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DATELINE: Georgia/Ohio– AMC has announced they are developing a WALKING DEAD spin-off series with creator ROBERT KIRKMAN. The new show will have a different cast and different story-line. Execs say the show will NOT be like WALKING DEAD because that would be a blatant rip-off unfair to faithful fans, plus an insult to the original show and, quite frankly, the network itself. Instead, the spin-off will be about a chemistry teacher with cancer who becomes a drug kingpin…and a zombie.
DATELINE: Helicarrier– The critics are already gushing over ABC’s “AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” which premieres on September 24th.
The review quotes read like a love letter–
“Stunning Visuals…” AND:
“High-flying action…” AND:
“Intelligent dialogue…” AND:
“Exciting storylines…” AND:
“Likeable characters..” AND SO, OF COURSE:
“Doomed to cancellation in 13 weeks”
DATELINE: Gotham City- DC is overjoyed to fan response to the month-long “Villains” promotion, featuring their most popular bad-guys on the covers of all their books. Some of those covers are lenticular 3-D works, priced higher than the regular 2-D versions. Significantly higher in some cases. During a recent trip to a local comic book shop, this reporter watched a fan gladly plunk down $19.98 for the Detective Comic featuring HARLEY QUINN. When asked why he would shell out that much money for a single comic, the young man answered: “That’s only $9.99 per boob!”
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