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The new age of quality TV gets huge ratings and critical kudos. But the needs it meets are old: our lust for sex and excitement

Blockbusting on the big screen, comics are also big on TV. Here are four series worth checking out before the next hollywood blockbuster hits the cinemas. 

The Walking Dead 

Based on Robert Kirkman’s zombie comic, it is a critical and commercial hit. The 5th series of the show is set to premiere on October 12, 2014. 
http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D

Marvel’s small screen adaptation follows the exploits of S.H.I.E.L.D and its agents. The 2nd series is scheduled to premiere on September 23, 2014, while four more Marvel series are in development for Netflix
http://shieldtv.net/

Constantine and Gotham 

Two very promising new series which are set to hit TV screens near you very soon. Constantine is based on Hellblazer and premieres on October 24, 2014. Gotham follows a young Jim Gordon as he tries to restore order to one of comic book fictions most iconic cities. Gotham premieres on September 22 in the US. 

 

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09 2014 The Red Bulletin

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