Season eight of The Strolling Lifeless has been a doozy. After a divisive and miserable seventh season at The Saviors’ marcy, With All Out Conflict in opposition to Negan has lastly begun. Whereas we have seen loads of unnamed characters die within the varied gunfights of the season, there hadn’t been any important character deaths. However the midseason finale modified this, revealing that Carl had suffered a zombie bite to the rib whereas combating off the undead with newcomer Siddiq. This has led many to query if Carl can even be killed off of the graphic novels, or if it will change the comics in any respect. Creator Robert Kirkman not too long ago addressed this, saying:
So far as whether or not or not I feel it’ll change issues for the comedian in a manner that’s detrimental to the present, I positively do not. I feel that there is loads of nice stuff from the comedian that shall be tailored into the present in Season 9 or past.
It appears like Robert Kirkman would not assume that Carl’s TV dying will have an effect on the comics in any respect. This ought to be a reduction to the OG Strolling Lifeless followers on the market, who’ve been following the graphic novels since they debuted again in 2003.
Certainly, Carl continues to be a serious participant within the Strolling Lifeless comics. The Grimes boy has emerged as a succesful member of the group, forming a household unit with Rick and Andrea (yeah, she’s alive too). Very like the comics, his distinctive relationship to Negan proved fascinating, though sadly now it seems that pairing is over on the present.
Robert Kirkman’s feedback at Walker Stalker Con (by way of Comic Book) additionally teased plot factors from the comics that is perhaps popping up in future Strolling Lifeless episodes. Despite the fact that we’re nonetheless very a lot wrapped up within the battle with Negan, followers of the comics have already been anticipating the arrival of the villainous group The Whisperers. Kirkman listed this as one of many many tales The Strolling Lifeless TV sequence has to mine from, saying:
Comedian ebook followers is perhaps enthusiastic about the potential of the Whisperers exhibiting up within the present. I am not confirming that, however I positively wouldn’t rule it out.
Now that is thrilling. The Whisperers are a few of The Strolling Lifeless’s most iconic and terrifying antagonists, and they’d be thrilling to look at in live-action. We’ll simply have to attend and see if/how the battle with Negan ultimately ends.