Issue 126 is the one-hundred and twenty-sixth issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead, the sixth and final part of Volume 21: All Out War - Part Two, and the twelfth and final part of the "All Out War" story arc. It was published on April 23, 2014.
Rick cuts Negan's throat, and announces to his men they can either still fight him or leave. Rick states the war is over, and they have a doctor who can still save Negan, and proves that the knife wasn't infected. Negan then brutally assaults Rick whilst Jesus and the back-up crew start to slaughter the Saviors from behind.
As Rick and Negan fight, Negan manages to break Rick's leg before passing out. Dwight grabs Lucille and tells the Saviors to stop shooting and listen to him, and commands them to leave under his order. The remaining Saviors stop and Harlan is able to reach Rick and Negan. Rick tells him he is going to live and that he must save Negan's life before he bleeds out.
Andrea, Carl, and Maggie aren't satisfied with Rick's decision, but Rick tells them they are better than Negan, so they won't kill him. Rick then gets up and tells his people they can finally live their lives without war. Later on, Rick finds Carl in Negan's room, where Negan has been handcuffed, and reveals that Negan will be punished.
Rick then tells Carl to leave, as Negan wakes up. Negan asks what happens now, and Rick informs him they are going to thrive without him to prove Negan was wrong all along about their success in this new world. Rick informs Negan that he will be locked up in a cell for the remainder of his life as the new community blossoms without him.
- Rick Grimes
- Carl Grimes
- Maggie Greene
- Rosita Espinosa
- Eugene Porter
- Paul Monroe
- Earl Sutton
- Harlan Carson
- Hilltop Colony Survivors
- The Saviors
- Several unnamed Saviors
- It was teased in the Letter Hacks of #125 that after 22 pages of this issue, "nothing will be the same."
- This turned out to be Rick's revenge on Negan; making him watch as the rest of his people enjoy their life.
- This is one of the many issues that do not feature any zombies.
- The figure holding Lucille is revealed to be Dwight.