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'The Walking Dead Escape': Witness an exciting video journey through the Comic-Con zombie obstacle course!

The Walking Dead has been all over Comic-Con 2012 this year, with the revelation of a Zombie Survival Car on the floor and a capacity crowd in Hall H cheering on the exciting new footage from Dead‘s season 3. But the show’s influence also spread beyond the Convention Center — to celebrate the comic book series’ 100th issue, Dead staged a takeover of San Diego’s Petco Park, creating a massive zombie-infested obstacle course.

We took a camera crew over to Petco to see if we could survive the undead apocalypse. What we found there shocked us, scared us, and taught us all a very important lesson…about zombies. Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

Zombies, fried squirrel rule Petco Park at 'The Walking Dead' 100th issue party

Zombies are a common sight in San Diego during Comic-Con. But on red carpets they most certainly are not. However, when the carpet is for a party celebrating the 100th issue of AMC TV show-inspiring comic book The Walking Dead, there will be blood-stained zombies.

At the Friday night event inside Petco Park – home of the Padres, just across the street from the San Diego Convention Center – actors playing pretty convincing zombies growled and moaned behind chain link fences that lined the celeb-filled black carpet. This didn’t seem to faze the stars of Comic-Con, but many screams were heard from reporters who got as close as they dared to the monsters while they filmed their segment intros.

The man of the hour, the comic book’s creator, Robert Kirkman, was very involved in helping plan the other zombie event that’s taken over Petco Park this weekend, The Walking Dead Escape, an obstacle course where fans can pay $70 to either be a zombie or be chased by one. But going into the party Friday night, Kirkman was not at all privy to what the set-up would be.

“I have no idea. It could be a parade of unicorns dancing on rainbows for all we know,” he told EW on the carpet. “After the zombies, I would trade those for some unicorns in a minute. It’s a little nerve-wracking.” READ FULL STORY

Robert Kirkman introduces 'The Walking Dead' Zombie Survival Car

To celebrate the 100th issue of The Walking Dead comic book series, Dead writer and all-around undead guru Robert Kirkman kicked off Preview Night at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con by unveiling a car specifically designed to survive the impending zombie apocalypse (we gave you an advance peek a few days ago). The automobile is actually a heavily converted Hyundai, featuring a host of essential death-preventing, walker-annihilating improvements: Armored windows, wheel spikes, and even a handy katana-and-baseball-bat rack. I talked to Kirkman and Gary Castillo, the guy who actually put the car together: Check out the video below for a complete walk-through of the ultimate Zombie Survival vehicle.
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'Walking Dead' zombie-fighting car is street ready -- VIDEO

When it comes to supernatural invasions, you can’t be too careful.

That seems to be Hyundai’s idea with its new one-of-a-kind zombie-fighting car, based on drawings by Walking Dead creator and writer Robert Kirkman.

This battle wagon has metal bars covering the windows, spikes on the wheels that can plow right through a zombie, a hatch, and, of course, a zombie disc cutter (because why not?).

The video below takes you through the building process: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Plenty of fireworks with 'Spider-Man' and 'The Walking Dead'

Happy Fourth of July Weekend, Part I. It remains to be seen whether July 4 falling on a Wednesday is the best or worst possible scenario for festivities celebrating our nation’s 236th birthday. But at least we have a returning hero who wears the red, white, and (black and) blue on his sleeve. Spider-Man swings back into action after disappearing for… well, only five years. Andrew Garfield might be a Brit, but he was born in Los Angeles, so his Spidey is more All-American that the current Batman and upcoming Superman. U – S – A! U – S – A!!

Sunday, July 1
Euro 2012 final, Spain vs. Italy, ESPN, 2:45 ET p.m.

The most-watched sporting event this weekend won’t be at Yankee Stadium or the grass courts at Wimbledon. It will be a soccer match played in Ukraine, where two powerhouses square off for the European championship. READ FULL STORY

Dish Network will cut off AMC Networks tomorrow

AMC and DISH have been playing a bitter game of mutual brinksmanship all month long. First, Dish Network banished AMC and its sibling-networks IFC and WE down to the lower reaches of the dial. Then, AMC used the overflowing gravitas of Don Draper to tell everyone that DISH was being totes lame. This was all in good fun, we thought, just the way that media companies do business. But today, DISH implemented the nuclear option: The company announced that, as of 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, AMC Networks will be eradicated from the DISH universe. That means AMC, WE, and IFC will all be gone, although the press release is quick to point out that AMC will be replaced by HDNet Movies. Now, while HDNet Movies does not currently carry two of the greatest TV shows ever made, it is playing Simon Birch tonight. Twice. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Check out the final variant cover of issue #100 -- EXCLUSIVE

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We already knew that the 100th issue of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comic would be published with an array of covers. But it turns out getting your hands on the twelfth and final cover is going to be as traumatic and/or as thrilling as an undead apocalypse. Why? Because to get your hands on that comic you will have to experience the traumas and/or thrills of an undead apocalypse.

EW can reveal that comics featuring the twelfth variant cover will only be available to fans who buy tickets for the zombie-filled Walking Dead Escape obstacle course event which is taking place at San Diego’s Petco Park on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Comic-Con weekend. The good news is that Kirkman’s Skybound imprint is giving away the comic for free to “Survivors,” “Walkers,” and spectators. The other good news is that you can get an exclusive look at the variant cover below.  READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead' videogame review: A benign addiction

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Never heard of Telltale Games? They might be creating the blueprint for the future of videogames — and that might not be a good thing. The formula for a Telltale game is simple: Adapt a recognizable TV or movie, ideally a brand with a large fanbase, into a point-and-click adventure game. Sprinkle in obvious references to the original TV/movie to prove to fans that you care just enough to make obvious references. Cut the game into “episodes,” with a new segment of the game appearing like clockwork every month. Earn an inflated grade because your licensed game is not as bad as 99 percent of the competition. The Telltale Games model combines every buzz phrase of the modern videogame industry: casual gaming, cross-platform, downloadable content. It doesn’t matter if the games are bad. In fact, Back to the Future: The Game and Jurassic Park: The Game weren’t very good at all. READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

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Submitted by Miss K:

“When God promised a resurrection of the dead, I always thought he had something else in mind.”

– Herschel on the season finale of The Walking Dead

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Sunday, March 18th, and make sure you stop by later and share your picks for tonight’s best sound bite! READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead' season finale: Well, that happened! (SPOILERS)

UPDATE: Walking Dead season finale full recap is live!

After a shaky batch of episodes that stranded the band of survivors on the world’s most manic-depressive farm, The Walking Dead has been on a roll the last couple weeks. Two main characters were killed off in two consecutive episodes — heck, one character was even killed off twice — and the penultimate hour of the season ended with the promising sight of a bloodthirsty zombie herd bearing down on Hershel’s Farm. The stage was set for an old-fashioned human-vs.-zombie showdown — Gunfight at the OK Corral with more biting. And sure enough (SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER) READ FULL STORY

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