WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for The Walking Dead #192, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, on sale now.

After being shot by Sebastian Milton, Issue #192 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead saw the shocking death of Rick Grimes. Naturally, this is a huge development and as such, the book is already scheduled to receive a second printing, this time with a new commemorative cover.

According to Image, "THE WALKING DEAD #192 commemorative cover will feature imagery showcasing the latest twist to the series... and will be on shelves the same day as THE WALKING DEAD #193 hits stores."

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"Rick's death was planned longer than any death in the series," writer Robert Kirkman explained in the "Letter Hacks" section of the latest issue. "I've been working toward this since I started writing... issue #1. It doesn't make it any easier, but it's been something I've been getting more and more used to as the years got down to months and then weeks... I knew it was coming."

"Even before we introduced Sebastian Milton (in issue #177) I knew he was the one who would kill Rick Grimes," he continued. "For almost a decade now I knew Rick would choose to preserve the Commonwealth no matter the cost... and it would cost him his life."

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The Walking Dead #193, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, goes on sale July 3.


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