GAME REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘A House Divided,’ Corrects Course
have to admit that, after the first episode of this season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead video game, I was worried. It seemed like the game was becoming too dour, even by zombie fiction standards, and had abandoned the first season’s tendency to throw some good-hearted humanity in with the misery.
I’m happy to report that the second episode of the season, titled “A House Divided,” brings a big chunk of that humanity back, and even manages some levity. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there’s no tension. Indeed, this may be the most tense episode of the game yet, and most of it happens in scenes that are nothing but dialogue.
Knowing what to buy anyone during the holidays can make for a pretty dicey season of giving. But toy collectors with discerning tastes? That’s usually gift card territory. But it doesn’t have to end that way! We’re here to help with a guide breaking down some of the most awesome action figure and toy options for the young and young at heart (mostly the latter). Whatever your articulated plastic budget is this year, we’ve got recommendations sure to please. Hit the jump for ComicsAlliance’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide to Awesome Action Figures.
You’ll have to pardon the acronym-heavy headline, but there’s just no avoiding it when trying to communicate Funko’s San Diego Comic-Con 2013 exclusive Pop! Vinyl toys. Arriving at the convention this July at Funko booth 5343 will be four metallic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, two blood-splattered The Walking Dead characters, plus both an Aliens Xenomorph and a Predator leaking green blood.
By Josh Wigler
Telltale’s video game tie-in to Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead wrapped up its first season with episode five’s No Time Left - or so we thought. As it turns out, there are still four-hundred days of the zombie apocalypse left to explore.
Sony announced at E3 that Telltale and Skybound Entertainment have once again teamed up for another chapter in their award-winning TWD video game adaptation. Titled The Walking Dead: 400 Days, the upcoming chapter is an all-new DLC episode tied to season one, though it appears to focus on characters who haven’t yet been introduced in the Telltale game.
Head over to ComicsAlliance to check out the trailer for The Walking Dead: 400 Days.
Art Asylum and Diamond Select Toys have been doing a pretty commendable job of balancing the ratio of living humans to zombies over the course of their past two The Walking Dead Minimates waves, and as seen in a new Skybound video contest blog post, it appears the third series will keep the trend going. The exact configurations of each two-pack (and potential box set) have yet to be revealed, but the line will continue packing a human with a zombie. Like previous waves, these figures are based on Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard’s TWD comic rather than its TV adaptation on AMC, just in case you were nitpicking actor likenesses. So far the wave includes Rick (in riot gear), Tyreese, Hershel, Dexter, a farmer zombie, a zombie with dreadlocks, and a prison guard zombie. The sets will all be available at specialty stores and online, although the Rick and Dexter sets can be found at Toys “R” Us, too.
You can get a better look at each figure from the third series of The Walking Dead Minimates on ComicsAlliance.