AMC Releases Comic-Com Art for The Walking Dead and Announces Comic-Con 2018 Schedule

AMC released the Comic-Con Art for The Walking Dead today, giving fans their first look at the highly-anticipated Season 9.

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The poster shows Rick, Daryl, Carol, Michonne and Maggie with Season 8's mysterious helicopter hovering in the background.

Additionally, AMC announced the cast and producers of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Preacher will return to this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA. AMC’s Emmy-nominated series Better Call Saul will also make its Comic-Con debut alongside a reunion panel for Breaking Bad in celebration of the Emmy Award-winning drama’s 10-year anniversary.

This year's The Walking Dead panel will take place from 12:15pm-1:15pm on Friday, July 20 in Hall H.

The panelists include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Angela Kang, Executive Producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make- up Supervisor Greg Nicotero. The panel will be moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown.

In addition to panels, AMC will have a significant presence in and around San Diego throughout Comic-Con, including Dead Quarters the official fan zone of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.

The immersive experience will feature a curated walk through of settings from both series, including The Sanctuary and a thrilling 22-foot Zombie slide, inspired by the one in Fear, as well as photo opportunities with the walker composter and Negan's “flaming Lucille.”

Fans can also visit a booth activation for The Walking Dead: Our World, AMC and Next Games’ new location-based, augmented reality mobile game, launching July 12.

Convention attendees will have an opportunity to play the game in a unique Walking Dead-themed setting, fighting walkers with Rick, Daryl, Michonne and other characters from the series.

In celebration of Comic-Con, The Walking Dead: Our World will also offer players an exclusive, limited-time “Comic-Con Special Encounter” in-game activation, which will reward players with guaranteed “Rare” or “Epic” characters from The Walking Dead series to add to their collections in the game.

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