Robert Kirkman Reveals Walking Dead Alien Invasion Twist!

Herner Klenthur

Legendary comic creator Robert Kirkman has revealed a plot twist for The Walking Dead that is so unexpected it is also the only reason that Jim Valentino of Image Comics decided to take on the graphic novel.

In the video interview above from The Hollywood Reporter Robert Kirkman talks about the genesis of The Walking Dead and how through a series of easter eggs the final outcome of the zombie apocalypse is actually an Alien Invasion.

The Walking Dead comics are laying out the framework for an alien invasion. Or are they?


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      1. Chuva January 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm

        If the shark fits, jump it!

      2. Smith January 1, 2014 at 7:13 pm

        And this is why I think Kirkman is a tool. Aliens is the only way I see the tvshow lasting. There is a reason why zombie movies never go past 2 hrs. Cause he is gonna run out of story. You can only send the people out for meds so many times til it just becomes boring.

      3. Mith Besler January 1, 2014 at 7:15 pm

        Unless I missed it. Robert lied just to get the book created. And when asked where the aliens were he admitted he lied and there would be no aliens. Seen many good Zombie books go wrong by bringing in the alien factor. Dead Earth is about the only one I have read that was able to pull it off.

        But thank god no aliens in the walking dead.

      4. Kelli Klein January 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

        Please no aliens

      5. Roderick L. Beasley January 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm

        Please no

      6. Sam Browder January 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm


      7. MiDo Est January 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm

        if this is true , the show will suck so bad

        • Horror-Movies.ca
          Horror-Movies.ca January 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

          read more then the excerpt here, read the article

      8. Nick Jensen January 1, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        That’s the twist…aliens planted this “virus” here. Or I dont know what I’m talking about…you decide!

      9. Stephen Keane January 1, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        You’d might as well bring in a bloody dragon!!

      10. Allen Gamboa January 1, 2014 at 7:46 pm

        Kirkmans so full of crap. Its not even April yet.

      11. Jehsee Wayne Rahme January 1, 2014 at 7:46 pm

        Are you serious…. It’s my favorite show please don’t Fuck it up like this…

      12. Jason Kodran January 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm

        Hope this is bullshit!!

      13. David Alfaro January 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm

        no :(

      14. Tommy Johnson January 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm


      15. Matt Bible January 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm

        Watch the video. It was all a trick to get The Walking Dead published.

      16. Paul Stephen Edwards January 1, 2014 at 7:53 pm

        Sooo… the big plan is that it’s Plan 9 from Outer Space?

        • Horror-Movies.ca
          Horror-Movies.ca January 1, 2014 at 8:41 pm

          haha read the article :) its some great walking dead history

      17. Matthew Cook January 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm

        Wow, people still watch The Walking Dead. I’ve personally never been a fan of soaps, but to each their own. Happy New Year!

        • Horror-Movies.ca
          Horror-Movies.ca January 1, 2014 at 11:39 pm

          its gotten really good this season you should give it another shot

        • Matthew Cook
          Matthew Cook January 2, 2014 at 12:10 am

          Well…I keep hearing that, so I know I’ll try it again eventually. Thanks for replying, btw. I was frustrated at how few zombies there were per episode vs. interpersonal conflict, but I’ve definitely heard its gotten good again. Happy New Year.

      18. Tim Brown January 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

        Perhaps a space virus?

      19. Stephanie Hilker January 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm

        well if you people would have watched the interview instead of just commenting you would know this is a farce.

      20. Stephen A. Haight January 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm

        Even Kirkman says this isnt true.

      21. Κύριος Αυτός January 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

        have any of you watched the video?

        • Horror-Movies.ca
          Horror-Movies.ca January 1, 2014 at 8:43 pm

          based on the comments I would say no is the answer

      22. Keith Rouse January 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        Wait, i just checked the calendar. It’s January 1st. Not April 1st!

      23. Dank one January 1, 2014 at 8:01 pm

        It’s actually based entirely on a book called Gullibles Travels.

      24. Michael Hamreus January 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        And pigs really do fly!

      25. Adam Myles January 1, 2014 at 8:05 pm

        HA! funny enough, issue 75 of the comics covered this in a dream that Rick had after being knocked unconscious. He waked up and finds the governor as a half cyborg, and Lori still alive and that Aliens have actually attacked. LOL. It was a bonus part tot he comic, but it was funny.

      26. Audrey Evans January 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm

        That would be interesting

      27. Demas Dino Mireles January 1, 2014 at 8:21 pm

        such a big mistake
        that would suck so hard core

      28. Railey Garman January 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

        I think I’ll stop watching…

      29. Dave Newman January 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm

        I hope this is an attempt to create a new “April Fools”. More than likely this show will probably try to have an alien crossover, and try to be serious about it.

      30. Tristan Zombi January 1, 2014 at 8:57 pm

        What a joke! This would work in a shitty 80’s B-Movie. That’s it.

      31. Nick Gardiner January 1, 2014 at 9:05 pm

        God I hope not…

      32. Wilber Peñate January 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm

        Hahahaha!! Yes!!

      33. Michael Woods January 1, 2014 at 9:19 pm

        You guys are pretty much the worst horror news site.

        • Steven Urquhart
          Steven Urquhart January 2, 2014 at 3:44 am

          Did you even watch the video? Or even bother clicking the link?

        • Michael Woods January 2, 2014 at 3:47 am

          Yes. Still the worst.

      34. Wero Rudo January 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm

        Revee Heart

      35. Craig D Lewis January 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm

        Actually no, this was a prank he pulled a few years ago. He said if he made it to issue 75 he would reveal that it was all aliens. So when they got there he came through with his promise and in the last 5 pages or so that’s what happened. But it was a joke, it wasn’t canon and things returned to normal the next issue

      36. Isaac Cordova January 1, 2014 at 10:42 pm

        I would like them to do it, just to see how people freak out. haha

      37. D.l. Irick January 1, 2014 at 10:57 pm

        jim valentino said he hadn’t heard of an alien-zombie connection anywhere. i guess he hadn’t read stephen king’s “home delivery” or watched the part in “night of the living dead” about the downed satellite? glad it was all a ruse, though.

      38. Lisa LaRock January 1, 2014 at 11:59 pm

        I’ll stop watching if this is true

      39. Al Lister Crowley January 2, 2014 at 12:51 am

        Plan 9; The reviving of the dead to take over the world! OH NO! Wait a minute. Zombies can be kinda hot.

      40. Robbie LeBlanc January 2, 2014 at 1:14 am

        Link bait. If this happens they’ll lose way to much of a fan base including the actors themselves.

      41. jimmykitty January 2, 2014 at 1:17 am

        It’s sad that many people who are commenting can’t watch a * 2 minute and 20 second* interview before commenting knee-jerk reactions.

      42. Horror-Movies.ca January 2, 2014 at 1:37 am

        Wade you clearly are not getting my point. I will agree to disagree with you and move on. Sorry you dislike our site that much.

      43. Andrew Steven Garner January 2, 2014 at 3:04 am

        Ummm what?

      44. Kathy Thomas January 2, 2014 at 3:51 am

        Please dont go there. It would suck.

      45. Harry Reagan January 2, 2014 at 7:02 am

        Show sucks anyway. Aside from the first season any way.

      46. Rhonda Thompson January 2, 2014 at 9:53 am

        lost in the wilderness

      47. Everywhere Wilder January 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm


      48. Mike Buckendorf January 2, 2014 at 4:53 pm

        Anybody who knows anything about this series knows that was a running gag from waaayyyy back. Unclench, people.

      49. melinda bradley January 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm

        My most favorite things ever! Zombies and aliens! Woohoo! Only thing missing now: Ninjas!

      50. Melinda Bradley January 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

        It WOULD be neat.. my favorite things ever.. zombies and aliens.. only thing ,missing: NINJAS! Lol. Brilliant move by Kirkman .. Fellow Kentuckian who knows how to get shit done!

      51. Jason Welzin January 7, 2014 at 3:19 am

        Does anyone here even read the comic?

      52. Logo & Shibboleth (@ThinkNauts) February 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

        Issue #75