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Walking Dead

by Brett White

Unlike the struggling survivors of the zombie apocalypse, AMC's "The Walking Dead" seems to have a very, very long life ahead of it. AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan made this fact very clear at the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference, saying that unlike ending hit shows "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men," "The Walking Dead" is pretty much guaranteed a long life.

"We hope that zombies live forever, and we’ve just begun to find out what the post-apocalyptic world is like," said Sapan, "so that we'll be sitting here at the Barclays conference in 2022 discussing the fact that 'Walking Dead' is not over... at that point, I think any one of the companies will have replaced the United States government and we'll be in a complete free enterprise world in which there are no nations."

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Rick

by Brett White

For fans barely enduring this long stretch without new episodes of AMC's ratings juggernaut "The Walking Dead," here's a little something to tide you over until the series returns in October. AMC has released the first promotional image for the horror drama's upcoming fourth season, and it show's leading man Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) out for a stroll. Of course, this being "The Walking Dead," he's not exactly alone.

Check out the full promo image below.

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by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: jump on a brand new arc with "Astonishing X-Men" #62, continue having adventures in Smallville with "Smallville: Season 11" #13, and fill the "Walking Dead" void in your life with issue #110.

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by Brett White

Season 3 of "The Walking Dead" just came to its bloody conclusion a month ago, and production on season 4 is now underway. The show will have a few new living cast members, as well as a couple dozen more undead ones to give the survivors trouble.

A new featurette from AMC takes you behind the scenes as special effects guru and Executive Producer Greg Nicotero puts 140 hopeful actors through zombie school. As it turns out, a "Walking Dead" zombie needs to do a lot more than shamble along and moan. Check out the video below to find out what makes a perfect TV zombie.

[via Comic Book Movie]

Would you pass Zombie School? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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Andy Richter

"The Walking Dead" might have just completed its third season, but Andy Richter is making sure that the show stays close to our hearts. For a segment on "Conan," Richter took a tour of Atlanta dressed as one of the AMC show's zombies.

It seems that Richter stopped by "The Walking Dead's" make-up trailer while he was in Georgia and got the full walker treatment. The application of his new look took two hours, so it's no wonder that he didn't want to wash it off when he went to other culturally significant places in Atlanta like the aquarium, the High Museum of Art and the CNN building. The reactions of other visitors to his zombified look aren't as extreme as we would have expected, but they're still pretty hilarious. Check out the full video below.

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Thor God of Thunder

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: Batman gets a new partner in "Batman and Red Robin #19," a new storyarc starts in "Thor: God of Thunder" #7 and "The Walking Dead" #109 comes along to fill the gap left by the television show.

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The Walking Dead figures

"The Walking Dead" is getting a new batch of action figures based around the AMC series' recent third season. McFarlane Toys has announced that it will release its fourth batch of "The Walking Dead" tie-ins, and fans can now see a first look at what's in store.

The humans being featured this round are Andrea, the Governor and Carl, with a special two-pack being released with Merle and Daryl Dixon. The zombies that will receive action figures are the appropriately named Riot Gear Zombie and Riot Gear Gas Mask Zombie.

Check out pictures of the figures below, and here's a spoiler warning for those who haven't watched season three yet.

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Walking Dead

Don't start getting all hopeful for season four of "The Walking Dead." Sure, things could have ended much worse for Rick Grimes and the gang at the end of season three — the Governor has faded away into the background, the people of Woodbury are now safely aligned with Rick inside the prison walls — but the show's signature scares and body count will continue well into AMC's new season, according to executive producer Gale Anne Hurd.

"We are living in a zombie apocalypse," she told IGN. "We're living in an apocalypse where we know that unless someone has brain trauma, they're going to come back. Regardless of how they die, they're going to turn into a zombie. So I think it would be a good bet to say that the zombies become more threatening in seasons to come."

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The Walking Dead

by Brett White

It appears as though every cast member lucky enough to survive "Welcome to the Tombs" has been rewarded with series regular status. Sunday's third season finale drew an audience of 12.4 million people, making it the most watched show of the night and last week. These new cast members will have a lot more eyeballs on them a lot more regularly when "The Walking Dead" comes back this October. Of course this news means that these characters did not get zombified in the season finale, so you may want to steer clear of it if you haven't caught up with the AMC hit.

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The Walking Dead

A new character will soon be joining the cast of "The Walking Dead." Hot off the heels of the season three finale -- and the news that David Morrissey's the Governor will be returning in season four as a series regular -- it's been announced that AMC is looking for an actor to play a new character named Roy Stark.

According to TVLine, AMC is looking to make "Roy Stark" a series regular as well. He is described as "a former army medic who is deeply haunted by his past -- pre- and post-zombie apocalypse. As a result, he’s a bit of a loner, although he maintains a charming/self-deprecating/confident public face." This would call for an actor in his early 30s to mid 40s.

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Cover Artist

Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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