This issue has some extremely violent and graphic moments that may not make it on to the television show.

Prison: Failed Teenage Suicide Pact · Decapitated Twins The Governor & Woodbury: Rick's Hand Chopped Off · Michonne Raped · Governor Tortured and Mutilated · Lori and Judith Shot To DC: Zombie Dream Alpha & The Whisperers: Carl Beats Bullies · Heads on Pikes · Alpha Decapitated · Gabriel Devoured

Issue 156 is the one-hundred and fifty-sixth issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and the sixth and final part of Volume 26: Call To Arms. It was published on July 6th, 2016.


Negan settles in to the Whisperer community, but Beta starts to question his presence. Alpha asks whether he is challenging her and her commands, but Beta assures her he isn't.

Negan starts to live his life among the Whisperers, such as proving his strength by killing walkers. Most of the Whisperers are amazed of how skilled he is, but Beta doesn't trust him. During the night, Negan sees a Whisperer woman being raped, but ends it and tries to kill the two men trying to rape her. Beta stops him and the leaders tell him this is a way for the woman to prove her strength, which drives Negan mad.

Negan and Alpha have a face-to-face conversation, where they both reveal to each other how cold and dead they are from the inside. Alpha breaks down in front of Negan. Alpha admits she is not strong and misses her daughter, Lydia, and then tells Negan he may belong here. Negan agrees, and slits Alpha's throat open. He then cuts her head off, saying "Wait until Rick gets a look at you...", suggesting he still wants to earn Rick's trust.




  • Last appearance of Alpha. (Alive)
  • This issue features the least named characters besides Issue 50. Technically speaking, Negan is the only actually named character who appears in this issue, as most of the Whisperers identify themselves with code names rather than actual given names.
  • This is one of a handful of issues in which Rick Grimes does not make an appearance.
  • It is promised that more of Heath will be seen in Volume 27: The Whisperer War.
  • Kirkman apologizes in the Letter Hacks about the misleading covers (which suggested that Negan and Alpha would be in a relationship) and states that "Negan has other plans".
  • This issue focuses entirely on the Whisperers and even reveals some interesting facts about them such as that they hunt animals for food with weapons and they sleep in sleeping bags and tents.
  • This issue is the first issue that contains no characters introduced in the first compendium.


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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
Volume 28: A Certain Doom Issue 163Issue 164Issue 165Issue 166Issue 167Issue 168
Volume 29: Lines We Cross Issue 169Issue 170Issue 171Issue 172Issue 173Issue 174
Volume 30: New World Order Issue 175Issue 176Issue 177Issue 178Issue 179Issue 180
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Start a Discussion Discussions about Issue 156


    17 messages
    • ClemFan2012 wrote: ThisIsTaboada wrote: Alpha REALLY did die. Lol I'll be honest I did not see that coming considering Alpha is on the co...
    • ThisIsTaboada wrote: ClemFan2012 wrote: ThisIsTaboada wrote: Alpha REALLY did die. Lol I'll be honest I did not see that coming consider...
  • What if Alpha said "You don't belong here anymore"

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    • Would Negan still slit her throat? Or he still keeps her alive...
    • I think his plan was to kill Alpha afterall.