Wait… did I say that right? Ah, no, the article title should have read “Robert Kirkman likes fucking with his fans.” Typo! My bad! Anyways, here’s a lengthy video about how The Walking Dead TV series deviated from the comic, as explained by creator Kirkman,. The details are cool if you’ve only enjoyed WD in one format or the other, but I like the gist, too, which is by changing bits and pieces of the TV series, the show retains that “anything could happen to anyone” drama/tension that’s made the comic so popular, even for comic fans. I hadn’t thought about it that way, but it makes perfect sense. Actually, between this and how season 2 picked up mid-way through — not to mention the impending arrival of the Governor and return of Merle — I’m pretty damn excited for season 3 to start. Not so much I’d let Robert Kirkman have sex with me if he asked, but still pretty excited. (Via Nerd Bastards)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.