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

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How much would Rick's bag of guns weigh?

In the first season of The Walking Dead, Rick ransacks his Sheriff's station, fills a bag with guns, carries it to Atlanta, drops it, leaves it behind, then goes back for it. Here's how he describes ...
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Why does hardly anyone wear body armour in The Walking Dead?

Since zombies are not shown to be any stronger than normal humans and their only weapons are teeth and bare hands, any form of body armour would surely be a very effective defence against them. Yet in ...
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Do the walkers that get killed by a blow to the head reanimate again?

As Dr Jenner said, all humans are infected and after being killed come back as walkers. But do the walkers killed with a blow to the head / brain, reanimate again? If a blow to the head makes them ...
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Has Robert Kirkman ever commented on whether humans can safely consume zombie meat?

My own answer (with the username "R.J. MacReady") to this question provides some evidence on the issue of whether people can eat zombies, but I couldn't find anything conclusive. Now I'm curious about ...
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In the Walking Dead, how do the survivors get access to clean water?

This is something I've never seen addressed. Presumably, after the world falls apart, the water network probably didn't last much longer due to damage/leakage/contamination/lack of pumps operating. ...
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Why did Charlie Adlard replace Tony Moore?

Robert Kirkman has always written the Walking Dead comics, but the series has had two different artists doing the penciling. For the first six issues, Tony Moore did all the pencil work; from issue ...
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How widespread is the infection?

In The Walking Dead we see thousands of walkers. Is the infection that causes this just in Atlanta, all of America, or is it the whole world? I feel like they don't make that clear in the show or the ...
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Can zombies starve to death? [duplicate]

OK, they feed on the living, but what happens when there's no living people to feed on for a while? Do they eventually die (again) from hunger? Do they turn on each other?
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Has the character Shiva been confirmed to appear on The Walking Dead?

As people who read the comics know, there is a particularly unusual character who first appears in The Walking Dead shortly after Negan shows up. Her name is Shiva, and she is Have the producers ...
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Are the Saviors loyal to Negan? Or to any leader of the Saviors?

In the latest episode of The Walking Dead, they introduced Negan who is the leader of the Saviors. And he managed to get all our beloved heroes on their knees. If Rick for example managed to kill ...
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How did the Saviours know where Rick and the team would be travelling in the Season 6 finale?

Negan said he invested a lot to get all of that manpower together at that one specific day, to But how did the Saviours know that Rick and his team would be going there that day (or even travelling ...
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Does humanity in The Walking Dead universe have any chance to survive? [closed]

If you take all the rules of this universe in account - like "all humans turn, no matter how they die", "walkers do not weaken/starve/die off over time", constant fighting between survivors for ...
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In the Walking Dead, where and when did the infection start? [duplicate]

Where and when did the infection start? I'm curious because it isn't explained in The Walking Dead. If it was then I will have to start it all over again.
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How does walking dead still have edible (canned) food?

In real life canned or prepackaged food usually has a 3 month expiration date. My question is after so many years how the survivors are still able to find packed food items which are not expired? If ...
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In The Walking Dead, why did the hospital have power?

When Rick wakes up, the hospital has power. Why? Sure, things are flickering and that, but it still has electricity.
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Is there any evidence that Laurie Holden was fired due to dissatisfaction with her performance?

Having followed The Walking Dead since before it came to television, I am convinced that no one on the show has been more reviled by fans than Laurie Holden (Andrea). I share the view that she was ...
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Which members of Rick's group have appeared in other TWD media?

We see Glenn and Herschel in "Season One" of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead story game; a soon to be released spin off will focus on Michonne. Which other members of Rick's group appear in other ...
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Who is the unidentified character in this photo of dead characters from The Walking Dead?

I was able to identify all but one of the people in this photo of actors who played characters who are now dead on the show. I can't figure out who the last one is - Randall? Gareth? Someone ...
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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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Besides Chandler Riggs, did anyone comment on why Jeffrey DeMunn left 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 ...