Captain Marvel Coming March-08-19..

It opens by confirming what most fans had already guessed — that the sweet little old lady who catches a beatdown from Captain Marvel, AKA Carol Danvers (Bree Larson), aboard a packed train is indeed a member of the shape-shifting, invading alien race known as the Skrulls. We then see a bit of a conversation between Danvers and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). "And you're a Kree," Fury asks, "a race of noble warriors?" To which Danvers offers a gentle correction: "Heroes," she says, "noble warrior heroes."

From there, the trailer jumps into a bit of exposition. In a voiceover, one of these noble warrior heroes (Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening, in an as-yet unnamed role) explains to Danvers, "Your life began the day it nearly ended. We found you, with no memory… we made you one of us. So you could live longer, stronger… superior." We briefly see Danvers appearing to be infused with a blue liquid which is almost certainly Kree blood (shades of the technique that saved the life of Phil Coulson in season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), followed by a nice clear shot of Danvers in her iconic helmet.

All of this, of course, suggests that Danvers was involved in some kind of near-fatal accident during her days as an Air Force pilot, and was rescued from the brink of death by the Kree. This is alluded to further as she's seen explaining to Fury, "I keep having these memories… something in my past is the key to all of this." Apparently, some of these memories will come in handy, as she's then seen effortlessly piloting some kind of experimental aircraft.

Then, an intriguing sequence: an unidentified character asks in voiceover, "Would you like to know what you really are?" Danvers is then heard asking, "What aren't you telling me?" over a shot of Jude Law's charcter, who doesn't seem too helpful. "You've come a long way," he tells Danvers, "but you're not as strong as you think." It's been assumed that Law is portraying Mar-Vell, who in the comics is the original Captain Marvel (the flick's IMDb page even insists that this is his role), but a recently leaked image of the movie's Funko Pop toy line has thrown this into question. It lists the character simply as "Kree military officer Star Commander," and some observers have speculated that Marvel may be pulling a switcheroo on us and that Law is actually playing Yon-Rogg, a frequent Captain Marvel nemesis.

Then, the spot brings out the big guns. A sinister voice (likely that of Ben Mendelsohn's Skrull warrior Talos) intones, "This war is just the beginning," to which Danvers has a succinct reply: "I'm not gonna fight your war. I'm gonna end it." We see Danvers taking out a room full of baddies all at once with an energy attack, and then — in all her blazing glory — streaking through space, indiscriminately laying waste to what appears to be an entire armada of invading Skrull vessels. After giving us a second to catch our breath, the trailer closes on a touch of the trademark Marvel humor with a brief sequence of Danvers attempting to keep an easily distracted Fury on mission.

This film has been a long time coming, and if this spot is any indication, it's going to be well worth the wait. It promises a rich story on an intergalactic scale, with the delicate blend of intrigue, well-drawn character moments, and jaw-dropping action characteristic of the best MCU entries — plus, a heaping helping of a younger, wisecracking Nick Fury, which could never be a bad thing. Larson looks perfect in the title role, and it's becoming more and more apparent why Fury (spoiler) put in a distress call to the good Captain seconds before crumbling to dust at the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War.

It also sheds some light on Larson's description of her character, who appears at turns to be both vulnerable and incredibly badass. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly in December, she said, "You have this Kree part of her that's unemotional, that is an amazing fighter and competitive. Then there's this human part of her that is flawed but is also the thing that she ends up leading by. It's the thing that gets her in trouble, but it's also the thing that makes her great. And those two sides warring against each other is what makes her her."

All told, the MCU's first female-led solo film is shaping up to be a doozy. History suggests that we'll get a third and final trailer before the film's release, but as far as we're concerned, Marvel can just take our money right now.

Captain Marvel hits the big screen on March 8, 2019.

Source : Looper


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DC Collectibles Batman: Black & White Figures Head to Walmart. On Feb 19, 2019 ...



DC Collectibles is expanding its partnership with Wal-Mart to include mini-figure variants of its popular Batman: Black & White line starting this month.

The figures will be 4 inch tall recreations of the standard 9 inch tall figures, inspired by all-star artists including Darwyn Cooke, Bruce Timm, Jim Lee and more in a noir, black and white format. With a retail price of $5, the mini-figures will also come packaged with a blind bag. Six mini-figures will be released every other month starting this month with the release schedule through August below:

February 2019

April 2019

June 2019

August 2019


Comic shops will similarly receive box sets of the mini-figures starting this May with the boxed set including an exclusive, unannounced seventh figure.


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Batman Kicks Off DC PRIME Premium-Grade Action Figure Line...



DC Comics has announced a new line of premium grade, highly detailed action figures for later this year, with Batman set as the first character to be released.

DC Prime, the new line of high-grade action figures from DC Collectibles, launches this October with a posable Batman figure. The figure is designed by artist Riccardo Federici and sculpted by Wonil Song.

Standing at 9 inches, the armored Batman figure sports a wired fabric cape and comes with a variety of accessories, including three pairs of interchangeable hands, three swappable heads, a grapple gun and three different Batarangs.

The DC Prime Batman figure features a noticeably more armored design than most traditional depictions of the character, with an appearance reminiscent of the character's look in Batman: Arkham Knight.

However, the iconic Bat logo emblazoned on the figure's chest features the yellow border, similar to Greg Capullo's redesign of the character near the end of the acclaimed artist's run on the Batman ongoing series with writer Scott Snyder. This design that has since been largely carried over into the DC Rebirth era..


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Jupiter’s Legacy Cast Set For Netflix's Millarworld Superhero TV Show



The cast has officially been set for Netflix’s Millarworld TV show, Jupiter’s Legacy. Based on the Image comic created by Mark Millar and Frank Quietly in 2013, the show will be the first of several adaptations of Millar’s catalog currently in the works at the streaming service.

Millar has become one of the most recognizable names in comics. He has done important work for Marvel, such as The Ultimates, along with penning several storylines that have since been loosely adapted into major motion pictures, including Captain America: Civil War and Logan. Millar has been responsible for groundbreaking work at DC as well, with The Authority and Superman: Red Son. However, it is with Millar’s creator-owned properties that he has truly carved a name for himself. These include Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsmen(formerly titled The Secret Service). He has been launching titles under his own imprint, Millarworld, since 2004. Aside from publishing indie comics, Millarworld also split the ownership of the titles 50/50 between artist and writer. Netflix acquired the company in 2017, announcing plans to adapt Millar’s previously published work, as well as developing properties based on stories that he will create exclusively for the streaming service. It was previously announced that Netflix is already developing three Millarworld movies and two TV shows.

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Howard the Duck and more coming to Hulu...


Hulu Announces Howard the Duck.

Hulu is bringing one of the most infamous -- and popular -- Marvel characters back to the screen. 

An animated series based on Howard The Duck is among four new original adult animated series announced by Hulu and Marvel. 

A hodgepodge of Hollywood superstars are writing and executive-producing the series coming to the streaming service, including: Marvel’s Howard the Duck (written by Kevin Smith and David Willis, co-creators of Aqua Teen Hunger Force),Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show (written by Chelsea Handler and Girls Trip writer Erica Rivinoja), Marvel’s Hit-Monkey (written by Blades of Glorydirectors Josh Gordon & Will Speck), Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K (written by Patton Oswalt) as well as a team-up special titled The Offenders, featuring all of the characters in a forced team-up.

Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb will executive produce all four series and The Offenders special. 

Disney is soon to take a controlling interest in Hulu under their multi-billion-dollar acquisition of Fox assets. 


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Gambit & X-Force Movie...


Gambit & X-Force Movies Are 'Up to Disney', Says X-Men Producer

According to X-MEN producer Lauren Shuler Donner, future movies are effectively on pause until after the Disney acquisition. Disney now expects to complete their purchase of Fox by June, after which point they'll take ownership of most of Fox's film and TV empire. The X-Men and Fantastic Four will be handed over to Marvel Studios, with Kevin Feige set to decide how exactly to integrate them into the MCU.
This leaves the future of the X-Men film franchise in considerable doubt. For months it's been business as usual for both Disney and Fox, who've been wary of upsetting regulators by presuming approval. As a result, Fox has continued working on projects like X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants, and they have a whole swathe of other films in pre-production. These include the much-delayed Gambit, the X-Force movie set up by Deadpool 2, and surprising spinoffs like Multiple Manand Kitty Pryde.

Source : Screenrant...


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Batman Beyond animated movie have been shot down.



What a great way to start the week off with a throwback of Batman Beyond....

Rumours of an upcoming Batman Beyond animated movie have been shot down.

Film reporter for The Wrap, Umberto Gonzalez, has said on Twitter that there is no Batman Beyond film in development. According to the reporter, Warner Animation Group features, DC Films, and Warner Bros. Animation TV have all denied that any work is being done on a Batman Beyond movie saying "not true. We are not working on an animated Batman Beyond movie."

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps With Seven Wins at Annie Awards.


The Annies winner goes on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature more than 70 percent of the time..


“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has been named the best animated feature of 2018 at the 46th Annual Annie Awards, sweeping all seven categories in which it was nominated and giving the film a prize that has predicted the Oscar animated-feature winner more than 70 percent of the time.

The awards were handed out at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on Saturday night by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood.

In addition to winning Best Animated Feature, “Spider-Man” picked up awards for its directing, writing, character animation, character design, production design and editorial. “Incredibles 2” came into the show with the most nominations, 11, but only won two, while “Ralph Breaks the Internet” had 10 nominations and received one award.

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James Gunn and Suicide Squad....

As We Told You: James Gunn In Talks To Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2’

As we reported back in October, James Gunn was not only aboard Warner Bros.’ The Suicide Squad to write, but he was also in talks to direct. The only new news today regarding the DC sequel is that the studio dated the title for an Aug. 6, 2021 release. Disney let Gunn go over the summer for his controversial Tweets (which upset the alt-right media) that predated his $1.6 billion global grossing work on Marvel’s The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Disney’s loss is Warner Bros.’ great gain. Charles Roven and Peter Safran are producing. Word is that the pic is a reboot with new actors and characters. The 2016 DC title grossed over $746M-plus WW and follows a ragtag group of baddies –Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc– who are forced to work for the government in exchange for better prison sentences.


Source : Deadline

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‘The Batman’ coming 2021.



‘The Batman’ To Fly In Summer 2021; Ben Affleck Passes The Torch To Next Generation Of Bruce Wayne


EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. is dating their next rendition of Batman for June  25, 2021. This is the one that Matt Reeveshas been attached to as writer and director. Ben Affleck, we hear, will not be donning the Dark Knight’s tights after playing the Caped Crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League and that’s because this movie will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne.


Reeves boarded Batman in February 2017, taking over for Affleck who was originally set to direct off a script he wrote with DC’s Geoff Johns. Affleck, we understand has a busy plate:  As Deadline exclusively broke he is starring in and producing the feature adaptation of Kate Alice Marshall‘s novel I Am Still Alive,which Universal won in a competitive bidding scenario. The two-time Oscar winner is also starring in the Warner Bros.’ Gavin O’Connor drama Torrance. Affleck worked hard on The Batmanstory, but knew he wasn’t the right one for this particular version. A search is underway for a new Dark Knight.


Source : Deadline

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Oscars 2019 : Black Panther...



Oscar 2019 : Black Panther' Becomes First Superhero Movie Nominated for Best PictureTurns out superheroes can win the favor of the Academy!

Black Panthercontinued to make history on Tuesday, becoming the first superhero movie to receive an Oscar nomination in the coveted Best Picture category. And that’s not all, as Marvel's smash hit was nominated for seven Oscars total, including Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

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The Teaser for The Walking Dead's Mid-Season Premiere is Actually Pretty Frightening


This new teaser has made me think twice about that, though. Foreshadowing next year’s “Whisperers” arc, it, uh, totally unnerved me. Masks should not be like that. Just, y’know, my friendly opinion here.

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Nova Film Possible !!!

Hey guys Cosmic Book News Matt Mcgloin said there is a  Nova Film Possibly in development says Adam Mckay..


Fans are already speculating ways Nova could be introduced into the MCU, with a favorite being with what happened at the start of Infinity War, which saw Thanos and his Black Order decimate Xandar to capture the Infinity Stone. Perhaps similar to the stellar Marvel Comics Annihilation event from 2005/6, Nova is the lone survivor and houses the Nova Force and Worldmind. The Nova movie could actually show what we didn't get to see in Infinity War.


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Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Target & Walmart Exclusive Figures!

Marvel Legends Captain Marvel 0Target & Walmart Exclusive Figures!

by D. Kuhrt

The Captain Marvel movie may not be hitting theaters until March, but as far as Hasbro Marvel Legends collecting goes, January 2019 is gonna be the big month that Carol Danvers fans have been waiting for! We learned about the final figure in the ML Kree Sentry Build-A-Figure Series earlier this month, but Hasbro had a few tricks left up their sleeve: the Marvel Legends Target Exclusive Starforce Captain Marvel & Walmart Exclusive Binary Form Captain Marvel Figures have now been revealed!

A few days back, photos crept onto the internet of previously-unseen Captain Marvel Legends figures that were all-but-confirmed to be store exclusive releases.


I always prefer to let Hasbro preserve secrecy until they’re ready to play their cards, so I decided to wait for the go-ahead from Hasbro PR and official hi-res photos to be sent out.
And luckily, I didn’t have long to wait, as Hasbro officially announced the pair of exclusives late this week!

First up, we’ve got the figure that I (though not necessarily the majority of collectors) am more excited about: the Starforce Captain Marvel figure. We’ve seen Carol in this green Kree costume in trailers and on various toys, so it’s not a shocking twist that we’ll be getting a Hasbro figure of this version of the character.


What may surprise some folks, however, is how loaded up with accessories this Target Exclusive is! The Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Starforce figure will come with threeinterchangeable heads (masked and unmasked Carol Danvers and a Minn-Erva head), as well as a scarf, four interchangeable hands (fists and grasping hands), a strapped pouch/bag, and a very cool Kree blaster rifle with paint deco on it.

The Doctor Minerva/Minn-Erva parts are a major highlight of this figure, as I can see a lot of fans wanting to get a second copy of this action figure after they see the movie in March. For just 20 bucks, Hasbro has gone all-out for this release.
From the response I’ve seen online, however, a majority of collectors are more excited about the Walmart Exclusive Binary Captain Marvel Legends figure than any other 6” version of Carol coming out next year.


Similarly to in the comics, this is a sort of “powered-up” Carol Danvers who comes with translucent flaming hair and effects piece attachments for her fists. I’ve seen quite a few folks already say this is the only Carol figure that they’re planning to buy for the movie.
Everybody knows I’m a complete sucker for effects pieces, but I’m taking a wait and see attitude with this exclusive variant.


I’m not convinced we’ll see Carol Danvers in her Binary Form for more than a minute in the film, and I think I prefer the Kree Sentry Series iterations of the character (one mostly because I want the cat pack-in). Bravo to Hasbro for getting this out there for those who want it, though!
The Exclusive Captain Marvel Binary Form and Starforce ML variants are due out in Walmart and Target stores (respectively) in January 2019 (yes, that’s next month). Both toys carry the standard $19.99 MSRP.


Given that the Starforce figure is meant to be purchased multiple times and the Binary Form seems to have a lot of collector hype behind it, I think both these figures will be in more demand than the general Kree Sentry BAF Series.

Does the announcement of this pair of Captain Marvel Legends figures alter your shopping plans for the movie figures series? Which Carol Danver(s) variants (if any), are you planning on adding to your collection—and are you planning on picking up the Kree Sentry wave at all?

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AMC has released a new image and poster for the return of The Walking Dead Season 9 which will feature the Whisperers, a villainous group who wears the skin of walkers as masks.

Details include that the show returns February 10 and picks up with Michonne (Danai Gurira), Daryl (Norman Reedus), and company still in that spooky cemetery discovering a way out.

“It’s gonna be a direct pickup,” showrunner Angela Kang said about how things start in the midseason premiere. “We’re gonna find out what happens to that group that was in the cemetery as they try to make their harrowing journey back home to bury Jesus.”

The Whisperers will also remain a mystery.


“We’ll get to know more about this group,” teases Kang. “And their brutal survival of the fittest philosophy and how that really plays out in horrifying ways.”

The leader of the Whisperers, Alpha, is played by Samantha Morton as seen in the key art below.

The synopsis for the returning episodes also offers that Michonne and the others “will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.”


Source: Comic Book News...

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Marvel Invites You to Meet the Skrulls with a Creepy Teaser...

Marvel will be looking to capitalize on the release of the Captain Marvelmovie next March with a new series by writer Robbie Thompson (Spider-Man/Deadpool) and artist Niko Henrichon (Pride of Baghdad) called Meet the Skrulls.

The publisher made the initial tease with an image of a typical American family by artist Marcos Martin on Twitter titled, "Meet the Warners," only to update the post to a GIF. The updated post reads, "Meet the Skrulls," now animated to show the family is indeed Skrulls in hiding.


Source : CBR

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Was Bill Clinton Impeached?

Was Bill Clinton Impeached?

Bill Clinton was indeed impeached by the House of Representatives, but the senate did not come to the necessary 2/3 majority agreement to fully process it, so he was acquitted.
Initially, four impeachment articles were brought against president Clinton: two perjury charges, one charge of abuse of power and one of obstruction of justice. Only the one perjury impeachment article and that of obstruction of justice passed, and he had to stand trial in front of the Senate on these two charges. This made him only the second U.S. president after Andrew Johnson (in 1868) to be impeached.

The Votes

With television cameras rolling, on February 12, 1999 the whole world watched as the senators stood up to vote inside the chamber. 55 Senators voted “not guilty” on the charge of perjury. The Senate split 50/50 against Clinton when it came to the charge of obstruction of justice. This meant that the 2/3 majority was not achieved, the President was acquitted and allowed to serve out the rest of his term of office up until January 2001.

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Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' To Air in April 2019.....



After more than a year since Season 7 of Game of Thrones ended, the final season of the hit HBO show finally has a date for its debut. 

The final season will begin in April 2019. 

The eigth season will feature only six episodes, fewer than normal, though the episodes are expected to be longer, per showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

Game of Thrones stars  Peter DinklageNikolaj Coster-WaldauLena HeadeyEmilia Clarke, and Kit Harington.

Can't wait until April 2019? Head to your local comic shop to grab some of the hottest Game of Thrones collectibles to prepare for the final season. 


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Dark Horse's "Black Hammer" Optioned for Film and TV Series....




Black Hammer, the Eisner-winning series written by Jeff Lemire and artist Dean Ormston, may soon be headed to a screen near year. 

The Dark Horse comics series was optioned for a film and television deal by Legendary Entertainment, the New York Times has reported

Black Hammer is my love letter to superhero comics as an indie comic,” Lemire told NYT. 

Lemire will be involved in writing the adaptations for the screen. 

“With our development team, one of our big initiatives was to bring in a superhero universe,” said Nick Pepper, the president of Legendary Television Studios. “We were lucky enough that this was available.” 

Legendary is the studio behind movie franchises such as The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim and Jurassic World, as well as the studio behind Netflix's Lost in Space series. 

The series synopsis from Dark Horse: 

Mysteriously banished from existence by a multiversal event, the old superheroes of Spiral City now lead simple lives on a bizarre farm from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!

Excited that the series is headed to the big screen? 


Source : DC

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Walking Dead Season 9 Review: Ep 6


REVIEW New in Town.


Warning: Full spoilers for The Walking Dead episode "Who Are You Now?" follow...

Hey, new things! We like new things, right? For the most part?

Acting a bit more like the smaller time jump from the middle of Season 6 (which kicked off in "The New World" and featured Rick and Michonne's conscious coupling) and less like the big year and a half we just skipped over coming into Season 9, "Who Are You Now? featured a remix of Alexandria - with some of the changes landing better than others.

It's been six years. Arguably, given that amount of time, which was mostly used to age up Judith and Henry (who's still hella annoying, just much bigger), a lot more should have happened. Honestly, aside from the kids growing up, this could have easily been a two or three year jump given the gravitas of the changes. They weren't all that big, all things considered. The most surprising element here was that Alexandria and The Kingdom were still standing and that these folks were all still in it. When have we ever known anyone in this universe to last in a place this long? These characters all got a pass because if the cameras had kept rolling, just for the sake of drama, everything would have gone to s***. The jump allowed them a reprieve, of sorts.

That's not to say everything was copacetic and calm. Something happened with Hilltop. And whatever that was, whenever it gets explained to us, it's probably why Maggie's no longer around. Maybe. Sure, it could be that somehow relations with Hilltop disintegrated and no one's allowed to see Maggie anymore so she'll just remain off-screen. No actual death has been confirmed. We only know Lauren Cohan's done with the show for now. (Even if that annoyingly wasn't acknowledged on screen this week or last.)

The Walking Dead: "Who Are You Now?" Photos
Also, is whatever happened to Maggie tied to why Michonne is so strict about security these days? Only barely alluded to, it seems like there was some incident or adventure involving a person or persons being brought in and then causing havoc and it's made her want to lock down the entire place - for what seems like a while now. So it's not like these characters haven't experienced loss since Rick choppered away, it's just that it wasn't big enough topple their entire communities. I am curious though about Hilltop and what's going on over there with Jesus and Enid (is she gone or aged up?) and whether or not Maggie's alive. Carol's taking Henry there so we'll touch on all this eventually.

"Who Are You Now?" was a good catch-up episode that constantly offered up new information, which kept things moving. The new characters - Magna (the disagreeable one), Yumiko (the injured one), Connie and Kelly (who are apparently sisters, according to Talking Dead), and Luke - are fine. And all very sad about "Bernie," apparently. Their predicament, and Judith's stubborn kindness, were our entry point here, and it was partially through their eyes that we witnessed new Alexandria. Which was different, but the same. Alexandrians were caring, but cautious - akin to where Alexandria was when it first became a part of the show. Except now it wasn't accepting any new members. By the end, exceptions were made and Michonne softened enough to allow the new people to stay. Having them face a council as a group was a good way to give us a quick overview of each new face.

So what's up with Negan? Well, he's still behind bars. Again, it's one of those revelations that maybe could have worked a little better if this episode were only two years down the road, and not six. Because after six freakin' years Negan seems to be in pretty good spirits. And I like his genial relationship with Judith. He's always been at his best with kids and it's been his caring about kids, Carl in particular, that basically opened him up for any type of sympathy from us whatsoever.

Also, I see Michonne subscribes to the Lori school of thought involving making your kids still do goddamn algebra homework even though the entire world's been lost to gruesome oblivion. To be fair, at least Michonne's doing it in a world where thriving communities now exist and people will have to know basic math in order to build stuff and do rudimentary engineering. For poor Carl, he was just on Hershel's farm so bored out of his mind that he was allowing walkers to kill Dale.

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Carol, sporting a long Geralt of Rivia-style white mane, now has the family that was not only robbed from her when the zombies hit, but also the family she basically never had because Ed was an abusive pig. And she's still a badass den mother - or you could use "Queen" here, which she hates - ready to murder an entire Savior brigade because they roughed up Henry a little bit. As mentioned, Henry's still terrible. He's just as impetuous as he was as a kid, when he was supposedly taught not to be impetuous anymore. Will he ever learn to be an unassuming psycho like his adoptive mother or will he always barrel headfirst into every dangerous scenario?

Anyhow, all these years later, "Who Are You Now?" wrapped up that whole Jed the Savior arc from the beginning of the season. As soon as he showed up I knew, or at least hoped, he'd get put down immediately. Because I did not want any of the past still lingering this large. Jed showing up, as grimy as ever, was okay as long as it was just to close out his story. Because we never actually saw what happened when everyone started shooting back in Episode 4. So like a Ghost of Christmas Past, Jed showed up, acted like a tool, and got deservedly burned alive. That was an awesome moment for Carol. I don't know where's she's at physically, with being able to fight back or gun down a bunch of people, but she can certainly stealth her way into an enemy camp and set a dozen souls ablaze. I mean, aside from killing Lizzie, this may have been her darkest deed.

Now, let's sift through the new changes, from "YAY" to "UGH, GABRIEL'S STILL SLOBBERING ON SOMEONE?"

(Yay!) Michonne is currently raising <del>Rick's</del> Shane's daughter, Judith and her and Rick's son R.J. ("Richard Jadis", I choose to believe). So yes, she did get pregnant before the bridge explosion. It's a pretty stable household considering Michonne seems to constantly chat it up with dead people.
(Aww) Aaron, now all Winter Soldier'd out with a metal arm, adopted baby Grace, who was seen here briefly as a little girl. Now... was she supposed to be Negan's or just...a rando zompocalypse baby?
(Okay) Negan's still locked up in the basement, but he seems to be in a better mental state.
(I Guess I'll Get Hot) Dr. Siddiq "Beard" Smolderson.
(Who'da Thunk?) Eugene is now a capable killer. Mullet-free, he's able to handle himself out there in the wild, killing walkers quickly and efficiently.
(We Exactly Thunk) Daryl vanished into the woods at the end of Episode 5 and...never came out. He just lives in the wilderness and stabs things with a stick. At least all the fishing gets him to bathe. Sorta.
(Still Crazy After All These Years) Carol's at home with her Queenly life, though still ready to fire it up when anyone threatens her family.
(Oh Henry!) Henry's still a punk.
(Surviving the Game) Rosita's basically been around so long that she's become a character by default. She's never been rounded out fully: She's always been defined by who she's with, either romantically or other. Even when Abraham was killed, her story shifted to "being angry over Abraham's death." Now she's with Gabriel, which unfortunately stands as another element that overshadows who she might be as a character.
(It's the Dead Eye, Isn't It?) Somehow, Gabriel's still out there smashing. Season 9 basically decided this guy wasn't an inept coward anymore and started giving him multiple romances. It's not, like, gross or anything (okay, it is) but it also doesn't feel right. Because he's not really a formed character either, so pairing him with anyone is also just more candy coating on a hollow shell. And before anyone out there argues that Eugene should be with Rosita, let's first explore the idea that no one should be with anyone. I know that's very un-TV of me, but don't get boxed into the whole idea of Eugene and Rosita simply because he "liked her first."
Finally - dem Whisperers! Yes, right at the end, as Rosita and Eugene tried to avoid becoming walker chow, they heard the herd groan out guttural sentences. For those who don't read the comics, there's some fun stuff ahead. It was a cool way to end the episode, after a roller coaster of change-ups.

The Walking Dead used a handful of new characters to bring us into the lives of Alexandrians (with some adjacent Kingdom-related goings-on) six-years later, with some changes working better than others. The most surprising twist, in all of this, was that everyone was still in the same spot after this long, but the episode still worked because the flood of new information, and new faces, carried us through swiftly.

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