The Walking Dead shambles to another season, setting ratings records

This is either a zombie renaissance, or a comic book renaissance for TV, as The Walking Dead has officially been greenlit for a second season or a whole 13 episodes after record ratings. As the President of AMC put it:

“No other cable series has ever attracted as many Adults 18-49 as ‘The Walking Dead.

That’s called making an impact. The second episode, which aired last night, w as down only a tick from the premiere’s record breaking ratings.

Congrats once again to Robert Kirkman and company. PR below.

Billy Dogma in "Sex Planet" — the motion comic

Quote Dean Haspiel:

“From the motion comics I’ve been privy to, I feel that most executions fail. It’s a poor substitute for animation and corrupts the virtues of the static, sequential graphic rather than enhances. However, my rejection of motion comics is what challenged me to revisit the concept when Daniel Kramer offered to direct and produce a version of BILLY DOGMA in “Sex Planet.” I think our solution splits the difference between comix proper and moving pictures with sound. If anything, our motion comic compliments the source material while adding a new dimension to the reading/viewing experience. It helps set a pace and acknowledges the power of comics that could otherwise be overlooked in our daily haste.”

Mid-Ohio-Con/Wizard update

According to numerous reports, the “acquisition’ of the Mid-Ohio Con by the Wizard convention group was a hot gossip topic at this weekend’s Mid-Ohio Con, and several message boards as well. The page we linked to has been taken down but, oddly, this ticket price list has been left up — Johanna has more and reactions, as does the comment thread at our original story (which for some reason we can’t edit.)

We asked Wizard spokesman Jerry Milani for comment and replied “We don’t have any formal announcement yet.”