History ComicBook / TheWalkingDead

12th Mar '17 9:34:45 AM valar55
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''The Walking Dead'' is a {{zombie apocalypse}} {{comic book}}, written by Robert Kirkman with art by Charlie Adlard[[note]][[ComicBook/BattlePope Tony Moore did the first six issues]][[/note]], featuring an [[{{Ensembles}} ensemble cast]] ([[AnyoneCanDie which is constantly in flux]]) of survivors [[AfterTheEnd struggling to survive]] over the long-term duration of the zombie uprising. The de facto main character is Rick Grimes, a [[FairCop police officer]] who was shot in the line of duty; when he wakes up from a {{convenient coma}}, all hell has broken loose. Rick goes in search of his family and safety, both of which end up being more tenuous than not.

While most zombie apocalypse comic books focus on {{more dakka}} and improbable skills at fighting in order to showcase {{big damn heroes}}, ''The Walking Dead'' focuses more of its action on {{survival horror}} and the [[DramaTropes psychological and personal relationships]] which result from [[ItNeverGetsAnyEasier the stress of being constantly on guard]]. As one critic put it, the title is specifically ''not'' referring to the zombies, but the survivors.

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''The Walking Dead'' is a {{zombie apocalypse}} {{comic book}}, written by Robert Kirkman with art by Charlie Adlard[[note]][[ComicBook/BattlePope Tony Moore did the first six issues]][[/note]], featuring an [[{{Ensembles}} ensemble cast]] ([[AnyoneCanDie which is constantly in flux]]) of survivors [[AfterTheEnd struggling to survive]] over the long-term duration of the zombie uprising. The de facto main character is Rick Grimes, a [[FairCop police officer]] who was shot in the line of duty; when he wakes up from a {{convenient coma}}, ConvenientComa, all hell has broken loose. Rick goes in search of his family and safety, both of which end up being more tenuous than not.

While most zombie apocalypse comic books focus on {{more dakka}} MoreDakka and improbable skills at fighting skills in order to showcase {{big damn heroes}}, BigDamnHeroes, ''The Walking Dead'' focuses more of its action on {{survival horror}} and the [[DramaTropes psychological and personal relationships]] which result from [[ItNeverGetsAnyEasier the stress of being constantly on guard]]. As one critic put it, the title is specifically ''not'' referring to the zombies, but the survivors.
1st Mar '17 2:58:53 PM The12thDoctor
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* HistoryRepeats: [[spoiler:Amy died by a walker biting her on the right side of her neck. 160 issues later, her sister ends up getting bitten on the same side by a walker, seemingly]].
31st Jan '17 9:49:45 AM Emreld3000
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* TheDulcineaEffect: 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.
26th Jan '17 10:22:51 PM Emreld3000
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* PowerFist: Rick acquires one for his right hand in the joke alien invasion story.
6th Nov '16 12:41:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Surviving in this comic is largely dependant on being one, so most of the cast become this over time. The most notable examples are probably Rick, Michonne, Andrea, Abraham, Tyreese, and Jesus.
2nd Nov '16 8:42:34 PM Agronac919
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rick verbatim when he [[spoiler:attacks Pete Anderson and pulls a gun on Douglas Monroe before figuring out how far over the line he has gone]].

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
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Rick verbatim when he [[spoiler:attacks Pete Anderson and pulls a gun on Douglas Monroe before figuring out how far over the line he has gone]].gone]].
** More ''My God What Did I Almost Do'' but Abraham is positively freaked out after Maggie wakes up mere moments before he can shoot her to prevent her from turning.
23rd Oct '16 6:17:09 PM KingClark
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Michonne's blade. Starts as an [[AvertedTrope Aversion]] - it gets stuck in a skull once, when we [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness first]] meet her - but then cuts through anything like a hot knife through butter. Rick's hatchet, on the other hand, is as sharp as the plot needs it to be at any given time.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: AbsurdlySharpBlade:
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Michonne's blade. Starts as an [[AvertedTrope Aversion]] - it gets stuck in a skull once, when we [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness first]] meet her - but then cuts through anything like a hot knife through butter. Rick's hatchet, on the other hand, is as sharp as the plot needs it to be at any given time.
23rd Oct '16 6:16:29 PM KingClark
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* AbandonedHospitalAwakening: The first issue starts with Rick getting shot, then awakening weeks later to find thing have changed.

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* AbandonedHospitalAwakening: The first issue starts with Rick getting shot, then awakening weeks later to find thing that things have changed.
10th Oct '16 4:09:11 AM PotatoPatato
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* WreckedWeapon: Shockingly happens to [[spoiler:Lucille]] in issue 159 during the fight between [[spoiler:Negan and Beta.]] The owner takes it about as well as [[BerserkButton you'd]] [[BigNo expect.]]
17th Sep '16 9:31:37 PM marston
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** Negan, leader of the Saviors, from Issue 96 to 126.[[spoiler: He seems to have regained this position as of Issue 157, due to him killing Alpha]].
** Alpha, leader of the Whisperers, from Issue 130 to Issue 157.

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** Negan, leader of the Saviors, from Issue 96 to 126.[[spoiler: He seems to have regained this position as of Issue 157, due to him killing Alpha]].
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** Alpha, leader of the Whisperers, from Issue 130 to Issue 156. After [[spoiler: her demise at the hands of Negan]], her [[TheDragon 2nd in command Beta]] has became the new {{Big Bad}} as of Issue 157.
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