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Issue 80 is the eightieth issue of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and the first part of Volume 14: No Way Out. It was originally published on January 5, 2011.

Plot Synopsis

The issue begins with the retreat of the party meant to clear the zombies outside of the perimeter, as they discover a massive herd converging towards them. Bruce is bitten as the party makes its way inside the gate, and is killed out of mercy by Abraham. Holly is upset by the quick manner of Abraham's actions and slaps him. Abraham consoles Holly and hints at their romantic involvement while they embrace.

Rick assembles the community and increases security by having more lookouts, constant patrols during the night and around the perimeter, and inspections to secure the community walls. He also suggests consolidating people inside fewer houses to conserve the solar grid during the winter. Rick also opens the armory for anybody who wishes to arm themselves in defense. Jessie voices concern about food since the survivors can no longer scavenge outside, but, Glenn suggests rationing will allow them to survive for at least a month. After the meeting, Abraham talks with Rosita in front of a brooding Holly, further implicating that he is having a tryst with Holly without Rosita's knowledge.

Douglas is mentally and emotionally distant during the meeting, and later breaks down in his house, grieving to Regina about his failure and the failure of the community.

After the meeting, Michonne invites Morgan to join her on night patrol. Morgan shows up that night at her door and calmly apologizes about still being in mourning while wanting to be with someone, to which Michonne understands. Michonne invites Morgan in. Morgan heads upstairs to the bedroom, but, Michonne lingers behind and says to her katana, "I hope you're not too comfortable up there."

Rick gives Carl a gun with a new holster while reminding him that he is only to unholster it when he needs to. Jessie and Ron show up at Rick's door, asking to move in accordance with Rick's earlier suggestion. Ron confronts Carl in his bedroom about Rick killing his father, but, Carl is unapologetic and unsympathetic. Meanwhile, Jessie expresses her admiration for Rick downstairs. Rick goes on patrol and retires to bed after. While he is in bed, Jessie enters his bedroom and passionately kisses him, to which Rick is both surprised and hesitant.




  • Last appearance of Bruce.
  • Like the issue before, the events seen on the cover (Alexandria being breached by the herd) does not happen in this Issue but in the following ones instead.

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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