Comic book recap: The Walking Dead issue 177 New World Order Part 3

Elodie and Michonne - The Walking Dead issue 177 - Image Comics and Skybound
Elodie and Michonne - The Walking Dead issue 177 - Image Comics and Skybound /

What happened in issue 177 of The Walking Dead comic titled ‘New World Order Part 3 of 6’ released on March 7, 2018? Here is the full series of events!

The story of the survivors at The Commonwealth continued in the March 2018 issue of The Walking Dead where Michonne has met up with her daughter and the two groups are feeling each other out.

There was quite a bit that has happened in issue 177 of the popular comic book series titled ‘New World Order Part 3 of 6’, so let’s break down everything that happened in this full recap of the issue!


The issue opens with Rick talking to Mikey. Mikey is putting into writing a lot of his feelings and is doing so in a poem. He learned how to write them from Annie and putting pen on paper is helping him to express his thoughts about his mom. Rick says that this should help him, and Mikey says writing about Andrea might help too. Rick doesn’t know where to begin on that.

At the wall outside The Hilltop, the watch is being switched out. Not even a walker has been spotted near the wall recently, making for boring shifts. Eduardo did inspect his spear and find a split that he will get repaired by Earl.

Bringing the spear in with the weapons, Eduardo stumbles across Maggie and Dante having a makeout session while losing some clothes in the process. He says he was never there and turns to walk away. shutting the door as they say his name.

Maggie tells Dante to stop Eduardo, but he doesn’t see the point. They aren’t going to be able to stop him from saying anything and doesn’t think it’s a big deal if he does. Maggie says she’s ashamed of herself, but Dante says she deserves to be happy. After that, Maggie starts getting dressed to leave, but Dante says she has nothing to be ashamed of.

Elodie and Michonne - The Walking Dead issue 177 - Image Comics and Skybound
Elodie and Michonne – The Walking Dead issue 177 – Image Comics and Skybound /

Michonne says she would not consider herself to be ‘good’ since she wasn’t there for Elodie, gave up custody, and took too long to get to know her again. Elodie says she doesn’t blame her mother for any of that anymore.

Elodie is then asked about the location of Colette, whether or not she is at The Commonwealth too. She explains they were living in Kentucky with her after losing their dad when a group of bad people ‘protected’ them but demanded things in return. She says Colette refused to give them what they wanted and the results were ‘horrible’.

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Michonne gives Elodie a big hug again and says that they never have to talk about that stuff from the past again. But Elodie says that she killed every last one of them for what they had done and it haunts her. Michonne explains that we never know what we’re capable of until we are pushed to our limits.

Meanwhile, Pamela Milton is speaking with her people. She says that Michonne is having a moment with her daughter and to give them a little time before giving them back their weapons and allowing them to stay or leave.

Sebastian arrives at the group, upset over not getting laid. He blames Mercer for everything that happened and lets his mother hear his displeasure over the situation. Pamela says he may have a good reason for blowing his cover, but Sebastian throws a fit and runs away, screaming that he knew she would take his side.

Pamela apologizes to the group for her son’s actions and spots Mercer entering the building. He explains that he went far from the walls of the community, making it hard to protect him since there were too many walkers. This enrages Pamela, who is made Mercer let them get that close to danger and states they will discuss this incident further later on.

Mercer - The Walking Dead issue 177 - Image Comics and Skybound
Mercer – The Walking Dead issue 177 – Image Comics and Skybound /

Mercer puts his gear in his locker and talks to another soldier named George. They discuss how bad ‘babysitting’ duty is and not understanding why they work so hard to protect such a crybaby. George says when he’s ready to ‘make a move’ to let him know. Mercer says they don’t even need to do that because they’ll take themselves out.

Their conversation is interrupted when Siddiq is seen in their locker room and the issue comes to a close.

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The next issue of The Walking Dead comics will be released on April 4, 2018 and will be #178 titled ‘New World Order Part 4 of 6’. Watch for it at a local comic shop or in digital formats!