If you’re a Walking Dead fan who reads the comic and watches the show, you know that they are vastly different. They parallel each other in an interesting way.
The show/comic dynamic makes you kind of think that the show is the other story Robert Kirkman could have told. That being said – you have surprises on the show that were not in the book AND you have things in the book that will likely never be in the show.
Here are the top five moments that we may never get to see on AMC’s The Walking Dead:
Carl shooting Shane
This was one of the more shocking moments in the early run of The Walking Dead. Carl killed Shane for reasons that again paralleled the show.
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As a fan I was somewhat disappointed to see the Shane/Rick dynamic end without Carl busting a cap in Shane (is it still cool to say that?…was it ever cool to say that?). That is one moment that I think would have made for excellent TV (although Carl shooting Zombie Shane was a nice nod).
Andrea hooking up with Dale
This was one of the things in the comic that made the fans breathe a sigh of relief. AMC’s Andrea is very different from her counterpart in the comic. Both are prominent female leads but comic Andrea is a certified badass that doesn’t really need anything except the comfort of a loved one.
TV Andrea is almost despicable. Since Dale died on the show we will never get to see that unexpected relationship come to fruition and that’s a damn shame.
Dale dying on TV was one thing but Dale being eaten by cannibals while he was infected with the zombie plague was a thing of beauty.
As a certain Stan “The Man” once uttered; “Nuff said”.
Carl getting half of his face blown off
Seriously, does this really need an explanation? Unless AMC fast forwards this event to this season or the next, the TV viewing populace will never witness one of the most heart wrenching moments of the comic book. Just when you think he might be dead the little guy just gets half of his face shot off – literally.
Negan is quite possibly the biggest baddie that the survivors have ever faced. It is so far beyond what AMC’s version of Rick’s crew is dealing with right now. At the pace the show is moving, we may never get to see this big bad on camera.
Rick losing his hand
The Governor/Michonne unwanted love affair
AMC’s The Walking Dead returns from mid-season hiatus this Sunday, February 10 at 9PM.
Rich Stambolian (@btcrich) can be found in his native habitat of Flushing, Queens. When he’s not in the wild he enjoys a good comic book, a good rasslin’ match, a video game or two, and maybe an ice cold sud.