New ‘Walking Dead’ Photo Teases Major Moment From Comics

What’s The Governor up to? When last we saw him, he was standing in a ditch, clutching a young child to his chest, staring up at Martinez, a one-time friend turned possible foe. But we also know the Governor will survive his current predicament long enough to stand outside the Prison walls in present times — although his true purposes remain unknown.

A new photo from AMC’s The Walking Dead released by MTV News sheds some further light on The Governor’s plans. The photo, seen above, features Philip Blake Brian Heriot sitting on a bench, downtrodden as usual, positioned no more than three or four feet away from a massive tank tread. That image alone should speak a thousand words for readers of the Walking Dead comics: In the source material, The Governor reenters Rick Grimes’ life in very dramatic fashion, thanks at least in part to a tank.

Is it a sign that the coming episodes of The Walking Dead will mirror the “Made to Suffer” arc from the comics? If so, an already bloody season is about to get a whole lot bloodier.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

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Comments

  • Gary Freeman

    The Governor and his new group crash the prison in a tank, just to be frightened off by Glen and Maggie. Just like last season when the Governor and his men arrived just to be chased off by a smokebomb, then Glen and Maggie in riot gear.

  • alistaircrane

    The Governor is the worst character in the history of the Walking Dead tv show (not sure about the comics, as I haven’t read them). Can’t believe he got his own episode last week—and looks like he’s getting ANOTHER one this week! Ugh!

  • Halim Izairovich

    If that was going to happen, don’t you think they would have done it when they did it? Kirkman isn’t an idiot to redo something very obvious and clearly redundant. I’m kind of glad the show is veering away from the comic in some respects. If that does happen though, I will most likely stop watching the show.

  • mel

    He’s pretty crazy in the comic. Torturing and raping Michonne for days and cutting Ricks hand off. There’s nothing good or redeeming about him in the comic. He’s been watered down for the tv show for sure.

  • Haider Abbas

    I’m hoping the governor saves them. Just to see Rick and Michone have to deal with that. Here is the guy who is your most rightfully hated foe, And he saves everyone’s lives. That would be great all reason and sanity just goes right out the window

  • Gregarious Raptopoulos

    Just like all the people who say they will quit watching if Daryl dies, you won’t stop watching.

  • coalminds

    This season and last season have been excellent. Loved the Governor ep.

  • Devil_Dinosaur

    Reading is hard.

  • Devil_Dinosaur

    Save them from what? The zombie apocalypse? How will he do that?

  • alistaircrane

    Nope, reading is easy. I read the first six issues of the Walking Dead comic and didn’t like it. The show is much better.

  • alistaircrane

    I would actually stop watching if Daryl dies. With Andrea, my fave, dead, the only reason I watch now is for Carol and Daryl. I ship them and want them together. If Daryl died, they could never get together. Honestly, so many characters on this show are just plain awful. Hershel is the new Dale (ugh), Rick is the new Shane, Maggie is such a boring and bland character, Glenn has been neutered, and Michonne’s potential is being wasted. “Caryl” is the only thing keeping me going.

  • watertorture

    How do the Rise of the Governor books fit in to the Walking Dead universe? Do they share the universe of the comics, the Tv show, or neither?
    I’ve read only the 1st WDCompendium of comics.
    It seems like the books have a different take on the Gov’s history (brother?), but then it seemed like the show book part of the book to re-imagone in the Gov’s solo Tv episode.

  • Halim Izairovich

    Lol, you are probably right about that, but I won’t be happy about it. It’s a good show, but getting deep conflicted meaning from a monster like the Governor is a waste of time. Everyone around him will be slaughtered because of the choices he makes. Maybe they didn’t have it in the budget for the all out assault on the prison last season. Now they have a tank! A tank dammit! Big deal. Snore. I have a feeling Carol is going to lose her head in the mid season finale. Herschel is probably going to get shot, and of course, the Gov/brian/Phillip will die by the hand of someone in his own group because he does something off the wall inhuman and deplorable similar to what happened in the comic, but not quite.

  • Halim Izairovich

    It’s more directly related to the comic. The books are prequels. Pretty good reads.

  • Gregarious Raptopoulos

    No, you won’t stop watching. Daryl and Carol will never get together anyway, but you’ll still keep watching.

  • Gregarious Raptopoulos

    The first 12 issues aren’t even that good; probably the worst issues of the whole comic. It gets way better; much better than the show and I’m a huge fan of the show. The prison arc isn’t even the best part of the comic like people keep saying, just the war at the end. The most amazing part of the comic is when they are on the road just after the prison being stalked by the hunters. It’s extremely dark and the expression of Adlard’s art is amazing.

  • alistaircrane

    I don’t watch anymore. I haven’t watched since Carol left. I’m not sure how you think you know so much about me, but it’s kind of stalker-ish. Also embarrassing for you to be wrong.

  • alistaircrane

    Daryl and Carol are the show’s most popular couple. “Caryl” has a HUUUUGE fanbase. They will get together, but there will probably be a horrible twist, like Daryl dies in Carol’s arms and she has to shoot him before he comes a zombie.

  • Gregarious Raptopoulos

    I like the part where you said you “would” stop watching, 9 days ago, if Daryl dies and then other part where you said you actually did stop watching 30 days ago, which is how long ago the episode was when Carol left. Also embarrassing for you to be obviously lying.

  • alistaircrane

    I’m not lying. I did stop watching when Carol left, but I have a feeling she will be back. And I have a feeling I will be back when she comes back, so I would stop watch watching upon returning to watching if Daryl or Carol dies.
    Also, it’s pretty damn creepy that you’re stalking me and looking up posts from over a month ago. Freak!

  • Gregarious Raptopoulos

    According to the date on your original comment: 9 days ago you said “I would actually stop watching if Daryl dies.” You also said “”Caryl” is the only thing keeping me going.” The episode where Carol left was on Nov 3, which was 30 days ago. Simple deduction tells me you were watching at least 9 days ago, 21 days after you claimed to have stopped watching. I’m not looking up your posts from a month ago; I’m looking at your posts that are a part of this comment thread that are all right next to one another on the website.

  • alistaircrane

    Your deduction is wrong. While I have stopped watching, I haven’t given up on the show completely. I’ve been reading recaps to see if Carol returned. I will start watching again when Carol returns in the second half of Season 4. If Daryl or Carol dies, then there is no hope and no reason to go on thinking about this show. They already killed Andrea (my fave), and the possibility of “Caryl” is the only thing keeping hope alive.

  • Gregarious Raptopoulos

    My deduction is fine; you’re just full of crap and your story keeps changing. I do believe you will stop watching though… until February.