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"We are the Whisperers... and you are where you don't belong."
—Joshua to Jesus[src]

Joshua is an antagonist first encountered in Issue 133 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is one of the Whisperers who attacked Paul Monroe and his group.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Joshua before or as the outbreak began.


Whispers Into Screams

Joshua is one of the Whisperers to follow Paul Monroe, Darius, and two other guards from the Hilltop Colony. While walking behind them he mentions that they are losing the group, but one other Whisperer mentions that they'll catch up when they stop. After the patrol stops under a highway, the Whisperers attack and Joshua takes down a Hilltop guard by stabbing him in the hip causing him to fall off his horse, then Joshua proceeds to stab him multiple times in the chest through his armor.

After killing the guard, Joshua proceeds to walk up to Paul, saying that they are the Whisperers and he doesn't belong in the area. He then tries to attack Paul with his knife but he is quickly dispatched by Paul. Lydia cries out his name as he is killed.


Killed By

While trying to attack Paul with his knife, Paul slices off the top of Joshua's head, killing him.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Joshua has killed.

  • Hilltop's unnamed guard
  • Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people



"I know what we did...but he...he was always nice to me."
—A grieving Lydia to Carl Grimes about Joshua[src]

Joshua and Lydia were traveling in the same group of Whispers when they encountered Jesus and the others on the road. After an attempted attack on Jesus' small group and a few causalities, Jesus managed to gain the upper hand killing Joshua and upsetting Lydia greatly.

When at the Hilltop, Lydia confesses that she cared deeply for Joshua as he was always nice to her, something that is discovered as a rare occurrence with the Whisperers group.


Comic Series

Volume 23: Whispers Into Screams


  • Joshua is the first Whisperer to be named.
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
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The Kingdom WilliamZacharyTaylorBrianBenjaminGusEzekielMarcusRichard
Richmond MagnaYumikoKellyConnieLukeBernie
The Whisperers LydiaJoshMikeBetaJoshuaAlpha
Oceanside Pete
Pittsburgh Juanita
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Barcelona Claudia
Virginia JoshPaulJeremyLucille
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