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This article is about the Comic Series character. You may be looking for his appearance in the Novel Series.

"Arlo" Simmons (first name unknown) is a character and an antagonist first encountered in Issue 43 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a Woodbury soldier and the first casualty of the prison assault.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Arlo's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He may have lived in or near Woodbury before the outbreak.


Woodbury, Georgia

Main Article: Arlo Simmons (Novel Series)

Made To Suffer

Arlo first appears during a flashback in Issue 43 standing alongside his fellow Woodbury Army soldiers before riding to the prison's gates. During the assault on the prison, Andrea shoots the Governor but misses and hits his armoured right shoulder. She then decides to pick off soldiers from the tower instead and starts with Arlo, shooting him in the head. The soldiers notice and the Governor points out her position in the tower.

Main Article: Arlo Simmons (Novel Series)


Killed By

During the prison assault, Arlo is the first casualty after being suddenly shot in the head and killed by Andrea.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Arlo has killed:


Comic Series

Volume 8: Made To Suffer


  • In the novel series it states that Arlo is the first victim of the assault. His description also lines up well with the first soldier to die in the comics. However the circumstances surrounding his death differ, as in the novel, he's shot through the neck and in the comic Arlo is killed from a headshot
    • This is likely an error or oversight.
    • It's also worth noting that the second death in the comic and novel, Andy's death, is also reversed. Dying from a headshot in the novel and a neck shot in the comic. It's possible that Arlo is actually the second death in the comic, however his description only matches up with the first character and not the second.