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Issue 140 is the one-hundred and fortieth issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and the second part of Volume 24: Life And Death. It was published on April 8, 2015.

Plot

The issue continues at the pier with Rick and Michonne. When telling her that she shouldn't live her life in misery, Michonne becomes defensive. She is quickly defused though when Rick apologizes explaining that he didn't want his best friend to be miserable. They begin to talk about the fair, Michonne explains that Pete is attending but she plans to remain at the pier; Rick asks her to attend stating that Carl would like to see her, with her replying that she would like to see him too. Rick cheerfully believes this to mean her attendance to which she says "we'll see" with a smile.

At the Hilltop, Gregory has been locked up and is begging Harlan to be freed making up a story that both Maggie and Jesus were attempting to frame him. Harlan does not believe the story however and points out many flaws within it before Maggie also comments on the lie, explaining that she had already told him that Gregory would make up a story. He seems surprised when he hears Maggie's voice and the two enter an angry, short lived argument. With nothing left, Gregory asks if he is going be killed to which Maggie remains silent.

Jesus and Maggie discuss how to handle Gregory. Maggie thinks they shouldn't execute him, following the example set by Rick with Negan. Jesus argues that this situation is different, that at least Rick isn't surrounded by people whom at one point was loyal to Negan. Maggie counters that surely no one is actually loyal to Gregory considering his poor leadership ability but Jesus suspects that the parents upset because of the Carl situation must have been manipulated by Gregory and that it must be connected. Dante enters cheerfully which Maggie assumes means that he was able to find Carl. However he reports that they did not find him and his tracks lead off into uncharted territory. Jesus comments that Rick will not be pleased but Maggie disregards it explaining that she has bigger problems and that Carl is on his own.

Carl, Lydia and the Whispers continue their journey. They explain that they only have to travel a little further and Carl believes that this means they have a camp, Alpha then explains that they don't have camps and that instead, they live how they were intended to, without shelter, huddling together for warmth. They then arrive to a large group of people, disguised in the same costumes with camp fires, livestock and other necessities.

Maggie begins to interview Tammy, telling her that she knows that maybe she didn't handle their dispute as well as she could have, but still finds it hard to believe she'd really want her dead. Tammy reveals that she and the other parents did indeed know about the planned attack and apologizes as she sobs. When Jesus asks why Tammy hadn't come forward to warn them she explains that she was still angry about the fight between her son and Carl and that it blinded her judgement. When asked if this was the same for the other parents she admits that Gregory was very persuasive.

After discovering that both the Rose and Harlan family were aware of the attempt on Maggie's life, Jesus asks what should be done to them, suggesting exile. However, Maggie tries to remain focused on Gregory. Jesus asks if she has made up her mind about him, to which she replies she has, and the he was right earlier. Jesus gets frustrates that she can't seem to say what she exactly wants to be done with him. Maggie goes on to explain that Gregory is too good at playing a victim and that some people actually seem to like him, which makes him dangerous. She finishes by saying that there's no way around it, that Gregory has to die.

Meanwhile at Alexandria, Negan is bathing in a small tub provided for him outside of his cage. He is being guarded at gunpoint by two men as Olivia cuts his hair. The two share uncomfortable words about his scars as she does so. Andrea enters to assure that everything was 'good' to which Negan responds "The one thing I've never been accused of is being good." The two men then take the tub as Negan dresses and Andrea orders him to go back into his cell with her gun drawn. Olivia struggles with locking the cell but eventually believes to succeed. The two women then also leaves and Negan sighs, leaning against the bars. But much to his surprise, the door swings open, having been left unlocked.

Credits

Deaths

  • None

Trivia

  • Last appearance of Gregory. (Alive)
  • Although Sophia appears on the cover, she does not appear in this issue.
  • Despite first appearing in five issues prior, Morton Rose's name is mentioned for the first time within this issue. A similar case also applies for the Harlan family who also appeared in the same issue and remained unnamed.
  • This issue's Letter Hacks confirms that Alpha's first appearance was in Issue 132, when she confronted Dante with her shotgun.

Goofs/Errors

  • Strangely, when Maggie speaks to Tammy, she calls her by the name 'Claudette'.

References

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: Whispers Into Screams Issue 133Issue 134Issue 135Issue 136Issue 137Issue 138
Volume 24: Life And Death Issue 139Issue 140Issue 141Issue 142Issue 143Issue 144
Volume 25: No Turning Back Issue 145Issue 146Issue 147Issue 148Issue 149Issue 150
Volume 26: Call To Arms Issue 151Issue 152Issue 153Issue 154Issue 155Issue 156
Volume 27: The Whisperer War Issue 157Issue 158Issue 159Issue 160Issue 161Issue 162

Start a Discussion Discussions about Issue 140

  • What if Negan teams up with Davidson?

    4 messages
    • Also, I think it's too late to make him appear. It's been more than two years since the group found Alexandria. Anyone who survived that long ...
    • Even then, IF it wasn't confirmed, just reading about him in the wiki (because I don't recall much of that time), he kind of sounds like Negan....
  • What if Maggie didn't kill someone, what if she found someone?

    6 messages
    • I think it could be related to what Gregory poisoned her with in the RV, maybe she can't feel her hands anymore or maybe she's going blind ...
    • Khatanao that is a good one i think the poison is finally kicking in and she will experience a slow death

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