The Walking Dead: The Fourth Season will premiere on October 13th 2013. Fans of this popular AMC television series can now breathe a sigh of relief that they will be able to continue the story that involves zombies and humans trying their best to survive this apocalypse. Fans will be seeing more of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Lauren Cohan as Maggie and Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes. So what does this new season have in store for us? Check out what fans of the comic book as well as the series are anticipating in this new season.
“The Walking Dead: Comic Book Moments to Anticipate in Season Four
SPOILER WARNING: Full spoilers for big moments in the comic, as well as the TV series will follow. That’s not to say this will spoil the upcoming season, but you never know what the writers are going to introduce! Consider yourself warned.
The Walking Dead is now a staple of geek television, and along with Mad Men and Breaking Bad, it really helps assert AMC’s dominance when it comes to producing great drama. Season 4 is due to begin in October and when we last left our group of survivors, The Governor had gone AWOL and Rick was left picking up the pieces at the prison following his nemesis’ failed attempts to take control.
So let’s look to the future and ponder what we hope will be appearing in Season 4 and onwards. It’s a safe bet that The Walking Dead will be renewed by AMC again given its massive popularity (despite some critics not loving the latter half of Season 3) and there’s a lot of source material to draw from. The writer’s for the TV show have barely scratched the surface when it comes to potential storylines.
Here’s 10 moments from the comics we can’t wait to see. Let’s start with…
10. The Return Of The Governor… With A Tank
So up until the last few episodes, the series and the comics played out pretty closely when it came to The Governor. One big change however was the final episode. Whilst in the series there was a big assault, The Governor ran away with his tail between his legs rather than fully face up to Rick and his group. In the comics, the sh*t truly hits the fan with The Governor raiding the local military base and coming out with a tank.
Whilst it proves to be more of an intimidation tactic at the start, The Governor eventually decides that if he can’t have the prison, no one can, and mows down one of the outer fences. All hell breaks loose and whilst things don’t wind up too well for The Governor, it kick-starts a much bigger storyline for The Walking Dead as a comic.
This is a great moment for the comics. It’s tense and carries real weight. It’s The Governor completely unhinged. Seeing this in the series is still a real possibility but given the differences between The Governor in the series and the comics, I doubt his comeback will be quite as intense.
9. Rick And Carl Alone
Now in the series, we’ve already seen Rick begin to lose control over his sanity, the worst of which was hearing an imaginary Laurie on the phone following her untimely death giving birth. In the comics, a similar story plays out, however this is after The Governor has carried out his assault on the prison, leaving Laurie and the baby dead.
Carl and Rick are forced to survive in the wilderness alone after being separated from the rest of the group following the assault. This is a great moment in the comics as it helps further develop the relationship between father and son. We get to see how these two cope alone which up until then we haven’t seen. It leads to some great writing from Robert Kirkman and proves to be pretty emotional, Rick is the embodiment of guilt, and we’re watching a man unravel, attempting to grasp hope but realising his own mind has turned against him.”
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