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The Walking Dead #147 Discussion

As the community continues to grapple with the attack and threat of the Whisperers, Rick responds to Eugene’s plan…

This is YOUR post to discuss issue #147. Best comment below (Johnny will pick his top 3 and I’ll pick a winner from that, so feel free to butter him up) will win a Robert Kirkman-signed 147. He hasn’t signed it yet which means we will get it PERSONALIZED for whomever wins! Have we offered that before?!

Previously:
Maggie confessed that she executed Gregory, which escalated into a heated confrontation with Rick. But as cooler heads prevailed there, Rick returned home to find Eugene waiting for him. Devastated by Rosita’s murder, Eugene demanded that the Whisperers must die… and that Rick can use Lydia as bait to draw Alpha out…


Comment Winner!


Oh shit, Sean Mathews (seanmathews1) is our comment winner! We don’t blame you for your imagination running wild; the issue DOES end super dramatically (not like 144 dramatically, but still). We appreciate you being super enthusiastic about each issue! Keep reading and we’ll see you for 148! Now, here’s the winning comment in all it’s oh shit glory:
“When Rick started telling Michonne about how deep his love and connection to Andrea was, only one thing ran through my mind. “Oh Shit. Andrea’s dead.” Now at the end of the issue, Lydia has a gun trained on Andrea and only one thing goes through my mind. “Oh Shit. Andrea’s dead.” Now all I can think is “Oh Shit. I really hope Andrea doesn’t die.”

These future cover releases do nothing to help. Rick turns into Negan, pushed by Andrea’s death? Or maybe Rick is betrayed when Maggie gives up both Carl and Lydia as bate to Alpha. Who knows, but my imagination is unfortunately running wild. For some reason, I am more scared now than any point in this comic’s history. On a side note, I really loved the conversation Rick had with Michonne. Both were so vulnerable and honest. 150 is going to be a doozy.”

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  1. TheBigSwingingDick October 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Carl, sacrifice your other eye!
    For your mum’s sake.

  2. NerdyAnthroKid October 13, 2015 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    I love the cover but for some weird reason, when I look at it all I can think is that they are on their way to meet The Great Pumpkin. Halloween is afoot!

  3. seanmathews1 October 14, 2015 at 6:22 am - Reply

    When Rick started telling Michonne about how deep his love and connection to Andrea was, only one thing ran through my mind. “Oh Shit. Andrea’s dead.”

    Now at the end of the issue, Lydia has a gun trained on Andrea and only one thing goes through my mind. “Oh Shit. Andrea’s dead.”

    Now all I can think is “Oh Shit. I really hope Andrea doesn’t die.”

    These future cover releases do nothing to help. Rick turns into Negan, pushed by Andrea’s death? Or maybe Rick is betrayed when Maggie gives up both Carl and Lydia as bate to Alpha. Who knows, but my imagination is unfortunately running wild.

    For some reason, I am more scared now than any point in this comic’s history.

    On a side note, I really loved the conversation Rick had with Michonne. Both were so vulnerable and honest.

    150 is going to be a doozy.

    • negan lucillus October 14, 2015 at 10:09 am - Reply

      agree with you it really looks bad for andrea i am really scared cant wait for next month

    • Thatguynamed Matt October 29, 2015 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      In some kind of rage over Andrea’s death, I think Rick is going to unleash Negan as some kind of war dog. Or ask him for advice in some way. I know Negan did unspeakable things, but I can’t help but feel like he’s going to play a massive role in Rick’s future. My prediction, Lydia kills Andrea, Carl kills Lydia out of reflex. Carl becomes grief stricken as is Rick over losing a lover. Rick turns Negan loose on Alpha in some way. Maggie finds out Negan is loose. War between Maggie and Rick??? Carl sees Rick’s madness, kills/wounds Rick. Carl replaces Rick as new badass. Or Rick see’s error of his way.
      Either way, I think Eugene’s plan is gonna fail and cause a massive shit storm.

  4. Mikezoe94 October 14, 2015 at 9:56 am - Reply

    It would be pretty messed up if Rick said all that to michonne about Andrea and then BOOM she dies. But I doubt Lydia will do anything stupid. But overall I loved the conversation between Rick and michonne and the way Eugene flipped out. Can’t wait for the next issue and why alpha is shedding a tear!

  5. flamingbagofpoo October 14, 2015 at 10:08 am - Reply

    I used a towel to soak up water in my basement and left it on the ground forgetting to put it in the laundry. I just noticed that my cats have been using the towel as a litter box. Winning this would make me feel better.

  6. negan lucillus October 14, 2015 at 10:18 am - Reply

    this issue was a powerfull issue it really showed and revealed a lot about the characters mainly with ricks realitionship with andrea. it feels like she could … not die she cant not now . if something happens to her let her survive it like carls eye. i do not think lydia will shoot her not even a little bit ithink that is to make us think lydia will kill her then nothing happens and we all calm down and then BOOM. whisperer attack? betrayal by hilltop? i think they are on a very dangerous trip . i dont think people realize how far hilltop is they wont need to get there in issue 150. we will see in next month (so loooong)

  7. Wesmills October 14, 2015 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Kill her off Kirkman, nobody likes her! I’m sure reverse psychology won’t work dammit! But if it does I love Daryl in the show! Seriously though each issue just keeps building more and more tension! This is the reason I’ve gotten the comic shop to start pulling 2 of each new issue now. I have a feeling I might throw one across the room!

  8. mattbeef October 14, 2015 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Rick’s conversation was the perfect setup for massive personality change but… C’mon Kirkman! Don’t kill Andrea!

  9. bake7829 October 14, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Rick finally had his first patient for his new therapy practice. Looking forward to the spin-off comic Hear the Talking Heads!

  10. Thomas Gonzales October 14, 2015 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    As a huge fan of the walking dead we can expect the unexpected. With Lydia raising the gun at Carl and Andrea she won’t do anything. Or will she? Is Kirkman going to change things up?
    Here’s what I think is going to happen: Lydia will shoot Andrea. Carl will not see passed that, Lydia and Carl run off together. Alpha misses Lydia which is why she is shown crying. Somebody will find Andrea as a walker or dead on the ground. News will get to Alexandria where in issue 149 Rick is shown with Negan as he seeks for advice because he is at an all time low, losing the love of his life. He went on in issue 147 saying how happy he is. Side note: When somebody was shown expressing how happy they were it was Ezekiel and he got murdered.
    In issue 150 Rick finds Carl. Carl chooses Lydia over his father. Lydia tries to threaten Rick but he kills Lydia. Carl goes crazy and Rick fights his own son almost ending his life. Hence why the title on issue 150 says “Betrayed”

  11. rikstewart1979 October 14, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    I’ve got a feeling that Andrea will die in the next issue, and one of the Whisperers will turn up at Rick’s door wearing her skin, causing Rick to all Negan on us!

  12. rikstewart1979 October 14, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    *Rick to go all Negan on us!*
    Wish you could edit comments

  13. nick_fleece October 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I think Eugene is really Eugenie in a Bottle. He will grant himself 3 wishes, one of which is for Rosita to come back. But Rosita comes back as a zombie and eats Eugene… poor guy.

  14. kayce October 14, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    So this is one of those issues where you see the psychological effects of this world on everyone and how they have evolved or de-evolved as the case may be. It’s almost as if Eugene has tapped into a primal strength as we see what happens when someone he cares for is hurt…his mild mannered persona finally gets shoved aside for a more visceral vengeful reaction. Meanwhile, Rick has come to terms with his own demons and how he has evolved passed the painful emotions of hurt…(just in time for issue 150…Betrayed!!) and accepting that he and Lori just weren’t that good together…and somehow Michonne’s stone facade can finally come to terms with being human and just being alive in this world…and all of this…in the foreground of the ultimate mind-fuck that Lydia has endured through her mother’s complete disregard for her safety and well being…to the point of not understanding real help or real compassion. Thinking that at every turn she is going to be up against another obstacle of pain…that’s the real catastrophe here…the loss not of innocence but of the ability to trust or even hope for safety….Rick has seen the light of what can be, and how things can once again become slightly civilized…while the rest of the world continues down the sludge that is back to the animals and our baser emotions…in that respect…Negan is the perfect weapon.

  15. toothrot October 14, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Pull the trigger……..CARL!

  16. BottleToilet October 14, 2015 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    I have a feeling that carl will kill lydia next issue the same way he killed shane.

  17. mk797 October 14, 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Was there ever a winner of the comment thing for issue 146?

  18. omegamind October 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    I think if it comes down to it Carl will totally execute Lydia if she harms Andrea. Kirkman and crew have done some fucked up shit to my emotions. I think they are smarter than the average bear though. When the build up crests I’d hang on to my seat. I have a feeling we ain’t seen nothing yet!

  19. holdingtuna October 14, 2015 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Lydia needs to chill. Im hoping CORAL disarms her. How does Kirkman manage a cliffhanger every 20 pages? Lol

  20. Exo Epic October 14, 2015 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    This issue was great! Loved Rick and Michonne’s conversation! Damn Kirkman made me think they’d kiss or something (I’ve had this weird feeling since Michonne’s reappearance in Issue #139)! I hate my adolescent brain! The way Rick pulled his gun on Michonne reminded me A LOT of when Rick whipped his pistol at Abraham in Issue #56. Just AWESOME. Hearing Rick talk about Lori, Judith, and SHANE (!!!!!!!) was just plain EPIC (Like myself). Also, reading Rick talking about how he had to go through all the crap he did go through to be the happy crippled son of a bitch he is now was pretty interesting to hear from him. Michonne and Rick are the bestest of all friends! Go team go!
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  21. Devmar8 October 14, 2015 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Can someone please explain what Lydia means when she says: “Did you say all that so you could take me to my mom?” although i am caught up, I just don’t understand what she means by that and why she is pissed at Andrea. Some one please explain

  22. grimeyrick October 15, 2015 at 7:36 am - Reply

    oh mane, where to start. rick wore blackface this issue, and that is alright seeing as eugene put him on blast. Essentially we have Isis chopping peoples heads off, and barack Grimes doesn’t want to put boots on the ground. as much as I agree with Rick about preserving life, what we really need right now is Grimey Rick Grimes. These people aren’t people. They’re savages. they’re animals. We need the Rick Grimes that slaughtered a group of cannibals mercilessly. The Rick Grimes who slit a stranger’s throat for stabbing Gregory (another stranger at the time), and the Grimey Rick who executed Negan’s road crew on site. But I digress. from the look of 150 it looks like it’ll be time to get his hand dirty (lol). in regards to the cliffhanger, i think the kirk-man just wanted to get our dicks hard at the end there. as much as there is room for andrea to eat a bullet, we aren’t ready for that. Lydia doesn’t have it in her either, she cares too much about carl and carl cares too much about andrea, which he just expressed (a little). I think if tensions got high enough and bullets do start flying; it’ll likely be carl’s into lydia’s face. either way, carl’s feelings towards andrea will dissolve this situation in my opinion. I am loving the continuity btw. The characters don’t act like everything that happened in the past didn’t happen and it’s great. michonne dipping into her pre-apocalyptic life with her kids, rick comparing his relationship to lori with what’s happening now; it adds that realism factor that kirkman has always been able to tickle. I would love to hear rick sharing a brew with louie (not so much larry, rip) saying “well this one time, i ripped a dudes throat out with my fucking teeth!” though i’m sure mr.Grimes wouldn’t be so proud of that nowadays. Seeing as the next issue is alpha crying and “no turning back,” it looks like we are going to have some sort of appeal to alpha’s humanity (“WE’RE NOT TOO FAR GONE”). i’m thinking coral, lydia and andrea will make it over there to try and squash the beef once their qualm has dissipated. who knows. ONE ISSUE A MONTH IS KILLING ME THOOOOOO

    • Exo Epic October 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      I wasn’t too comfortable with your “Isis chopping peoples heads off” part. Well, most if not all (Which remains untrue) of what you said was pretty Skrub.

      • grimeyrick October 16, 2015 at 6:59 am - Reply

        i’m sorry it made you uncomfortable, but it is an accurate comparison? Isis is an organized terror group who are a bunch of savages chopping ppls head off. The whisperers are savages murdering people (and actually cutting ppls heads off) that are animals. they aren’t people. Isis arent people. they are barbarians.

        • grimeyrick October 16, 2015 at 7:00 am - Reply

          as for the barack grimes comment portion of it, it was a joke. take it with a grain of salt, i am not trying to get political.

          • Exo Epic October 16, 2015 at 12:49 pm

            The Barack Grimes part was pretty good, I have to say, but it was just the ISIS comment. Last year, someone has photoshopped Jihadi John with an ice bucket in reference to the ALS Challenge last year and many people did not like that and many of them regular users (Or at least in the 2013-October 2014 days) did NOT like that and we tried contacting the main people here (Brian and Lizzy, the latter is now replaced with Johnny) and I believe with the new comment system, it’s gone now. Thankfully.

        • Exo Epic October 16, 2015 at 12:53 pm - Reply

          I do agree they are a savage group who are Idiotic Shameful Ignorant Savages (ISIS!), but comparing them to The Whisperers isn’t too accurate. Whisperers don’t take heads off for a living but they’re too damn awesome to be degrading into being The Walking Dead’s version of ISIS. That and because my Xbox GT is Whisperers4Life, so yeah. 😛

  23. Clunker429 October 15, 2015 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Rick and michonne have as close to a bromance as a man and a woman could ever have. This is the most I’ve ever seen michonne really open up.

  24. Vegaiti October 15, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    My two best badass characters facing off. I love you both Lydia and Andrea!

  25. guyone October 15, 2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Once again Kirkman provides us with proof that when the zombie apocalypse cuts… it cuts deep. Michonne and Rick have quite the bond. The ZA really did change Rick and for the good in my mind. 150 is going to be stellar.

  26. jellyman06 October 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    has anyone noticed that on the walking dead wiki if you go to issue 150 and then you see that it is proceeded by 151(TBA) could this mean that twd is coming to an end since they usually annouce issues right away

    • Exo Epic October 15, 2015 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      No. They solicit issues 3 months before their release date. They solicit after the issue in that month releases. Issue #150 was an exception, for The Walking Dead’s NYCC Panel showing the cover earlier than expected. We won’t get Issue #151’s cover until after Issue #148 releases. And The Walking Dead won’t be “coming to an end” for a long while, jellyman06. Just to let you know.

  27. Exo Epic October 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    For my AWESOME friend, Bastet! Thanks for being there since the beginning of me joining the site! That was Summer 2014! #Bastet

  28. Houstonz October 15, 2015 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Am I the only one who’s feeling like Michonne’s days are numbered? Like the happier and more at peace she can be, the more at risk she is of having her ‘arc’ finished?

    DON’T DO IT KIRKMAN. DON’T. NO. STOP. BAD. NO.

  29. jaysmusgrave October 16, 2015 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Screw Daryl, IF ANDREA DIES, WE RIOT!

  30. Exo Epic October 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Here is a variant coloring! Another dedication to Bastet!!

  31. EICzerofour October 16, 2015 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I’m scared Carl will die. They won’t kill him, right? Right? :c

  32. jmoore711b October 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Sometimes the cliffhangers go nowhere. That’s not a criticism, just a reality and part of RK’s good storytelling. I think this will be resolved by page 2 next time. One day Andrea will die but I don’t think Lydia shoots her right now.

  33. Whatwebecome October 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    So this issue begins with Eugene giving his plan and holy shit “then we won’t bluff” . This is not the same Eugene who claimed to be a scientist. I understand Eugenes actions but I definitely don’t think Alpha would like seeing a dead Lydia. When Michonne walked in I really thought she was going there to kill Lydia glad she wasn’t. Rick and Michonnes relationship is really special and as Michonne is right Rick is fucked up but so is everyone else who survives in this world. Anyways since alpha is the alpha of the group maybe negan will come beat alpha to a pulp and howl like a dog and become the new alpha haha. I definitely think Lydia won’t shoot Andrea and if she does negan just lost the best member of negans cock fan club. -Eric

  34. Undersolo October 17, 2015 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    It was the second recent issue where we see one of the Grimes pull a gun on Michonne.
    It was an issue where we finally see Eugene develop a real backbone over the woman he loves.
    It was the issue where Lydia proves that she is no different than anyone else trying to survive in this mad world. I would be very suspicious if I thought, even for a moment, that the group I trusted was now about to let me go.
    This issue provides some much-needed evidence to support the tears on cover #148. Carl, Lydia and Andrea are going to run into the Whisperers again and there will not reason for Lydia not to return to her Alpha. And since they will have more information about how the community responds to losses, they may feel they can take over.
    Add that to the general mood of the Alexandrians, and you are in for a very fiendish ride into #150.
    No wonder Negan is at Rick’s shoulder for #149.
    He will need a demon to find a way out of this…
    -KD

  35. don_styles@yahoo.com October 17, 2015 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Everyone has it all wrong! Carl jumps in the way to have Lydia stop and she shoots Carl on mistake. Then Drea kills a distraught Lydia. The gunshot draws the whisperer who capture Drea. This is why Alphas crying on the cover of 148. Rick is being consulted by Negan on the cover of 149 to start revenge. This leads into the bloodbath on the cover of 150 a dark and scary Rick. I will not confirm nor deny being kirkman’s ghost writer.

  36. chronic October 18, 2015 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Andrea gets shot by Lyida and badly wounded. Carl goes all Grimes and fucks Lydia up but stops before the fatal blow, looking down at his friend in a pool of blood his rage disapates and his humanity returns. He props Lyida against a tree and does his best to make sure the blonde bloodied body of his soulmate is breathing and safe. Before leaving with Andrea he wispers to Lyidia telling her that he will return.

    Upon their retun Rick flips at seeing Andrea so badly wounded and after hearing the story is consumed by guilt, believing Lyida is most likley dead by walkers. Carl once again sneaks out, but Michonne whom conselled Rick in his guilt, notices, follows and confronts Carl, they continue to the scene of the shooting together. Lyida is still alive exactly as Carl left her, they give her something and she comes back round waking up. Carl is rides a wave of emotion as Lyidia looks up at this mangled face and smiles, but suddenly her smile halts as she gazes through Carl as stood behind Carl and Michonne is Alpha and her crew.

    *I think the Lydia and Carl dynamic is cool. My dad is Rick Grimes, my mom is like the hottest badass survivor you’ll ever meet, and my mother-in-law, well my mother in law is into mass decapitation and has a worrying kink for wearing fresh walker skins. Jeeez, I guess im just a normal kid growing up in the Zombie Apocolypse*

    PS. Love your shit man, sat here in the good old UK, Just bought and started reading the Battle Pope reprints, do you know of anywhere I could find the original B&W run? Peace.

  37. jordanarnold017 October 19, 2015 at 5:32 am - Reply

    This issue is very interesting. I feel as though, while Rick lost some friends to these Whisperers, he has not sustained the same blow that both Michonne and Eugene feel, and while it was interesting to see Michonne and Eugene diverge in their tactics to handle their grief, I would assume that they are both extremely bloodthirsty right now. I feel as though Lydia shooting Andrea may change things. Rick reacts much more violently to personal loss. At the beginning of All Out War, he spoke about how he was just trying to keep his “family” safe. Attaching the Whisperers after issue 144 would have put this family in danger, so he abstained from an assault. As Michonne pointed out, if Andrea or Carl’s head had been on a stick, he would’ve prepared himself for another war, and he might, if Andrea is killed. I doubt Lydia will actually pull the trigger, as it’s only been 21 issues since All Out War ended. I would still prefer that Rick though, I miss AOW Rick. He seems so tame now. The Whisperers cannot continue to live. If Rick doesn’t handle it, somebody will rise up to the challenge.

  38. BASTET. October 20, 2015 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    ~ What if Michonne’s intent was NOT to protect Lydia but to take her out in stealth mode & she just happened to get caught? Mighty suspicious that she didn’t try to talk to Rick about it & plan it out before she started creeping in his house. Or maybe she just wanted to see Rick without his shirt.
    ~ Nobody’s thinking about the idea of taking Lydia to the Hilltop?! THE HILLTOP?! Carl hasn’t had any luck making friends among the hillbillies & ditched his best girl for a pair of doe eyes & justice is being served there on a hot plate! Rick must’ve had a brain fart with that one!
    ~ Speaking of Andrea, she ain’t gettin’ killed off! No way, no how, not anytime soon! N – O!! Just ain’t happening! So don’t you guys go getting your panties in a wad! Never question Andrea’s capabilities!

  39. VIVIVI October 22, 2015 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    That little girl needs some chocolate… what ever happened to Lucille? I think Rick should use her as a peg for his bum leg…

  40. Exo Epic October 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Well… I didn’t win. Of course. *goes back into cave and cries in the cave corner*

  41. blainebg204 October 27, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    I think in the mix of Lydia and Andrea, Carl jumps in the middle and somehow Lydia is mutilated/killed causing alpha to realize she fucked up sending her daughter off. Ultimately causing her to make the decision of a full on attack and all out hell to unload upon Rick and the gang once again. BOOM… Well that’s at least that’s what I hope happens.

    But I’m all for the whole Eugene revenge theory, it would be wicked to see the kind of smart awesome way he could come up with causing mutiple….multiple fatalities to the fucks who took his loves life. Time for the sleeping warrior to awake. Every man has beast inside when pushed over the edge, shouldn’t have awaken the beast.


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