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The following is a list of issues from The Walking Dead with a brief synopsis of each.

Volume 1: Days Gone Bye

Issue Cover Storyline
1 Issue 1 Rick Grimes wakes from a coma to a zombie infested world, and meets Morgan and Duane Jones. After Morgan gives insight into the situation, Rick sets out to Atlanta to find his missing wife and son.
2 Issue 2 Rick finally reaches Atlanta, and is escorted to a small camp of survivors where he is reunited with his wife and his son.
3 Issue 3 The survivors learn vital information from a walker. Rick's friend Shane grows jealous of Rick's sudden return.
4 Issue 4 Shane and Rick have a disagreement whether to stay or leave, and Rick feels the group needs more guns. Rick and Glenn make a trip into the city limits to get more guns, but not without trouble. Lori is keeping a secret from Rick.
5 Issue 5 Rick teaches the survivors how to shoot. Shane becomes increasingly angry at Rick. The camp suffers from casualties when it is attacked by zombies.
6 Issue 6 The group mourns for those that have died. Shane pulls a gun on Rick and is about to shoot him when Carl shoots him in the neck.

Volume 2: Miles Behind Us

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7 Issue 7 The group buries Shane and leaves the camp. They encounter a small group of survivors, Tyreese, Chris, and Julie. Lori reveals that she is pregnant.
8 Issue 8 Lori's pregnancy stirs the group. Dale has speculations over the father. The survivors find a potential safe-haven, Wiltshire Estates, but they fail to see a sign at the entrance warning "All Dead Do Not Enter".
9 Issue 9 The survivors settle into their newly found community. Their streak of luck is ruined when the group is attacked and Donna is killed. Weeks after, Carl is seriously wounded.
10 Issue 10 Survivors are taken to Greene Farm, where Carl regains consciousness. Hershel reveals what he has on his barn.
11 Issue 11 While trying to lure a walker into the barn, walkers flee and kill two of Hershel's children, causing him to come to his senses.
12 Issue 12 Rick's group are forced out from the farm, and stumble upon their new home, a prison.

Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars

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13 Issue 13 The survivors rid the newly found prison of walkers. Inside they find an interesting surprise, four surviving inmates.
14 Issue 14 Inmates give Rick's group a tour. Rick escorts Greene Family and Glenn back to Prison. Chris kills Julie in a suicide pact gone wrong.
15 Issue 15 Tyreese kills Chris in revenge, and the survivors learn something important. Rick visits Shane, Tyreese is abandoned, and Hershel loses once more.
16 Issue 16 Dexter is locked up, presumed to be the murderer. Tyreese is secured, and Andrea is attacked by the real murderer, Thomas.
17 Issue 17 Thomas wounds Andrea but she is saved by Rick. Rick establishes his new "You kill, you die" rule.
18 Issue 18 Maggie gets her revenge on Thomas after he attacks Patricia. Later, Dexter and Andrew are about to force Rick's group out of the Prison.

Volume 4: The Heart's Desire

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19 Issue 19 Rick kills Dexter after getting a chance during an attack of zombies. Michonne and Otis reach The Prison. Tyreese advises Rick to rethink his new rule.
20 Issue 20 While clearing the prison, Allen is bitten.
21 Issue 21 Rick amputates Allen's leg in order to save him. Carol caughts Tyreese having an affair with Michonne.
22 Issue 22 After finding Carol with her wrists slit, Rick blames Tyreese for her actions.
23 Issue 23 Rick and Tyreese get into a fight which quickly turns physical. In the meantime, Allen passes away, and Rick passes out mysteriously.
24 Issue 24 Rick wakes up and Dale informs him that he is no longer their only leader. Rick gives the group his "We are the walking dead" -speech.

Volume 5: The Best Defense

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25 Issue 25 Outside The Prison, survivors discover a helicopter.
26 Issue 26 Rick, Michonne and Glenn are tracking the helicopter, and find it crashed, with footprints on the ground.
27 Issue 27 Rick, Michonne, and Glenn encounter Woodbury, Georgia, The Governor and his men. The Governor informs them that they are feeding the walkers with strangers.


28 Issue 28 Locating Woodbury turns out to be a horrifying mistake. Rick wakes up in the town's hospital and is shocked by his loss.
29 Issue 29 After waking up, The Governor informs Rick that he let Glenn free and knows everything about the Prison.
30 Issue 30 Tyreese tries to track the missing survivors. The Governor reveals that he lied about letting Glenn free.

Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life

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31 Issue 31 The Governor hires Michonne to fight with one of the cage fighters. She executes the fighter quickly. Martinez tells Rick they have to leave immediately.
32 Issue 32 Survivors are gathered up and are leaving Woodbury behind. Not everyone makes it out alive, and Michonne goes to get her revenge on The Governor.
33 Issue 33 Michonne mutilates The Governor, leaving him for dead. She reaches the others and acts as if nothing had ever happened.
34 Issue 34 The survivors arrive at the Prison, but the sight isn't delightful.
35 Issue 35 The Prison is quickly secured, but not without losses. Rick realizes that Martinez is gone.
36 Issue 36 Rick tracks Martinez and kills him. Glenn proposes to Maggie. Rick tells everyone to be ready for Woodbury's attack.

Volume 7: The Calm Before

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37 Issue 37 Glenn and Maggie's wedding are held. A handful of Prison survivors take a trip outside due to lack of weapons. Lori tells Rick they need to talk about Shane.
38 Issue 38 Rick tells Lori he already knew about their relationship. The survivors outside, after finding some weapons, hide out in a store, when men from Woodbury, Georgia approach.
39 Issue 39 The threat in a store is eliminated, Dale is bitten and Judith is born.
40 Issue 40 Dale's infected limb is amputated and he manages to survive. In the shooting range, he looks at Tyreese and Andrea, jealously.
41 Issue 41 A little group brings a zombie inside for Alice. Andrea assures Dale she and Tyreese are just friends. Carol does something drastic.
42 Issue 42 Two weeks after Carol's death, Woodbury, Georgia finally reaches Prison, ready to fight.

Volume 8: Made To Suffer

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43 Issue 43 Flashback shows, how The Governor survived Michonne's torture. After a few weeks, he starts the assault on the Prison survivors.
44 Issue 44 The Governor opens fire, but the soldiers withdraw in the end. Rick faints due his injury.
45 Issue 45 Dale forms a little group and leaves the Prison. Rick states to those who stayed that they can't do this. Tyreese is captured by Woodbury, Georgia survivors.
46 Issue 46 The Governor brings Tyreese to The Prison and decapitates him in front of everyone, failing to get access to the Prison.
47 Issue 47 The Governor commits his final attack to The Prison and destroys the fences. Rick finds someone pointing a gun to Lori's head.
48 Issue 48 The assault claims a lot of casualties from both sides. Rick and Carl remain to be the only survivors.

Volume 9: Here We Remain

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49 Issue 49 Rick becomes unconscious, with his eyes glazed over.
50 Issue 50 Carl saves his father, and Rick wakes up for a moment, proving he's not dead.
51 Issue 51 Rick finally wakes up and finds a phone. He starts talking believing he is connected to Lori.
52 Issue 52 Michonne encounters Rick and Carl. The trio later discovers Glenn and Maggie.
53 Issue 53 The group reaches Hershel's Farm, where others have been hiding. In the morning, they discover three new survivors; Abraham, Rosita and Eugene.
54 Issue 54 Rick tells Carl not to trust anyone before the survivors leave Hershel's Farm.

Volume 10: What We Become

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55 Issue 55 Rick has a nightmare about Lori. Eugene discovers that zombies are getting weaker over time. Maggie attempts to hang herself.
56 Issue 56 Maggie is secured, and Rick and Abraham get into a serious disagreement about the situation.
57 Issue 57 Rick, Carl and Abraham take a trip to Atlanta to find an old friend. At night, they encounter three marauders, which they kill immediately. Abraham wants to reveal to Rick what happened to his family.
58 Issue 58 Rick and Abraham share their stories. The group finds Morgan, but his son has died and turned. Morgan is unable to shoot him.
59 Issue 59 Morgan joins the group. Survivors encounter The Herd and start to run.
60 Issue 60 The group reaches the rest, and tell them they have to leave. Ben doesn't seem alright, and Dale isn't satisfied with Rick's decisions.

Volume 11: Fear The Hunters

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61 Issue 61 Ben suddenly murders Billy, and the group discuss about possibly having to kill him. Gabriel reaches the group. Ben is shot by Carl. Survivors are watched by two men.
62 Issue 62 After mourning for the twins, Dale goes missing.
63 Issue 63 The group search for Dale, and Gabriel Stokes is suspected. The Hunters have a meal off Dale.
64 Issue 64 Dale reveals something to his hijackers. Dale is secured later on and Rick realizes they're being toyed with by the attackers.
65 Issue 65 The group goes to execute The Hunters.
66 Issue 66 The Hunters are killed, and Dale dies to his wounds. Carl reveals to Rick he killed Ben.

Volume 12: Life Among Them

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67 Issue 67 Weeks after Dale's death, Rick and Carl have time to talk about Ben. Eugene reveals something to the group. A new survivor appears.
68 Issue 68 Everyone recommends to leave with Aaron, but Rick still has his suspicions over him.
69 Issue 69 The survivors reach their new home; Alexandria Safe-Zone.
70 Issue 70 The group settles in to their new home. The place seems safe enough, but who is Davidson?
71 Issue 71 Rick swears if they ever were to be driven away, they would take the place over.
72 Issue 72 Alexandria community are having a party for the survivors. Rick tells Glenn they would have to get their guns back.

Volume 13: Too Far Gone

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73 Issue 73 Abraham saves Holly from certain death, and Tobin's actions in the past are questioned. Glenn gets the guns.
74 -74 Glenn and Heath make a run to the town. Gabriel reveals something to Douglas.
75 -75 Rick tries to deal with a resident who beats his family, but is stopped by Michonne. Supply runners discover a new group outside the town.
76 Issue 76 Douglas and Rick reveal to each other what they've been through. Carl later discovers Rick talking on the phone to Lori.
77 Issue 77 Pete's actions force Rick to shoot him, and a group of scavengers start to head to Alexandria.
78 Issue 78 The threat is dealt with, and Douglas states the community needs Rick as a leader.

Volume 14: No Way Out

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79 -79 The survivors discover a massive herd outside Alexandria.
80 25808 walkingdead80cov The Herd claims it's first victim. Jessie Anderson kisses Rick.
81 Walking-dead82 Herd breaks in to Alexandria, causing more losses.
82 Walkingdead Morgan is wounded, and dragged to safety. Rick assures everyone he's not going to help anyone except his own to survive.
83 83c0ver Morgan dies to his wounds. Outside Rick suffers from massive losses. Carl is seriously injured.
84 107999 337438 3 The survivors defeat all walkers and learn they're a manageable threat.

Volume 15: We Find Ourselves

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85 Issue 85 The Survivors clean up Alexandria and mourn for those who have died. They start to discuss measures and actions that have to be taken for the future. Carl shows signs of being alive.
86 97490 s0 Carl's actions were false alarm, but he is still alive. Rick states that he believed in the potential of the community to give them the power to survive in the future.
87 WD87 Rick mourns for the Anderson family, and tries again to talk to Lori, who is mad about what happened to Carl. Carl wakes up and asks where his mother is.
88 Walkingdead cover 88 Rick tells Carl what happened to Lori and Judith. Nicholas plans to take over Alexandria.
89 Walking dead 89 cov 2x3 Rick makes clear how wrong Nicholas' actions are.
90 1310839016 Nicholas calms down and retreats to his house. Carl is released from the hospital. Rick and Andrea kiss.

Volume 16: A Larger World

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91 -91 cover Survivors are running out of food. Someone is watching Alexandria.
92 Walking dead 92 web 72 Survivors encounter the unknown observer, Paul, who reveals he came from a big commuity, where almost two hundred other survivors live.
93 Issue-93-Cover Rick stuns Paul fearing they might have been targeted by hostile survivors. Rick swears he is going to take everything the new community has if Paul is lying.
94 The Walking Dead Issue 94 Cover Survivors take a trip to Hilltop Colony, and Rick slowly starts to trust Jesus.
95 Issue-95-Cover Rick tackles a man after he stabs the leader, and kills him immediately with his own knife.
96 Issue-96-Cover The Hilltop Colony residents are shocked about the murder of Ethan. Paul starts to explain the situation regarding 'The Saviors', who keep the area clean from zombies but require half of Hilltops supplies as payment. Everyone agrees that Rick's group is able to defeat them. On the way to the Safe-Zone Rick states they can finally start living.

Volume 17: Something To Fear

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97 Issue 97 Something To Fear (Part 1) Rick's group encounter members of The Saviors, and after dealing with most of them Rick tells the last one to pass a message on to Negan. Maggie reveals she's pregnant. Abraham and Eugene slip outside in hopes that they can restore their ammunition not knowing they are watched by a group of men.
98 The Walking Dead -98 Cover Outside Abraham is killed, as the rest of the Saviors withdraw. Rick replies to his death he doesn't know what to do.
99 The-walking-dead-99 Rick and a few others drive to the Hilltop Colony, hoping to get help with defeating The Saviors. A group of Saviors plan to attack the Safe-Zone at dawn.
100 Twd100cover adlard Rick's group is ambushed by a large group of Saviors, and Negan. He sets off boundaries by beating Glenn's head in with a baseball bat.
101 Walking-Dead-101-Cover-666x1024 The group reaches Hilltop Colony. With Jesus among them, the group gets back to Safe-Zone only to see the aftermath of a failed attack by The Saviors. Dwight is being held captive by Andrea.
102 Walking Dead 102 Rick decides to let Dwight go in order to prevent more deaths. Rick sends Jesus out to follow him and find out more information about The Saviors.

Volume 18: What Comes After

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103 Cover 103 Rick reveals his plan to Andrea, to go against The Saviors, which he set in motion with Jesus. Negan pays a visit to Safe-Zone to receive their offering.
104 The-Walking-Dead-104-Cover Rick tells everyone Negan is now in charge. Carl hides in The Saviors' van, and kills several of them after he is discovered. He is stopped violently by Dwight until Negan tells him to stop and asks "is that any way to treat their new guest?".
105 Walkingdead105 1a Negan gives Carl a tour on The Saviors' base and later on, humiliates Carl for killing his men. Afterwards he tries to figure out what to do with Carl.
106 Walking-Dead-106-Cover After realizing Carl is missing, Rick pays a visit to Negan only to hear that Negan is anxious to show him what he has done to Carl.
107 The-Walking-Dead-107-Cover Negan returns Carl back to Rick and says that he can be reasonable. Back at the safe-zone Jesus reveals to Rick that it's time he introduces him to a man by the name of Ezekiel.
108 TheWalkingDead108 p1 Rick and Jesus are escorted to Ezekiel, leader of The Kingdom. Dwight reveals his intentions of wanting to help them take down their common enemy, but Rick doubts his true allegiances.

Volume 19: March To War

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109 The Walking Dead 109 Cover Rick starts to set his plan to take down The Saviors. Jesus does the same at the Hilltop Colony, but is betrayed by Kal, who flees to go warn The Saviors.
110 110CoverFull Jesus is able to prevent Kal from informing The Saviors of the resistance movement. Rick leads a small group of survivors to The Kingdom.
111 The-Walking-Dead-111-Cover Survivors bring their forces together at The Kingdom. Negan arrives at Alexandria to collect the offering. He is approached by Spencer, who wants him to kill Rick and appoint him leader of the Safe-Zone. Negan dislikes his lack of courage and kills him.
112 The-Walking-Dead-112-cover Rick finds out what happened to Spencer and decides to kill Negan. After opening fire Negan reveals another dozen Saviors stationed outside the walls.
113 The-Walking-Dead-114-cover Negan is about to execute his attackers. Andrea is ambushed.
114 Walking-Dead-114-Cover Negan's execution attempt is outrageously interrupted, causing multiply Saviors to die and the rest to withdraw. Andrea is secured. Negan realizes they are going to war.

Volume 20: All Out War - Part 1

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115 Issue 115 cover Soldiers from Alexandria, Hilltop, and Kingdom travel to the sanctuary, and ask Negan to surrender. Gregory announces that the Hilltop is allied with The Saviors.
116 116Full Negan refuses the offer. Rick and his army suffer from casualties, and Holly makes a dangerous decision. Rick announces to everyone that the war has only just begun.
117 Issue 117 cover Rick prepares his men for the next move, and The Sanctuary is surrounded by roamers. Negan shows Holly in a gruesome way that Saviors are not monsters.
118 Issue 118 cover Maggie tells Gregory off for his cowardliness, and says she believes in Rick. Rick's men start to attack one of the outposts, not without casualties. Ezekiel feels ashamed for his actions.
119 119 Cover In the aftermath of attacking the outposts, Negan starts an assault on the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
120 120 Cover An assault hits Alexandria.

Volume 21: All Out War - Part 2

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121 Issue 121 cover After the destruction of Alexandria, the remaining survivors move to Hilltop. Eugene and his ammunition crew are captured by The Saviors.
122 Issue 122 cover Dwight assures Eugene he'll help him escape, with help from a new ally. All the communities are gathered together at the Hilltop, and Negan plans an attack there with gruesome tactics.
123 TWD-cover-123-dressed Carson leads Eugene and his crew to safety, with more allied Saviors. After breaking in to Hilltop, Negan forces Dwight to shoot Rick.
124 TWD-cover-124-dressed Saviors retreat from Hilltop, and the survivors realize that no matter how minor wound one retrieves from the modified weapons they will die, among them Rick.
125 Issue 125 cover The survivors wounded by The Saviors begin to pass. Rick realizes he has been shot with a clean bolt and convinces Negan how they could live together, he then swiftly slashes Negan's throat open.
126 Issue 126 cover The war ends, and Rick saves Negan's life. Negan is informed he will be proven wrong about the surviviors rebuilding the civilization.

Volume 22

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127 Wd-cover-127-dressed-small Two years after the events of "All Out War", the survivors have gotten more into building their society, and finally started living their lives. Carl reveals to Negan, now a prisoner, that he still wants him dead.
128 128 Andrea questions Magna, while Rick allows Carl to become an apprentice. Two Hilltop residents struggle outside the communities, and Magna assures her group they'll find out what Alexandria is hiding from them.
129 TWD129 cover Rick and Carl start their journey to Hilltop, but the route isn't as safe as it seems. Ken is seriously hurt, and Magna encounters Alexandria's secret.
130 TWD130 cover2 "There were whispers and I was afraid."
131 TWD131 cover "A Journey Begins."
132 132 Cover "Happiness."

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