Robert Kirkman talks The Walking Dead at NYC Comic Con


Although The Walking Dead’s fans are ready for the season 6 premiere, there is another even that shouldn’t be overlooked:  New York City’s Comic Con.

We know that the Comic Con event in San Diego is typically the one that gives us the most information on the popular television shows, comic books, action figures, video games, and other forms of entertainment regarding The Walking Dead.  However, this year, with the season 6 premiere event being held at Madison Square Garden, we’re seeing a lot more attention being given to the usually somewhat quiet news source.

The folks over at Comic Book Resources recently were part of an event with The Walking Dead’s creator Robert Kirkman, where he discussed all types of information on the popular zombie franchise.  Here are the highlights:

  • Robert Kirkman on Season 6 of The Walking Dead: “This is going to be the most intense season of ‘Walking Dead’ yet. Big cliffhangers at the end of every episode. I’m watching cuts and I go, ‘I gotta watch the next one!'”
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    Season 6 walker. The Walking Dead – AMC /

    Robert Kirkman on the aging of walkers:  “There’s a lot of green noses on set that are going to be taken out digitally.  Just continue to decay them up.”

  • Robert Kirkman on Negan:  “I think it would be very cool if Negan were to be introduced to the show. I don’t know when that would happen, though. I mean, I do, but I can’t say.”  He also added jokingly that he’d love Ed O’Neill for the role.
  • Robert Kirkman on Maggie:  “Maggie’s character is evolving, like all the others, but she’s really become very assertive. We’ll see more of her kicking some butt, as they say.”
  • Robert Kirkman on Fear The Walking Dead season 2: “Just because it’s taking place on a boat doesn’t mean they’re going to be on the boat all the time.”
  • Even though that wasn’t a lot of new information, it’s good to notice a couple big things.  More cliffhangers, more CGI, more Maggie, and more Fear The Walking Dead.  Overall, the theme of the discussion was MORE of everything.

    Personally, I’m not sure I like the idea of more of everything.  However, I do enjoy the idea of having two great shows for The Walking Dead and some great twists and turns in the comic book.  I just hope that the need to always be stepping things up and make things ‘bigger and better’ doesn’t change the product that we’ve grown to love over the years.

    We’ll get a taste of season 6 of The Walking Dead when it premieres on AMC on Sunday, October 11 on AMC.  Check your local listings for time and availability.

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