The Walking Dead, Issue #81Charlie Adlard, Robert Kirkman, Cliff Rathburn
The issue begins with Rick finally giving in to Jessie's romantic advances after a brief moment of hesitation. Jessie is regretful immediately after, given the circumstances between her, Rick, and Pete. Her feelings of guilt are short lived as Rick reassures her. Afterwards, Rick confronts the phone and admits to himself that Lori's voice isn't real.
Meanwhile, Michonne and Morgan are in bed. Morgan brings up the subject of no longer feeling guilty about being happy, after which Michonne storms out, annoyed with his constant self-absorption.
As Rick begins his patrol, Abraham notifies him that a portion of the wall is beginning to give way to the undead herd due to some supporting posts not having proper foundations. A truck is backed up in front of the loose panel to reinforce it.
Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics, and Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of its co-founders.
Photo: Comic book creator Robert Kirkman signing books and memorabilia for fans at the 2011 New York Comic Con, October 14, 2011. Photo author: Luigi Novi. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.