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Issue 149 is the one-hundred and forty-ninth issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and the fifth part of Volume 25: No Turning Back. It was published on December 9th, 2015.


Negan becomes delighted as Rick states he needs his help and assumes he'll be let out of jail. However, Rick immediately tells him he will never unlock his cage, which makes Negan feel embarrassed.  

After informing the Saviors about the Whisperers, Dwight is greeted by his fellow savior, Laura. Dwight is convinced that he won't continue as the leader for the Saviors, but Laura strongly disagrees. She reminds Dwight that many of the Saviors doesn't trust Rick and that he is the bridge that's keeping the place going, stopping people from taking up Negan's cause and putting him back in charge. She further argues that the real reason he's leaving is because he still yearns for Sherry. She tells Dwight she was a "cunt" and that she never cared about him. Laura then kisses Dwight, and tells him everyone appreciates his efforts. Dwight apologizes to her and leaves the room.

Carl, Andrea and Lydia arrive to the Hilltop, and are greeted by Eduardo who is surprised to see people returning from the fair so early. Andrea lies to Eduardo about the reason they're visiting and informs him that no one can know Lydia is at the Hilltop. Lydia apologizes to Carl for pulling a gun on Andrea, and Carl apologizes to her as well. The two hug and Lydia asks Carl why he's so good to which Carl responds that it's probably because of his father and he wants people to look up to him the same way they look up to Rick. Lydia assures him that they will.

Elsewhere, Maggie, Hershel and Brianna are cooped up in an apartment at Alexandria. Brianna is expressing concern about the growing fury amongst the citizens and is convinced something bad is going to happpen. Maggie tries to assure her that it won't get out of hand and that they'll figure out how to solve this thing, but can't leave until they do. Elsewhere Eugene tries to operate the radio, in vain.

Rick informs Negan about the Whisperers and Negan starts off by insulting Rick's intelligence and asks him if the whisperers fall in the category of "us" or "them". Rick is about to leave twice before finally agreeing to hear him out. Negan proceedes by telling him that if Rick really is afraid people are turning against him he has the perfect adversary for them to turn their attention towards instead. Rick explains that it's not that simple, that people are angry and calling for him to take action against them, which could be dangerous. Negan tells him that the people are not really calling for action, but for security and advises Rick to uses the truth of the situation to manipulate his people into becoming satisfied. Rick leaves, saying he believes he can work with that. Negan is shocked Rick took his advice and asks for a reward.

Vincent and Julia mourn for Josh. Vincent lashes out and states he is full of anger, and that all he ever wanted was to keep his son safe and help him grow to adulthood. As Julia begins to calm him down, the family is visited by Morton and his son.

Rick goes to see Eugene, who tells him that the radio is working but that there is no one out there. Rick tells Eugene that he has come up with a plan and that they're going after the whisperers, using the stockpiles of ammunition Eugene has manufactured. He explains that it's time their communties form an official military and start training it's members at arms.

At the Sanctuary, Dwight takes Lucille out of the closet.



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  • Dialogue between Dwight and Laura confirms Diane as a misprint of Sherry.
  • The names of Josh's parents, Vincent and Julia, and Dwight's fellow Savior Laura are revealed.
  • It was teased by Sean Mackiewicz in Issue 146's Letter Hacks that they're sure going to "test the boundaries".
  • It was also teased that Rick and Negan would talk, and that somebody is going to return unexpectedly. The unexpected return turned out to be Lucille's.


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

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