‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Knows The Source Of The Outbreak, But He’s Keeping Tight Lipped

10.06.16 2 weeks ago • 10 Comments

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Robert Kirkman knows exactly how The Walking Dead outbreak occurred, but you’ll never see it in the pages of the comic.

During a panel at the New York Comic-Con Thursday, the series creator explained that both readers — and the characters themselves — won’t find out what was behind the deadly (undeadly?) zombie apocalypse:

I’ll never reveal what the source of the outbreak is in the comic. I’m never going to do that. I know what caused it. Any effort to have them become aware of the source would bring the comic into the realm of science fiction and I don’t think that would be necessary.

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