By Clark Collis
October 01, 2012 at 07:06 PM EDT

While the zombies to be found in Robert Kirkman‘s Walking Dead comic and its AMC TV adaptation may be slow-moving beasties, the same cannot be said for the folks behind The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine. The first issue of the title won’t arrive in stores until October 23 — although attendees of New York Comic-Con will be able to pick up a copy next week — but they’ve already finished not one but two gore-splattered covers for issue #2, which isn’t being published until December 18.

Below, you can check out both the newsstand cover, featuring TV show newcomer David Morrissey as The Governor, and an alternate featuring the work of Walking Dead comic artist Charlie Adlard.

Take a look and tell us what you think.

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