AMC Orders Robert Kirkman Docuseries "The History of Comic Books"

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 3:27PM
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 3:27PM
AMC Orders Robert Kirkman Docuseries "The History of Comic Books"
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AMC is continuing to double down on comic book series, as they have just added the documentary series "Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books" to its slate, from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.

The series will chronicle the events and creators that have shaped the comic book industry, as well as the medium's place in popular culture and its intersection with social issues such as gender, race, and sexuality. AMC characterized the series as an "origin story" for the untold narratives behind iconic comic book characters.
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"At the end of the day I am a comic fan first and foremost. I am a lover of the medium and the stories it enables people to tell," Kirkman said in a press release (via THR). "I'm excited to partner with AMC once again to bring the stories of some the most influential people in comics to a television audience."
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AMC is already knee-deep in comic book shows, between fictional adaptations like The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and Preacher, as well as non-fiction outings like Kevin Smith's Comic Book Men, Talking Dead, and Talking Preacher. They will also air an unscripted motorcycle miniseries starring TWD fan favorite Norman Reedus called Ride with Norman Reedus, and in the vein of analyzing geek culture, Kevin Smith's Geeking Out. 

Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books will air on AMC sometime in 2017.
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