6:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Comic-Con: A Tour Inside 'The Walking Dead' Booth
The Walking Dead introduced several new communities during its seventh season, and now AMC is letting diehard fans of the zombie drama take a tour of them all at Comic-Con.
The cable network returns to the San Diego Convention Center's exhibition floor with another expansive display featuring Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as well as one of the show's most creative walkers.
From the outside, the booth appears to invite you into the Alexandria Safe Zone, the gated community where Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and company reside. But inside, badge-holders come face to face with a number of walkers that are so well adorned that they look as if gone through exec producer Greg Nicotero's zombie factory.
After clearing the walkers, you're transported into the Heapsters' community, with walls of stacked up trash surrounding one of The Walking Dead's most creative walkers — the spike-adorned metal-covered one that Rick was forced to fight in a bid to prove himself to Jadis and company. (And yes, the sounds of the walkers continue to haunt you as you make your way through the compound.)
Turn the corner and you're taken straight into the Sanctuary, where Negan — and Lucille! — are there to greet you. But wait, there's also a killer photo-op as a faux oven similar to the one Negan threw the Saviors' doctor into, is heated and ready for those who, uh, want to get "baked."
Outside the booth, which on Preview Night had a lengthy line and several pleased fans on their way out, fans can rest their feet and take a photo in King Ezekiel's (Khary Payton) throne. And rest assured, Ezekiel's pet tiger Shiva is there, too — in stuffed form, of course.