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"Your dad really sleeps here? Well, he's like the boss of the whole world, isn't he? Can I see his room?"
—Josh to Carl Grimes about Rick, Carl's father[src]

Josh is a character first encountered in Issue 70 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a young resident that lives within the Alexandria Safe-Zone alongside his parents and grandmother.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Josh's life before or as the outbreak began except that he had a father, mother and a grandmother. It is possible that Josh lived in or near Alexandria before the outbreak. 


Life Among Them

This boy has been seen playing with Carl Grimes, Sophia, and Mikey. He is also seen talking to Rick Grimes

No Way Out

In Issue 80, he attends the community's meeting and listening to Rick's instructions on keeping safe from the undead hordes at the gates.

A New Beginning

This boy's name is finally revealed to be Josh and is good friends with Carl. Josh and Carl make a deal to trade a hooded sweatshirt for a wood sculpture that Josh would give to Wendy. Before Carl leaves for the Hilltop, he makes sure to give Josh his wood sculpture. Josh is upset that he doesn't have Carl's sweatshirt to give to him, but Carl says that he will collect it on his return visit. 

Life And Death

Josh was somehow lured outside of the fair in the Alexandria Safe-Zone by a disguised Alpha, and was later decapitated by her along with 11 other victims.


Killed By

Alpha disguises herself as one of Rick's people and infiltrates the fair grounds. Gradually, she begins luring people off the fairgrounds and decapitating them, then placing their heads on wooden pikes to mark the border between the land belonging to the Whisperers and Rick's communities, with Josh being among them.

After finding the border, he is put down by Carl.


Carl Grimes

It can be assumed that Josh and Carl are fairly good friends as Carl took Josh to his room and showed him some of his wood sculptures. Carl was also willing to trade Josh a unicorn sculpture for a hooded sweatshirt made by his mother. Carl cried when he saw Josh's zombified head.


Comic Series

Volume 12: Life Among Them

Volume 14: No Way Out

Volume 22: A New Beginning

Volume 24: Life And Death

Volume 25: No Turning Back


Comic Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlLoriJudithJeffrey
Jones Family MorganDuane
Atlanta SophiaAndreaGlennDaleBenBillyCarolAllenDonna
Tyreese's Group TyreeseChrisJulie
Greene Farm MaggieHershelBillyPatriciaOtisRachelSusieLacey
The Prison AxelAndrewDexterThomas
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerry
Woodbury LillyBobGloriaMatthewHapMariannePennyCaesarScottWesDennyLouJamesonJaredSmittyTomRedBrianAliceGusGabrielRudyDanielRaymondJamesBruceCurtisSamStevensEugeneHarold
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneGabrielRositaAbraham
The Marauders CraigAndy
The Hunters ChrisTheresaAlbertDavidGregCharlie
Alexandria Safe-Zone
The Scavengers CarlosPatrickSandraDerekLiam
Hilltop Colony PaulEduardoEarlHarlanBriannaJohnnyAlexHershelDanteWesleySamuelRollandBrianWesMarcoLouieBrandonMortonOscarKenLarryTammyGregoryDougKalEthan
The Sanctuary DwightNeganTaraJohnMarkLauraMartinGavinAngelaToryGeorgieRichSandraJohnSherryAmberCarsonDonnieMikeDavisGaryDavidConnorSeth
The Kingdom WilliamZacharyTaylorBrianBenjaminGusEzekielMarcusRichard
Richmond MagnaYumikoKellyConnieLukeBernie
The Whisperers LydiaJoshMikeBetaJoshuaAlpha
Oceanside Pete
Pittsburgh Juanita
The Commonwealth StephanieSamuelsFrostLanceMaxwellPamelaMattElodieKaylaSebastianMercerGeorge
Barcelona Claudia
Virginia JoshPaulJeremyLucille
Animals ApplePeach PitButtonsShiva
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.