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Issue 37 is the thirty-seventh issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and the first part of Volume 7: The Calm Before. It was originally published on April 25, 2007.

Plot Synopsis

The issue begins with a flashback when the dead began to rise. Lori and Shane are having sex on the grass at the side of a road. After they're done, Shane checks in on Carl. He informs Lori that he is fine and she thanks him. They begin talking about Rick's situation, and Shane says that everything will be fine. He says that when he wakes up, he'll go home and so will they. Shane asks her if they are going to tell to him about them. Lori starts to answer that she doesn't know.

At the prison, Rick asks what Lori has on her mind. She says that she's just dwelling on the past. She says that she likes to be alone with Rick sometimes and her baby starts to kick. She begins to say that "he's kicking like crazy today." But then notes that she's saying "he" too much; the baby might be a girl, but she confesses that she's too used to Carl. Rick thinks for a second and realizes that a crib or a bassinet needs to be built, but that he's been so busy, he forgot about it. Lori tells him to relax and then they go to sleep. Rick falls asleep, but Lori just stares at the prison walls.

In the morning, Carol goes to the prison hospital and Alice thinks that Lori and her baby will be okay. Carol introduces herself to her, and says that Alice seems like a nice person. Alice thanks her, and Carol says that they'll get along well. Meanwhile, Billy goes up to Patricia's cell. He looks away and asks if she's decent. She replies that she is and then Billy asks her how she's feeling. She's okay, but she is still thinking about Otis, and says that he was the closest friend she had. Billy says that he's sorry that he's been treating her poorly and states that everybody is still a little angry that she sided with the prisoners to kick them out. He says that everybody has done something they're not proud of and informs her that he'll treat her like a friend from now on. He asks if she'll come to Maggie and Glenn's wedding, and she says that she didn't get invited. Billy confesses that he didn't either, but that everybody just expects everybody to be there. Billy says that Maggie would like to have her there, because there was a time that Patricia was like a mom or at least an older sister to Maggie. Patricia is still reluctant and asks when it's taking place.

At the wedding in the cafeteria, Hershel is giving a wedding speech, acting as a priest because he is the most spiritual person there, to Glenn and Maggie. They both do want to live together for the rest of their lives and they both state their vows. Hershel allows Glenn to kiss his bride. Later on, in their cell, Glenn says that they had a nice ceremony. Maggie states that they are really married and Glenn and Maggie stare at each other lustily for a few seconds. Maggie jumps on Glenn, and the two have sex. At Tyreese's cell, Michonne shows up. Tyreese wakes up and asks what Michonne is doing in here. She starts to cry and Tyreese holds her.

The next day, the group is having a basketball match. Patricia is encouraging the girl team and Carol tells Lori that she had found some T-shirts. Andrea is also working on some clothes for winter. Carl asks why Rick doesn't play but then remembers his missing hand and apologizes. Rick isn't offended and doesn't want Carl to be upset. Later, in stock where all riot suits and guns are kept, Rick, Tyreese, and Dale are talking about the weapons they have. Rick wants to check if their pistols will take the ammo the prison pistols have. Tyreese thinks that taking inventory on their guns is a waste of generator gas, but Rick responds that the kids are watching something, so it isn't going to waste. Suddenly, Dale notes that they don't have enough weapons to defend themselves from the Woodbury survivors. He also says that they haven't even prepared for the attack. None of them have any idea of what to do but then Dale suggests sending out a search party for the National Guard Station and loot the place dry.

Andrea, Glenn, Maggie, Tyreese, Michonne, and Axel are taking the RV to the National Guard Station for more supplies. Dale wants to come, but Andrea says that he should watch after Ben and Billy. Glenn and Maggie are wearing riot suits. Tyreese asks if Michonne really wants to go and she replies saying that somebody's got to keep an eye on him. Axel checks that they are all prepared and they leave.

Later, Rick says that he should have left with them and feels guilty about it. Lori wants him to get to bed and Rick asks what's wrong. Lori says that they have to talk about Shane.



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  • Last appearance of Shane. (Flashback)
  • This issue was advertised as the ninth month after Lori's pregnancy began. This means that nine months have passed since the flashback scene in #7.
  • This issue marks Carol and Tyreese's 25th appearances.
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
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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
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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
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