This sucks. His explanation, of course, makes sense, but I can't believe he'd end it. I was hoping this would continue on forever as he has said, as his labor of love. There has to be other artists willing to work on it, so in the end, this is Kirkman ending it because he isn't making money on it.
My monthly pull used to be full of capes, image and vertigo. Today, it's only Invincible, Saga and Twd and the only reason I still get any singles is Invincible. After it ends, I'm done with buying any monthlies. Spiderman has always been my favorite character until the Invincible universe came along. I've always explained Invincible as Spidey done right. There's still so much story to tell and so many hanging plots..... I love TWD, but story-wise, that is the title that should logically end before Invincible. Not money-wise though.
Kirkman has been my favorite creator since he came around. Ultimate x-men, Ant-Man, marvel team-up, were all books that spoke to me even though he didn't create them. Destroyer and mutant 2009 were amazing. But none of those could top his creator owned stuff. I'm extremely disappointed in him for ending his best creator owned super hero world.
I honestly had to stop and make sure today wasn't April 1. Wow. Super bummed. One more reason (a really big one) for me to stop comics altogether, follow Saga in hardcovers and consolidate the mess out of my collection.
Dramatic? Yeah, but this is the only book that always kept me into comics when no others could. Love Kirkman, abhor this decision.