<i>The Walking Dead</i> #100 cover gruesomely remembers the fallen

Skybound has provided Robot 6 with Charlie Adlard's corpse-strewn cover for the 100th issue of The Walking Dead, which depicts every prominent character who's died in the acclaimed series.

"You can't see it, but (hero cop) Rick is actually holding a birthday cake in his hand," creator Robert Kirkman told USA Today. "Or, I guess, his only hand."

The anniversary issue arrives July 11 from Image/Skybound, marking what Kirkman hopes is only the first of such major milestones. "I really do want to do this for decades," he tells the newspaper. "I'm thrilled that it still feels like I have a full tank of gas."

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