The Walking Dead is essentially the hottest television show on the planet. As the fourth season of AMC’s ongoing horror serial prepares to commence in a couple of weeks, the Amazing Arizona Comic Convention becomes ground zero for all things zombie, comics, and pop culture starting Friday, January 24.
If you’ve somehow been shielded from the zombie apocalypse, The Walking Dead, first in comic form and then on the tube in 2010, follows small-town sheriff Rick Grimes as he deals with the aftermath of a world overrun with flesh-eating undead. TWD creator and writer (and the show's executive producer) Robert Kirkman is slated to appear to give some behind-the-scenes insight into the phenomenon. Cosplaying, a zombie beauty pageant, and general geeking out among comic book heroes will be part of AACC’s super powered kickoff of the convention year for kids of all ages.
The Amazing Arizona Comic Con booms into the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 North Third Street, through Sunday, January 26. Single-day tickets are $25, and three-day packages range from $60 to $200. For more info, visit www.amazingarizonacomiccon.com.
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Fri., Jan. 24, 3-8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2014