The Walking Dead, one of Image Comics' long-running series, has finally ended and fans have been going crazy over the news. While not perfect, the comic book was a consistent adventure filled with grim deaths, crazy character moments, and some awesome zombie fights. It also led to a crazy popular AMC show that has lasted nine seasons, though fans are wondering if the comic book ending means that the tv series will end as well.
Seems like that won't be the case since AMC sent this short statement to CinemaBlend:
This extraordinary comic created a world that already lives in multiple forms, and in the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world, and will for many years to come.
Let's be honest, the news isn't a shocker to anyone who has been following the AMC show. While it is still partially inspired by the comics, it hasn't been following the story consistently for a long time now. They even took Rick Grimes off the board as a lead character, opting for Daryl Dixon instead.
Funnily enough, the AMC show teased killing Rick off but actually separated him from the current group so that he can the character can star in some Walking Dead films made by the studio. Leave it to Robert Kirkman to kill off the character in his long-running comic series, just one issue before the finale.
The Walking Dead will return to AMC soon enough. Fans can pick up The Walking Dead #193 right now in comic book stores, assuming they still have them.