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Issue 65 is the sixty-fifth issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and the fifth part of Volume 11: Fear The Hunters. It was originally published on September 16, 2009.

Plot Synopsis

Glenn has been shot in his leg by Albert, one of the Hunters. Eugene cleans his wound and attempts to stop the bleeding. Maggie asks if he needs peroxide, and he answers yes. Eugene orders Gabriel to retrieve tea bags. Meanwhile, Rick orders Abraham to stay away from the windows, but, Abraham believes that the Hunters were just attempting to scare them. Rick asks what they're after, and Abraham points at Dale, who's other leg has been removed. Andrea wonders why he won't wake up. Morgan takes Carl and Sophia into another room, and Gabriel arrives with a couple of tea bags. Eugene also requires a burning candle. He assures Maggie that Glenn will be back to full health in a matter of weeks. He patches up the wound, and instructs Maggie to cover it with a bandage, while he goes to look after Dale. Maggie thanks him.

Dale wakes up, and asks how he got into the church. Andrea recalls him being left at the doors. Dale tells her that she has to get Rick and the others out of the church because the Hunters are dangerous. Andrea asks why Dale didn't admit he was bitten. Dale remembers his wife, Erma, was bitten and died. He didn't want Andrea to see that, but, Andrea says that's not for him to decide. Dale asks what if Andrea hesitates, and he bites her. Andrea tells him that she loves him, and promises that she won't hesitate.

Suddenly, Rick shows up. He questions Dale about what he can remember. Dale informs them that the people out there are cannibals and they ate his leg. Dale urges them to escape, but, Rick believes that if they escape, they will be followed. Rick asks if he remembers where he was, and responds that there was a picnic table and a yard. Dale recalls seeing five people. Rick thinks they must have a car, and then says he'll leave the two of them alone. On his way out, Rick tells Dale that he's sorry for what's happening to him. Dale warns him kindly that he has a lot to tell him before he dies.

Abraham informs them that they have a problem: the food is running out and will maybe last three more days. Michonne suggests rationing, and Rick agrees. He takes Abraham with him to find Gabriel. They discover him praying and Rick questions him about the neighboring areas. Gabriel states that there's five locations within walking distance, but, only three logical places since they were carrying Dale. Abraham is surprised that they're going after them, but, Rick thinks they can overpower them. He says they're doing what the Hunters are least expecting. Rick recommends to gather up a little group, including himself, Abraham, Andrea, Michonne, and Gabriel. Rick says they're just going to find out what they're up to.

They reach the first stop, but, the Hunters aren't there. Rick asks if they could reach the rest of places tonight, but, Gabriel disagrees. Andrea begins to worry that departing was a mistake and that they're not going to find the Hunters. Zombies begin to arrive and the group hurries to leave.

At the Hunter's location, Chris asks Charlie why he didn't follow Rick's group. Charlie responds that they have just been in the church the whole day. Chris says they might have figured out what they're up to. Charlie asks if there's any food. Chris points to the remnants of Dale's leg, and can't believe that they're still eating him, knowing he was infected and that the food has been sitting out for almost a day. Chris recommends that Charlie takes Greg with him again to the forest to see if they can find another victim. Charlie is surprised that they want to try to capture somebody so quickly, but, Chris responds that they have to keep them scared. Chris thinks that they're also frightened because of their delivery of Dale, but, suddenly Rick pops out of the forest and says, "not exactly".

Chris and the others are surprised, as well as stunned. Greg wonders if any of them came in one piece, meaning Rick's missing hand and Dale's leg. Chris stops Greg, believing Rick wants to negotiate. Chris says Rick wants to ensure the safety of his people, of course. Rick asks if they will stop coming after his people, and Chris doesn't give him an exact answer. Rick asks why they resorted to cannibalism, and Chris says that they simply got hungry.

Rick is ready to pull out his gun, but, Chris stops Greg from shooting. Greg puts his gun away, as does Rick. Chris informs him that it's too hard to hunt animals, because they are too fast. He says it's easier to hunt humans because they are gullible. He says normally they'd have left Rick's group alone, but, the game is getting scarce. Chris tells him that if a bear runs out of food, it'll eat its own cub, so that's what the Hunters did, they ate their own children. If they didn't, they'd have starved to death. Rick says that he has the advantage. Chris laughs and asks how so. Rick asks if they really thought he came alone.

Everyone has their guard up. Chris thinks Rick is bluffing and informs Rick that they're going to take their time with him. Rick tells him to, "watch this", as he points at Greg, and shouts, "Andrea, the big guy, left ear. Pow". A gunshot blasts Greg's ear off and he falls down, yelping in pain. Abraham comes out of the forest, and is about to retrieve their weapons. Chris points to Rick and asks how does he know that the shooter wasn't him. His finger then gets shot off by Andrea, and he starts to cry. Rick yells, and everyone reveals themselves, Chris asking what they're going to do with them. Rick doesn't know yet, and jokingly suggests "taking a piece of them and having a taste".




  • Although Dale lost his legs, on the cover he is seen with both of them. The same thing also previously happened in #42.

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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