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The Walking Dead #8 (May 2004):
“Miles Behind Us, Part 2”
by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard

The Walking Dead #8

Title: “Miles Behind Us, Part 2”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 2004

Publisher: Image
Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard


21 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Rick Grimes Rick Grimes
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination
unknown)
Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group Image 151
Tyreese Tyreese supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group; black
[pro-football player, car salesman before zombie apocalypse]
Image 49
Lori Grimes Lori Grimes supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group Image 78
Carl Grimes Carl Grimes supporting character
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination
unknown)
Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group Image 143
Dale Horvath Dale Horvath supporting character
CBR Scale: M religious/ethical
Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
[was a retired car salesman before zombie apocalypse]
Image 67
Allen Allen supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
[Donna's husband]
Image 19
Andrea Andrea supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
[Amy's sister; long-time survivor of zombie attacks]
Image 56
Glenn Rhee Glenn Rhee supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group; Asian...  Image 134
Chris Chris supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
[boyfriend of Tyreese's daughter Julie]
Image 10
Julie Julie supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group; black
[Chris's girlfriend; committed suicide in the prison]
Image 9
zombies zombies villain group
  [generic listing] Image DC, etc. 1,325
Sophia Peletier Sophia Peletier supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
[young girl]
Image 134
Billy Billy supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
[young child; twin]
Image 86
Ben Ben supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
[young child; twin]
Image 84
Donna Donna supporting character
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination unknown); feminist
Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
[Allen's wife; mother of twins Ben & Billy]
Image 7
Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group supporting character group
  [1st app: The Walking Dead #2 (Oct. 2003)] Image 160
Carol Peletier Carol Peletier supporting character
CBR Scale: M Christian (denomination
unknown; devout)
Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
[Sophia's mother]
Image 68
Shane Walsh Shane Walsh
(mentioned, pg. 3, panels 2-5) 
supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group Image 29
Judith Grimes Judith Grimes
(mentioned, pg. 1-3, 7, 19) 
supporting character
  [Lori Grimes' newborn baby, born into zombie apocalypse] Image 28
Barney Fife Barney Fife
(mentioned, pg. 16, panel 6) 
supporting character
  [small-town deputy sheriff] CBS 154
NFL NFL (The National Football League)
(mentioned, pg. 16, panels 1-2) 
group real/historical person
    CBS NBC, etc. 110

Excerpts

BELOW: Rick and Lori Grimes have clearly taught their son Carl to not use bad language:

Rick and Lori Grimes have clearly taught their son Carl to not use bad language

Lori Grimes: [talking to Carol, using a vulgar expletive] Sh--. I hadn't thought of that.

Carl Grimes: Ah, Mom! You said a bad word. You owe me a quarter!

Sophia: [giggling] Tee hee!

Lori: Oh, Carl. Put it on my tab.

Source: The Walking Dead #8 (May 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 2", pg. 7, panel 3. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard. See also: vulgar language; Lori Grimes; Carl Grimes

BELOW: Donna doesn't approve of Dale's relationship with Andrea (apparently on religious grounds), but she is happy to see them find some happiness together. A few weeks ago, Donna said it was "unChristian" the way Dale "carried on" with Amy and Andrea. She complained to the other women in the group about Dale's living situation with two young women who is wasn't married to. A few weeks later after hard living in a zombie apocalypse, Donna appears to have softened her stance, although she still has reservations, apparently on religious grounds. Donna and the group of survivors find a nice subdivision called Wilshire Estates and they decide to stay the night in one of the abandoned homes. While delivering extra blankets to people, Donna catches Dale and Andrea alone together in a room, almost entirely undressed, clearly being romantically intimate with each other. Rather than protesting as one might have expected her to do based on her previous behavior, Donna smiles and tells her husband that it is nice to see people happy together, although she still doesn't approve of them.

Donna doesn't approve of Dale's relationship with Andrea (apparently on religious grounds), but she is happy to see them find some happiness together.

Donna: [opening the door to a darkened room] Dale? Andrea? Guys, I found-- [sees Dale being intimate with Andrea]

Donna: [talking to her husband after returning to her own family's room] Andrea's fine. Huh? What? I went in there to give them a blanket and I saw them... Almost all of them... together. So we're getting their extra blanket. I didn't want to interrupt.

Allen: Really? Wow. Lucky for us, then, huh?

Donna: I figured they didn't need it... They're keeping each other plenty warm.

Y'know... I still don't approve of those two, but Andrea's a grown woman and she can make her own decisions. It's just nice to see people happy with all that's going on. I'm happy for them.

Allen: The ice queen melteth.

Donna: Oh, hush.

Source: The Walking Dead #8 (May 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 2", pg. 19-21. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard. See also: sexual morality; Christian (denomination unknown); Dale Horvath; Andrea; Donna