Robert Kirkman is known to address fan questions and concerns at the end of issues of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic books. In the “letter hack” at the end of issue #154, Led to Slaughter, which came out today, Kirkman addressed the season six finale of the TV show.
He begins the letter with the understatement of the century!
“Okay, the season six finale has certainly caused a fervor online. EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT. Some people love it. Some people are indifferent. Some people HATE it. We weren’t trying to game the audience, we weren’t trying to drive you crazy, and we certainly weren’t trying to FORCE you to come back for season seven… we hope you were always planning on doing that and still plan on doing that. We did want you to talk.” – Kirkman writes.
And talk we are! The anticlimactic finale aired almost exactly a month ago and the conversations are still going strong.
But Kirkman is in an awkward position. He has to defend the show but in Issue #100 of the comic series, he shows who gets the brunt of
the barbed wire baseball bat attack… Glenn. (Honestly if you didn’t know that happened by now, I don’t know what to tell you…) But there was NO CLIFFHANGER.
His singular vision was not one of a cliffhanger, but together the team came up with the idea.
Here is Kirkman’s letter in entirety.
There are only 5 months left before the big reveal, we can make it! And Robert Kirkman’s got our back!