Newswire: Robert Kirkman to kill off The Walking Dead comic

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After 14 years and 169 issues, creator Robert Kirkman has decided to give the comic-book version of The Walking Dead the gift of sweet oblivion. Kirkman revealed his plans to put a bullet in the head of his hit zombie comics franchise at The Walking Dead panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where he said, “I think about two or three years ago, I had a pretty good idea for a definitive ending. I have known that since then and been working towards that, so I know exactly where I’m going and what’s going to happen when I get there.”

Kirkman said he could have ended the series earlier, but decided not to because “I had all kinds of cool stuff I wanted to do.” He adds that the ending itself is top secret, and he hasn’t told anyone what it is or written it down anywhere, lest ...