Just like that...
"I’m upset, too. I’m going to miss it as much as you will, if not more so. It breaks my heart that I had to end it. and we have to move on but I just love this world too much to stretch things out until it doesn’t live up to what I want it to be," reads a purported partial statement from Kirkman.
They solicited the next 2 months of issues. My guess is we get a reboot with a new number 1 despite what he says.
The Disgruntled Greek
Honestly - I was pretty devastated when I heard this news.....but I’m open to a reboot if it will focus on different characters, maybe a different area of the world and start it back at the beginning of the outbreak and show how other circumstances change how someone grows and adapts. I haven’t been in love with TWD since they stayed in Alexandria. The safety of the book changed and even though the external human attacks were more serious, it lost its true “creepy” factor when it shifted to living enemies instead of the dead.
I liked the edge of the seat, moving from place to place element of the book (and the TV show for that matter)
As for Kirkman’s statement about not wanting to stretch it out.... I have a hard time buying into that! He is helping AMC pummel the market with Zombie series with 3 TWD tv series and several movies coming soon - I can’t imagine a comic book is really making him feel like this world is being stretched thin (or getting it closer to that) but I do think that maybe he feels that he has told this tale and is ready to move on to telling a new tale in the same universe....... TWD has cemented its place in history along with Superman, Batman, Spider-Man..... people will keep buying the zombie verse......why leave cash on the table?