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“The Writers’ Room”: 5 Questions with TV Guide’s Michael Schneider

Article: “The Writers’ Room”: 5 Questions with TV Guide’s Michael Schneider

Los Angeles Bureau Chief of TV Guide Magazine Michael Schneider discusses The Walking Dead‘s success, the legacy of Smallville and the gap between TV and movie comic book adaptations.

Q: What’s the biggest surprise that Robert Kirkman brought to the zombie genre with The Walking Dead?

A: That it could be done as an ongoing TV show. Many have tried, but no one has been able to figure out how to bring such humanity to the genre on television. That’s a credit to Kirkman, as well as Frank Darabont, Glen Mazzara, Scott Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and everyone else involved.

Q: Do you think the series has pushed the envelope in terms of makeup and F/X on TV?

A: That’s a testament to Greg Nicotero, the special effects master who has created such a distinctive look and world. Greg’s zombies are icky, dripping, messy monsters that are a visual treat to see. And then can’t unsee.

Riverdale gets gay

Article: Riverdale gets gay

The fictional town of Riverdale, where Archie and his friends have been attending high school since 1939, just got its first openly gay resident, Kevin Keller. Okay, that happened a little while ago but now Kevin has his own series, which, if you’re unfamiliar with Archie Comics, is kind of a big deal. Some characters who’ve been around forever never get their own spinoff.

Superheroes wedding

Article: Superheroes wedding

Wedding photographer Tony Hoffer snapped this fun group picture of the party at Erin and Tim’s wedding. As a (spoiler alert) comic book geek I love that the guys dressed like superheroes.

Superman #1 sells for one million dollars

Article: Superman #1 sells for one million dollars

A near-mint condition copy of Action Comics No. 1, which featured the first introduction of Superman recently sold at an auction for $1 million. This broke the previous record for this comic set last March to the six-figure tune of $317,200. Maybe the economy is recovering after all? A total of only 100 copies of…