The third Walking Dead Compendium is coming in October

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Your shelves have been buckling for years under the weight of the first two Walking Dead compendiums — compact volumes offering more than 40 issues and 1000 pages of the famed comics series for $60 each. Talk about a license to print money—the first two compendia have been constant bestsellers, with thousands and thousands of copies in print, and creator Robert Kirkman and artists Charlie Adlard and Stefano Gaudiano have earned all those royalties.

And now they are doing it again with The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 3 which goes on sale on October 13—just in time for the new season of the Walking Dead TV show. Fire up the money bin!

Women and children conquered The Walking Dead in 2014 graphic novel sales

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Brian Hibbs has posted his annual Bookscan analysis—charting actual sales of books that report to Nielsen’s Bookscan sales charts. while Bookscan numbers are not allowed to be broadcast, Hibbs uses a leaked list of the top graphic novels of 2014 to chart growth, sales and much more. For you clip’n’save types here’s the actual chart […]

AMC releases first two minutes of The Walking Dead midseason premiere

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The Walking Dead, America’s favorite cable television series, returns this Sunday for its mid-season premiere. In anticipation of what’s sure to be another ratings smash, AMC has released the first two minutes of the upcoming episode, “What Happened And What’s Going On”. The Walking Dead airs this Sunday at 9 pm.

Entertainment Round-Up: Deadpool, Walking Dead Spin-Off, Supergirl, etc..

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Happy MLK Day! It hasn’t been a terribly eventful Monday insofar as entertainment related news goes, but here are a few relevant links that you might find worth the click: – Fox’s upcoming X-Men spin-off, Deadpool, starts shooting this Spring in Vancouver. Ryan Reynolds is back in the superhero world, and hopefully this trip will […]

Michelle Maclaren to direct ‘Wonder Woman’

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  Great Hera! Variety has reported that Michelle Maclaren will direct Warner Bros’ “Wonder Woman” standalone motion picture. There’s still a lot we don’t know about the film aside from the fact that Gal Gadot will star as Princess Diana of Themyscira, and Charles Roven is a producer. Maclaren is known for her work on AMC’s […]

The Walking Dead graphic novels sales are up again

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It’s a rite of autumn —The Walking Dead’s new season debuts on AMC, and Walking Dead graphic novels start selling like crack again. Here’s the feed from the Amazon graphic novels best seller’s list. Note that The Oatmeal has sold a gazillion copies, and Roz Chast is back in the top ten following her National Book Award shortlisting.

Per the usual pattern, Walking Dead GN sales will slow when the 8 episode season ends, and pick right back up when it returns next year. I know Robert Kirkman has made a buttload of money from the hit TV series, but he, Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore have also made a buttload from the books alone, given the Image deal.

(BTW, for long term Amazon trend analysis I refer you to Beat contributor David Carter’s weekly blog on the topic, which someday I will feature here every week. Lots of other interesting things on his site, as well.)

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The Walking Dead graphic novels sales are up again

It’s a rite of autumn —The Walking Dead’s new season debuts on AMC, and Walking Dead graphic novels start selling like crack again. Here’s the feed from the Amazon graphic novels best seller’s list. Note that The Oatmeal has sold a gazillion copies, and Roz Chast is back in the top ten following her National […]

Buy a copy of The Walking Dead Vol. 1 with an original oil painting by Ben Templesmith for an absurdly low price

Well, $412 seems absurdly low to us, anyway.

Renowned horror/fantasy artist Templesmith has been experimenting with hand-painted covers for several books, and this is an original one of a kind oil painting done on a copy of The Walking Dead Volume 1. The painting was varnished, and I don’t know if you can read the book inside, but it seems to me that this is a pretty darned sweet collectible…especially for Halloween.

Also…Christmas is coming.

More Templesmith stuff at the 78Squid retail website.