In one shocking final twist, its being reported that Image Comics’ The Walking Dead is coming to a surprise end this week with issue #193, in spite of issues 194 and 195 previously being solicited.
The final issue will run to 71 pages, and will see series writer Robert Kirkman tying things up on his own terms.
Speaking about the announcement, Kirkman said “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. ”
He continued, adding “I hope you understand. I hope you, dear reader, know how much I appreciate the gift you have given me. I got to tell my story exactly how I wanted to, for 193 issues, and end it on my terms, with no interference at all along the way… at any point. That’s such a rare thing, and it doesn’t exist without the unyielding support this series got from readers like you. Thank you so much.”
The Walking Dead #193 hits shelves on July 3rd.