The official Walking Dead Magazine hit stands last October and sold out in a heartbeat. The second issue will debut this month. We got a sneak peak at the upcoming installment, and fans are in for a treat.
The villain-centered Walking Dead #2 highlights the more malicious characters of the series, both comic and television. An insightful interview with David Morrissey, newcomer to the series as season 3’s The Governor, explores the actor’s concerns regarding the antagonist’s blatant villainy and developing a three-dimensional character for the screen. The issue also discusses the comic’s recent addition, Negan. The cult leader/mob boss threatens to become the series’ reigning villain, and the article discusses the danger he poses to Rick and company as well as his signature weapon, the barbed bat Lucille.
But the second installment of the magazine isn’t just focused on the dastardly. It also provides an in depth look at the artistic side of The Walking Dead. An interview with Greg Nicotero, the TV series’ chief makeup artist and occasional director, elaborates on why TWD has become so much more than another horror series. A talk with the current and previous editors reveals some insight into the making of the graphic novels. This issue even gives the reader a behind the scenes look at the new Walking Dead action figures by McFarlane Toys.
The Walking Dead Magazine hits stands Tuesday, December 18th. Buy it at your local bookstore or comic shop. And be sure to check out the full-page ad for Operation Z, just inside the cover.