Since the first issue of The Walking Dead’s comic book series debuted in 2003, the franchise has grown to insane levels. It has spawned the hit AMC television show, multiple lines of action figures and toys, several video games, trading cards, and many other fantastic additions. It’s even crazier when you think that the whole franchise exists because of a lie,
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman hit a brick wall trying to pitch his zombie themed comic book to Image Comics. They felt that the story didn’t have enough of a “hook” to draw in readers. They told him that the book was nothing special and that it wasn’t interesting enough.