In honor of The Walking Dead Issue 150 being released we decided to countdown the most SHOCKING moments from the comic series so far! Thankfully, we had a lot of helpful input from YOU guys on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here are the highlights:
12. That Eye Lick
We know a LOT of shocking moments have occurred throughout the series…but this one was one of the ctaziest non-death-related moments. Carl’s boo Lydia comes from a mysterious community that wears skin as clothes so MAYBE this isn’t the strangest thing about her. Still, this was too kinky and horrific not to add to the list. *shudders*
@TheWalkingDead The eye lick!
— Cammy Toe (@camrobitaille1) January 8, 2016
(OK, maybe not up there with Glenn’s death…but it was still shocking).
11. Carl Kills Negan’s Men
“What’s that, Negan? You’re going to kill my friends, invade my community, and think you’ll get away with it?!?! THINK AGAIN! RAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKA! And keep the change ya filthy animal. Rakaka.” – Carl (possibly not verbatim).
@TheWalkingDead My favorite moment was when Carl killed Negan's men in his little raid with the assault rifle!
— RiotnRespect (@RiotnRespect) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead probably my favorite scene was when Carl killed some of the savior a with an automatic weapon
— Kobe Wilson (@Kswilson1127) January 9, 2016
10. Rick Bites That Bandit’s Neck
This parental act of awesomeness made Liam Neeson’s Taken character look as badass as the fake baby from American Sniper. Holy sh*t these bandits messed with the wrong parent. SO, out of weapons and f**ks to give Rick goes full zombie (never go full zombie) and takes a juicy bite out of the bandit’s neck! Yum!
@TheWalkingDead Rick biting into a dude's neck to save Carl. I'm glad they paid homage to that moment in the show.
— houstonz (@houstonz) January 8, 2016
9. TAINTED MEAT!!!
Soft Cell may have been on to something. Look, dying sucks. It sucks even harder if cannibals treat you like a giant pork-chop. HOWEVER, if you’re Dale and you had just been bitten by a zombie then prepare to sit back and hysterically laugh at the cannibals eating your TAINTED MEAT. Revenge in The Walking Dead is so so so sweet.
@TheWalkingDead TAINTED MEAT, "You don't have guts, (Spencer)", and the last few pages of "Life and Death"
— Snipe (@SnipeTheGhost) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead TAINTED MEAT!!!!!
— Aquilix (@AquilixHD) January 8, 2016
8. Negan Guts Spencer
Hate to say anyone deserves to die, but this IS The Walking Dead. After Spencer suggested his plan to overthrow Rick Negan decided it was the most cowardly thing he ever heard and SLICED Spencer to death. It was a rare moment fans cheered for Negan.
@TheWalkingDead Negan gutting Spencer was a personal favorite of mine
— Motherdick AKA Cam (@_TWDCam) January 8, 2016
@RiotnRespect @TheWalkingDead I love when he guts Spencer!
— Jennifer (@JenInWoodbury) January 8, 2016
7. Rick’s Hand Getting Cut off
Compiling this list helped us remember how much of a maniac The Governor really was. The Governor questions Rick on his living situation, Rick lies, and The Governor has him held down and CUTS HIS HAND OFF! Although this wasn’t played out in the show, this was still one of the most insane moments in the comics.
6. Michonne Brutalizes The Governor
Good lord, revenge is sweet. After days of being brutalized, tortured, and raped by The Governor Michonne finally got free and exacted her revenge. It was perhaps the most scream-out-loud holy sh*t moment in the series up until that point.
5. Carl Shoots Shane
If you ever find yourself questioning Carl’s character, angsty attitude, or hairstyle then MAKE SURE YOU REMEMBER the time when he shot and killed Shane to save his dad. It was the moment TWD fans took a step back from the page and said, “You’re all right, kid.” However, as satisfying and necessary as it was, NO ONE expected little Carl to make such a dramatic move.
@TheWalkingDead Little Carl handling business like a boss! This was my first major surprise! pic.twitter.com/cTTnvhJqxR
— Cass C (@CassCurv) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead Carl killing Shane to save Rick
— Josh Carbine (@Carbine724) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead Maybe will sound silly but one of my favorite moments was when Carl kills Shane.I was "OMG This cómic will kill us all"
— Soledad Venesio (@MissJulepina) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead so far my favourite scene is when Carl shoots Shane when they were getting into a big fight
— Abby (@Not_Abby_) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead one of my favorite moments is in the beginning when Carl shoots Shane. He's no much different in the comics then in the show
— kyle (@Roboticnippl3s) January 8, 2016
4. Lori and Judith Get Shot and Killed
JESUS. Just when you thought this prison storyline was over and enough characters had been killed off they kill Lori and her BABY Judith. How many other comics have you read where a baby is taken out WITH A SHOTGUN?! This horrific event marked a dark turn for Rick emotionally.
@TheWalkingDead The ending of volume 8. Lori and Judith just died and Carl and Rick are left alone. Marks a new chapter for Rick and Carl.
— Kaine (@WatchMeNerdOut) January 8, 2016
3. Alpha Kills 12 people and puts their heads on spikes
JUST when we felt everyone in Alexandria was finally safe (they had candle shops for God’s sake) new baddie Alpha goes and infiltrates the walls, chats up the locals, AND MURDERS, DECAPITATES, AND PLACES THE HEAD OF BELOVED CHARACTERS LIKE ROSITA AND EZEKIEL ON SPIKES. Although we’re still feeling the repercussions, it’s obvious this move will serve as the inciting incident for something BIG from Team Rick.
@TheWalkingDead issue 144 once Rick returns from his encounter with Alpha, only to come back to heads on spikes…
— Donnie (@Dontatorship) January 10, 2016
@TheWalkingDead alpha killing 12 people
— In Transit (@YoungWhisperer) January 8, 2016
2. Carl Gets Shot in The Face
After a brutally traumatic turn of events (Jessie AND Ron getting killed within seconds of each other) Carl gets accidentally SHOT by Doug and loses his eye. Although originally presumed dead by readers, Carl eventually embraced his injury with the encouragement of a psychopath with a bat and daughter of a murderer.
@TheWalkingDead issue 83, when Rick hacks off Jessie's hand to save Carl. That shocked me. Then what happens to Carl at the end! Brutal!
— Rich Harvey (@ghostrich1066) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead Eye love that one Carl scene in Issue 83
— TWD Super Fan (@DeputyNStuff) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead Carl's eye getting shot and Ricks hand, it was so cool to see MC's put in situations like that
— Jay-Kun (@jaydrien98) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead When Carl gets his eye shot out ! Totally brutal. #TheWalkingDead
— Wedge Antilles (@iwillcometolife) January 8, 2016
1. Negan Brutally Kills Glenn
FINALLY…we’ve come to the most shocking moment of the series. This monumental issue featured our favorite characters getting captured, Negan being introduced, and Glenn receiving the MOST gruesome beating we’ve seen in this series to date! This was voted by you guys as BY FAR the most SHOCKING moment in The Walking Dead comics (and we must say we agree with you)!
@TheWalkingDead ISSUE 100 I'M IN
— 砂羽 (@moonshleys) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead issue 100…….but I don't want to ruin it for people who's watching the show
— Nahuel Roark (@nahuelroark) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead issue 100 because it was soooooo unexpected and emotional, Negan and Lucille made one HELL of a first appearance!
— TWDTrueFacts (@TWDTrueFacts) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead#100 is great,when Rick kills the scvngers was COLD,Carols suicide,Shane/Lori "hand" scene.The best is Carls eyesocket scene!
— G. Samora Jr (@JESUSguideME) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead Negans first appearance in issue 100 was a game changer. Definitely one of my favorite moments!
— Ronnie Starks (@StarksWrestling) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead "It's going to be pee-pee pants city here real soon."
— Jessica (@jessicatNY) January 8, 2016
@TheWalkingDead Negan smashing Glenn's head in,it was unexpected and sad.. seeing a character who has been with us since issue 2.. Brutal.
— TWDTrueFacts (@TWDTrueFacts) January 8, 2016
So there you have it! Which moments from The Walking Dead comics did YOU think were the most shocking? Let us know in the comments below!
Two of my favorites that weren’t on the list:
-When Rick slashed Negan’s throat at the end of All Out War. As much as I love Negan, this was an awesome moment that really surprised me
-When the wall fell in No Way Out. I didn’t think they could ever get out of it, and it lead to some other amazing moments.
Great list! I can’t wait for 150
Ma’ look, I’m on the Internet!!!
#11 is one of my all-time favorite moments! BRAKKA BRAKKA BRAKKA!!
Think I’d replace #12 with Ben & Billy’s story & move #6 closer to the top by about 2 places.
If you ain’t reading the comic……
Yeah…. its a shame TV Carl is a lot older now then Comic Carl would be… don’t think this scene would have the same impact in the TV series.
You’re right about that! They’ve got a good opportunity to half make up for it by giving us the #2 shocker!
Surprised Abraham getting a bolt to the head isn’t up here… just for how nonchalant it was.
And I really hope this isn’t foreshadowing horrible things in 150….
More of a shocker than animalistic Whisperer Lydia licking, if ya ask me.
Glenn’s death made my jaw drop. I didn’t expect Glenn’s death and especially how brutal that scene was. That takes the top spot easy. I would have put Lori and Judith’s deaths at #3 just because you don’t expect them to kill off a baby like that. I think Abraham’s death I would probably put at #2. It just came out of nowhere. He and Eugene were talking about Rosita and suddenly Abraham’s got a bolt through the eye. That’s at the very least surprising.
Glenn’s death was not very shocking for me because we knew that Negan was going to kill someone…
I think it was more about the brutality of it depicted in some seriously detailed art.
Abraham death is definitely a Honorable mention. Also tyreese death. But I guess they you goes hand in hand with lori and baby Judith. A shocker to me was Herschel’s daughters decapitated. Jaw dropped after seeing that.
Abraham’s Death. Nothing has ever devastated me more. And never in a million years could I have seen that coming, it was also a last minute decision, Abraham wasn’t supposed to die, so nothing hinted at it and it was completely unforeseen. I wanted it to be on the list for the sake of one of my all time favorite characters. Nevertheless, I agree with this list, but of course this is TWD, it’s hard to narrow the shocking moments down to 12.
Abrahams death and ezeikels
The Governor attacking the prison was pretty damn shocking too