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"Your dad really sleeps here? Well, he's like the boss of the whole world, isn't he? Can I see his room?"
—Josh to Carl about Rick.[src]

Josh is a character first encountered in Issue 70 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a resident of the Alexandria Safe-Zone, alongside his parents.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Josh's life prior to or as the outbreak began except that he had a father, Vincent, and mother, Julia.


Life Among Them

Josh has been seen playing with Carl Grimes, Sophia, and Mikey. He is also seen talking to Rick Grimes.

No Way Out

In Issue 80, he attends the community's meeting and listening to Rick's instructions on keeping safe from the undead hordes at the gates.

A New Beginning

Josh and Carl make a deal to trade a hooded sweatshirt for a wood sculpture that Josh would give to Wendy. Before Carl leaves for the Hilltop, he makes sure to give Josh his wood sculpture. Josh is upset that he doesn't have Carl's sweatshirt to give to him, but Carl says that he will collect it on his return visit. 

Life And Death

Josh was somehow lured outside of the fair in the Alexandria Safe-Zone by a disguised Alpha, and was later decapitated by her along with 11 other victims.


Killed By
  • Alpha (Alive, Off-Panel)

In order to mark a border between the land belonging to the Whisperers and the communities, Alpha disguises herself and infiltrates the fair to lure people off the fairgrounds. Afterward, she decapitates them and then places their heads on wooden pikes to mark the border, with Josh being among them.

After finding the border, his zombified head is put down by Carl.


Carl Grimes

It can be assumed that Josh and Carl are fairly good friends as Carl took Josh to his room and showed him some of his wood sculptures. Carl was also willing to trade Josh a unicorn sculpture for a hooded sweatshirt made by his mother. Carl cried when he saw Josh's zombified head.


Comic Series

Volume 12: Life Among Them

Volume 14: No Way Out

Volume 22: A New Beginning

Volume 24: Life And Death

Volume 25: No Turning Back


  • Josh was first seen in Issue 70, but wasn't named until Issue 128.
  • He is the youngest person to be killed by Alpha.
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