Robert Kirkman’s Letter to ‘The Walking Dead’ Fans
Published on May 4th, 2016 | Updated on May 18th, 2016 | By FanFest
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!
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6 thoughts on “Robert Kirkman’s Letter to ‘The Walking Dead’ Fans”
I admit at first I was annoyed,
but after watching again &
after listening to Kirkman & Gimple on Talking Dead, I totally got why
did it that way. Now,
I’m just praying it isn’t certain characters I love the
most & as, he
says, I do have a few months now
to live in hope.
it is, I’ll be upset, but I doubt I’ll be as
upset & angry as I still am
that they killed my darling ‘Bud’ played Christopher Berry after mid-
cliff-hanger. Thta was
probably the best 6 min performance I have ever seen on
TWD & he really
should have become a cast
Kirkman & Gimple
should bring Christopher Berry back as a
member of the Kingdom playing
twin brother an dhave him seek revenge on Daryl, LOL
At the very
FanFest,must invite him
to some events – primarily Walker Stalker London
this is just Kirkman trying to
wriggle out of the mess he, Gimp
and the lazy writers created. they know that it backfired and are doing all
can to salvage the
show..too little, too late, neck beard. just admit the
writers dont know
what the f*** they are doing and
have run out of ideas. its
better to put the show out of its misery now than
to drag it on and on until its
blame kirkman. I blame the lazy
writer’s!! Why rush negan?! I
think JDM was a
fabulous casting, but with that being said…JDM was doing
another show! And
shave or bulk up a bit!! Honestly there were saviors bigger then him.
going to quote someone ” while JDM
was a awesome choice, he looked like a
crack head negan” lmfao. Now I
wouldn’t go that far..JDM is a sexy
ass man! I
think the build up to negan was scary ass shit.. Fade to black
with negans voice
saying ” hi,
I’m negan” fade to black..let the summer be filled of discussion
Honestly I know someone’s
getting a date with Lucille! Give JDM a
chance to bulk up and shave!! Now
I’m loving a mans beard and JDM is
more sexy with his beard! But not doing negan..I loved how they
stayed true to
entry in comic’s. But we were also told it will be
uncensored.. Lie ..but
hey when it comes out on blue Ray
you can BUY IT!! AMC
greed is on the virtue of loosing very loyal fans!!
Cannot do a do over now!!
with you they f* cked up big time
..lazy writing for sure. Felt
like they rushed
negan epic fail
I thought the
finale was amazing. All
shows end the season with a
cliffhanger. Deal with it.
was neither FUN nor was
it cool, it was a cheap cop out,
and honestly, I am not
thinking about it anymore. October will come and I
will watch the show like I
always did, on the net, whether it will be the airing day or three weeks
The worst he can get from
us Fans is that we stop caring and let him have his
cheap fun with his badly
placed cliffhangers, all of
season 6 was a rotten
crapfeast, I hope the 7th seasons gets better, because
having to watch hours of
cheap and shallow fillers (aka couples popping up everywhere) is turning a
that was great to watch
into an embarrassing soap-opera.