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Issue 8 is the eighth issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and the second part of Volume 2: Miles Behind Us. It was originally published on May 15, 2004. The deluxe colored version was released on February 3, 2021.

Plot Synopsis

Lori has told Rick she's pregnant. Rick asks if she is sure, and she confirms she is. Rick asks what they're going to do, and Lori says she's asking him.

Allen asks if everything was okay, and Lori tells them all she's pregnant. Everyone is speechless and Allen says he doesn't know what to say. Rick sarcastically states "Congratulations has worked for years." Allen apologizes and states his worry about giving birth in a world without doctors and hospitals, but Rick assures that this is still good news.

While Rick is extinguishing the fires, Dale comes to talk to him. Dale confides to Rick that he thinks the baby might be Lori and Shane's. Rick asks Dale to drop it. Dale reminds Rick that he has been with them little over a month, and Rick yells at him not to say another word. Rick says they have had sex once and he can't dwell on it or his mind will go crazy. Dale apologizes and hugs him, recommending to get some rest.

At the road, they find a house but it's burned. Rick says they have to leave. Later, while Glenn is filling the gas tank, Dale screams and falls down in front of a frozen zombie. Dale confirms he's not bitten, and Andrea runs to Dale and hugs him, glad to see he is unharmed. The frozen zombie moves and Glenn gets scared. Rick kills the zombie and concludes that the zombies freeze faster than normal humans. Lori and Carol talk about food, on which they're running short. Carol asks if Lori is worried about having a baby, and Lori doesn't deny that she is. Suddenly, Rick orders Dale to pull over.

The group come across a neighborhood enclosed by a fence, titled "Wiltshire Estates". Rick thinks it could serve as a permanent sanctuary. The group proceeds to inspect the immediate area, then the first floor of a house. Rick and Tyreese go to inspect the rest. While Tyreese doesn't find any roamers on the second floor, Rick gets attacked by two zombies when he opens the basement door. He gets pinned to the floor, but Tyreese rescues him by tackling one of the zombies. After they kill the undead assailants and clear out the basement, Rick thanks Tyreese and asks where he learned to tackle like that, prompting Tyreese to reveal he was in the NFL. Donna discovers the kitchen is packed with canned goods, with Rick concluding that the looting must have happened early on, when people were stealing TVs instead of food.

Due to a broken window on the ground level, the group is forced to sleep on the second floor. After dividing up the rooms, they go to bed. Rick and Lori are happy to be out of the RV, and proceed to talk about Lori's pregnancy. They are interrupted by Donna, who gives them an extra blanket. Donna also gives some blankets to Tyreese, and goes to give one to Andrea and Dale when she discovers the two having sex. Afterwards, she goes to bed with Allen. Though she still disproves of their relationship, she admits she is happy for Dale and Andrea. Allen notes that the snow is starting to melt. Outside, a snow covered sign thaws and reveals the words: “ALL DEAD DO NOT ENTER”.



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  • The "All Dead Do Not Enter" sign in the Wiltshire Estates was written by Brian Blake, in The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.
  • This is the first issue in which the survivors notice that zombies freeze faster than humans.
  • This issue unofficially marks the start of Andrea and Dale's relationship.
  • This is the third issue to get a second printing.

Cutting Room Floor

  • Another frozen zombie was supposed to appear in Wiltshire Estates, which Carol and Sophia would walk by without noticing.
  • The scene where Donna and Allen talk about Andrea's state of mind was supposed to be longer.
  • The group had to fight more zombies.
  • The last scene was supposed to feature leaves blowing off the "ALL DEAD DO NOT ENTER" sign instead of snow melting off it.


  • On the cover's barcode, it says 00601 although it's Issue 8.


  1. June 2004 Comic Book Sales Figures - Ranked #157 Overall
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
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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
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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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