‘Walking Dead’ Season Four Photo: Daryl Dixon Puts On A Mask

There comes a time when heroes need to wear masks. That time has come for Daryl Dixon.

Entertainment Weekly has posted a brand-new photo from season four of “The Walking Dead,” ahead of the AMC zombie series’ presence at Comic-Con next week. The picture depicts Norman Reedus in-character as bow-slinging walker-killer Daryl, but he’s trading in his signature weapon for some new protective gear.

Check out the full photo below.

So, what’s with the bandana, Daryl? Is he suiting up to rob some bad guys? Is he just protecting his nose from the stench of rotting corpses? Either option is entirely likely given what we’ve seen happen in the zombie apocalypse.

It’s also not the first time we’ve seen Daryl make a dubious fashion choice, either. Never forget the poncho, y’all.

“The Walking Dead” returns for its fourth season in October. The show will have a massive presence at Comic-Con this year, with many of the stars in attendance, including Reedus.

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