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The Season 3 ending of ‘The Walking Dead’ left fans of the comic book with a major plot line lingering and unfinished. Viewers of the TV show felt the same way and we were all left wondering what’s going happen with The Governor. Well, a new trailer for the upcoming season was released at Comic-Con and it honestly has made me not even care about The Governor anymore! Check it out below:

Going by the trailer, when the show returns on October 13th, the focus of the series, at least for the first few episodes, will be zombies. There seems to be a ton of shots with swarms of undead! Yes, the zombies are back!

This trailer is so action packed that it might show more zombie fights contained within it than there has been in the last 3 seasons! Okay, I’m exaggerating slightly but the focus has been so high on the human drama that it’s often easy to forget about the undead. That appears to no longer be the case. We’re promised high body counts, new characters, and more zombies then you can shake a stick at! Also there is a teaser at the very end of an area of sanctuary. What could that mean?

In addition to the trailer, we have footage of ‘The Walking Dead’ panel from Comic-Con! Here are some of the highlights followed by video:

  • 10th anniversary of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic will be in October and will be celebrated in issue #115 as the comic enters ‘All Out War’ which is the next story line. It will be a 12 issue series that will be released over 7 months.
  • Robert Kirkman at this point teases that it will continue on after the story where Rick dies from the last issue to the entire audience groaning! He followed by ‘is that issue not out yet? Sorry’ before pointing at the slide and saying “He’s on the cover!”
  • He’s excited about ‘All Out War’ as he has enough of humanity together again to be able to have civilization rebuilt with enough numbers for people to have squabbles that turn into wars.
  • 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Walking Dead’ #1 will be released in full color! (Jokingly he mentioned that on the 20th anniversary they have plans for releasing issue #2 in full color.)
  • If a character dies in the show that was important to a story line in the comic, it will not mean they won’t do that story line. That being said, no story lines were fully committed to be or not to be in the show.
  • The zombies in ‘The Walking Dead’ will not evolve as they do in Romero’s films, just decay.
  • He can see a world of ‘The Walking Dead’ where Rick dies, though he isn’t foreshadowing anything by saying that. There are just enough strong characters now that they could follow them if Rick ever happened to get himself killed.
  • He doesn’t base any of his characters off anyone he knows since everyone has a high chance of dying. The last thing he wants to do is have a friend come up and ask why he was just brutally eaten by zombies in the latest issue.
  • Robert Kirkman says to not quote him since he shouldn’t be the one announcing it but since it’s Comic-Con – There SHOULD be webisodes for Season 4. Though he didn’t say what they would be about this year.
  • He has no plans on introducing the Dixon brothers in the comic books because he likes that there are separations between the comic and show. That being said, ‘you never know!’
  • Completely unrelated trivia: Kirkman’s favorite shows are ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy’

‘The Walking Dead’ returns this October with brand new episodes. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, ‘The Walking Dead’ tells the story of a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home in the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. The series stars Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Emily Kinney.