The Walking Dead - and we don't mean the GB - make their first shuffling appearance in WTS literature! As a long time reader of Awake! and an even longer fan of horror movies, I should know. Check out the necrotic ghouls on the inside page of the September 2012 Awake!
OK, sure they clutter up the page with giant killer robots (Transformers? The Day The Earth Stood Still?) as well as what looks like Raelians being beamed up to their mother ships, but that's all phooey. The game changer in WTS artwork is, without a doubt, the three stumbling walking corpses that have become synonymous with apocalyptic blood-letting. The three figures depicted are straight out of post-Romero, flesh-eating, zombie cinematic fare.
So now we know how those art department Bethelites pass their time after a few beers in the evening. Correct me if I'm wrong but the recently re-animated dead have NEVER (OK, apart from bandaged Lazarus) made any appearance in WTS artwork. So I hope this is the first of many appreciative nods in the direction of modern splatter horror in the magazines and we will soon see the likes of Freddie Kruger, Leatherface, Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers and maybe even Jigsaw himself!