‘The Walking Dead’ comic book crossed a major milestone this month. On Jan 13th they release their 150th issue titled ‘Betrayed’. The same day AMC released new key art teasing the return of season 6.
The comic — which started in Oct. of 2003 — and the show have been running in tandem since 2010, but fans have been able to enjoy both thanks to the diverging storylines. Many locations are mirrored (the swing by Hershel’s farm, the prison and Alexandria) but the arcs within both mediums have changed either slightly or drastically. Character life-spans also vary depending on how you consume your “Walking Dead.” Some characters who died seasons ago in the TV show are still kicking in the comics, and vice versa. Others, like fan-favorite TV character Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) exist purely in the show, at least for now.
“Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman has said in the past that he already has an ending for “The Walking Dead” in mind, but plans to continue on for 300 issues. AMC also has long-range plans for the hit series, which remains the highest-rated drama on television, with executive producer David Alpert having said they have ideas through season 12 of the show.
Feb 14th cannot come soon enough but until then curl up with the latest edition of the comic book.