Seriously, don't read this if you don't want spoilers for the Walking Dead comics. We don't want any crying Daryl faces over a little article with fair warning, K?
#TheWalkingDead currently has two story arcs running concurrently: the AMC show and the comics, and the comic storyline just went pretty dark. In a nutshell, Issue 161 saw Maggie and Carl do battle amidst the blaze of the Hilltop Mansion in the Whisperer War. The mansion collapsed on Carl as he looked for survivors in the burning building.
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Dr. Carson desperately tried to give Carl CPR, but it seems hopeless. In a few really small panels throughout the next few pages, his eye doesn't reopen, but he could be stirring. It would be extra cruel to kill off a character like Carl in a drawn-out, relatively ignominious way, but that's The Walking Dead world. It's a harsh place.
The most worrying thing for Carl-loving fans of The Walking Dead TV show is the fact that this storyline could be brought forward— especially as Chandler Riggs is has been accepted to Auburn college. Riggs told THR that he ''can't answer'' whether he'll be in season 8 or not, and that he's not certain The Walking Dead can be fit around his college schedule:
''You never know how it will go... I want for it to work out. Theoretically, I could take one or two classes on campus and maybe an online class. My professors would have to be willing to cooperate. It wouldn't be easy but I think that could be possible.''
Did Kirkman really just kill off Carl Grimes? That'd make the Most Shocking Walking Dead deaths list for sure: