‘The Walking Dead’ Comics Were Supposed To End In Alexandria, According to Robert Kirkman

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2010-10-30
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The Walking Dead comics could’ve ended before we ever got to see Negan bring out Lucille. Creator Robert Kirkman confirmed during a San Diego Comic-Con panel for Image Comics he didn’t originally intend to go past issue 69.

Comic Book Resources reports Kirkman’s vision for The Walking Dead comics has changed since its creation, but there is an end in sight.

"The end has changed," Kirkman told the Comic-Con panel audience. "There was one version that would have had it ending as soon as everybody reached Alexandria."

Unfortunately, Kirkman didn’t say when or how he plans on ending the series. A good end game for The Walking Dead comics might be to kill off Rick Grimes in an epic way. Negan has taken care of the Whisperers threat, for now, and it would be appropriate for the villain to take out Lucille and finish off Rick. Negan might have a strange respect for Rick’s leadership, but that doesn’t mean he won’t kill him.

It wouldn’t seem right for the comic book storyline to just find a cure and wrap up the story. Eventually the number of walkers will taper off and humanity will be able to take control again, but that wouldn’t happen for years.

It would be cool to see Carl take over Alexandria and become a mix of both his father, Rick, and Negan. Carl also has a weird respect for Negan despite his evil tendencies. Negan has a strong sense of morality, which Carl admires even if he doesn’t agree with him. Carl becoming a hybrid of Rick and Negan might be the way to go for the series.

Who knows where Kirkman will do with the comics at this point? The Walking Dead could go on forever. What kind of ending do you see for The Walking Dead comics? Share your theories in the comments section below.

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