Zombie apocalypse series that runs in comics, print novels, and TV.

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How are zombies killed by any injury to the brain in TWD

In the CDC lab, Rick's group is shown a brain scan of a zombie that showed how the infection reanimates a dead person by reactivating the brain stem, which would seem to suggest that only the brain ...
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What are all the different names survivors have called zombies?

I know that in the television series, zombies have been called walkers and biters, and a couple of other names that I can't recall. Each group of survivors tends to have their own name for the ...
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Are newborns infected in The Walking Dead?

In the Walking Dead TV show, the only information we have about the virus is that everybody is infected. We don't know how the virus spread through the population. We don't know if it is in the air, ...
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Walking dead: why there are so many walkers around? [duplicate]

What we know: If you get bitten by a walker but remain intact otherwise, you become a walker If you die of natural causes, you become a walker (from Season 2, we know everybody is infected) Walkers ...
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Severed Heads in Walking Dead

How can a severed head still make the gurgling, throaty growls and grunts without any lungs? For that matter, how do skeletal zombies make the noises as well?
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Is the plot and delivery of The Walking Dead season 6 partly motivated by cost control?

It's well-known that on long-running successful shows, the salaries of key actors can cause an ultimately self-defeating situation (i.e. eventually even the most successful shows have to pay their ...
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Have the producers of The Walking Dead acknowledged that the logo is supposed to be decaying?

This picture has been floating around the interwebs, along with claims that the idea was to create a sense of increasing decay in the show's logo: Season 6 However, the logo seems to have become ...
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Why doesn't zombie blood coagulate?

In The Walking Dead (as opposed to the book World War Z, for instance), it has been consistently shown that zombies have red, liquid blood, apparently indistinguishable from human blood. But we ...
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Why do fried zombies live in The Walking Dead?

Regarding The Walking Dead, I've noticed that even when a zombie is burnt ridiculously, it's still hissing and longing for food. Wouldn't the brain be destroyed- not just neurologically, but ...
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Did this character die in Season 6, episode 3, “Thank You”?

In Season 6 episode 3 it appears that Is this character really dead or is it in fact the body of Nicholas that is being eaten and is still alive?
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Zombies - Why do they need to feed on living animals/humans? [duplicate]

It's something that's always bothered me. Especially now I'm watching The Walking Dead series. People die and turn into Zombies, from The Walking Dead we see that only part of the brain becomes ...
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How long does it take for someone to turn?

In some parts of the tv series and the comics it seems that people rise up almost instantly after they have "died", becoming shambling zombies, while in other scenes it almost seems like it takes ...
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How many people live in Alexandria?

On The Walking Dead - the television show, not the comics - do we know how many people were living in Alexandria Safe Zone, prior to the events of the second episode of season six, "J.S.S."? Again, ...
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Do the cast members of The Walking Dead read the comic books?

I've been reading some articles about The Walking Dead, and I stumbled across a Q&A with Sarah Wayne Callies, who played Lori. Someone asked her if she reads the comics, to which she replied: ...
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Why is Madison not infected in Fear the Walking Dead?

In the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead, Madison clearly gets bitten by a zombie. Why did this bite not kill her like the other victims? Is she maybe a type of a cure in the apocalypse?
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How did Rick make a silencer out of a flashlight?

As you can see in this meme, in Season Three of The Walking Dead, Rick has a silencer built from a flashlight - it looks to be a maglite. How did he make this silencer? Note: The brass loops ...
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Did Jeffrey DeMunn really quit The Walking Dead?

As a diehard fan of The Walking Dead, I followed the news stories surrounding the sudden departure of the show's original executive producer/showrunner, Frank Darabont, as they were leaking out around ...
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Whose names were written in the Governor's notebook?

On The Walking Dead, in the episode Say the Word (Season 2 Episode 5), Michonne sneaks into the Governor's office and finds the following list of names written in a notebook, with his daughter's name ...
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Why survivors didn't build a fence

In first episodes of walking dead season 1 survivors base in a little camp in the forest near some artificial lake. In one of episodes they are receiving an attack of zombies during the night and ...
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Rick's hand in The Walking Dead comic

As fans of the comics know, in the The Walking Dead comic books, I haven't seen any such images myself, despite having looked for them. Do they exist? If so, can you find a few instances of ...
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Has anyone revealed why the word “zombie” is used in the comics, but not on the show(s)?

In The Walking Dead comics, the word "zombie" wasn't used at first, but fairly early in the series, it was introduced. Rick initially thought it was too silly to mention, but eventually accepted that ...
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Why did the family in Fear the Walking Dead give up so easily?

In the second, and most recent, episode of Fear the Walking Dead, the main characters are preparing to flee Los Angeles to the desert, where they hope to wait out the crisis. This seems strange, ...
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When did the first on-screen bite occur on The Walking Dead?

I'm rewatching the first two episodes of Fear the Walking Dead, and I just realized that you don't really see anyone being bitten in either episode, except perhaps in a shaky video taken from a ...
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How could zombie Randall be walking around after dying of a broken neck? [duplicate]

In the season two finale of The Walking Dead, Shane kills Randall by snapping his neck. Hours later, Daryl and Glenn find Randall, who has since become a zombie, up and mobile. Daryl even identifies ...
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Is Rick dreaming this whole time?

Is Rick dreaming this whole time because if you go back to the first season you see the IV bags but there are two different ones... (at different times) one is half full and the other is full
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Why don't the people in Walking Dead just cover themselves in blood? [duplicate]

Apologies if this is inappropriate - I'm new to scifi.se, In the very first season of The Walking Dead, by covering themselves in blood, they were able to walk among the walkers without being ...
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Why not escape the walkers on an island?

In The Walking Dead, Ricks group of survivors is constantly looking for a new 'shelter'. However, they only ever look for cities on the mainland. Why don't they just get on boat and go to an island ...
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When is Fear the Walking Dead set? [duplicate]

How much time passes between the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead and Rick waking up in the hospital?
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Is “Fear the Walking Dead” canonical?

The new series Fear the Walking Dead premiered tonight, and I'm wondering if Robert Kirkman, the other producers, etc, have discussed to what degree it can be considered canonical.
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Is the zombie-to-human ratio ever mentioned in-universe in The Walking Dead, or confirmed by Robert Kirkman?

After wondering about the issue for 5 years, yesterday I came across an apparently canonical statement about how many humans are still alive in The Walking Dead universe. The promotional blurb for the ...
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What does “Wildfire” mean?

In season 1, episode 5 of The Walking Dead, we see Dr. Jenner at the CDC recording a video journal, which, it is implied, he intends to send to his superiors (although he clearly suspects that they ...
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How long was Rick in the hospital?

I have always assumed that Rick was in the hospital for about 3 weeks. Several factors led me to this conclusion: The length of his beard; the fact that the IV bag was empty, but he didn't die of ...
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Why don't survivors in the Walking Dead use spears?

In the Walking Dead, a wide variety of both ranged and melee weapons are shown to be used. Drawbacks of either are noted and sometimes influence the plot (guns running out of bullets, risking bites ...
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How do zombies survive the winter?

OK so imagine a human wearing normal clothes: tshirt, pants etc., out in the middle of the winter. They wouldn't last long. Now replace that human with a zombie. Zombies have no blood circulation, ...
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What kept the Walkers away from Hershel's farm in TWD?

I was wondering, throught the 2nd season he see little to no zombies on Hershel's farm except when they were drawn there by Carl's gunshot. What would keep them away? There are people and livestock ...
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Defending against Walkers

In Episode 12 of Season 5 of The Walking Dead, the group arrives at How long have these survivors lived there? Did they build the wall before the walkers reached this area? (My first question. ...
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The Walking Dead: walking infected [duplicate]

It was stated earlier in the series that all the survivors are already infected with the zombie virus, which is why even someone killed by a gunshot will reanimate if their brain is intact. However, ...
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In The Walking Dead, would someone die if bitten by a zombie that had died from stab wounds and had a clean mouth?

In The Walking Dead, Season 3 episode 16 (Welcome to the Tombs) Milton is stabbed to death by the Governer then left in the same room Andrea is being held in to reanimate and kill Andrea. He hadn't ...
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In the Walking Dead, do older more decrepit zombies retain their eyesight? [duplicate]

Whenever we see a close up of a zombie's face, their eyes always appear to be a milky white / brown colour, which would lead me to believe they are blind. And, I'm assuming, they don't produce tears, ...
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Why did Rick not want to go with Aaron?

I watched The Distance (S05E11) but I just don't understand why didn't he want to go somewhere where he might get to stay instead of worrying Judith would attract the zombies?
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Will this character become a Zombie?

Can someone explain whether, following his death, given that his brain and head are intact on The Walking Dead will turn into a zombie.
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Why are the survivors in The Walking Dead (TV show) so keen on killing each other?

One thing that is bugging me with The Walking Dead is that it is implied (and often shown) that the biggest foes are not the zombies, but the other survivors. Throughout the series, we see groups of ...
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Maggie and Beth in the Season 5 of The Walking Dead?

At the end of the Season 4 midseason final, the group has to split into smaller groups of 2 or 3 peoples in go in different directions from the prison. Maggie goes with Bob and Sasha, and her only ...
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How durable are the Walkers in “The Walking Dead?”

In 'The Walking Dead' universe how fragile are the walkers physically? How tough are their bodies/bones compared to living humans?
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Walking Dead: Mystery of Michonne's walkers [duplicate]

Who were the two walkers Michonne used to walk with her in her first episodes? Were they his husband and friend? So why did she cut their arms?
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Did the little girls feed mice to walkers in The Walking Dead (season 4)?

Who fed mice to the walkers outside prison in Walking Dead season 4? I am assuming it was the little girls?
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The Walking dead Rick's inhumanity [closed]

In episode 12 of season 3 of The Walking Dead, why did; I realise that Rick is no hero by this point, but this felt out of character.
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Why don't zombies eventually die in the Walking Dead?

We know the zombies have a fairly simple existence, they can only perform basic functions (like walking) and only care for eating flesh. Yet in the Walking Dead series literally years are passing ...
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Why Is the landscape not toxic in The Walking Dead? [duplicate]

As clearly defined in Life After People Nuclear Power plants would melt down days to weeks after people disappeared. Now, I seriously doubt that anybody would stick around to even try to operate the ...
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The Walking Dead: wouldn't all nuclear reactors be down?

Since there is no electricity, wouldn't all the nuclear reactors around the country be down and already released radiation into the air? Why is there no sign of this?