Issue 19 is the nineteenth issue of Image ComicsThe Walking Dead and the first part of Volume 4: The Heart's Desire. It was originally published June 1, 2005.

Plot Synopsis

The issue begins with a new character, Michonne, standing in a field, dragging behind her two shackled, armless, jawless zombiesMike and Terry. She eventually takes out her sword and begins chopping off zombie heads. Otis, riding nearby, is shooting zombies on his way to the prison.

Meanwhile, at the prison, zombies begin charging out of the A-Block doors, causing a massive shootout to begin. During the shootout, Dexter is shot in the head by Rick discreetly. Tyreese notices but doesn't say anything. Outside the prison walls, Otis is trapped because no one is there to open the gates for him, and Michonne comes to his rescue, helping Otis kill the zombies outside the prison fence.

After the battle is resolved, Andrew is disarmed, and the survivors begin dragging the zombies outside the prison walls where they meet up with Otis and Michonne. Rick allows Michonne inside the prison on the grounds that she give up her weapons and kill the two zombies she has with her. She does so and is allowed in. As they are talking, Andrew runs away into the wilderness, and no one goes after him.

At night, Tyreese meets up with Rick, who is standing by himself on a walkway. He talks about the killing of Dexter and that Rick went against his own law of "you kill, you die." Rick simply acknowledges this fact, possibly thinking about a new rule.




  • First appearance of Michonne.
  • First appearance of Mike. (Zombified)
  • First appearance of Terry. (Zombified)
  • Last appearance of Dexter.
  • Last appearance of Andrew.


  • When Michonne decapitates Mike and Terry, they have arms, when they were supposed to have been cut off.
  • During the zombie shootout, Rick's hand is unwrapped. This happens again later when he points to Michonne at their first meeting. His hand is wrapped during all other panels.


  1. June 2005 Comic Book Sales Figures - Ranked #139 Overall
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
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
Volume 31 Issue 181Issue 182Issue 183Issue 184Issue 185Issue 186

Start a Discussion Discussions about Issue 19

  • Why do Mike and Terry have a dead status?

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    • I mean, it's pretty safe to assume that the prison dudes ofcourse put them out of their misery to make it safe for the kids.
    • Should have kept the heads and put grenades in their mouths and throw it at the Woodburians when they attacked the prison. That would be cool.