Connect with us

Published

on

Beware, below the cut are spoilers about a shocking and sudden update of the beloved zombie comic The Walking Dead.


The Walking Dead, the 16-year-old Image comic series, is coming to a sudden end with issue #193. Series creator Robert Kirkman teased the news with a cryptic tweet.

Sure enough, within hours, the news was confirmed across multiple publications, including Bleeding Cool. The comic will be coming to an end with July 3rd’s release of issue #193. The sudden end to the series comes on the heels of the death of series protagonist Rick Grimes in #192. Kirkman has long hinted about the series coming to an end with the death of Rick Grimes. It seems has made good on his word.

Spoilers follow here regarding Rick’s death.

Rick Grimes left the series brutally after being shot by a teenager named Sebastian. The long-time protagonist died from his wounds, turned into a Walker, and was later put down by his son, Carl Grimes. The remainder of issue #192 follows Carl grieving for his father, alongside a community that had come to owe the Grimes family a great deal.

Rick Grimes of The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead Marches On

What is next for the comic series IP is up in the air. Meanwhile, AMC is continuing the current television adaptation and the spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead. AMC is also working on a series of television movies featuring Rick Grimes (as played by Andrew Lincoln) and is developing a third spinoff series. The television series, despite a rating dip, continues to draw large audiences. The Walking Dead is the most popular zombie media project in the world.

This is certainly not the end of The Walking Dead as a media juggernaut. For now, though, the original series has reached an ending. Fans will know what sort of ending on July 3rd.

For more horror comic coverage, stick with Haunted MTL.

Book Reviews

What Have We Done: Alex Finlay Produces Another Hit

Published

on

  • Jenna: A stay at home mom with a secret assassin past
  • Donnie: An alcoholic rock star
  • Nico: An executive producer of a reality television show

They all have a past, but who is out to get them?

The Plot

Jenna, Donnie, and Nico share a troubled past. They were all orphans who lived at Savior House — which is much less savior, much more terror. When their friend Benny, a famous judge, is murdered and the FBI comes looking, Jenna, Donnie, and Nico must race against the clock to figure out who is targeting them.

The Verdict

From the author of The Night Shift, which I reviewed here, I would expect nothing less than what Finlay has delivered. Finlay notoriously creates stories with palpable thrill and spine-tingling revelations.

I particularly enjoyed the character of Jenna. She is a reformed assassin living a normal life as a new stepmom. When she is called in to make a hit and her family is threatened, she goes badass mom on ’em. While I still thought Donnie and Nico as characters were engaging, it was nothing for what I felt for Jenna.

Also, major props to Finlay for creating a character that kills with a very unique weapon. Read it to find out more!

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Continue Reading

Book Reviews

“The Writing Retreat” Gone Bad: Julia Bartz’s Debut

Published

on

Keeping it all in the family, Julia Bartz’s The Writing Retreat is the debut novel of the sister of Andrea Bartz, author of We Were Never Here, which I reviewed here.

I was much more impressed with The Writing Retreat than I was We Were Never Here.

The Plot

Five up and coming female writers under 30 are invited to a writing retreat hosted by the reclusive and acclaimed horror writer Rosa Vallo. Rosa reveals the details of the retreat: each writer must complete a full length novel from scratch over the next month. The best novel wins a multi-million dollar publishing deal with Rosa.

Suddenly, the retreat turns into a nightmare when one writer goes missing in the snowy terrain outside.

The novel hinges on friendships in turmoil and has a focus on LGBT+ representation as well as interpersonal female relationships. The novel explores the dark publishing world and the search for fame and the Great American Novel.

The Verdict

This novel is atmospheric and intellectual, page turning, and the English major’s required reading. I absorbed this novel and found Julia Bartz’s writing and conceptual chops to be leagues above her sister’s.

Ths novel releases on February 21, 2023 and it should be in your cart right now.

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Buy it here!

Continue Reading

Book Reviews

A Murder in Reverse: “Wrong Place Wrong Time”

Published

on

The Plot

“A brilliantly genre-bending, mind-twisting answer to the question How far would you go to save your child?”  — Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Jen watches her son murder a stranger. Stab him to death. She and her husband, Kelly, watch as their son Todd is taken into custody.

The next morning, Jen wakes up and it’s yesterday. Jen knows that at the end of the night, her son kills someone. She is determined to stop it.

Jen goes further and further back in time trying to discover why Todd murdered a stranger and how to stop it.

The Verdict

This book is twisty. Right when you think you know the ending, something else is there to prove that the story is more multifaceted than that. While the premise of the novel is simple, Gillian McAllister elevates a simple concept with deep, dark twists.

It is best that you don’t know too much going into this one. For fans of Blake Crouch, this is such a good thriller with time travelling vibes.

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Continue Reading

Trending