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"I'm sorry, Mr. Grimes. I was distracted. I wasn't as diligent as I should have been... It won't happen again."
—Benjamin telling Rick that he won't mess up his job again.[src]

Benjamin is a character that first appears in Issue 129 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead.


Little to nothing is known about him before the apocalypse or after the events of All Out War.


A New Beginning

Benjamin was chosen for a job as keeping the main route to Hilltop Colony safe and 'clean' for five miles. However, he lets Rick Grimes down, and Rick is almost killed by roamers. Benjamin rides up on horseback to investigate the noise and to make sure Rick is okay. He apologizes after realizing his mistake and that he almost got "Mr. Grimes" and his son killed. Rick briefly hits him with his cane and tells him off for his actions, asking for his name and his home community. Rick angrily tells Benjamin how important his job is, and that if he messes up again it could mean greater losses for the communities. Rick also mentions that people kill for a job like this, which implies it is a hard job to get, and that Benjamin will be reported ("the first and last time") for his negligence. He is also warned that, if he messes up again, he will be reassigned. 

No Turning Back

As Andrea, Carl, and Lydia are traveling to the Hilltop, they run into Gus, who informs them that Benjamin has indeed been put on probation of some sort.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Benjamin has killed:


Comic Series

Volume 22: A New Beginning

Comic Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlLoriJudithJeffrey
Jones Family MorganDuane
Atlanta SophiaAndreaGlennDaleBenBillyCarolAllenDonna
Tyreese's Group TyreeseChrisJulie
Greene Farm MaggieHershelBillyPatriciaOtisRachelSusieLacey
The Prison AxelAndrewDexterThomas
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerry
Woodbury LillyBobGloriaMatthewHapMariannePennyCaesarScottWesDennyLouJamesonJaredSmittyTomRedBrianAliceGusGabrielRudyDanielRaymondJamesBruceCurtisSamStevensEugeneHarold
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneGabrielRositaAbraham
The Marauders CraigAndy
The Hunters ChrisTheresaAlbertDavidGregCharlie
Alexandria Safe-Zone
The Scavengers CarlosPatrickSandraDerekLiam
Hilltop Colony PaulEduardoEarlHarlanBriannaJohnnyAlexHershelDanteWesleySamuelRollandBrianWesMarcoLouieBrandonMortonOscarKenLarryTammyGregoryDougKalEthan
The Sanctuary DwightNeganTaraJohnMarkLauraMartinGavinAngelaToryGeorgieRichSandraJohnSherryAmberCarsonDonnieMikeDavisGaryDavidConnorSeth
The Kingdom WilliamZacharyTaylorBrianBenjaminGusEzekielMarcusRichard
Richmond MagnaYumikoKellyConnieLukeBernie
The Whisperers LydiaJoshMikeBetaJoshuaAlpha
Oceanside Pete
Pittsburgh Juanita
The Commonwealth StephanieSamuelsFrostLanceMaxwellPamelaMattElodieKaylaSebastianMercerGeorge
Barcelona Claudia
Virginia JoshPaulJeremyLucille
Animals ApplePeach PitButtonsShiva
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.