The Walking Dead Ends: 10 Key Moments From The Comic Series

Comic book fans were surprised this week when it was announced that the new issue of The Walking Dead (#193) would be the last. We're not going to spoil what happened in that final issue (head to your local comic shop to find out), but we are going to take a look back on ten key moments in the long and influential run of the Image Comics/Skybound series. The Walking Dead issues and volumes are noted under each moment so you'll know what to look for at your local comic shop.


Rick wakes up to a new world

After being wounded in the line of duty Sheriff Rick Grimes wakes from a coma to find a world filled with the undead.

Read more in:
The Walking Dead #1
The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye (JUL190310)
The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol. 1 (JUL190341)

Michonne arrives

The katana-wielding Michonne arrives at the prison where Rick and survivors are living. Michonne saves Otis and then gets let into the prison.

Read more in:
The Walking Dead #19
The Walking Dead Volume 4: The Heart's Desire (JUL190313)
The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol. 1 (JUL190341)

The Governor introduced, Rick loses hand

In issue #27 Rick, Glenn, and Michonne arrive at Woodbury and get introduced to The Governor. In issue #28, The Governor cuts off Rick's hand with a knife after confronting him about the prison.

Read more in:
The Walking Dead #27-28 
The Walking Dead Volume 5: The Best Defense (JUL190314)
The Walking Dead Compendium One (JUL190341)

Lori & Judith Grimes deaths

During the battle at the prison, Lilly, a Woodbury soldier, shoots Lori in the back, and the gunshot kills baby Judith too. A distraught Rick looks at his wife and daughter in shock.

Read more in:
The Walking Dead #48 
The Walking Dead Volume 8: Made To Suffer (JUL190317)
The Walking Dead Compendium One (JUL190341)


Fear the Hunters

The Hunters are a group of cannibals that stalk Rick and his team on their journey to Washington. Dale, who was bitten by a walker, gets the last laugh on the Hunters as he is "tainted meat."

Read more in:
The Walking Dead #61-66
The Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear the Hunters (JUL190320)
The Walking Dead: Compendium Two (JUL190342)

Here's Negan and the death of Glenn

Rick underestimates a gang called the Saviors, 
until their leader Negan uses Lucille, a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, to brutally kill Glenn.

Read more in:
The Walking Dead #100
The Walking Dead Volume 17: Something To Fear (JUL190326)
The Walking Dead: Compendium Three (JUL190343)

All Out War

A massive clash between Negan's Saviors and the united army of Rick and the Alexandria community, Ezekiel's Kingdom, and the Hilltop.

Read more in:
The Walking Dead #115-126
Volume 20: All Out War (Part One) (JUL190329)
Volume 21: All Out War (Part Two) (JUL190330)
The Walking Dead: Compendium Three (JUL190343)


The Whisperer War

The Whisperers disguise themselves as walkers to blend in with them and not get noticed. They are introduced in issue #130 and by issue #157 a new war breaks out between them and The Militia.

Read more in:
The Walking Dead #157-#162
The Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War
 (JUL190336)
The Walking Dead: Compendium Four (JUL190111) - In Shops October 2, 2019

New World Order

Michonne, Magna, Yumiko, Eugene, Siddiq, and Princess journey to Ohio, where they encounter The Commonwealth. This community has advanced equipment, a sports arena, and soldiers equipped with assault rifles and standardized, white-colored armor.

Read more in:
The Walking Dead #175-180 
The Walking Dead Volume 30: New World Order
 (JUL190339)
The Walking Dead: Compendium Four (JUL190111) - In Shops October 2, 2019



Rick Grimes death and series end

The conflict in the Commonwealth hits a fever pitch with the shocking death of Rick Grimes. That's all we are going to say about the events of the must read final issues.

Read more in:

The Walking Dead #191-193
The Walking Dead Volume 32: Rest in Peace (JUN190045) - In Shops August 7, 2019
The Walking Dead: Compendium Four (JUL190111) - In Shops October 2, 2019

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