It’s a proven fact that The Walking Dead has been a smashing success for AMC. Lucrative as the show seems to be, it’s not been without it’s set of issues. Here’s the historical backdrop of The Walking Dead you probably won’t be aware of.
1. Artist Bites Back
Tony Moore’s artwork showed up in the initial six issues of Kirkman’s comic series. He filed a suit against Kirkman after he felt hoodwinked into signing over his financial rights to the franchise and was owed a part of the brainy pie once the series became a roaring hit. Kirkman had filed a counter-suit against Moore, asserting he’d broken their confidentiality agreement. The two genially settled the issue however, during the process, their friendship got severed.
2. Beam Me Up, Robby
When comic book writer Robert Kirkman first thought of the idea of The Walking Dead, he didn’t want his ideas to rot in a heap of generic zombie pitches, so he added aliens. He revealed that when he initially approached Image Comics about his story, they thought it required an additional snare. Therefore, he tossed in an extraordinary component, suggesting that his zombies could have been sent to Earth by aliens. Kirkman never planned to follow that plot track; however it got him the green signal. Eventually, Kirkman returned o the alien subject in Issue #75, which included a bonus that served as a kind of homage to that unique idea.