Readers that are current with The Walking Dead comic series (which should be everyone reading this unless you want spoilers) are aware that leading man Rick Grimes is circling his deathbed after the events of the most recent issue.
Rick has been shot in the chest quite near his heart and it doesn’t seem as if he’s going to be pulling out of this one. Now, while this wouldn’t be the first time The Walking Dead has led readers to believe one thing while actually planning to kill off another character, the fact that Image Comics is releasing a blank Variant cover option for this must mean it does have high importance.
As you can see from his following tweet, writer Robert Kirkman himself took to social media to ensure that fans are aware of exactly how important issue #192 is to the series.
— Robert Kirkman (@RobertKirkman) May 13, 2019
If this is the final issue for the main character and many fans’ favorite, having a Blank Variant will allow them to draw whatever they like to immortalize the importance of it.
But what do you think? Has the comic version of Rick Grimes finally met his demise, or is this just a red herring for whatever awaits fans in the upcoming issue #200?
Let us know your opinion below, and catch out the trailer for the latest season of The Walking Dead on AMC.
The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic survival series featuring a large ensemble cast of survivors of the zombie apocalypse, trying to stay alive from the near-constant threat of attacks from the mindless zombies, colloqially known as walkers. However, with the fall of humanity these survivors also face conflict from other living survivors who have formed groups and communities with their own sets of laws and morals, often leading to hostile conflict between the human communities.
The Walking Dead airs on AMC on Sunday nights at 9.