"Whoa, Eugene. What's the big deal? You're getting a rematch! What's your beef?!"
—Harold to a furious Eugene.[src]

Harold Abernathy is a character first encountered in Issue 28 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and is a lighthearted Woodbury cage fighter, who is mildly injured in a fight with another cage fighter, Eugene Cooney.


Augusta, Georgia

Almost nothing is known about Harold before or as the outbreak began. He used to be a truck driver from Augusta.


Woodbury, Georgia

He sports a mullet and is enthralled by the sport of cage fighting. He seemed friendly and carefree. Stevens and Rick Grimes refuse to watch his matches, which greatly disappoints him. He knocks out Eugene's teeth during a fight, which greatly upsets Eugene. Harold is in the middle of the process of removing his bandages from the wounds he sustained during his fight with Eugene when Eugene comes in seeking revenge. Harold tries to calm him with no avail and get his neck stabbed as Eugene calls him a "fucker".


Killed By

While being patched up by Stevens, an angry Eugene storms in and stabs Harold in the neck.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Harold has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies.


Eugene Cooney

It is clear that Eugene and Harold were not friends, as proven when Eugene aggressively confronted Harold in Dr. Stevens' clinic after having his teeth knocked out by Harold. Their dialogue did not suggest any sort of friendship, and Eugene had no problem sticking a knife in Harold's throat as payback.


They seemed to be on good terms. Although he didn't seem upset, he was greatly shocked after Eugene stabbed him, and panicked when he was unable to save him.

Rick Grimes

Whilst he was alive, Harold was reasonably friendly to Rick and wasn't hostile whilst they were in the hospital together. Rick was enraged that he was unable to save Harold after Eugene stabbed him

Hap Abernathy

They were never seen together on-screen throughout the whole comics. But it's assumed that they had a good relationship, Hap was probably saddened by his son's death.


Novel Series

Comic Series

Volume 5: The Best Defense

Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life


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.