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Issue 51 is the fifty-first issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and the third part of Volume 9: Here We Remain. It was originally published on August 13, 2008.

Plot Synopsis

Two days after Issue 50 ended, Rick eventually recovers, after falling unconscious from his antibiotics overdose. Carl has been reading and waiting for when Rick will heal successfully and wake up. Rick gathers some antibiotics, Carl gathers some canned goods and non-perishables, and the two leave the house.

As they're leaving and chatting about the weather, Rick suddenly hears a phone ringing. He hurriedly runs back into the house and answers the phone. Rick begins to talk to the woman he hears on the other line and they converse about their situations and the possibility of him and Carl joining up with them. They arrange to talk tomorrow at the same time. Rick is excited about it, and tells Carl that there are more people out there and that they're okay. He then says that they're going to hunt, if Carl doesn't want to eat green beans any longer.

In the forest, the hunting isn't going very well. Suddenly, they hear a cry for help. Rick and Carl run to help and they discover an unnamed survivor who is surrounded by zombies getting eaten alive. Carl aims his gun and is prepared to help, but, Rick tells him he's already infected, not to mention of the number of zombies that he could bring back to the house. They find the survivor's car, all stocked up with guns, ammo, and food. Carl realizes that he was going out on his own to die, like Carol did. They take the car back to the house.

At the house with the phone, Rick and the woman have a long conversation and continue to make arrangements, arranging to talk again tomorrow. Meanwhile, Rick and Carl go hunting again, and they talk about the woman and their high hopes of finding a new group.

The next day, Rick is talking about their dire situation, and the woman continues to tell Rick about her group and their situation. Rick asks for the woman's name and she answers, "Rick, it's me... it's Lori." A stunned Rick then forcefully unplugs the phone, but, can still hear "Lori" speaking on the line, walking him through his feelings. He continues talking to Lori regardless, lamenting his decision at the prison that got her and the others killed. "Lori" tells him that he did all that he could. Eventually, he hangs up and tells Carl they're leaving. Carl asks about the woman on the phone, to which Rick responds she was "crazy." As Carl is packing up the car, Rick returns to the house, takes the phone and packs it into his bag. He comes back outside and they leave the house for good.




  • Carl is seen reading the book Elsewhere by Will Shetterly.
  • The cover shows the last moments of the Unnamed Survivor, through his own eyes.

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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