The Walking Dead: Does The Zombie Apocalypse Ever End? – Screen Rant

The Walking Dead comic series gave fans a taste of what the zombie apocalypse might look like, but does the onslaught of the undead ever truly end?

When it comes to the swarming hordes of the undead, Image Comics The Walking Deadis considered to be one of the best zombie stories of all time. Populated by unforgettable characters and gory action to boot, the idea of zombies as an extended entertainment property was barely a blip on the pop-culture radar before Rick Grimes and company came to the scene, ushering in a fad that is more or less still going strong today.

And althoughThe Walking Deadmight be over and done with as a comic series after its surprise final issue premiered in 2019, the question remains as to whether or notfan favorite characters can continue living hopeful lives in the face of a zombie outbreak that has decimated the worlds population and sent humanity back to what is essentially the beginnings of civilization. So after all of this time and all the hurdles jumped in order to simply survive another day, does the zombie apocalypse ever truly end in the comics? Or arethe heroes faced with a never-ending crusade against the undead that they have no hope of ever ending?

Related: The Walking Dead: A Major Character Just Died In Alternate Universe

Over the course of creator Robert Kirkman's193 issue run, protagonist Rick Grimes and his ragtag group of survivors fought tooth and nail to do everything in their power to make living in a zombie apocalypse better than it actually was. Losing more friends and loved ones than he can count, Rick spent the entirety of the original comic run fighting for a life that by all intents and purposes should not be possible in a world where the dead have come back to munch on the living.

After so much time fighting zombies and crazed survivors alike, the constant threat of being bitten and infected by a member of the walking dead was as normal as catching a cold on a chilly day, a fact that became commonplace amongst the survivors as they pushed to make a better, safer world than before. Unfortunately, that didn't come to fruition, as shown in the final issue of the series. A a 25-year jump in timeshowsCarl Grimes, son of Rick, as a father and member of a spreading number of large human settlements across the land, the zombie apocalypse is still a thing to be dealt with, albeit a manageable one.

In the decades after Rick Grimes' death that spurred the time jump in the final issue, the zombie problem has gone from survivors worrying about what undead evil lurks around the next corner to being more of a nuisance than anything else. As shown by Maggie and Glenns slightly off-kilter son Hershel, the zombies have become so much of an afterthought that hes created a less than tasteful undead sideshow attraction, proving that while the zombie apocalypse is definitely still a problem, its one that the remaining members of humanity have learned to cope with and handle.

So while the zombie apocalypse may never be over in the world of The Walking Dead, it can at least be managed to a point that it isnt the terrifying threat to humanitys existence thatit once was. But who knows? All it takes is one bite for it all to come crashing down again, sofor now the comics' heroes can breathe a sigh of relief and take solace in the fact that their hard work and dedication to a new world is actually paying off for once. At least for now.

Next: Marvel's Greatest Warrior is Making a 'Walking Dead' Mistake

The New Wonder Woman Already Has DC's Greatest Sidekick

Brian is first and foremost a nerd in every way shape and form. He likes to compare himself to a black hole, consuming any and every form of entertainment unlucky enough to get caught in his gravitational pull. It's not uncommon on any given day for him to read a couple comics, settle down with a good book, watch a few movies (inside and out of the theater), catch up on his ever growing but never depleting streaming queue, challenge himself with a few good video games, and of course, write his heart out. He spends every waking moment dreaming up interesting and intriguing concepts and ideas that will hopefully one day inspire and entertain anyone looking for an escape from their daily lives. Graduating from Full Sail University in good old humid Florida, Brian currently lives and works in New York City and lives for the day when all he has to do is wake up and create something unique and new for people to enjoy.

The Walking Dead: Does The Zombie Apocalypse Ever End? - Screen Rant

Related Post

Reviewed and Recommended by Erik Baquero
This entry was posted in Zombie. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.