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Issue 122
Issue 122 cover
Release Date
February 26, 2014
Est. Sales
64,810
Creator, Writer
Part
2 of 6 (Volume)
8 of 12 (Story Arc)
Preceded By
Succeeded By

Issue 122 is the one-hundred and twenty-second issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead, the second part of Volume 21: All Out War - Part Two, and the eighth part of the "All Out War" story arc. It was published on February 26, 2014.

Plot

While Negan and Carson head out for the night, Dwight tells Eugene that he's allied with Rick, but, Eugene refuses to believe him. Eugene outright tells Dwight that he will die like Abraham. Carson is revealed to be standing just behind Dwight during the entire conversation. Carson tells Dwight that he heard everything he had to say and tells him he's willing to join their resistance movement, and would be able to gather other people for it too.

The survivors settle in to the Hilltop and start to set up guard stations. Maggie and Brianna are seen together discussing how much food will be needed to feed the community with the addition of new members. Brianna is upset for Maggie letting in more new people and is concered that her son will not be fed. Maggie justifies her actions saying that the group couldn't live without protection and with the war going on. Brianna understands and hopes she knows what she is doing and will grow to trust Maggie.

The survivors are seen throughout the Hilltop, Andrea is seen guarding at the wall when Rick comes by to visit. The two talk and Rick soon falls asleep on her lap. Ezekiel and Michonne are sleeping together and Ezekiel promises to her that he will become a stronger person starting tomorrow, earning a smile from Michonne, who is pretending to be asleep. Heath is being checked up on by Harlan, who is impressed by Denise's work, with the supplies she had and being bitten as well and hopes that he'd be brave enough to have done what she did, though he probably wouldn't be.

Rosita is by herself, alone with her thoughts when Olivia attempts to comfort her, joking that it's not uncool to like the "fat guy" now a days and that she often worries about him too. Rosita thanks her for trying to comfort her, but, asks to be alone which Olivia obliges, though somewhat annoyed.

Meanwhile, Jesus is reading a book when a resident, named Alex, comes through his door. Alex jokes about never seeing him anymore and asks if he could read to him as he snuggles up next to Paul, revealing to be his boyfriend.

The next morning, Negan announces to his fellow Saviors his plan to defeat the survivors. He introduces "modified weapons", rubbing Lucille against a subdued walker he instructs everyone to smudge their weapons on a walker, explaining that the slightest injury caused by the weapon will cause the deadly fever to set in and kill those harmed, intent on killing all of the survivors for being ungrateful.

At the Hilltop, Rick awakes in Andrea's lap. Rick asks if she got any sleep and instructs her to go rest up as he needs her to be awake and alert for when The Saviors attack. Rick later greets Earl Sutton and brings him lunch. He then asks him if he can build something for his hand to which he agrees to. The gates to the Hilltop are then opened and Ezekiel's people from The Kingdom arrive to Hilltop.

Ezekiel is pleased that his people were brought to the Hilltop and thanks Rick for letting them come, who explains that it makes sense that their forces are stronger together. Rick hopes that they can take the day to reorganize, plan and train those for the big fight. Ezekiel responds that he is willing to do anything by any means.

Jesus mentions that there is another small town right down the street from the Hilltop. Rick formulates a plan in which he intends to have a third of their people down there, so they may flank Negan in the event of an attack or retreat. Rick also states that it would work as a rendezvous point if the Hilltop falls.

Out in the forested area outside the Hilltop, Negan and his men are looking over the Hilltop, he then orders his men to attack at sundown.

Credits

Deaths

  • None

Trivia

  • First appearance of Alex.
  • On the cover of this issue, Heath is seen with both of his legs, even though he lost his left leg two issues earlier.
    • This is similar to Dale, whose loss of legs wasn't spoiled on the covers.
  • This issue, along with Issue 115, are the only issues in "All Out War" story arc with no character deaths, named or unnamed.
  • The book that Paul is reading is Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.
  • This issue marks Andrea's one hundredth appearance in the series.
  • It is hinted that Rick might get a replacement for his severed hand in the future when he and Earl converse about making a replacement. 
  • When Dwight informs Eugene about his plans to get him out of the Saviors' base, he bitterly asks him if he will end like Holly, even though he was not present when Negan bombed Alexandria and freed an undead Holly, making him unaware of her fate. It is unknown if Negan informed Eugene about Holly's death when he captured him.
Comic Issues
Volume 1: Days Gone Bye Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4Issue 5Issue 6
Volume 2: Miles Behind Us Issue 7Issue 8Issue 9Issue 10Issue 11Issue 12
Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars Issue 13Issue 14Issue 15Issue 16Issue 17Issue 18
Volume 4: The Heart's Desire Issue 19Issue 20Issue 21Issue 22Issue 23Issue 24
Volume 5: The Best Defense Issue 25Issue 26Issue 27Issue 28Issue 29Issue 30
Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life Issue 31Issue 32Issue 33Issue 34Issue 35Issue 36
Volume 7: The Calm Before Issue 37Issue 38Issue 39Issue 40Issue 41Issue 42
Volume 8: Made To Suffer Issue 43Issue 44Issue 45Issue 46Issue 47Issue 48
Volume 9: Here We Remain Issue 49Issue 50Issue 51Issue 52Issue 53Issue 54
Volume 10: What We Become Issue 55Issue 56Issue 57Issue 58Issue 59Issue 60
Volume 11: Fear The Hunters Issue 61Issue 62Issue 63Issue 64Issue 65Issue 66
Volume 12: Life Among Them Issue 67Issue 68Issue 69Issue 70Issue 71Issue 72
Volume 13: Too Far Gone Issue 73Issue 74Issue 75Issue 76Issue 77Issue 78
Volume 14: No Way Out Issue 79Issue 80Issue 81Issue 82Issue 83Issue 84
Volume 15: We Find Ourselves Issue 85Issue 86Issue 87Issue 88Issue 89Issue 90
Volume 16: A Larger World Issue 91Issue 92Issue 93Issue 94Issue 95Issue 96
Volume 17: Something To Fear Issue 97Issue 98Issue 99Issue 100Issue 101Issue 102
Volume 18: What Comes After Issue 103Issue 104Issue 105Issue 106Issue 107Issue 108
Volume 19: March To War Issue 109Issue 110Issue 111Issue 112Issue 113Issue 114
Volume 20: All Out War - Part One Issue 115Issue 116Issue 117Issue 118Issue 119Issue 120
Volume 21: All Out War - Part Two Issue 121Issue 122Issue 123Issue 124Issue 125Issue 126
Volume 22: A New Beginning Issue 127Issue 128Issue 129Issue 130Issue 131Issue 132
Volume 23 Issue 133Issue 134Issue 135Issue 136Issue 137Issue 138

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