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The Walking Dead: Gale Anne Hurd Talks Differences Between Comic and Show

Gale Ann Hurd

We’ve all experienced it: the pain and outrage that occurs when book-based movies and shows deviate from the original story lines. It gets our blood boiling just thinking about it.

Admittedly though, some plot changes aren’t that bad, especially if they serve to make a show more interesting. This just might just be the case for AMC’s hit show, The Walking Dead. Hey, we don’t want to know who’s going to be eaten by a zombie right from the get-go, do we?

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do?, The Walking Dead‘s executive producer, Gale Anne Hurd, talks about some of the choices she’s made for the show:

How much of an obligation did you feel to the original comic book storyline?

Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comic book series, has been a partner and a fellow executive producer since the very beginning. We always wanted to follow the comic book to a certain extent, but never to the degree that fans would know exactly what was coming. So we’ve deviated from it: We’ve introduced new characters, killed off some who are still alive in the comic book, extended the life span of others. That’s a real tribute to Robert Kirkman being willing to change it up.

For more on creativity and writing, read: So What Do You Do Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead?.

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The Walking Dead Creator Unveils Time Travel Comic Book Series

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman announced a new monthly comic books series today–The Infinite. Rob Liefeld (New Mutants) will illustrate the series.

Published by the comic creator’s Image Comics imprint, Skybound, the science fiction series will follow a time traveler trying to connect with his teenage self and stop a war. The first issue will come out in August.

Kirkman explained in the release: “The Infinite is a new way of looking at time travel, we’re throwing out all the old rules of time travel fiction and coming up with new ways of dealing with it.  We’re definitely doing things in this series that no one has ever seen before.  I can’t wait to share this concept with the world.”

New York Comic Con Random News Round-Up

New York Comic Con took place over the course of a 3-day weekend and was jam-packed with events, panels, and screenings. This GalleyCat correspondent perked her ears for bits of news throughout the convention:

1.  R&B artist Ne-Yo received the support of comic book legend Stan Lee for a comic he created and wrote entitled Libra Scale.

2. As we noted, The Archie series’ first gay character, Kevin Keller will have his own stand alone 4-book series. His debut appearance in Veronica issue #202 demanded for a re-printing and it was only released on September 1st 2010.

3. Melissa de la CruzBlue Bloods will be adapted into graphic novel format and published by Disney’s Hyperion. Editor Christian Trimmer jokingly said, “Blue Bloods is ‘Gossip Girl‘ meets ‘Twilight.’”

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