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The Walking Dead Comic Series

The Walking Dead is a comic series written by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by Tony Moore (issue 1-6) and Charlie Adlard (issue 7 – present). First published in 2003 by Image Comics, The Walking Dead focuses on Rick Grimes a Kentucky deputy officer who gets shot during service, falls into a coma and wakes up in a zombie apocalypse ravaged world. After managing to reunite with his family and a group of people Rick Grimes evolves into a leader trying to guide his group across the wasteland, trying to find a safe haven while they struggle to survive.

The Walking Dead has won numerous awards during the years most notably the 2007 and 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series. A tv series with the same name was first aired in 2010 and was loosely based on the storyline of the comic. Along with all the above traction, The Walking Dead was the inspiration for games, webisodes, spin-offs, and books.

There are currently 31 volumes consisted of 186 issues in circulation and the story is still on-going.

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Volume 1: Days Gone Bye

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Title: Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Tony Moore
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: May 4, 2004
Collects Issues: #1 – 6

Rick Grimes is not prepared for this. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family he must now sort through the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son.

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Volume 2: Miles Behind Us

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Title: Volume 2: Miles Behind Us
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November 4, 2004
Collects Issues: #7 – 12

Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars

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Title: Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: May 18, 2005
Collects Issues: #13 – 18

An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors as they set up a permanent camp inside a prison. Relationships change, characters die, and our team of survivors learn there’s something far more deadly than zombies out there…each other.

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Volume 4: The Heart’s Desire

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Title: Volume 4: The Heart’s Desire
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November 30, 2005
Collects Issues: #19 – 24

Life in the prison starts to get interesting for Rick Grimes and the rest of our survivors. Relationships heat up, fizzle out, and change entirely almost overnight. By the end of this volume, relationships between key characters are radically changed, setting the stage for future events in The Walking Dead. Collects The Walking Dead #19-24 and features art from Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn, with a Tony Moore cover.

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Volume 5: The Best Defense

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Title: Volume 5: The Best Defense
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: September 27, 2006
Collects Issues: #25 – 30

As the survivors settle into their prison home something has drawn them out into the open… out of the prison… out of their sanctuary. This is a major turning point for the over-all story of THE WALKING DEAD and it sets the stage for years to come.

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Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life

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Title: Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: April 11, 2007
Collects Issues: #31 – 36

Trapped in a town surrounded by madmen, Rick must find a way out or die trying. Meanwhile, back at the prison, the rest of the survivors come to grips with the fact Rick may be dead. A major turning point in the series is reached.

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Volume 7: The Calm Before

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Title: Volume 7: The Calm Before
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: September 26, 2007
Collects Issues: #37 – 42

Lori’s pregnancy has come to term ? the birth is near. After everything they’ve been through, though, can anything prepare Rick and the other survivors for what they are about to experience? A major turning point in the series is reached.

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Volume 8: Made to Suffer

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Title: Volume 8: Made to Suffer
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: June 27, 2008
Collects Issues: #43 – 48

They thought they were safe in the prison. They were wrong. A force far more deadly than the walking dead is at their door and when the dust settles, their rank will be decimated. No one is safe!

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Volume 9: Here We Remain

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Title: Volume 9: Here We Remain
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: January 1, 2009
Collects Issues: #49 – 54

In the last volume we learned that no one is safe. Now after the staggering losses they’ve sustained, Rick and Carl are left to pick up the pieces and carry on… knowing that they could join thier fallen friends and family at any moment.

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Volume 10: What We Become

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Title: Volume 10: What We Become
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: August 12, 2009
Collects Issues: #55 – 60

Out on their own, danger lurking around every corner, our ragged band of survivors tries to live long enough to reach Washington D.C… but at what cost?

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Volume 11: Fear the Hunters

Volume 11: Fear the Hunters

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Title: Volume 11: Fear the Hunters
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: January 6, 2010
Collects Issues: #61 – 66

No one is safe in the aftermath of the most shocking Walking Dead storyline yet. The remaining survivors continue the road to Washington DC, but not everyone will make it out alive.

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Volume 12: Life Among Them

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Title: Volume 12: Life Among Them
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: July 21, 2010
Collects Issues: #67 – 72

At long last, the survivors of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic survival adventure find the hope they’ve longed look for. Can a town not yet ravaged by the horrors unleashed on Earth possibly be all it’s hoped for? Is there a far more sinister secret behind their newfound safe haven? Even worse, can people forever changed by the worst in humanity ever hope to get back to their old selves? The next chapter of the Walking Dead is set to change everything.

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Volume 13: Too Far Gone

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Title: Volume 13: Too Far Gone
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: November 24, 2010
Collects Issues: #73 – 78

Life in the community is as near as Rick and his group can ever hope to come to returning to normal life. So why is Rick so on edge? Will his behavior spell doom for everyone else? Will they let it get that far?

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Volume 14: No Way Out

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Title: Volume 14: No Way Out
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: July 15, 2011
Collects Issues: #79 – 84

As the Eisner Award winning series continues, no one in The Community is safe from what happens within its walls.

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Volume 15: We Find Ourselves

Volume 15 We Find Ourselves

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Title: Volume 15: We Find Ourselves
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: December 7, 2011
Collects Issues: #85 – 90

The events of ‘No Way Out’ have affected everyone in the community, and not everyone has survived to pick up the pieces. Rick and the survivors must now try to pick themselves up and carry in the wake of disaster… and by doing so, they find hope.

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Volume 16: A Larger World

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Title: Volume 16: A Larger World
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: June 6, 2012
Collects Issues: #91 – 96

Rick discovers that there are communities of survivors nearby, and begins to explore a larger world.

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Volume 17: Something to Fear

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Title: Volume 17: Something to Fear
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: November 21, 2012
Collects Issues: #97 – 102

In this volume of the NYT bestselling survival horror, Rick and his band of survivors work to build a larger network of thriving communities, and soon discover that Negan’s “Saviors” prove to be a larger threat than they could have fathomed. Crossing Negan will lead to serious, dire consequences for the group; it seems that for the first time since the Governor’s reign of terror that Rick may have Something to Fear.

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Volume 18: What Comes After

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Title: Volume 18: What Comes After
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: June 5, 2013
Collects Issues: #103 – 108

Following the events of SOMETHING TO FEAR, Rick and the other survivors accept a new way of life under Negan’s rule, but not everyone agrees.

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Volume 19: March To War

Volume 19 March to War

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Title: Volume 19: March To War
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: November 19, 2013
Collects Issues: #109 – 114

Rick. Ezekiel. Gregory. Negan. Each man holds the fate of their community in their hands… and WAR is on the horizon.

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Volume 20: All Out War – Part One

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Title: Volume 20: All Out War – Part One
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: March 5, 2014
Collects Issues: #115 – 120

The biggest storyline in THE WALKING DEAD history starts here. It’s Rick versus Negan, with a little help from everyone else!

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Volume 21: All Out War – Part Two

Volume 21 All Out War Part Two

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Title: Volume 21: All Out War – Part Two
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: July 23, 2014
Collects Issues: #121 – 126

Alexandria has been destroyed. Can Rick rally the other communities against Negan’s army?

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Volume 22: A New Beginning

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Title: Volume 22: A New Beginning
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: November 5, 2014
Collects Issues: #127 – 132

In the aftermath of ALL OUT WAR we discover…A NEW BEGINNING.

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Volume 23: Wispers Into Screams

Volume 23 Whispers Into Screams

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Title: Volume 23: Whispers Into Screams
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: April 29, 2015
Collects Issues: #133 – 138

The new era of peace and prosperity is interrupted by a new type of enemy. One that travels amongst the walkers. One that will turn whispers of their appearance to screams.

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Volume 24: Life and Death

Volume 24 Life and Death

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Title: Volume 24: Life and Death
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: August 26, 2015
Collects Issues: #139 – 144

As the fair opens at Alexandria, old friends return from afar and new adversaries make their introductions.

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Volume 25: No Turning back

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Title: Volume 25: No Turning Back
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: March 30, 2016
Collects Issues: #145 – 150

After a devastating act of war by the Whisperers, Rick must chart a path for his community. But when his leadership is questioned, how will he respond?

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Volume 26: Call To Arms

Volume 26 Call to Arms

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Title: Volume 26: Call To Arms
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: September 26, 2016
Collects Issues: #151 – 156

After being betrayed by members of his own community, Rick Grimes charts a new course and marshals his forces against the Whisperers.

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Volume 27: The Whisperer War

Volume 27: The Whisperer War

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Title: Volume 27: The Whisperer War
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Collects Issues: #157 – 162

The time has come. The forces are aligning. The war has begun! Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he’s built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this…there will be a cost.

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Volume 28: A Certain Doom

Volume 28 A Certain Doom

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Title: Volume 28: A Certain Doom
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Collects Issues: #163 – 168

In the aftermath of The Whisperer War—ALL IS LOST.

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Volume 29: Lines We Cross

Volume 29: Lines We Cross

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Title: Volume 29: Lines We Cross
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Collects Issues: #169 – 174

Recent events have thrown Alexandria into turmoil, and now Rick, Dwight, Eugene, and Negan all have something to prove.

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Volume 30: New World Order

Volume 30 New World Order

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Title: Volume 30: New World Order
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: September 11, 2018
Collects Issues: #175 – 180

NEW FRIENDS. NEW ENEMIES. NEW THREATS. IT’S A WHOLE NEW WORLD.

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Volume 31: The Rotten Core

Volume 31: The Rotten Core

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Title: Volume 31: The Rotten Core
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment
Release Date: March 6, 2019
Collects Issues: #181 – 186

Rick leads the Commonwealth’s Governor, Pamela Milton, on a tour of the various communities Alexandria is aligned with. Naturally… terrible things begin to happen very quickly.

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All The Walking Dead characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof, stories, logos, and artwork are Trademarks & Copyright © 2003-2019 Image Comics, the creators, and/or artists of said work. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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