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Issue 22 is the twenty-second issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and the fourth part of Volume 4: The Heart's Desire. It was originally published on October 15, 2005. The deluxe colored version was released September 1, 2021.

Plot Synopsis

Andrea briefly confronts Michonne about Michonne talking to no one, but Michonne shrugs her off. Upset over seeing Michonne pleasure Tyreese, Carol first tries to do the same but ultimately tells him to take his things and leave the next day. Maggie and Glenn meet up with Hershel who is waiting in their cell. Hershel informs them of the news about Allen, and later gives Maggie permission to be in a relationship with Glenn.

The next day, Dale looks at Rick's broken hand as Tyreese is finding a new cell. Rick finds out from Carol that they split up, and she tearfully embraces him.

While Axel, Billy, and Hershel are farming outside and the Greenes forming a friendship with Axel, they share a conversation about the nature of zombies. With Axel showing pity and curiosity about their lives before turning. He feels bad for them because they were once everyday people, just like the ones inside the prison. Hershel expresses general disinterest and keeps them on task.

Andrea and Dale check on Ben and Billy as Otis is in the bathroom, and they learn that Allen's mental health is deteriorating.

The next day, Michonne and Lori share a conversation about pregnancy and children which Rick cuts short, asking Lori to talk to Carol to help her feel better. Upon arriving at her cell, they find her lying on the bed with her wrists slit, as Sophia sits in the corner, horrified by what she witnessed her mother do.

Michonne entices Tyreese as he's moved into his new cell, but they are interrupted when Rick, going to inform him of Carol's attempted suicide, finds them together. Rick continuously yells at a worried and pensive Tyreese who asks to be left alone, causing them to get into first a verbal fight. Rick goes so far to say that Carol's life is on his hands, causing Tyreese to punch Rick in frustration.



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  • Last appearance of Allen.

Cutting Room Floor

  • Rick getting his hand checked was originally going to be in his cell and Lori waking up instead of Andrea.
  • There was originally going to be a cafeteria meeting, but it was cut in order to make room for Carol's suicide attempt.
  • The scene with Dale, Andrea, and the twins was going to be them bonding with each other.
  • A scene of Tyreese and Andrea fighting was cut.
  • A scene of Rick and Tyreese going to A block was cut.
  • A scene of Glenn and Billy cleaning off the fence was cut.
  • Scenes of Lori and Carol watching the kids and Rick and Tyreese talking were cut for the Carol's suicide attempt.
  • Everyone was originally going to be watch Rick and Tyreese fight.

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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