The Walking Dead: Comic-Con, Characters and More!

The Walking Dead Goes to Comic-Con 2o12:

The Walking Dead has some very talented makeup effects artists. Every episode of that show has had moments that were almost too realistic and gruesome even for me, a seasoned zombie lover. Greg Nicotero, co-founder of KNB EFX, is one of the reasons I love the Walking Dead. According to FearNet, Nicotero and his KNB teammates will be sharing their delightful talent with the San Diego Comic-Con this year! Comic-Con, as I am sure you already know, is going to have “The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego” where zombie fans can be a survivor, a walker, or a spectator. KNB EFX and Nicotero are going to be providing the zombies!

I first heard about the Walking Dead Escape about a month ago, and I have been furious ever since because I will not be there! It does make for some pretty amazing daydreams, though. And now, I can add to those glorious fantasies the graphically gross flesh-biting walkers that will sure litter this obstacle course.

A Strange Addition to Season 3:

According to Left Hand Horror, Merle Dixon, Daryl’s brother, will be joining the cast in Season 3. We know that in Season 1, Merle was left handcuffed to the roof of a building, and when Rick and the group went back to get him, he was gone. Merle had cut his hand off to escape the handcuffs before he became zombie food, and cauterised the wound with a bunsen burner. Merle will possibly be joining the governor while the group gets to the prison.

The Walking Dead – The Official Magazine:

Can’t keep up with all of the Walking Dead news? Never fear, the Walking Dead magazine is here! According to FearNet, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman calls the magazine “your one stop destination for all the news pertaining to the comic, TV show, video game, toys, games, and whatever else exists in the ever-expanding Walking Dead universe!”.

The magazine will debut on Newsstands and at specialty comic book stores on October 23rd.

For more on subscriptions and information, click here.

The Governor:

Fans of the Walking Dead are all anxiously awaiting the premiere of the governor, played by David Morrissey. The character, in the comics, leads a survivor settlement called the Woodbury. It is a toss-up, which character fans are looking more forward to seeing in Season 3: Michonne  or the Governor. Looking at Collider, Robert Kirkman said this about bringing the Governor to the small screen: “Seeing The Walking Dead come to life on AMC has been a real thrill for me, obviously, and moving into Season 3 I’m even more excited than ever because now I feel like we’re really getting to ‘the good stuff.  Having The Governor in the mix is going to fundamentally change the show in all kinds of awesome and exiting ways. And David Morrissey totally rocks!”. Kirkman also says that the Governor’s character will not be watered down for television, so for fans of the comics not to worry.

The Walking Dead Video Game:

The Walking Dead has been adapted into a video game. Episode 1 of the 5-Episode series of games is already out. Episode 2 “Starved for Help” became available June 29th. According to FearNet the episodes of The Walking Dead video game are available through the Xbox live as DLC for 400 Microsoft points. For more information, visit Telltale’s Website.

Behind the Scenes:

AMC’s new video blog post has an inside look at behind-the-scenes material for The Walking Dead. Check it out:

The Walking Dead will premiere Season 3 this October. AMC will have a Season 3 preview on July 7-8th.

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