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.
By Lauren Davis
Someone recently told me that the Internet is a sinkhole of nostalgia, that we glorify the culture of the past because it’s readily available to us all the time. It’s hard not to be nostalgic about Calvin and Hobbes, though. After all, Bill Watterson’s comic is all about nostalgia, and it transports everyone who reads it to a magical childhood, and lets us believe, if only for a minute, that we actually experienced it ourselves. So we can forgive ourselves for wanting to apply an adorable Calvin and Hobbes mask over our other pop culture heroes and villains. That’s why so many artists have drawn their favorite characters in the style of Calvin and Hobbes. Want to see who’s been Hobbesified?
By Caleb Goellner
There are a million graphic designers who might fancy themselves mashup mavens, but let’s be real: most of them can’t compete with the lines or gags of Marco D’Alfonso. Akira + Ghost Rider, Green Lantern + Marios Bros., Deadpool + The Walking Dead, Transformers + Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and so many others.
By Caleb Goellner
Whether you’re a longtime fan of Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead comic book series or a more casual fan of general zombie fare, when it comes to AMC’s TWD TV series, chances are you have … opinions. The Laughing Dead has taken it upon itself to aggregate some of the funniest fan commentary we’ve seen so far on Tumblr.
Yo dawg, we heard you like zombies and memes …