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Walking Dead creator 'disappointed' in Game of Thrones author's approach to spoilers

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Says he should have fought harder

Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead comic book series, has some choice words for Game of Thrones scribe George R.R. Martin.

In a recent Rolling Stone profile, Kirkman said that he sided with Game of Thrones fans who were outraged over the news that the newest season of HBO's flagship series, which is airing right now, would contain spoilers for book readers. Martin, who is currently working on the sixth installment, apologized to fans previously for not finishing the book on time, and said that, while the show will divert quite a bit from the book, there were major moments that couldn't be avoided.

Kirkman — who recently said he didn't have to worry about spoiling things for comic book readers in the show because the comics were so far ahead of the series — said even if the issue were to arise, he would never to do that to fans.

"That's the one thing I'm disappointed in George R.R. Martin for doing," Kirkman told Rolling Stone. "He should have just been like, 'Fuck you. You make it up now, I'll get to mine when I'm ready.'"

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have addressed the controversy in the past, and argued that since the show is so different from the books, even a few of the bigger reveals wouldn't ruin the experience for readers when the sixth book did come out.

Martin, who said he's still typing away furiously every day, doesn't know when the new book will be finished, but promised readers he's going as fast as he can.

Game of Thrones airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.


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