The folks at TMZ are always among the first to break these types of stories, so it should come as no surprise they have broken this one. Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, is suing Disruptor Beam Inc because they apparently have violated a 2014 agreement that was struck between Kirkman's company RK LLC and Disruptor Beam Inc.
RK stated that he's owed $690,000, and that Disruptor has stopped making payments to him. The payments were supposed to be for $500,000 after Disruptor's game, Walking Dead: March to War, which released in August 2017. RK said Disruptor was making payments somewhat on time until this month, where the company told him that they would be stopping payments until further notice.
At this time, the company would then owe Kirkman $190,000 for the rest of this year and another $500,000 for next year. According to TMZ, Kirkman wants the courts to force Disruptor to pay up the rest of the money that's owed.
This paints Robert Kirkman in a really bad light. Yeah, it sucks that the company couldn't pay him on time, but with COVID-19 ravaging the world as we speak, perhaps he could've give them a little more time? There's probably a lot more to this story then what we have been told so far, but what's been released makes Kirkman out to be a money grubber. Yeah, there's a contract, but that contract didn't account for China doing its best to recreate The Walking Dead for us all. Maybe just wait a little while instead of immediately suing them, yeah? You're already rich beyond your wildest dreams. Go count your money in your mansion and wait it out.
What do you think of this news? Are you on Kirkman's side or Disruptors? Do you think that this is a little unnecessary with COVID-19 going around? Let us know in the comments!