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Letter Hacks is Robert Kirkman's letter column at the end of most issues of the Comic Series. Questions are answered or there is a note to the readers.

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Notable Letters and InformationEdit

Volume 1: Days Gone ByeEdit

Issue Note(s)
#1 None
#2 It is confirmed that the zombies won't ever be intelligent.
#3 None
#4 None
#5 None
#6 None

Volume 2: Miles Behind UsEdit

Issue Note(s)
#7 None
#8 Kirkman establishes that he is never going to provide a rational explanation for how the outbreak occurs. He thinks any explanation would disrupt the normalness, and border "science fiction". He is more interested in what happens post-outbreak than what had happened leading up to it.
#9 None
#10 None
#11 None
#12 None

Volume 3: Safety Behind BarsEdit

Issue Note(s)
#13 None
#14 None
#15 None
#16 None
#17 None
#18 None

Volume 4: The Heart's DesireEdit

Issue Note(s)
#19 None
#20 None
#21 None
#22 None
#23 None
#24 None

Volume 5: The Best DefenseEdit

Issue Note(s)
#25 None
#26 None
#27 None
#28 None
#29 None
#30 None

Volume 6: This Sorrowful LifeEdit

Issue Note(s)
#31 None
#32 None
#33 None
#34 None
#35 Kirkman reveals that a Rick Grimes full body statue has been made by Clayburn Moore.
It is confirmed that Delcourt will be taking over the French language publication of the book.
#36 Kirkman doesn't plan on ever writing what caused the apocalypse.
Michonne doesn't know any formal martial arts.
Robert Kirkman confirms it is Thomas Richards corpse that a roamer trips on in Issue 20.

Volume 7: The Calm BeforeEdit

Issue Note(s)
#37 None
#38 None
#39 None
#40 None
#41 Kirkman confirms the rule that everyone has the same infection (of unknown origin) that causes zombies. Unless your brain is damaged, however way someone dies, they end up a zombie. A zombie bite kills due to infection or blood loss, not because of the zombie virus.
#42 None

Volume 8: Made To SufferEdit

Issue Note(s)
#43 None
#44 None
#45 None
#46 None
#47 None
#48 Kirkman originally had intended Lori and Judy's death in #47, not this one. He writes this, however, makes the "twist" with Alice possible, but also equtes to most of the deaths in this arc taking place in this issue, which had not been Kirkman's plan.
Kirkman also writes he is not officially saying all the Woodbury survivors were killed, but "the prison is dead to me. I've moved on and so have the characters."

Volume 9: Here We RemainEdit

Issue Note(s)
#49 None
#50 None
#51 None
#52 None
#53 None
#54 None

Volume 10: What We BecomeEdit

Issue Note(s)
#55 None
#56 None
#57 None
#58 None
#59 None
#60 None

Volume 11: Fear The HuntersEdit

Issue Note(s)
#61 None
#62 None
#63 None
#64 None
#65 None
#66 None

Volume 12: Life Among ThemEdit

Issue Note(s)
#67 None
#68 None
#69 None
#70 None
#71 None
#72 None

Volume 13: Too Far GoneEdit

Issue Note(s)
#73 None
#74 None
#75 None
#76 None
#77 None
#78 None

Volume 14: No Way OutEdit

Issue Note(s)
#79 None
#80 None
#81 None
#82 None
#83 None
#84 None

Volume 15: We Find OurselvesEdit

Issue Note(s)
#85 None
#86 None
#87 None
#88 None
#89 None
#90 None

Volume 16: A Larger WorldEdit

Issue Note(s)
#91 None
#92 None
#93 None
#94 None
#95 None
#96 None

Volume 17: Something To FearEdit

Issue Note(s)
#97 None
#98 None
#99 Kirkman confirms that Daryl Dixon won't appear in the Comic Series.
Kirkman confirms that he's not using elements from The Bible.
#100 None
#101 None
#102 A letter sent in by Steven Yeun jokingly insulted Robert Kirkman and stated that he was very upset about the death of Glenn in Issue 100.

Volume 18: What Comes AfterEdit

Issue Note(s)
#103 None
#104 None
#105 None
#106 Kirkman confirms that the Lilly in the Video Game is not the same character as the Lilly in the Comic and Novel Series.
#107 It is confirmed that Jeffrey Grimes will never appear in the Comic Series.
#108 Kirkman confirms the prison was originally supposed to appear in Issue 7.

Volume 19: March To WarEdit

Issue Note(s)
#109 None
#110 None
#111 Kirkman stated that zombies do not digest food, and when their stomach is full, the food is simply forced out through the anus.
#112 None
#113 Kirkman suggests that Ezekiel could be the smartest person in the Comic Series.
#114 Kirkman reveals that there will be three trade paperbacks released in 2014.

Volume 20: All Out War - Part OneEdit

Issue Note(s)
#115 None
#116 None
#117 None
#118 Kirkman reveals that Paul "Jesus" Monroe is a fan of the novel series "Goosebumps".
#119 Kirkman states that "All Out War" will take readers to some very new, different, and exciting places. He says that the book starts being drastically different with Issue 127.
#120 None

Volume 21: All Out War - Part TwoEdit

Issue Note(s)
#121 It is stated by Robert Kirkman that "...whatever is making them [zombies] walk around is also keeping them from rotting to bones in a matter of weeks."
#122 None
#123 Kirkman and Sean discussed that the war, up to this point, had been about a week and a few days, with #115 and #116 being one day. #118 being approximately a week, with all the quick, smaller attacks on the outposts. And then #119 and #120 being another day.
#124 None
#125 None
#126 None

Volume 22: A New BeginningEdit

Issue Note(s)
#127 Sean Mackiewicz revealed that Negan was the one who killed Holly. Mackiewicz also announced that this issue takes place two years after "All Out War".
#128 Robert Kirkman implies the timeskip length was supposed to be a secret (regarding Sean revealing it in the previous column). He also reveals that he planned to keep both Rick and Negan alive since the beginning.
#129 It was revealed that the #132 cover would feature Maggie Greene holding her and Glenn's child.
#130 None
#131 None
#132 None

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