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Issue 12 is the twelfth issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and the sixth and final part of Volume 2: Miles Behind Us. It was originally published on September 15, 2004. The deluxe colored version was released on April 7, 2021.

Plot Synopsis

Rick, Carl, and Lori wake up, and Lori shows more signs of morning sickness. Hershel walks in on Maggie and Glenn sleeping together and becomes irate, insulting Maggie and threatening Glenn. Maggie defends Glenn and herself, leaving Hershel to storm out.

The group unpacks the RV in preparation for moving into Hershel's barn, now that the zombies have been cleared out. Dale reminisces about his experiences in the RV with his dead wife Erma, comforting Andrea and telling her he does truly love her.

Rick and Allen are cleaning out the barn, and Rick asks about Allen's condition. Allen says he's not doing well but genuinely appreciates Rick's concern. He will try his best for the kids and for Donna. Rick quickly gives up on clearing out the barn and goes to convince Hershel to let them stay in the house.

Rick proposes the idea of his group moving into the house, but Hershel denies and says once Carl is healed, they'll have to leave.

Carol and Tyreese are cuddled together and talking to each other, with Julie and Chris looming in the shadows, undoubtedly thinking about enacting their plan mentioned previously.

After learning what Hershel said, Lori confronts him and demands they be allowed to stay. The argument reaches a head and Hershel is about to slap her when Rick intervenes. Hershel furiously proclaims he's lost his children and tells them he doesn't owe them anything, calling them out as freeloaders. Rick and Lori continue to make the case, offering up their help to improve the farm as well, Lori breaking down into tears. As Rick goes to comfort her, Hershel points a gun to Rick's head and tells them all to leave. Otis quickly intervenes, but Hershel maintains his stance. Rick and his group leave. Otis later finds Hershel huddled in his room. Hershel informs him he would have shot Rick and that he may have lost his mind.

As Rick's group prepares to leave, Glenn informs them he's remaining with Maggie on the farm, having worked it out with Hershel.

The group is on the road once again and in dire straits, with little food, protection from the zombies and the weather and eventually running out of gas. Dale and Andrea stumble upon an incredible find and summon Rick. Over the hill, they see a prison with zombies shambling about outside. A smile on his face, Rick proclaims, "It's perfect. We're home."



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Cutting Room Floor

  • Allen was going to be dismissive when Rick asked him if he was okay.
  • Maggie and Hershel were originally going to talk about being out of food, giving Hershel another reason to kick the Survivors out.
  • The argument between Rick and Hershel was originally going to be longer and more drawn out.
    • The scene with Hershel talking to Otis originally didn't exist.
  • Glenn wasn't originally going to stay on the farm.


Comic Issues
Volume 1: Days Gone Bye Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4Issue 5Issue 6
Volume 2: Miles Behind Us Issue 7Issue 8Issue 9Issue 10Issue 11Issue 12
Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars Issue 13Issue 14Issue 15Issue 16Issue 17Issue 18
Volume 4: The Heart's Desire Issue 19Issue 20Issue 21Issue 22Issue 23Issue 24
Volume 5: The Best Defense Issue 25Issue 26Issue 27Issue 28Issue 29Issue 30
Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life Issue 31Issue 32Issue 33Issue 34Issue 35Issue 36
Volume 7: The Calm Before Issue 37Issue 38Issue 39Issue 40Issue 41Issue 42
Volume 8: Made To Suffer Issue 43Issue 44Issue 45Issue 46Issue 47Issue 48
Volume 9: Here We Remain Issue 49Issue 50Issue 51Issue 52Issue 53Issue 54
Volume 10: What We Become Issue 55Issue 56Issue 57Issue 58Issue 59Issue 60
Volume 11: Fear The Hunters Issue 61Issue 62Issue 63Issue 64Issue 65Issue 66
Volume 12: Life Among Them Issue 67Issue 68Issue 69Issue 70Issue 71Issue 72
Volume 13: Too Far Gone Issue 73Issue 74Issue 75Issue 76Issue 77Issue 78
Volume 14: No Way Out Issue 79Issue 80Issue 81Issue 82Issue 83Issue 84
Volume 15: We Find Ourselves Issue 85Issue 86Issue 87Issue 88Issue 89Issue 90
Volume 16: A Larger World Issue 91Issue 92Issue 93Issue 94Issue 95Issue 96
Volume 17: Something To Fear Issue 97Issue 98Issue 99Issue 100Issue 101Issue 102
Volume 18: What Comes After Issue 103Issue 104Issue 105Issue 106Issue 107Issue 108
Volume 19: March To War Issue 109Issue 110Issue 111Issue 112Issue 113Issue 114
Volume 20: All Out War - Part One Issue 115Issue 116Issue 117Issue 118Issue 119Issue 120
Volume 21: All Out War - Part Two Issue 121Issue 122Issue 123Issue 124Issue 125Issue 126
Volume 22: A New Beginning Issue 127Issue 128Issue 129Issue 130Issue 131Issue 132
Volume 23: Whispers Into Screams Issue 133Issue 134Issue 135Issue 136Issue 137Issue 138
Volume 24: Life And Death Issue 139Issue 140Issue 141Issue 142Issue 143Issue 144
Volume 25: No Turning Back Issue 145Issue 146Issue 147Issue 148Issue 149Issue 150
Volume 26: Call To Arms Issue 151Issue 152Issue 153Issue 154Issue 155Issue 156
Volume 27: The Whisperer War Issue 157Issue 158Issue 159Issue 160Issue 161Issue 162
Volume 28: A Certain Doom Issue 163Issue 164Issue 165Issue 166Issue 167Issue 168
Volume 29: Lines We Cross Issue 169Issue 170Issue 171Issue 172Issue 173Issue 174
Volume 30: New World Order Issue 175Issue 176Issue 177Issue 178Issue 179Issue 180
Volume 31: The Rotten Core Issue 181Issue 182Issue 183Issue 184Issue 185Issue 186
Volume 32: Rest In Peace Issue 187Issue 188Issue 189Issue 190Issue 191Issue 192Issue 193