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The Walking Dead Reading Order

Updated: Aug 30

The Walking dead is a post-apocalyptic comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore. It began in 2003 and was published by Image Comics, the series ran for a total of 193 issues. The walking dead focuses on Rick Grimes, a deputy who is shot in the line of duty and awakens from a coma in a zombie apocalypse. After joining with some other survivors, he leads them as they struggle to survive. AMC created a television series called The Walking Dead that loosely follows the storylines from the comics.


If you are looking at reading The Walking Dead comics, the order is very easy to follow, however, there are various collections that differ from each other. Below is a reading guide list for The Walking Dead.


The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye

The Walking Dead: Miles Behind Us

The Walking Dead: Safety Behind Bars

The Walking Dead: The Heart's Desire

The Walking Dead: The Best Defence

The Walking Dead: The Sorrowful Life

The Walking Dead: The Calm Before

The Walking Dead: Made To Suffer

The Walking Dead: Here We Remain

The Walking Dead: What We Become

The Walking Dead: Fear The Hunters

The Walking Dead: Life Among Them

The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone

The Walking Dead: No Way Out

The Walking Dead: Survivor's Guide

The Walking Dead: We Find Ourselves

The Walking Dead: A Larger World

The Walking Dead: Something To Fear

The Walking Dead: What Comes After

The Walking Dead: March To War

The Walking Dead: All Out War - Part 1

The Walking Dead: All Out War - Part 2

The Walking Dead: A New Beginning

The Walking Dead: Whispers Into Screams

The Walking Dead: Life And Death

The Walking Dead: No Turning Back

The Walking Dead: Call To Arms

The Walking Dead: The Whisperer War

The Walking Dead: A Certain Doom

The Walking Dead: Lines We Cross

The Walking Dead: New World Order

The Walking Dead: The Rotten Core

The Walking Dead: Rest In Peace

There are Hardcover editions that you can collect which tend to collect more issues than the original books.

The Walking Dead: Book One

The Walking Dead: Book Two

The Walking Dead: Book Three

The Walking Dead: Book Four

The Walking Dead: Book Five

The Walking Dead: Book Six

The Walking Dead: Book Seven

The Walking Dead: Book Eight

The Walking Dead: Book Nine

The Walking Dead: Book Ten

The Walking Dead: Book Eleven

The Walking Dead: Book Twelve

The Walking Dead: Book Thirteen

The Walking Dead: Book Fourteen

The Walking Dead: Book Fifteen

The Walking Dead: Book Sixteen

There are even larger collections called Omnibus' which contain more issues in each one than the Hardcovers.

The Walking Dead: Omnibus Volume One

The Walking Dead: Omnibus Volume Two

The Walking Dead: Omnibus Volume Three

The Walking Dead: Omnibus Volume Four

The Walking Dead: Omnibus Volume Five

The Walking Dead: Omnibus Volume Six

The Walking Dead: Omnibus Volume Seven

The Walking Dead: Omnibus Volume Eight

Then there are the largest collections called compendiums

The Walking Dead: Compendium One

The Walking Dead: Compendium Two

The Walking Dead: Compendium Three

The Walking Dead: Compendium Four

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