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This article is about the Comic Series character. You may be looking for his appearance in the Novel Series.

"Wasn't moving, dropped his gun, looked like he was surrendering."
—Red to the Governor, about Hershel Greene[src]

"Red" (real name unknown) is a character and an antagonist first encountered in Issue 48 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a resident of Woodbury and a member of the Woodbury Army.


Location Unknown

Not much is known about Red's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he may have lived in or near Woodbury.

Main Article: Red (Novel Series)


Made To Suffer

Red was involved on Woodbury's assault on the Meriwether County Correctional Facility and its survivor inhabitants. He informs the Governor that Hershel Greene, one of the prison survivors, seems willing to surrender. He was also present when Lilly Caul killed the Governor.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Red has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people


Comic Series

Volume 8: Made To Suffer


  • Red's nickname is mentioned in The Fall of the Governor.
  • When Volume 8 was originally released, Red was one of the eight Woodbury soldiers who survived the entire prison assault. It appears he was originally the same character as Hap Abernathy due to their similar appearance and the position they're standing at the end of Issue 48. The novel series retconned this and they are canonically separate characters, with Red being dead.