'Walking Dead' key art promises showdown of biblical proportions

The Walking DeadIn anticipation for its return on February 10, AMC has released new key art for the second half of The Walking Dead's third season. Building on the shocking events that transpired in the midseason finale, the poster features the tagline "an eye for an eye" and indicates that a confrontation between Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and The Governor (David Morrissey), complete with his eye bandaged and bleeding, is on the horizon.

During the midseason finale on December 2, the Governor lost his right eye in a knockdown drag-out brawl with Michonne (Danai Gurira) after watching her destroy his zombie daughter Penny. Meanwhile, Rick and his crew infiltrated the settlement of Woodbury to rescue Glenn (Stephen Yeun) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan), but in the process Daryl (Norman Reedus) was taken hostage and thrown into the gladiator arena against his brother Merle (Michael Rooker), a tantalizing cliffhanger that left fans of the popular post-apocalyptic drama in a frenzied state of anticipation.

It remains to be seen how the Governor will exact his revenge, but it's only a matter of time before his infamous eyepatch, an iconic accessory from the original comic book series, will appear. "Well, he might get a prosthetic eye. He could get a laser thing," teased comic creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman before confirming that the series would go down the more traditional route. "My money is on that eye patch coming in, and coming in pretty soon. I'd be on the lookout for that."

Does this poster get you amped up for the return of The Walking Dead on February 10? What do you think is in store for the second half of Season Three?

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Written by: Chrononaut
Jan 9th, 2013, 11:34 am