Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman confirms big comic book easter egg
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Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman confirms big comic book easter egg

Published: 24/Aug/2020 14:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 12:04

by David Purcell

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The Walking Dead’s co-creator Robert Kirkman has finally been able to confirm an easter egg in the comic book series that not everybody will have spotted. One fan, though, has finally made the discovery.

Those who watch the TV series, which is well into its tenth season, will know that a lot of big spoilers can be revealed ahead of time by those who take an interest in the comic books. Well, that was certainly the case when the show first aired on AMC.

Since that time they have branched off and become separate entities in order to keep people on the edge of their seats.

A new easter egg found in the comics doesn’t provide any potential spoilers, which some viewers will be happy to know. Instead, just a nod to the past that fans will absolutely love.

New Walking Dead easter egg discovered

Maggie in the walking dead season 10
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Maggie returns soon in The Walking Dead.

One of the archivists at the New York Times made the discovery on August 23, comparing two different cover pages. The first was the original ‘Days Gone By’ Volume 1, and the second was ‘Rest in Peace’ Volume 32.

Before asking if they were the first to find the easter egg, Ryan Murphy said: “Oh my god you inspired me to check if the last volume loops back into the first volume and it DOES! It is an endless zombie loop spanning 15 years of art!”

Kirkman later confirmed they might well be the first to spot it. He replied: “You may actually be the first to notice this. I was always wondering when someone would. Nice work!”

Volume 32 was the final volume of Image Comics’ Walking Dead series, wrapping together issues 187 to 193. The first one was released back in 2003.

Those who have read it will be well aware of how things go down, but not all will have spotted this artistic arc that went from first cover to the very last. Now, Kirkman knows at least one person out there knows what he was going for.

How did they find it?

Spotting easter eggs can be tricky, after all they’re placed there for eagle-eyed fans to find.

This time it was found following a Twitter thread between George Gustines and Murphy, who made the discovery. It was here that they spoke about connecting comics, and sparked the latter to look back on some of the old editions of The Walking Dead.

Speaking of the comic books, Kirkman recently revealed different foil covered designs for ‘Negan Lives’ – which are selling like hotcakes online at places like Amazon.

Image Comics also showed their hand in the thread, saying they had never seen this pointed out before.

With that all cleared up, many fans will turn their attention to the big finale of Season 10. It premieres on October 4, 4pm (ET).

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WandaVision boss reveals The Office & Modern Family episode coming soon

Published: 23/Nov/2020 15:27 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 15:49

by Daniel Megarry

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As if we weren’t excited enough for WandaVision, it’s now been revealed that one episode of the Disney+ show will take inspiration from hit sitcom The Office.

There’s not long to go until Marvel’s latest TV series WandaVision hits our screens on January 15, 2021, and while we still don’t know quite what the storyline is going to be, there are plenty of teasers from those involved about what we can expect.

The new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe will follow Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda and Paul Bettany’s Vision as they live ideal suburban lives – but soon realize that not everything is as it seems.

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WandaVision will take inspiration from various sitcoms through the ages

The latest hint about what to expect from the new series comes from Marvel boss Kevin Feige, who spoke to Empire about the inspiration behind the unique sitcom-style approach the show will take.

We already know that one episode of the show – most likely the premiere – will take the form of a 1950s sitcom, complete with black-and-white visuals and a live studio audience, who no doubt had to sign some hefty NDAs to make sure nothing leaked.

Now, Feige has teased that the show will gradually progress through the decades, ending up with an episode inspired by none other than hit mockumentary series The Office. And yes, there will be fourth-wall-breaking confessionals from Wanda and Vision.

“I loved TV, and watched far too much The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy and Bewitched and everything,” Feige said of the shows that inspired WandaVision. “We go up to the Modern Family and The Office style. The talk-to-the-camera, shaky-camera, documentary style.”

It certainly seems like WandaVision will be different from anything Marvel have done before, and the news of an episode inspired by The Office has got fans pitching their dream scenarios of what could happen.

“Will it have a cameo from Michael Houdini?” joked one Reddit user, while another added: “I’m going to love this show so much. It’s such an odd and creative idea that completely breaks away from the Marvel formula.”

As for the show’s impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was recently revealed that WandaVision will “directly set up” Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which comes out in 2022, with Wanda/Scarlet Witch playing “a key role” in the sequel movie.

While we wait for the new Marvel show to hit Disney+ on January 15, 2021, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about WandaVision including casting, plot rumors, and how it will tie into the wider MCU.