Written by Tim Midura
on Wednesday, February 15 2017 and posted in News with Benefits
He doesn't give a definitive answer.
Source: The Walking Dead #164
In the Letter Hacks column of The Walking Dead #164, the richest man in Kentucky Robert Kirkman and editor Sean Mackiewicz addressed a fan's theory about Rick and Carl Grimes' ages. The fan claimed Rick was 27-years-old on the first pages of The Walking Dead and his son was 7-years-old.
"Rick's age has never been revealed in the comic," Mackiewicz said. "Its true! Enough's revealed that you can figure out he was 23 years old when he started getting serious with Lori... which invalidates your theory because Rick can't have been 27 at the same time Carl was 7."
Take that fan!
"Robert and I disagree on many things, but maybe none more so than Carl's age," Mackiewicz. "The irony there is that I know Carl is 7, like you all do, because Robert wrote he was 7 in issue 5. So long as Carl never says how old he is post-time jump, you can just ignore what we say in the letter pages as made up s---. (Except for everything I just wrote.)"
But ignore everything they just said.
"It's totally possible that Carl has aged five years since the beginning of the series," Kirkman concluded. "Kids age fast!"
In summary, Kirkman has no idea how much time has passed in the comic.
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About the Author - Tim Midura
Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.
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