnbound

    Such a huge fan

  • July 25, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    That looks amazing!

    by newkie brown

    The shot of the tank being engulfed by the living dead gave me a geekasm.

  • July 25, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Yeah, this looks good but

    by Denty420

    there are far too many Walking Dead articles on this site. What, has this become 'Walking Dead Central' or something? I won't go into the obvious cliche about kickbacks but with the amount of hype that AICN is giving this thing, it does make you wonder...

  • July 25, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    28 Days

    by TheComedian77

    Get off Alex Garlands cock, folks. As has been said, Day Of The Triffids was there first. As for this being 'cliched' or whatever....miss this, miss out. That's all I'm gonna say. Those of us reading the books know this will be special. And THAT's why there are 'too many' Walking Dead articles on the site. Anyway, this is Comic Con fooatge. If it wasn't on here you guys would be saying 'hello, where's the Comic Con Walking dead stuff?' Some folks are never pleased.

  • July 25, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST


    by Turingtestee

    Right on, glad I generated interest. Great book.

  • July 25, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Looks Amazing!

    by jcrash

    I'm genuinely psyched for this. The 28 days later thing is only the very beginning, after that the similarities end. That comic gets dark and crazy, with ton's of cliff hangers and shit. As long as the some of the dialogue gets trimmed of Kirkman's overly expositional diarrhea this well be tight. I was disappointed by the motion comic (felt long and boring) but this trailer got me excited for this project again. This shit is going to be epic.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    There's a zombie show on the network that has Breaking Bad and Mad Men and you don't think this is big geek news that's going to get a lot of coverage? Especially when they show a new trailer at Comic Con? Dumbo.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by Denty420

    Yeah... that only needs two articles. Don't get me wrong, this really sounds good and I'm a huge fan of Darabont but AICN have been overdoing it with the Walking Dead posts lately. There are other things going on at Comic Con that AICN haven't bothered to mention, the Dexter panel for one. They showed the new trailer for season 5 the other day and there hasn't been word fucking one about it on this site. That's my point. Doesn't make me a 'Dumbo', just makes me wish AICN didn't put most of their eggs in one basket.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    One more thing

    by Denty420

    Geeks also watch Dexter.

  • July 25, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    dexter isn't a comic though.


    dexter is a good, intelligent, entertaining show, but it's actually panels like that that have become detrimental to the integrity of comic con and the generic 'entertainment' cash cow and publicity machine it has become. walking dead is a comic-turned-show and has every right to be there and be discussed, as we are all curious just how close to comic the result is.

  • July 26, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Pefect music selection

    by gotilk

    Scott Walker - The Walker Brothers - "The Sun aint gonna shine anymore" that song was just waiting for a zombie series to go with.

  • July 26, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST


    by Denty420

    Fair point, and I'm not disputing that at all. It just wouldn't surprise me if we saw on this site the headline: WALKING DEAD!!! Key Grip takes a shit!! Flush unsuccessful!!

  • July 26, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I'm no Darabont...

    by The Snob

    ...but check out my "tribute" on Youtube!!

  • July 27, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Love Walking Dead, but it IS unoriginal

    by Beezbo

    I can understand people being bothered by that fact.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Hate to be a downer, but subsequent seasons no guarantee

    by Beezbo

    As great as this looks, do you think the ratings will justify the cost?

  • July 28, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    I am hungry...

    by ToMonicker

    for BRAINS!!! <p> Actually, not. I'll wait for a decent, non-pirate trailer to even salivate.

  • July 28, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    If zombies don't have living to feed off, what happens?

    by leo54304

    By living I'm including animals. Do zombies shut down, eat each other? Just wondering. Don't know if anyone addressed this.

  • July 28, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Was Triffids remake worth watching?

    by leo54304