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This article is about the Comic Series character. You may be looking for his appearance in the Novel Series. For other pages with the same name, see: Tom

"The tank--just follow them in! We've got them outnumbered! Once we get inside we can just pick them off! C'mon!! Let's put these evil bastards out of their misery!"
—Tom to his fellow soldiers.[src]

Tom Blanchford is a character and an antagonist first encountered in Issue 43 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a resident of Woodbury and a member of the Woodbury Army.


Macon, Georgia

Nothing is known about Tom's life prior to or as the outbreak began except he was a mechanic from Macon.


Woodbury, Georgia

At some point after the outbreak began, Tom became a guard in Woodbury.

Made To Suffer

Tom is first seen during a flashback in Issue 43 standing among the Woodbury Army before they begin their assault on the prison. He survives the first attack and retreats along with the rest of the militia. After the Governor orders the tank to drive over the fences, Tom urges his fellow soldiers to follow him inside the prison and finally put the evil inhabitants of this place out of their misery.

Main article: Tom Blanchford (Novel Series)

Tom and another soldier open fire on Hershel, Billy and Patricia who are behind cover. The Governor approaches Tom and orders him to gather several men together and lead them inside to kill any survivors trying to hide. Tom obliges and gathers a small group.

Main article: Tom Blanchford (Novel Series)

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Tom has killed:

  • Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people


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Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four 👁 👁
Book Five
Book Six
Book Seven
Book Eight
Book Nine
Book Ten
Book Eleven
Book Twelve
Book Thirteen
Book Fourteen
Book Fifteen
Book Sixteen
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream