Hornsby inspects the human carnage piled up at the Riverbend Apartment Complex. He knows it doesn't add up and he's determined to prove it one way or another. Taking things into their own hands, Daryl, Gabriel, Aaron, and Maggie try to stay one step ahead of him. As secrets are revealed, boundaries are pushed and an unexpected new job is offered. Ezekiel, too, has a secret of his own; one he hopes to share with Carol. Hornsby marches Daryl and troops to confront Maggie at Hilltop. Rosita investigates the Miltons.
The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.
The comic goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies who take a toll on the survivors, and sometimes the interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their continuing survival than the zombies that roam the country. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and some grow willing to do anything to survive.