The Walking Dead is a black-and-white comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman with art by Tony Moore. It focuses on Rick Grimes, a Kentucky. The Walking Dead is a monthly black-and-white American comic that started in IGN ranked Michonne, another protagonist, as the 86th Greatest Comic Book. is a list of all released and upcoming volumes for Image Comics' The Walking Dead. Volume Rest In Peace · Volume The Rotten Core · Volume
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Read The Walking Dead comic online free and high quality. Fast loading speed, unique reading type: All pages - just need to scroll to read next page. The Walking Dead, Vol. 32 TP Aug 7, The Walking Dead, Vol. 31 TP Mar 6, The Walking Dead Book 15 HC Oct 10, The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (): Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore: Books. THE WALKING DEAD comic graphic novel was a fast way to introduce me to the .
The Walking Dead has really always been as much Carl's story as Rick's. Now, as the last Grimes standing, Carl could take the reins and take the book in a new direction. It could honestly use a refresh. When I started developing the Commonwealth arc, I knew that we were going to get to this community that had some very distinct flaws, but was the first real solid step toward getting back to civilization, a place that has restaurants and has an infrastructure and a working government, although a corrupted government.
A fixer-upper civilization, if you will, and that Rick would essentially be giving his life to preserve this civilization.
Ending Rick's life wasn't an easy decision for Kirkman, though. After all, the show technically "killed off" Rick last season in order to free up Andrew Lincoln to star in the upcoming Walking Dead movies. While it's unknown where an injured Rick was flown off to after his climactic faceoff against the walker horde headed towards the communities, some theories point to the Commonwealth , which could be introduced in a movie before making its way to the show, if at all.
Basically, Rick's current Lancer is usually the biggest dude in the current group. Ironically enough, it was the criminal blasting the gun out of the lawman's hands in this particular instance. Also happens much later in Issue when Rick attempts to ambush and kill Negan only to find that he has several snipers hidden nearby as backup.
Nobody in his group manages to get a single shot off before having their guns blown right out of their hands. Boom, Headshot! Break the Cutie : Any nice characters do not stay in good mental health for long.
Driven to Suicide : Several of said cases result in this. Carol, Hershel, Maggie. Only Carol has eventually gone through with it by herself. Hard to blame him, however. A more humorous example occurs between Dwight and Negan when they see the massive incoming horde of walkers the allied settlements lured to the Sanctuary during the All Out War arc.
A far darker example would be Beta who was a pro basketball player who appeared in several commercials before the world went to shit. In this case its used to show just how far he has fallen by wearing human skin and living like an animal out in the woods. Children Forced to Kill : Carl does this to protect his own parents.
Cold-Blooded Torture : The Governor does this to Michonne, who returns the favor after being freed from her prison. What happens to the Hunters could count as well. Cold Sniper : Andrea can be this when she has to be. Comic-Book Time : Averted. Everybody ages.
Cosy Catastrophe : The devastation isn't as complete as one might expect and the ecosystem seems generally intact. Also, the zombies are mostly opportunists - they usually don't actively hunt the humans. This trope is especially invoked after the two year time skip. After a pretty hard first year in the Zombie Apocalypse the main characters have banded together to create a network of settlements to begin rebuilding civilization. As such they now have farms to grow food, workers to make weapons, tools and ammunition, and even riders to draw away large hordes of walkers.
The biggest threat to their safety at this point probably isn't even the zombies anymore, but other human survivors who have also established a permanent society in this new world, though time will tell how long this lasts Country Matters : Several characters have used this word when sufficiently pissed off.
Negan and Laura in particular use it like other people would use punctuation. Crapsack World : Unusually so, even for the Zombie Apocalypse genre. Creepy Child : All children become this after growing up with everyone they know being murdered and eaten warps their moralities and sanities out of all recognition. Ben's the first to go irretrievably nuts. Crippling Castration : The Governor has his penis nailed to a board and then severed after raping and torturing one of the main characters.
Needless to say, he deserved it. Cult of Personality : The Saviors. Their leader Negan is seen as a godlike figure who commands their total loyalty, respect and devotion. Well, most of them anyway. Curb-Stomp Battle : The battle between the Washington community and the raiders; the raiders are all killed moronically attacking the fortified community.
Daylight Horror : Discussed in issue seven. Rick complains when it begins to get dark and cloudy. Glenn welcomes the clouds because he considered the previous bright, sunny weather to be "a contradiction" to the terror around them. Decapitation Presentation : Issue , just issue It makes the prison massacre in issue 48 and Negan's batting practice with Glenn's head in issue look like nothing.
After capturing several people from the fair Alpha kills them and leaves their heads impaled on sticks as a warning to Rick. Olivia, Rosita The Governor also does this with Martinez after his corpse is recovered to stir the Woodbury citizens to battle.
In fact, Kirkman has stated he expects that Carl will be the one character most likely to reach the end of the series. Devoured by the Horde : In Issue 8, the group is surprised by a horde of zombies in Wiltshire Estates, that they thought was safe, causing Donna to be bitten in the face and forcing the survivors to leave her to this fate. In the "Made to Suffer" volume, when Lily discovered that she shot Judith, a baby, she's furious at the Governor for making her shoot them which makes her shoot him and shoves him into the horde of walkers while she leads the surviving Woodbury citizens out of danger into the prison.
When Alexandria is hit by a horde, Jessie and Ron are devoured right in front of Rick, who even has to chop Jessie's hand almost off, to force her to let go of Carl, so they can escape. Did I Mention It's Christmas? Rick instructs him not to mention it to the others: "I don't want to have to explain to my son that on top of all this other shit, Santa can't find him. The question is ignored.
Disaster Democracy Disposable Pilot : Though the Governor would have likely just killed him anyway it's mentioned that the pilot of the helicopter seen during the prison arc died in the crash while his partner was taken alive. And then killed afterwards. Disproportionate Retribution : All over the place. Laws, order and government are a thing of the past so most crimes and offenses are punished severely even in relative civil places.
Then there are people like the Governor who do things like rape and torture over minor slights. Doorstopper : The first Compendium version of the comic is one of these, each one having 8 volumes 48 issues. Driven to Suicide : Quite a few characters, some even to the extent of letting themselves be eaten alive by zombies. Drop the Hammer : Tyreese. Drowning My Sorrows : A few mourners can be seen doing this in issue right before the funeral scene at the church happens.
Dwindling Party : Happens to the group during the "Made to Suffer" arc that concludes the first compendium. Glenn, Dale, Andrea, Maggie, Sophia, Billy, and Ben all leave the prison once they decide it's too dangerous to stay with the Governor's impending attack. Andrea comes back later to help, but is quickly forced out of the fight. Then, Tyreese is killed, and Michonne is forced to flee after being attacked. The Dulcinea Effect : Carl falls for this extremely hard of Lydia, bonding with her when they're both locked up, defending her over the lives of two residents of Hilltop, and throwing away everything to be with her after knowing her for less than two days.
Early Installment Weirdness : It starts off as a fast-paced adventure about one man with a clear goal to get to his family and keep them safe until the zombie problem passes. After volume 2 it becomes a more long-term plan to establish a new society with the survivors they've found, becoming a soap opera of sorts and after volume 5 a small-scale war story on top of that.
After volume 8 it becomes a far more dystopian story where there's genuine danger that people within the group are going to go nuts and kill each other. Rick actually has little trouble with the first human characters he meets Morgan and Duane , which almost seems rather strange considering the running themes of the work. The TV Show reworked the scene to have Morgan panicking when Duane hits Rick with a shovel, but because he's afraid Rick might have been bitten.
Even Evil Has Standards : Negan. When one of the people from Rick's town tries to convince Negan to kill him so he can become leader, Negan literally eviscerates him for being a traitor. Later, when one of his own men tries to rape a prisoner, Negan is adamant that his people don't rape and stabs him through the neck.
Evil Counterpart : The Governor is arguably one of these for Rick.
The Cannibals are this for the group in general. In both cases though, Not So Different is worryingly in effect. Eye Patch Of Power : Carl creates this effect with a pair of sunglasses with one of their lens removed. Also The Governor. Eye Scream : Michonne scoops the Governor's eye out with a spoon while torturing him. When we next see him he's donning an Eyepatch of Power. Douglas tells the story of when he first realized the depths humanity could sink to, when he saw a news report about a man who got stoned and ate his four year old son's eyes.
Carl gets shot in the eye by a lost bullet; the shot blows a part of his head. He survives, and becomes increasingly creepier, to the point where Rick thinks he lost his son. Failed a Spot Check : Inverted for some cases, as Michonne always makes her spot checks. Fanservice Pack : Eugene loses a lot of weight and generally becomes more handsome as the series goes on. Faux Affably Evil : The Governor is pretty charismatic and well-liked by his people, but behind closed doors is a complete psychopath who cuts off Rick's hand within ten minutes of meeting him and rapes Michonne.
Foreshadowing : "For all we knew, you guys could've been a pack of roving cannibals. Forced to Watch : Volume 5 has a variant of this. Glenn and Michonne are locked into rooms right next to each other by The Governor.
Afterwards The Governor begins raping and beating Michonne as Glenn stares at the wall horrified and powerless to stop him. He doesn't see a single thing Volume 11 features a notable inversion of this trope in which the "good guys" inflict it upon villains. In this volume, Rick and his crew are pursued by a gang of vicious cannibals.
After capturing and disarming the cannibal gang, Rick and his companions execute them one by one using horrifically brutal methods while others are forced to watch until it is their turn to die. At the end of the volume, Rick says he feels his actions were justified, but realizes he has crossed a moral line from which there can be no return.
In Volume 17, Rick and his group are captured by Negan and his "Saviors". Negan then forces them to watch as he executes a member Rick's crew chosen at random, hoping this will convince Rick to submit to the Saviors' dominance. Forgotten Fallen Friend : Averted constantly. Several survivors are still mentioned dozens of issues after their deaths and the many losses the remaining cast have suffered through has greatly affected their sanity. One major example would be in issue with Carl mentioning Allen, a minor character who had died over issues ago during the prison arc.
From Bad to Worse : Pretty much the main point of the series. Hershel starts off with seven kids. By the time he dies, he's down to one.
And as pointed out further below, two of the deaths are his fault. After issue 48 things get so much worse that it might very well count as a Retool.
All pretence to safety goes out the window, several beloved characters are gone forever, and those that remain start to go insane. I think initially people are going to be angry. I try not to pay attention to anything and just think, what does the story need, what leads to the next big thing? Once I have a basic outline then I have to sit back and think, how do I structure this for the six-issue trade and the issue hardcover and the issue slipcase and the issue compendium?
It gives me a structure that I think is very helpful for the storytelling. Is there coordination with the show? A lot of the changes on the show end up being contractual.
If Andrew Lincoln wants to spend more time with his family or wants to take the character in new directions that necessitates a film series as opposed to our television structure, those are things that we have to take into consideration. Image A procession scene from Issue No. Because of that, some of the stuff with Michonne in the comics was given to Carol.