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This article is about the Comic Series character. You may be looking for his Road to Survival or TV Universe counterparts. For other pages with the same name, see: Duane

Oh man! Gameboy!! You got me games and batteries too. I can actually play with this!
―Duane upon receiving his Christmas present from Morgan.[src]

Duane Jones is a survivor of the outbreak in Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is the deuteragonist of the Morgan Special. He is the son of Morgan Jones. Duane and his father hid in various houses in Rick Grimes' neighborhood, attempting to ride out the apocalypse.


Duane is shown to be a kind, quiet, and respectful boy. He is very well-behaved and obedient, always listening to his father. He and Morgan were shown to be very close and after Duane's death, Morgan was shown to have lost his sanity.


Cynthiana, Kentucky[]

Nothing is known about Duane's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He was born in 1991 and was born to his mother and Morgan Jones. He may have lived in or near Cynthiana and possibly attended primary school. He had a father and a mother.


Days Gone Bye[]

As a delirious Rick Grimes mopes about in his neighborhood, Duane hits him over the head with a shovel, and knocks him unconscious. Duane's father, Morgan, realizes Rick is still alive, and they take him into the house they're staying at to care for him. Duane is present during Morgan's explanation to Rick about the zombie outbreak.

After talking, Rick, Morgan, and Duane go to the police station where Rick worked. Rick gives Morgan some guns and a car, and Morgan tells Duane he plans to teach him how to use a gun, because he's old enough. Morgan and Duane plan on staying in the small town, so Rick and Morgan wish each other well and Rick mentions he will come back later for the two.

This Sorrowful Life[]

Morgan Special[]

After Rick's departure, Duane and his father return to their shelter in Rick's old neighborhood. Much later, on Christmas, Morgan and Duane are seen alive and living in a cabin on a snowy mountain, in safety and relative comfort.

What We Become[]

At some point during the first year of the outbreak Duane was bitten and turned into a walker. His father, Morgan was unable to put him down so he chained him up in a house. Duane was being fed the people that Morgan killed. Sometime Rick returned, and tried to convince Morgan to kill Duane. Morgan was unable to put him down so he let Duane loose.


Killed By

Duane is bitten by a walker, succumbs to the infection and reanimates.

Killed Victims[]

This list shows the victims Duane has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies
  • Possibly several unnamed people (Infected)




Issues 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Book Five
Book Six
Book Seven
Book Eight
Book Nine
Book Ten
Book Eleven
Book Twelve
Book Thirteen
Book Fourteen
Book Fifteen
Book Sixteen
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream


For more images of Duane Jones, please visit Duane Jones (Comic Series)/Gallery.


  • Duane is one of the few characters who dies (and/or reanimates) off-panel.
  • In the script book it is revealed that Duane is 12 years old.
    • Duane was born in 1991 since the outbreak started in 2003.
  • The character's name was a homage to the actor of the same name who was the protagonist in the film Night of the Living Dead.
  • The first compendium states that the events of Morgan Special/Issue 34 flashback happen around the time of Issue 7, meaning Duane could have died anytime after that.
    • In this special Duane is seen reading a comic book called "Invincible", another comic book created by Robert Kirkman.
  • Duane is one of the two characters who aren't put down after reanimation unlike their TV Series counterparts, the other being Alpha.