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Something's Very Wrong With Michonne on The Walking Dead Something's Very Wrong With Michonne on The Walking Dead

Well, here’s the good news: After last week’s troubling, backpedaling, post-Rick, post-timeskip “premiere,” The Walking Dead regained some of its footing tonight to produce a perfectly fine, if not particularly memorable episode. The bad news is that something’s wrong with Michonne, and it’s kind of a bummer.

Postal Apocalypse: The Final Bag of Mail Postal Apocalypse: The Final Bag of Mail

Alas, this fake mailman has reached the end of his post-apocalyptic road. But for this final installment, it’s a Giant-Sized Edition of “Postal Apocalypse”—although you guys packed my mailbag so full that I still couldn’t answer all of them! (I tried. Seriously, guys, this is really long.) Enjoy, my brilliant,…

Postal Apocalypse: What DC Superhero Movies Will Actually Get Made? Postal Apocalypse: What DC Superhero Movies Will Actually Get Made?

Hello, folks! There’s a big mailbag today, so let’s just get right to it. Can bringing back Captain Picard actually placate surly Star Trek fans? How did the Amazons build Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, anyway? And stay tuned until the end for an important announcement, too.

The Walking Dead Did Something So Crazy I Can't Believe It  The Walking Dead Did Something So Crazy I Can't Believe It 

Guys? Guys. I barely know what to say about tonight’s The Walking Dead, which was highly touted as Andrew Lincoln’s final episode, but ended up being much, much more. I fully expect this episode to be very divisive, but I loved it. Call it bold, crazy, stupid, fantastic, infuriating, whatever—I can’t remember the last…

Postal Apocalypse: Why Doesn't George R.R. Martin Just Release Shorter Books? Postal Apocalypse: Why Doesn't George R.R. Martin Just Release Shorter Books?

JoHalloa, my friends, and also any foes who have nothing better to do! We’ve got a hell of a mailbag this week, so let’s get right to it: Is it worth returning to The Walking Dead if you rage-quit last season? Could Luke Cage and Iron Fist’s cancellations open the door for a Heroes for Hire series?

Attention: The Walking Dead Has Been Genuinely Good for Four Episodes in a Row Attention: The Walking Dead Has Been Genuinely Good for Four Episodes in a Row

I’ve tried to be patient, to reserve my judgment, because I’ve been burned before. I’ve been very afraid that season nine’s streak of good episodes was an anomaly, or just seemed better since the Negan War was safely behind us. Four episodes in—25 percent of the entire season—and The Walking Dead hasn’t been bad at…

Postal Apocalypse: Could Into the Spider-Verse Lead to a Live-Action Spider-Man Multiverse? Postal Apocalypse: Could Into the Spider-Verse Lead to a Live-Action Spider-Man Multiverse?

Howdy, boys and girls! It’s a beautiful autumn day in the post-apocalypse—the weather is cool but not cold, and the trees’ leaves are turning wonderful colors, as are the mutant cockroach-men of the Northern Wastes. This week: Why the people of the Marvel universe still hate and fear mutants, why Archie lends itself…

The Walking Dead's Latest Episode Only Made a Single Mistake The Walking Dead's Latest Episode Only Made a Single Mistake

Hoo boy. So last week, The Walking Dead had its lowest ratings ever. And mean, ever—below that even of season one, before it became a phenomenon. Compared to this disaster, Rick’s plans for a peaceful future are in pretty good shape! But that’s only because “completely falling apart” is still better than “presumed…

Postal Apocalypse: How Can Marvel Update Magneto's Origin? Postal Apocalypse: How Can Marvel Update Magneto's Origin?

Hey, gang! The main topic of today’s “Postal Apocalypse” is much more complicated than you might initially realize, so I hope you read on. If not, I also have an explanation why Star Wars Resistance looks so different, a much-too-personal rant about She-Ra and He-Man’s secret identities, and a question about the…

Rick and The Walking Dead Are Holding It Together...for Now Rick and The Walking Dead Are Holding It Together...for Now

Two good episodes of The Walking Dead in a row is not an unheard of occurrence, but it is auspicious. “The Bridge” continues last week’s strong narrative start as Rick, Maggie, and the others try to keep everyone united into one community, but a few cracks are beginning to show—and the same can be said of the TV…

Postal Apocalypse: Why Do Movie Trailers Lie? Postal Apocalypse: Why Do Movie Trailers Lie?

Greetings, little ones! It’s been a hell of a couple of weeks, so let’s open my mailbag and see what nonsense we can solace ourselves with. We’re talking the chances of the Wheel of Time series becoming a reality! The ramifications of James Gunn joining DC and Warner Bros.! And how Aquaman could survive jumping out of…

The Walking Dead Gets the Fresh Start We've Been Waiting For The Walking Dead Gets the Fresh Start We've Been Waiting For

Were you sort of dreading the season nine premiere of The Walking Dead? I was. The series has had increasing problems since the beginning of the boring, interminable Savior War, and the show’s declining ratings back that up. But I’m surprised—and happy!—to report that the season nine premiere really feels like a new…

Postal Apocalypse: Is Batman Depressed? Postal Apocalypse: Is Batman Depressed?

This week’s Postal Apocalypse has some of my favorite questions ever, so let me go ahead and dump my metaphorical mailbag on the metaphorical floor so a genuinely fake but otherwise metaphorical mailman can really read some real letters. This week: Why X-wings actually aren’t called X-wings, what would have happened…

Postal Apocalypse: What Was Solo's Problem? Postal Apocalypse: What Was Solo's Problem?

As you can see, your favorite fake mailman is still catching up on the biggest questions of the past year… and beyond! Could the New Gods movie possibly be any good? Should Captain Marvel have been an origin story? And why are the DC/CW’s heroes’ heads so big? The answers may surprise you! (Or they may not! I don’t…

Postal Apocalypse: What Will the Marvel Cinematic Universe Look Like After Avengers 4? Postal Apocalypse: What Will the Marvel Cinematic Universe Look Like After Avengers 4?

So immediately upon re-opening up the mailbag last week, I got sick. Turns out maybe you shouldn’t leave a bag in an irradiated wasteland for a year and then immediately start sticking your hand in there. But no matter! This week: How to protect your budding nerd children, a Star Trek special effects dilemma, and the…

Postal Apocalypse: Will Fan Toxicity Ever Get Better? Postal Apocalypse: Will Fan Toxicity Ever Get Better?

Hello, all! It’s your friendly neighborhood postman, except I’m not that friendly, there are no more neighborhoods since I live in the post-apocalypse, and also I’m a fake postman anyway. It’s been a year since I last answered your letters, so let’s just get to it—it being the futures of Star Wars: Episode IX,…

Reminder: Send in Your 'Postal Apocalypse' Questions Now! Reminder: Send in Your 'Postal Apocalypse' Questions Now!

io9's long-missing mail column returns this Thursday, September 13! So email me at postman@io9.com with your burning questions about all things nerdy, be they about the million or so major releases since the last installment—Black Panther, Justice League, Solo, Infinity War, 18 million superhero shows, to name just a…

io9's Mail Column 'Postal Apocalypse' Returns Next Week io9's Mail Column 'Postal Apocalypse' Returns Next Week

Yes, as prophesied, io9's mail column returns next week to answer all your burning questions about...anything nerdy, really. Curious about the future of your favorite franchise? Baffled by fandom? Want someone to justify a nagging continuity error? Need an answer to age-old nerd controversy? Just want some advice?…

Fare Thee Well, Space Travelers

Hey, guys—long time no talk. Managing io9 is such a full-time job that it’s been tough to communicate with you all, let alone write things, such as “Postal Apocalypse.” This has bummed me out for a long time. Which is why I’m stepping down as chief of io9.

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