The Walking Dead Issue 2 Summary
Issue two of The Walking Dead starts with Rick on his way to Atlanta to find his family. He seems to be having a hard time keeping the car running. No industry means a lack of gasoline availability. He eventually decides to go on foot.
Rick comes across a farm house. He is upset when he finds that everyone in the house is dead. He is still not used to seeing so many corpses.
Luckily, there is a living horse tied up in the barn. Rick now has a new mode of transportation. He also must be lonely, seeing as he has in-depth conversations with the horse. He tells the horse about the birth of his son, Carl.
Rick makes it to Atlanta and is quickly surrounded by zombies. In order to survive, he has to sacrifice the horse. As the horse is swarmed and devoured, Rick does his best to take out the undead coming after him.
It looks like Rick isn’t going to make it, until he runs into another survivor who wants to help him. The two get to safety on a rooftop. The two make it out of the city alive.
Rick gets the bad news that most of the cities were overrun by zombies. The government was not able to keep everyone safe in the early days of the outbreak. It is not looking good for Rick trying to find his family.
Just kidding! Rick and his new friend go to his camp of survivors. When he shows up, Lori and Carl are there waiting for him. The three have a nice family hug as the comic comes to an end.
The Walking Dead Issue 2 Review
Not only is this an excellent issue of the comic, it is also one of my favorite episodes of the television series. I don’t know why, but there is something cool about Rick and Glenn navigating Atlanta together. This book mostly takes place in rural areas (for good reason). It was cool to see them in close-quarters.
A fun thing that I want to point out here. When Rick is telling his horse about Carl’s birth, he says that there were complications. Lori ended up needing a cesarean section. This parallels to Lori’s death in the show.
Rick gets a happy ending in this issue. This can’t be said for many of the other issues coming up. This series, while amazing, is horribly depressing. That said, the sadness is what makes the rare happy parts so powerful.