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This article is about the Comic Series character. You may be looking for her Road to Survival counterpart. For other pages with the same name, see: Julie

"Yeah--I think I'm ready. Let's do it."
—Julie before committing suicide with Chris.[src]

Julie is a character first encountered in Issue 7 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead as well as the deuteragonist of the Tyreese Special. She is Tyreese's daughter and Chris' girlfriend. Julie also acts as the group's babysitter, and eventually, plans a suicide pact with Chris.


Location Unknown

Not much is known about Julie's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that she had a father and a boyfriend.


Free Comic Book Day Special

After Tyreese almost gets hit in the face with a fire-poker, Julie asks him if he found the gun. He tells her that it was where he thought it would be, and that he did not have enough time to get a car. After Tyreese sends Chris away, Julie approaches him and tells him that Chris is just scared and so is she. Tyreese comforts her, saying that he will always protect her and never leave her alone with Chris, no matter how much she wants him to. She then tells him that there is already a hammer in their house, however, Tyreese tells her that this one is special, as it saved his life.

Miles Behind Us

Julie and her boyfriend Chris traveled along with Julie's father, Tyreese, in the onset of the zombie apocalypse. While sitting on top of the RV, Tyreese reveals that on a supply run to a local supermarket, Julie was nearly raped. Before, the act was able to be committed, Tyreese found his daughter and killed the man that was harassing her. Upon joining Rick's group, Julie and Chris were forced to babysit, something they hated. Nevertheless, they still had time to comfort each other.

Safety Behind Bars

The end of the world hadn't stopped her from seeking independence where she could find it. During the initial stages of clearing out the penitentiary, she and her boyfriend Chris acted as babysitters to Carl and Sophia.

Once settled after having sexual intercourse for the first time with Chris, she carried out an ill-fated suicide pact with her boyfriend (mostly pressured by him). Chris pulled the trigger on his weapon too quickly, killing Julie before she shot at Chris. Hearing the gunshot, Tyreese immediately came to her side, picking up her lifeless body. She soon reanimated in Tyreese's arms, and almost killed him, before being fatally shot by Chris again.


Killed By
  • Herself (Caused, Suicide)
  • Chris (Alive and Zombified)

Julie and Chris decide to carry out a suicide pact, however, Chris pulls the trigger on his weapon too quickly and shoots Julie in the chest.

As Tyreese picks up her lifeless body, Julie reanimates and is about to bite him, before she is shot in the head by Chris.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Julie has killed:

  • Herself (Caused, Suicide)
  • Possibly a few zombies



Tyreese was Julie's father so they would have had any normal father-daughter relationship, though often Tyreese stumbled in on Julie and Chris attempting to have sex. After finding out Julie had been killed by Chris he is traumatized and angry. He kills Chris and waits for him to reanimate and then kills him again.


Chris was Julie's boyfriend but they had a relationship that was far from normal. Julie and Chris attempted to have sex often but were always caught by Julie's father, Tyreese. Chris and Julie agreed on a suicide pact, which went fatefully wrong when Chris shot too early, he is seen to be very upset about this, and puts her down again when she reanimates.

Rick Grimes

Rick and Julie had a stable relationship. After zombies attacked Wiltshire Estates, Rick ran back to the house to save Chris, Julie and Tyreese which shows he cared about all three of them greatly. He also helped teach Julie with target practice on the Greene family farm. At the prison, Julie and her boyfriend, Chris, tried to kill each other in a suicide pact, but Chris pulled the trigger too fast and killed her. Rick was deeply upset about this and seeing Julie reanimate without being bitten shocked him and later led Rick to the realization that after dying, reanimation will occur whether someone was bitten or not.


Julie and Donna were never seen talking, but they must have had a stable relationship. This was shown by Donna informing Tyreese that Julie is the "sweetest girl."


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  • Julie is the first character to die in the Prison.
    • Julie is the first person to reanimate on-panel.
    • Originally, Julie was supposed to shoot Chris who would then turn and be killed by Tyreese.
    • Julie's death was the first indication to the survivors that being bitten wasn't what made people reanimate.
  • Tyreese's family is the only group in which all members reanimated as zombies at some point. Julie reanimates after Chris kills her, but he shoots her again, causing Tyreese to murder him twice, both as a human and as a zombie. When The Governor kills Tyreese, his decapitated head reanimates. Tyreese's reanimated head is finally put to rest by Michonne Hawthorne.
  • According to Robert Kirkman in Letter Hacks #17, Julie was supposed to fatally shoot Chris and survive, then be in the comics for a while.