The Walking Dead Creator Reveals What Caused The Zombie Apocalypse


It’s been 10 years since AMC’s The Walking Dead aired and 6 months for the reason that comedian ebook concluded with challenge #193. Now, in spite of everything this time has handed, author and co-creator Robert Kirkman has revealed what began the zombie apocalypse in his fictional collection. Turns out it was aliens all along–well, type of.

In responding to a fan on Twitter who requested how the collection’ zombies got here to be, Kirkman stated area had one thing to do with it. Apparently, a “space spore” is what created the walkers in TWD’s universe.

As GameSpot sister web site Comic Book notes, Kirkman and authentic collection artist Tony Moore pitched a continuation to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, a 1968 horror movie wherein scientists thought reanimated corpses had been attributable to a returning area probe’s explosive radiation. Kirkman’s “space spore” reply is probably going an homage to Romero’s cult horror traditional.

Kirkman’s reply seemingly corroborates earlier statements he has given, comparable to one in 2018 the place he stated the zombie an infection and ensuing calamity was due to “a crazy sci-fi thing that would make the story all that much weirder.”

In that very same 2018 interview, Kirkman primarily stated the zombie apocalypse’s trigger issues little or no as a result of he does not imagine the collection’ characters would purchase any rationalization. “Honestly if a scientist from Washington came to the character and told them what happened the characters would just shrug and say ‘Oh… okay,'” Kirkman stated on the time. “It wouldn’t change their lives at all.”

In an interview from 2017, Kirkman stated AMC’s The Walking Dead is unlikely to discover a remedy for the infectious virus, citing that it “would be a boring show” if every little thing wrapped up neatly with a remedy. So whereas the comedian ebook has ended, we’ll have to attend and see how the tv present continues to deal with the walkers.