Well with Game of Thrones is predicted to surpass their books very soon, it’s worth thinking about whether or not The Walking Dead will do the same.
TWD raced through 25 issues! It began in issue 75 and ended in the middle of issue 100 with Negan’s entrance. And at this rate, the series
will pass the comic books by season 9.
Have no fear, Robert Kirkman is here! He eased our worries in the issue 154 “Letter Hacks” section when a fan asked “what the heck is gonna happen when the show is caught to the comics because that’s happening very quickly!?”
“I can see how going from #75 to #100 in 8 episodes may cause some concern. But the show does double back on the comic from time to time, like presenting the Billy and Ben plot in a new way. Plus we’re still 54 issues ahead… Or really, 54 and a half since the cliffhanger interrupted the events of #100…
Yeah, look at it this way … it took us 6 seasons to get to 100. It won’t take us 6 years to get to 200 and that will take us to season … TWELVE. And we’ll still be ahead of the show at that point.
And if the show is still going strong at season 12 … well, that would be about the most amazing thing ever … so we’ll all be too busy celebrating to worry about anything.”
The full “Letter Hack”:
So fans, there isn’t anything we need to worry about. But in case the series does catch up to the comic books, let’s hope Kirkman pulls a George R.R. Martin and tells the producers exactly what he has planned.
When Beth “grows up” she wants to see her creations appear on the screen and stage. In her free time, Beth blogs about her love of craft beer and writes screenplays. She received her bachelors in journalism from Youngstown State and received her masters in communication from The University of Akron. She is honored to be a part of the FanFest family.