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A New WALKING DEAD Photo To Kick Off San Diego Comic Con!!


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AMC just released a new “Walking Dead” photo to kick off Comic Con. The fast-moving zombies continue to menace:

The 13-episode second season launches this fall, possibly near Halloween.

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  • July 21, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    by Josh


  • July 21, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by Josh

    Wooooooo! I was FIRST with my FIRST ever post. Domination!! and yeah, can't wait for Season 2. Wish I was at CC

  • July 21, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I hope

    by cory

    he gets eaten :D oh and then rick has to kill him

  • July 21, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST

    It's the End of the World . . .

    by popmeow

    . . . clearly we need more paper strewn around. Bodies lying in the street? Nope. Burned out vehicles? Nope. MORE PAPER!!! I love the comic, but this series is horribly trite.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Looks like he's hopping like a dufflepud

    by sweeneydave

  • July 21, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Yep. That's A Guy. Running From Zombies.

    by Crow3711

    Not exactly shocking. This show is about what again? People running from zombies?

  • and how the hell can we tell by a still image, unless the zombies are in a very specific running pose?

  • July 21, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST


    by lv_426

    Thing is there appears to be a school bus in the background. I think that near a bus or a school that there would be a very good chance that paper would be strewn about. Kids and teachers still use paper in school these days. So until all homework is done on some iPad type device like in Starship Troopers or the beginning scene of Serenity, I think that paper might get scattered in a zombie apocalypse when near a school zone.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Gimme some Michonne!

    by Kammich

    I know we're getting Hershel's farm, and I think Kirkman alluded at some point to us getting Michonne this year. Thats all I needed to hear to get my butt tuned back in for season 2. And all you motherfuckers better tune in, too, so we can get the Governor in season 3.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Governor confirmed as Thomas Jane.

    by Stormwatcher

    Don't believe me? Well he has said repeatedly he wants the role, he's friends with Darabont and they were together watch..I'm right.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Pretty sure thats Shane in the pic right?

    by sunwukong86

  • July 21, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Open the season on Michonne

    by Turingtestee

    Return to her at the end of the episode.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I was there...

    by dodgethis27

    when they were filming this scene. He was running straight at us. Pretty cool. Really nice guy, too. In fact, the other main stars were as well.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    No runners in WD Herc.

    by Topher4801

    I'm the classic slow moving zombie guy and a big WD fan. WD zombies are medium speed, but not 'fast' moving. Ok by me.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    I know that street...

    by PreciousRoy

    Man, season 2 cannot get here fast enough.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    save michonne for season 3

    by TheJudger

    Damn pc is messed up gotta do this shorthand via phone. We had a user in the sneak peak thread talking about zombie life cycle time and how our characters could wait it out. Then another user qouted G.A.R 10 year zombie life cycle. Whoks to say zombies decompose like normal corpses do. One sign that shows a cellular slow from normal corpses. They don't have stubble or long nails. Hair and nails are supposed to keep growing after death. It's fun to overthink about things like this. I hope somehow we get an explination for the cdc guys infection statements. I think the other cdc guys shot themselves in the head so they did not reanimate. Causing him to assume that infection was transmitted through bites. I figured out a solve. But ikm trapped to typing on my phone. I think I posted it in the final episode thread for season 1. I can't type it on this phone too lenghty. Looking forward to season 2.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    one last thing

    by TheJudger

    I hope shane survives season 2. I still like him. The show is doing it's own thing.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    @ lv_426

    by popmeow

    Clearly the zombies are eco-conscious, as they've raked it all up onto the median and are awaiting waste disposal to pick it up. Considering it's been a month or more since civilization broke down, you'd think that paper would be a little more . . . deteriorated and soiled. But hey, I'm glad to see that Shane found time to pop his collar. Considering the wooden acting and cliched plot points (not in the comic, I might add), I suppose Darabont and crew have more things to worry about than scene/set design. Season 1 was like a step above a SyFy movie of the week and apparently AMC slashed the second season budget. I suspect there will be a lot of scenes in the woods, indoors and anywhere they don't have to show mass destruction. Awesome.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Should have expected haters for this...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Show that got good rating and became sort of popular... Of course people here would bash it. The TB's here are getting really lame. Just posts from self loathing shit heads hating on everything without having a real opinion. Season 1 was fun and I very much look forward to the story to continue. Also to the guy who said the production budget was cut... Where did you see that I read online that it was actually raised, not by much, but it was raised.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:30 p.m. CST


    by TheBandit73

    100% agree bud

  • July 21, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Show had great potential but...

    by Wolfman Nards

    The writing in the first season was really lazy and I hope they improve it for season 2. Don't get me wrong, it's an entertaining show, but the fact that the main character has never asked what happened is infuriating and why the survivors ever thought living on a wooded hill is beyond stupid. The hyper sexual relationship with the partner and wife was also really out of place.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST


    by JaredP

    every show is going to have its haters, even one as brilliant as this one. if people find fault with walking dead, the problem is with them themselves not the show. i'm sure breaking bad and the wire have haters, too

  • July 21, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    This show doesn not compare to The Wire and Breaking Bad...

    by Wolfman Nards

    It's a fun show, but it lacks the depth that those shows bring. The first episode introducing the black family was awesome but they've never expanded on it (I know, i've heard they come back into play). The episode with the street thugs holding down the nursing home was a pretty lame and pretentious twist. Who doesn't love ultra violent zombie smashing? But don't call people haters that demand higher quality writing. So far, it just hasn't delivered that yet.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Halloween on a MONDAY this year.

    by Cheif Brody

    They should run a Season 1 marathon all day on Sunday...then have the premiere episode Sunday at 10pm...and the second episode on Halloween nite at 10. <p> Gotta milk Halloween right?

  • July 22, 2011, 5:51 a.m. CST

    @ myphdisdoom

    by popmeow

    htt p:// Sorry, there was pressure from the network to cut the budget, but it hasn't been confirmed yet. Just because a show gets good ratings, doesn't mean anything. A lot of people like NASCAR and professional wrestling too. Hell "ratings" are why "Two and a Half Men" is the "number one" comedy on network television. People are so use to mediocre crap, they'll rally behind anything even remotely different, regardless of whether it's good or not. The comic is good. Period. While I realize that real world constraints might prevent a 100%, faithful adaptation of the source material, that doesn't forgive the atrocious, B-level writing of the first season. I'll give it 3 episodes, but if Season 2 doesn't improve, I'm done.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Folks, there's a difference between critique and HATING...

    by irishraidersfan

    For example, because it's on the talkback for a shitty show that no one cares about cause of the shittiness. That's total garbage - why? It's an utterly worthless show, is it? No merit at all? Er, NO. But then, in the United States, something is either the BEST THING EVAR or SHIT! No degrees in between... Cause that would be sensible.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:19 a.m. CST

    No thread for this, so can I hijack? True Blood is...

    by CatoTheCensor the WORST show on television. God, it is impossible to watch. Seventeen subplots and none of them are the least bit interesting. The only reason to even remotely care is the Erik/Sookie story, but even that has been ruined by turning Erik into a retard.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:57 a.m. CST


    by CreepyThinMan

    The usual assortment of hostile/racist morons and do-gooders and a bit of melodrama with the love triangle. But the show bored me by the end of episode 3 the final was very bad. Remind me why the black woman decided to die with the cracker scientist? There was some good gore and whatnot but it would have worked better if they cut it down to four episodes and told a tighter story.

  • July 22, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    HA! He runs like a Welshman...

    by Atreides001

    I said he runs like a Welshman....ahh forget it..

  • July 22, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    About living on a wooded hill...

    by FluffyUnbound

    ...I don't really have a problem with that. One complaint I have about the Romero films is that there are always huge crowds of zombies EVERYWHERE. But zombies are just dead people, so it should be impossible for zombie "population density" to be any greater than that of human beings. In fact, it should be much lower - because lots of zombies have gotten fragged during the apocalypse phase. There are plenty - PLENTY - of places I can go in the northeast and not see another person for hours. If zombies are wandering around the towns and cities trying to eat survivors, one safe place might be...the top of some mountain in a state park somewhere. Why would zombies haul their dead asses up to the top of some hiking park mountain? Think of being out in the middle of the woods with no one around. After the apocalypse, there should be even FEWER people around. If you end up seeing one zombie a day, you can just beat it to death with a shovel.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Haters are gonna hate

    by Nick

    The show is good... is it the best show ever... NO... but it's an entertaining, quality made horror TV show... any problems you have with it, are YOUR problems, not the shows...

  • And some dope complains because in one picture there are no trashed cars or corpses on the half of a street you get to see. Yo blind guy. Watch the last two episode of season 1. Bodies (complete with flies and guts) and burned out crap everywhere as they get into the CDC. If you want to bitch about something tell your mom she makes shitty Ovaltine.

  • July 22, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Is that the same gun bag?

    by Truxton Spangler

  • July 22, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by Richard

    due top the violence, I don't think they'd do a marathon of the show. even if it ran 6-12, I think 6 is too early to show TV-MA shows.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Liked the show --

    by Lucky13

    But I agree with the many posters here who say it needs to be more to keep my interest. A lot of contrived nonsense (racist bastard, wife who fucks 'dead' husband's partner, the gang protecting old folks, etc)... It was good enough for me to want more, but I'd really like to see it improve. The rumors of budget cuts do not bode well though. I'll remain cautiously optimistic.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    There' a 4 minutes trailer out from SDCC

    by Cartagia

    It looks fan-fucking-tastic.