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Damon Lindelof

Damon Lindelof liked "The Walking Dead" before liking "The Walking Dead" was cool. He started reading the comics when they first began, befriended Robert Kirkman at the beginning and then started watching the AMC series as soon as it started airing.

In a new interview with Collider, the "Prometheus" writer explained why he's so enamored with the zombie property.

"I think that that idea of — 'The Walking Dead' is not the title for the zombies, it’s the title for the survivors, and the show plays in this ambiguous moral space of at what point are you no longer a human anymore?" he said. "Wrapping that all up in some sort of very satisfying package where also zombie arms are getting torn off and heads are rolling and all those other things are happening, I think it’s an enormously tall order."

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"The Walking Dead" has been renewed for a fourth season — but it'll move forward without its current showrunner.

AMC has announced that the massively popular zombie drama will be returning for a fourth year, but without executive producer Glen Mazzara running the series. TV Line cites creative differences between Mazzara and AMC, leading to the show runner's "amicable" departure.

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Throughout the week, we'll be presenting the Heroes of the Year, our list of individuals who made a major impact on the comic book movie community in 2012.

Though it's not a film, it's impossible not to acknowledge "The Walking Dead" for its monstrously good third season, currently on hiatus. Honoring the show's return to form is Jorge Solis, a horror and comic book expert who writes for Bloody-Disgusting.com.

At first, you wouldn't think of adding "The Walking Dead" to our list of Heroes of the Year after the slow second season. The search for Sophia dragged on and took longer than the search for Claire in season one of "Lost." But season three started off with one hell of a bang, with a dialogue-free opening sequence, as Rick and his remaining ensemble storm into an abandoned house, gunning down walkers, and gathering little food they could find. Putting his own stamp on the series, showrunner Glen Mazzara brought us forward in time, providing only the necessary details about what happened in the off-season.

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Michonne

It's hard surviving the zombie apocalypse without an assist from a certain sword-slinging hero — which is why the makers of "The Walking Dead: Assault" are adding Michonne to the mix.

An update for the "Walking Dead" iOS game debuts today (December 19), incuding the introduction of fan-favorite character Michonne. The update takes place today at 10 AM PST. Read on for the full details from Skybound Entertainment.

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Invincible

Robert Kirkman already breezed past the 100-issue milestone on "The Walking Dead" earlier this year, and soon, his other long-running series — the superhero story "Invincible — is about to meet the same achievement.

"Invincible" #100, written by Kirkman and illustrated by Ryan Ottley, releases in stores and for download on January 23, 2013. Kirkman tells MTV News that based on the story's title, "The Death of Everyone," you shouldn't count on the adventures of Mark Grayson or his friends continuing past the issue.

"Issue #100 ends up being a real turning point for Mark Grayson that will change the storyline irreversibly moving forward," says Kirkman. "When you do a long running story like this, I feel it's important to keep evolving the kind of story you're telling, so there's always an element of 'new' in the mix."

Click on for an exclusive look at "Invincible" co-creator Cory Walker's cover for issue #100!

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"The Walking Dead" might be gone until February 10, but it's certainly not forgotten. There are some exciting things happening in Robert Kirkman's zombie apocalypse universe that should help ease the wait until AMC's hit series returns in two months.

First up, AMC has revealed that all 18 episodes from seasons one and two of "The Walking Dead" will be converted into black and white. This news was first reported in The Walking Dead Magazine, but showrunner Glen Mazzara tweeted an image of the article to seemingly share his approval. Prior to this, only the pilot episode had been converted to black and white to successful results.

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Norman Reedus

Ever wanted to know what squirrels taste like? Don't ask Norman Reedus — just because his "Walking Dead" character Daryl Dixon chomps on those little critters on the regular doesn't mean the actor himself is a squirrel connoisseur... even if he does have a bag of squirrel meat lying around somewhere.

That's just one of the many Reedus factoids we learned when the actor appeared on "Big & Best of 2012" with us earlier this week. See more of what Reedus had to say about playing Daryl in "The Walking Dead," the movies he loved this year, and even a question or two from "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman in the videos below!

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"Walking Dead" fans, it's time to tune in! Norman Reedus — better known by his "Walking Dead" alias, bow-wielding badass Daryl Dixon — is appearing live on "The Big & Best of 2012" live-stream at 2 p.m. ET, talking all about his life in the zombie apocalypse, and tackling some of the other big pop culture hits in 2012, from "Avengers" to "Dark Knight" and beyond.

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The Walking Dead

There are still two months to wait until "The Walking Dead" returns on AMC, but the cast and crew of the hit AMC show want to make sure we know what we are missing. A new teaser featurette for the second half of season three has been released, and it shows that fans have a lot in store for them when the series returns on February 10.

"The first half of the season, we established these two different worlds: The Governor and Rick and the Prison," showrunner Glen Mazzara said. "Now they have found out about each other and all I can say is, 'It's on.'"

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Daryl Dixon

With "Walking Dead" currently on hiatus, there's simply not enough weekly Daryl Dixon going on in our lives right now. So, we're going to change that — by welcoming Norman Reedus into the MTV News family this week!

The "Walking Dead" star is the special guest of honor for the After Hours segment of "The Big & Best of 2012," an eight-hour live-stream premiering Wednesday (12/12) at 12 p.m. ET to celebrate the year in music, movies and more. Reedus joins us at 2 p.m. ET to talk about "Walking Dead" and much more, and we're asking for your questions! Tweet them to @mtvnews or @mtvsplashpage using the hash-tag #AskReedus!

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