The Walking Dead reached a milestone last week with the release of the 100th issue. This particular issue also happened to become the best-selling comic of the 21st century. The issue was released on July 11, 2012 and sold through all 383,612 initial orders that same day making it the most sold comic book since 1997 when Image Comics released The Darkness #11.
Here is what the series creator, Robert Kirkman had to say about the milestone:
“The Walking Dead continues to greatly exceed all my expectations in all forms. I am especially excited for what this means for comics as an industry, that this is an independent comic hitting that number. The future of comics couldn’t be brighter as more and more readers are embracing new ideas in a big way.”
If you haven’t had a chance to start reading this amazing comic, I highly recommend doing so. And if you are a fan of the comic but haven’t read issue 100 yet, what are you waiting for?