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Bad Comic Canon Intergration?

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Was integrating the comic canon so much such a good idea?

In some ways it ruins the story. You know Glen is going to leave. You know Lilly has go. It makes it harder to connect with these characters.

I've never read the comic, probably never will b/c I don't read comics, and while it's cool to have some back story to the characters in the comic, I really don't care in the grand scheme of things.

I never heard of Lilly before this game and I bet a lot of people haven't. (Probably a lot of have though, to be fair.)

But with Kirkman's new novel, and what we know from the comic, it's spoilers and ruins the flow of the canon all at once.

For example, Lilly's Dad's name is Everett, not Larry, in the comic. And he doesn't die of a heart attack. And when the outbreak occurred, she was with a friend, not this group.

I think what they did with Glen was cool, but what they did was Lilly went too far.

Lilly, or any other prominent character, should have never been integrated so much.

It's just my opinion.

Since things are already out of whack with the comic canon, I hope they develop Lilly more. I want to see how her worldview changes after Larry's death. (Something tells me she'll be gone episode 3, though.) I see Kenny in episode 4 and I wouldn't mind not seeing him around.

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  • I agree with you her, but I think that someone also screwed up here.
    I don't know how long the novel on lilly has been in the works, but I do know they were consulting Kirkman when developing the game, so someone should have known something about this.
    It's a shame really, because the game had great potential to be part of the comic, and Lilly was a great inclusion as a character due to the very small (but extremely crucial) appearance she had in the comics. And releasing this novel, undermines whether or not the game is canonical, and that's a shame, because I think the game fits the canon better than the first novel did.

  • @Red Panda said: Was integrating the comic canon so much such a good idea?

    In some ways it ruins the story. You know Glen is going to leave. You know Lilly has go. It makes it harder to connect with these characters.

    I've never read the comic, probably never will b/c I don't read comics, and while it's cool to have some back story to the characters in the comic, I really don't care in the grand scheme of things.

    I never heard of Lilly before this game and I bet a lot of people haven't. (Probably a lot of have though, to be fair.)

    But with Kirkman's new novel, and what we know from the comic, it's spoilers and ruins the flow of the canon all at once.

    For example, Lilly's Dad's name is Everett, not Larry, in the comic. And he doesn't die of a heart attack. And when the outbreak occurred, she was with a friend, not this group.

    I think what they did with Glen was cool, but what they did was Lilly went too far.

    Lilly, or any other prominent character, should have never been integrated so much.

    It's just my opinion.

    Since things are already out of whack with the comic canon, I hope they develop Lilly more. I want to see how her worldview changes after Larry's death. (Something tells me she'll be gone episode 3, though.) I see Kenny in episode 4 and I wouldn't mind not seeing him around.



    I agree with somewhat, as im siding with lilly but yh.. I'm gonna regret it. It's annoying to know lilly won't stay with lee even though were friends in game.

  • The book about lily is not out yet. The details about her father's name, is what someone posted to a wiki. Until the book is actually out, we don't know if telltale is off on the canon.

  • or has any ever thought lilly in the game ISN'T the same lilly as the comics...

    i think they ttg/kirkman said she was but maybe that was a red herring to get fans hyped up..

  • Kenny is around until episode 4, we see him looking up at that drain with the dude who stabs the zombies in the episode 3 preview and Lee of course :p Not everyone has read them, me included, are they worth the redonkulous price tag?

  • @godzilla999666 said: The book about lily is not out yet. The details about her father's name, is what someone posted to a wiki. Until the book is actually out, we don't know if telltale is off on the canon.



    You make a great point. There's still the matter of spoilers.

  • being online is basically a spoiler as u click to read news on ur fave show and see will tara survive being shot in the head....hmmm i wonder what happened on true blood last night lol. games and book are no different. for yahoo walking dead #100 spoilers was a tag i saw very often as highly searched. we as people wanna know even if it ruins it a little :p

  • @bdawgnit1785 said: being online is basically a spoiler as u click to read news on ur fave show and see will tara survive being shot in the head....hmmm i wonder what happened on true blood last night lol. games and book are no different. for yahoo walking dead #100 spoilers was a tag i saw very often as highly searched. we as people wanna know even if it ruins it a little :p



    That only applies to those with poor self-control. I and many people I know like to stay spoiler-free and do so successfully. It's only when people carelessly fling them around without warning that we get spoilt.

  • @tobar said: That only applies to those with poor self-control. I and many people I know like to stay spoiler-free and do so successfully. It's only when people carelessly fling them around without warning that we get spoilt.



    true but I was spoiled by my very example as i looked on youtube for finale preview and instead got a is tara dead video at the top of the list simply titled true blood 5x12 and it was only 1min 20secs so i figured the 40 second trailer doubled as seems to happen on youtube 4 some dumb reason. I was spoiled by the last min of the ep. very sad indeed as I was not actively looking for that

  • @godzilla999666 said: The book about lily is not out yet. The details about her father's name, is what someone posted to a wiki. Until the book is actually out, we don't know if telltale is off on the canon.



    Right!

    And by the way...

    PlayStation.Blog: Speaking of the novels, I recently finished The Rise of the Governor. And I understand the next book Road to Woodbury will focus on Lili, an infamous character from the comics. Will there be any tie-in to the game? Is there any chance Lili appear in future episodes of the game, for example?

    Robert Kirkman: There will definitely be a character named Lili in the game. Whether or not that ends up being the same character we know and love from the comic and the upcoming novel remains to be seen. But yeah, the new novel comes out in October and I’m excited about it. The novel series, the comic series, and the video game all are intertwined in the same universe. Keeping that continuity straight is something that’s been very important to me, and yeah, we’ll definitely see them continue to connect in a lot of interesting ways moving forward.

    Source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...obert-kirkman/

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