After joining with other survivors, including his loved ones, he gradually takes on the walking dead 18 pdf role of leader of a community as it struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse. Moore continued to do the covers through issue No. The television program loosely follows the storyline of the comic book. 7, after he was approached by Kirkman.
The remainder were done by Adlard. The first 52 issues of the series began to be reprinted on January 5, 2011, with one issue per week for a year. Kentucky, is wounded in the line of duty and emerges from a coma to find the world overrun by the undead. He returns home to find his house ransacked and his wife and son gone. Rick travels to a military evacuation zone in Atlanta to find his family, but finds Atlanta has also been overrun. He is rescued by Glenn Rhee, who takes him to his small camp of survivors. Among them are Rick’s wife Lori and his son Carl.
Rick’s friend and former police partner, tries to murder Rick because he’s become obsessed with Rick’s wife Lori. Rick becomes the group’s leader. He and the remaining survivors leave Atlanta and travel across hostile territory in search of a safer refuge. The group meets Tyreese, his daughter and her boyfriend. Everyone takes shelter at Wiltshire Estates, a gated community, but are forced to leave when they stumble upon its zombie infestation. The group eventually finds shelter at a small farm after Carl is shot. Rick’s group is asked to leave the farm and stumbles upon an abandoned prison, which they decide to make their home.
The group begins to clear the prison yard and one cell block for living quarters. They meet some surviving inmates when they break into the prison’s cafeteria. Rick invites Hershel and his family to come live in the prison and they accept. Two of the group members commit suicide and someone begins to murder other group members. This inmate, a convicted serial killer, is eventually captured and killed.
Other inmates stage a rebellion. The group manages to quell the inmates’ rebellion and secure the prison. Rick and Tyreese get into a fight and the community decides to have a council with four co-leaders instead of Rick as sole leader. They find a small town called Woodbury, where a large, well-armed and organized group of survivors has taken refuge.
The Governor captures Rick’s group and interrogates them. He mutilates Rick by cutting off his right hand and rapes and tortures Michonne. Rick, Glenn, and Michonne manage to escape from Woodbury with the help of others from the town. Michonne tortures the Governor before she leaves.