THE WALKING DEAD issue #166 is out NOW! How safe is Alexandria? From walkers? From the Saviors? AND WHAT ABOUT ANDREA?! Read the issue and let us know what you thought down below. We’ll be awarding our favorite comment with a signed issue of THE WALKING DEAD #166!
PREVIOUSLY: Negan and Rick continue to fight their way out of the walker horde when the opportunistic Saviors make their move on Dwight’s overwhelmed army. Meanwhile, Andrea, Magna, and others draw the horde away toward the ocean. When Eugene risks his life to ensure their success, Andrea rides into the fray to save him. While they both escape, Andrea may have sustained a bite to the neck…
Holy hell… that ending has me feeling worse than at the end of Empire Strikes Back!!!
Hell of an issue!!! But seriously, my God. I don’t think I’ve felt this down trodden since the fall of the prison. I mean wow.
And Sherry. Holy bat chit crazy Sherry. She was making no sense at all. I really don’t know how this plays out. Will Rick just suicide it with Andrea?
Wow. Pretty speechless. And feeling hopeless.
No chance Rick suicides himself. He won’t leave Carl alone in this world till he has to.
Isn’t it crazy that Andrea’s whole clan died to walker bites. Amy, Dale and now Andrea
Yeah… I highly doubt it. Things are still dark right now though.
I think that the saviors will make Rick to kill Andrea because he already killed their lider.
Well it looks like Sherry doesn’t have a (table) leg to stand on anymore. That table has now killed as many people as Eugene has. All in favor of a “Here’s Table” spinoff, so we can find out how it was made, what kind of wood it is, etc. please say aye?
That table is a violent blood thirsty killer. Maybe Negan could break off a table leg wrap it with some razor wire and Boom Lucille 2.0
that would have to be lucille 3.0. lucille 2 is what Negan called his rock hard dick from throwing the grenades into Alexandria. Though he said hed wrap barbed wire around it, which i think would hurt him more than anyone else.
We need Lucille 2.0 tho first! Maybe Andrea can do that AND from Negan’s Cock Fan Club?!
Well she better hurry the hell up since she is about to keel over! LOL! Maybe the table is a manifestation of Lucille the 1st, in zombie form seeking revenge.
Ok ok let’s all chill for a minute. Breath… Rick will be just fine, Andrea isn’t bit she got SHOT. No way a crazy bitch like Sherry becomes the fall of Rick “Always Survive’s” Grimes. Sherry tried to kill him and ended up like everyone else to ever attempt to kill Rick…DEAD (exception Negan). So now we get cliff hanger #2 with the fake out Bite/Bullet hole on Andrea’s neck. I just wonder how Rick and Andrea are going to sell Sherry’s death to the rest of the Saviors or if they turn back to their own fearless leader Negan!
That wound looks a little too ragged to be a bullet wound 🙁
I feel like kirkman is using this Andrea fake out bite to actually propel the story. Maybe Andrea showing up with a “bite” right after rick accidentally killed sherry is gonna push him over the edge and make him do something durastic. Thoughts?
I don’t know man. Bullet grazes can get pretty crazy… that’s her jugular artery that it hit. If you didn’t have some sweating and a hard time walking. I mean surely she would have known that a fucking zombie bit her neck. A bullet wound however is notorious for going unnoticed.
Here’s hoping you’re right.
But this is Kirkman remember, he’s been looking forward to our reaction, to Andrea being bitten, for years.
I would just like to point out the 2 people behind Andrea with rifles firing. Here is when she gets shot, obviously if its only a graze with all the adrenaline pumping as she goes to save Eugene she just doesn’t feel it. Heat of the moment if you will. Kirkman wouldn’t miss the opportunity to show Andrea getting ripped into. He has said a character of such importance deserves an important death. Please tell me if you find a panel that shows a zombie anywhere near the right side of Andrea’s neck. Because I have looked and cannot find it.
“He has said a character of such importance deserves an important death.”
*Looks at Abraham*
Riiiiight. I like your optimism but that’s only ragged looking “bullet” wound. And that sweat is looking awful familiar.
It’s not over yet but things aren’t looking good.
LMAO Abraham was an interesting one.
PLEASE NO ANDREA! DON’T DIE!!
I think it is a bullet womb as well. I believe the sweat is from all the work from moving the heard. I believe she is exhausted and that is why she tripped and fee.
The way she yelled at them, wouldn’t she have said “it ain’t a damn bite, now let’s get out of here before we all die”
Yep, she would have
Not if she was still unsure herself. Like I said heat of the moment, she may not even know its not a bite. Can you see the side of your neck with out a mirror? Her face is that of surprise at first. Then she is told about it. She may very well believe it to truly be a bite at that moment. If she is unsure of how she got the wound her mind could immediately choose to think it has to be a bite. Placebo effect or mob mentality, If you believe it’s true than it’s true until you have proof to think otherwise.
I can go even happier. maybe she is immune and will be the key to the cure?
I was thinking about it. I think they should let everyone who dies turn. just in case someone does not turn, and they can study that person
Man. Rick’s gonna have to do that awkward walk of shame back to the Saviors to explain how negotiations went. That should be fun.
I’m going to think the Negan way for a second… Negan would let Andrea turn and blame Sherry’s death on Andrea. Problem would be solved.. but that would be really fucked up and manipulative.
It’s possible. I think Andrea would have a say in that, though. It would be interesting because it turns the “inevitable” from issue #167’s description on its head. The “inevitable” being avoided isn’t turning into a roamer. It’s avoiding what seemed like an unavoidable conflict.
Andrea knows she’s going to die. Takes the blame for what happens to Sherry. Andrea either gives herself up, lets herself turn, or kills herself. Now it’s can be said that Andrea and Sherry somehow got into it. This way it doesn’t seem like Rick just snuffed Sherry out and Rick lost someone too.
Great issue. I think it is a bite on Andrea’s neck though. The way she is sweating and the way she loses her balance and falls to the floor with tears in her eyes. It just seems like too much set up in these previous two issues to be a bullet graze. I think if it is a bullet graze, it will be a big ‘fuck you’ to readers to set something this exciting up and waste it, not to mention two pointless cliffhangers.
WOW!! Somehow Andrea is going to make it. But telling the Saviors that Sherry is dead, oh shit. I need the next 6 issues now.
wait till andrea dies and tell them they killed each other?
Exact thing I was thinking… lol.
Alpha’s Decapitated, Shelly’s tabled, Andrea’s Bitten, Michonne is still dudeless and grim, lydia is still nuts, Maggie’s house is burned down, Magda and the voice on the radio are still a big question marks…..the damsels of The Walking Dead…a little beyond in distress!
How is Lydia still nuts?
MAGDA?! not sure if you’re purposely saying that for #WaybackWednesday but back in the day of thewalkingdead.com there was a misspelling of an article link that said “Magda”… good times, good times…
I think Magna is firmly on Rick’s side at this point. And Lydia isn’t really crazy anymore.
Sherry thought Rick was her pain in the neck. That notion was quickly taken off the table…
goddammit that was a good one.
Winner winner walker dinner!
i did not expect Sherry to die like that… or die at all!!
I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds. The whisperers still need to be dealt with.
What an issue! I can’t wait to see how this all unfolds. Poor Andrea 🙁
All they have to do is amputate Andrea’s head and she’ll be fine!
Some of us just aren’t taking this seriously
How can we? We’re losing someone we’ve knwon for so long from a possible roamer bite!!! We gotta think of all possiblities to save her!!
So next month is the final issue of this batshit crazy volume… Is Andrea really bitten and heading for death? How fucked is Rick after killing the temporary, ditz of a replacement Savior leader? Who is that chick on the radio? How sexually stimulated is Negan right now? FIND OUT!! NEXT TIME!! ON DRA-I MEAN THE WALKING DEAD!!!!!! *outro plays*
Did you just make a “Total Drama” reference?
Dragonball Z**** how did I get that wrong???!!
I’ll just be over here crying until 167, but then again it may make me cry harder. Rick’s face on the last page broke my heart… ???
I’m starting to get as much whiplash as Sherry did from how many times Rick has killed his attackers.
Andrea Tribute by yours truly… love you, sniper girl.
GODDDD DAYUMMM… it’s horizontal… I cannot get a break in this comments section!
Loving it, mate.
I don’t want Andrea to die but I will be seriously pissed off if she doesn’t.
If this is another fake out main character death, then it confirms Kirkman is too much of a pussy to kill off huge characters anymore. It’s out of nowhere, it’s tragic, its a walker related death.
Isn’t that the thing everyone has been complaining about wanting back in TWD for years now. This is the perfect way to kill off a major character and make the walkers an actual threat again.
I feel like we’re being played, bullet graze, Andrea tired and exhausted making it seem like the fever.
The whole “MAY have sustained a bite” is nothing but a mind fuck to get us all to argue whether she did or didn’t. Skipping past the Andrea death controversy, so those angry saviors. I doubt this will be rick’s decision but I’d tell my people to get up on the wall quietly and gun them all down as quickly as possible. No one is going to believe Rick accidently killed Sherry. He brings her into a secluded room for a private conversation to avoid another war. That just reeks of suspicious. It’s more believable that rick and the table were working together than it being an accident. Realistically, Negan volunteers to take the fall for the murder. I’ve said it before, negan actually agrees with Rick. He wants the world put right and knows Rick is the best chance of that. Giving his own life to save rick is probably the only way to make up for all the people he’s killed. Don’t want Negan to die though, that foul mouthed, punny, son of a bitch is one of the best characters in this series.
wow!! just wow things are getting very interesting. Cant wait to see what Ricks next move is. Sherry put all her cards on the table and lost , bad hand.
Sherry attacked Rick, she got killed. Seems fair to me. This storyline is still a bit cheap to me, she gets mad and attacks Alexandria? Nobody forced them to stay in the Sanctuary, they could have gone away, find a small settlement, build walls, plant crops etc. Yeah, sure, but I guess it has its purpose. Rick was in a big trouble before Andrea entered the room, now I doubt he cares anymore about Saviors. He will probably order Negan or Dwight to execute them, what else do with them, when they are obviously dangerous and will go crazy again?
BTW Andrea is dead, we will have to accept it. Let’s save moments like Glenn under a waste container or Rick and the Roebuck for the show. Andrea surviving would be a big joke, unless she would turn out to be somebody who is not susceptible to the virus, thus maybe becoming a possible source of a cure, and turning the story elsewhere… But I doubt that’s the way Kirkman wants to go, so next issue we will mourn Andrea, after Rick ends her life.
P.S. Or maybe we will mourn both of them, as Sherry turns and bites Rick as well.
From what I remember, Sherry wanted to have the Saviors back to way it was, commanding the other communities, but it seems she wants to instead unlink from them? Unless that was her shortened version to Alexandria before they would get taken over again post-unlink
I feel like your criticism is pretty fair, honestly. I don’t feel like we got a very well explained reason for Sherry’s motives. Is she doing it for control? She seemed to want to take Alexandria out initially. Then when she arrives she says she wants to be unchained. So is she actually just doing this for the sake of her community’s freedom? Why does she feel the need to create conflict where none is necessary? Maybe if we could see examples of how being part of a community has negatively affected them (like how the Kingdom suffered massive losses in All Out War) it would make sense but I don’t think we ever really got a full sense of her motives. Freedom? Power? Control? Insanity? She did sort of become unhinged at that last moment for no real reason.
And now she’s dead so I guess we’ll never get a definitive answer. At least not from her.
Another good one! Washed that mediocre tv season taste right out of my mouth. Does the guy on the cover have a stone in his eye hole?
I love the characters of the Saviours but this recent arc with them has been a bit disappointing. Having Sherry’s position be so unfocused/insane kind of detracts from her as a character and it seems to have dragged on longer than it should. There’s a lot of interesting stuff going on in the book at the moment, especially with Negan, but I’m kind of looking forward to this current little run getting resolved.
I hope Andrea does some crazy insane shit before she dies. 🙁
It looks like we are going to see Rick’s telephone calling again. All of the pieces are in place for Negan to take some kind of power. I am excited to find out if the changed Negan is real.
Oh, my God!!!!! Yes!!!
I want a telephone Andrea!!!
I was so glad to see Dwight was okay. That tear in his eye as he faced down his former comrades… you could argue that it was just his eyes acting up, but I swear he was feeling something- betrayed, disappointed? Poor guy.
Andrea has me on pins and needles waiting to see what’s wrong with her. I feel bad for Rick. Maybe Magna will be the new resident female gunner badass? Oh, and Laura. I love her too. I want to hear more about those ladies please!
I’m all for the “Here’s Table” series. The story starts in 1950 as he becomes a young sapling, and… well I’ll just let Mr. Kirkman take it from here.
I always go back and read the issues from the beginning of the arc before I read the new issue, I like the build up (and I’m usually nice and toasted by the time I get to the new pages).
Was interesting that as the walkers came to Alexandria Dwight saying to Rick about Andrea ‘Don’t worry. She’ll be fine’. And the start of last issue Negan saying ‘who even gets bit anymore’.
I’m really curious how Rick and Andrea are going to explain this situation to The Saviors…and how Rick will be able to keep himself together long enough to be able to after getting that bombshell dropped on him by Andrea.
Next month can’t get here soon enough!
I’m going to be so upset if the Andrea thing actually follows through and actually was a bite. My hope is that since they didn’t show the actual bite happen is that it isn’t real. Andrea has been here forever and she doesn’t die! What is funny is that literally everything else was pushed to the side for me because Andrea is the best. Show us a little mercy!
I think that The Walking Dead is a series that always is happenning something big, this issue feels like the Saviors will come back, and Alexandria maybe won´t live to tell, awesome series!
I don’t think Andrea is actually been bitten yet. Although she was sweating in the final panels we have no clear evidence that she is in fact bitten and infected since. If she is in fact infected I think that could throw the whole dynamic between Rick and Negan. Having Andrea die could send Rick into a downward spiral. As much as I love Negan, I think he still has a desire to be in charge and has been hiding all mal intentions in hopes to coax Rick into believing he has genuinely changed. I have a feeling that Beta is currently training troops as well. So with Sherry dead and the saviors riled up we could see a major conflict in the coming issues, with a possibility of the saviors teaming up with the remaining whisperers. I’m personally hoping Andrea pulls through and it’s just a superficial wound!!
Amazing issue…as usual guys..
So did Andrea fall to the ground due to the bite or from seeing sherry dead? I also don’t get all the hate for having negan helping out our hero’s. Why the hell can’t people just enjoy where the story takes them? People change, whether it’s for self preservation, or for the greater good…or maybe they’re a megalomaniac who wants to get on everyone’s trust and then destroy them from the inside?!?!?!?! Either way, I’m loving where the story is taking us. The walking dead is and always has been, since it’s start, my ride or die comic!!! (TV show too) .
Scenario 1: Andrea is bitten and doomed
She takes the blame for Sherry’s death and is killed by the saviors as the scapegoat of it.
Scenario 2: Andrea is grazed and wounded.
She decides with Rick to take responsibility for Sherry’s death and convinces Rick to let her talk to the Saviors why she killed her, maybe in self-defense or some shit like that.
Scenario 3: Negan takes over
No matter Sherry’s fate, Negan uses his lip power to lead the saviors again persuading them that they need a better leader or something like that and that Sherry is not trustworthy and bla bla bla.
I could also see Andrea using her wound as “proof” that Sherry attacked her.
Great issue! Now send me that signed copy!! Thanks!!
Loyal Walking Dead Fan.
Yep. Rick tells everyone that Sherry the loose cannon went ballistic and attacked Andrea so either Rick or Andrea pushed Sherry and uh oh, Million Dollar Baby.
Orrr another story relayed to the troops could be:
Sherry and Andrea were necking, Sherry nicked Andrea’s neck, Andrea pushed Sherry who then knocked her neck not so nicely and fell on her noggin. SO Rick fixed the nicked neck, and the Saviors were tricked.
Say it fast, 3 times…..