The Walking Dead 100 sets sales records – but is it too violent?
Image Comics has announced that “The Walking Dead” No. 100 has set a record in initial orders for the new century. The Image press release notes the 383,612 copies ordered of “The Walking Dead” No. 100 is the most since 1997, when another Image comic, The Darkness #11 was released. Comichron estimates “Darkness” No. 11 sales at 357,000.
“The Walking Dead” is written by Robert Kirkman and is the basis of the AMC television show. But some critics are wondering if the 100th issue of “The Walking Dead” went too far.
The AV Club writes that the 100th issue is one of the most devastating issues of the entire series, without the appearance of a single zombie.
#100 does what The Walking Dead does best: kill a central character in astonishingly brutal fashion. It’s an intense, extremely effective issue, but Kirkman ventures into dangerously gratuitous territory. In a series that’s built on shocker moments, how far is too far?
For those of you who have read the issue, what do you think? Did “The Walking Dead” go too far? Or do you like where Kirkman is going with the series?
- Matt Price
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