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.
Almost nothing is known about Harold before or as the outbreak began. He used to be a truck driver from Augusta and had a father named Hap.
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.
While being patched up by Stevens, Eugene storms in and gets angry he stabs Harold and the neck calling him a "fucker".
This list shows the victims Harold has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies.
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.
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
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.
- Issue 28 (No Lines)
- He is the first member of Woodbury shown to die in the Comic Series.
- Harold's last name and occupation were revealed in the novel, The Fall of the Governor.