The Walking Dead 2.02 “Bloodletting” Comic-to-TV Comparison

The Walking Dead season 2 continues with its second episode “Bloodletting,” but how does it hold up to the comic book continuity? The group is split as Rick and Shane fight to save Carl’s life, while the others look for Sophia and Dale and T-Dog hold down the RV back on the freeway. So what’s next for The Walking Dead?

As AMC’s incarnation weaves in and out of storylines from the books and adds its own original characters and development, we’ve compiled an in-depth guide for fans of the comic as well as AMC’s The Walking Dead to enjoy. Check it out, and let us know your opinions of The Walking Dead‘s “Bloodletting” in the comments below!

The Walking Dead Season 2 - Bloodletting-AMC

FLASHBACKS

AMC: Before we return to our zombie-filled present, Shane (presumably) flashes back to the afternoon where he told Lori of her husband’s shooting, moments before Carl gets out of school and learns the news himself. It makes for an effective parallel with Rick having to deal with Carl’s shooting in the present.

THE COMICS: As mentioned previously, The Walking Dead rarely relies on flashback, its only real trip into the past being issue 7’s opening, where Lori remembers her one-night stand with Shane as she looks over his grave.

 

The Walking Dead Season 2 - Bloodletting -AMC/Image Comics

THAT DARN OTIS

AMC: Having seen the dramatic events of last week’s ‘What Lies Ahead,”Bloodletting’picks up immediately with Rick running for Hershel’s farm with Carl in his arms, as Shane helps Otis keep pace to point the way.

THE COMICS: Although it may have simply occurred off-camera, Rick went a bit off the rails once Carl had been shot, threatening and putting a gun in Otis’mouth before even realizing that Carl might still be alive.

 

The Walking Dead Season 2 - Bloodletting-AMC/Image Comics

HERSHEL GREENE

AMC: The onscreen version of The Walking Dead’s Hershel seems a bit more traditional than his comic counterpart, but still maintains the core traits. He gained his knowledge of medicine from being a veterinarian, and readily helps young Carl. In moments alone with Rick, he mentions that he lost his wife and stepson to the ‘plague,’but believes man will survive the zombie apocalypse.

THE COMICS: Mostly the same, though the comic Hershel Greene carries a few differences (beyond the physical) in his first appearance. He too readily helps with Carl’s shooting, but lost his wife six years prior, had no stepson, and only took over the farm at the request of his dying father.

 

The Walking Dead Season 2 - Bloodletting-AMC/Image Comics

MAGGIE GREENE

Lauren Cohan’s Maggie so far seems about every inch her comic counterpart, despite shorter hair and a bit more badassery with her horseback zombie kill. Of course, AMC’s Maggie has yet to meet Glenn, so we won’t be able to gauge her similarity to the comics that effectively just yet. Pretty, though!



6 Comments

  1. lenny October 24, 2011
  2. Blake October 27, 2011
    • Kevin Fitzpatrick November 3, 2011
  3. eforhan October 31, 2011

Leave a Reply

Mr. Robot - Emmys
‘Mr. Robot’ Renewed for Season 4 at USA Network
What We Know about PaleyFest 2018 So Far
Netflix Purchases Sean Bean Drama Series ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’
Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” Had an Amazing Title for the Israeli Audience
The Top Five Robert De Niro Yelling Scenes in Movies
Old Disney Stars Have No Clue How to Draw the Disney Logo
Take My Money: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Holiday Display Set
12-Year-Old Toby Lee Proves the Future of The Blues is Intact
The Top Five Howard Shore Movie Scores of His Career
The Top Uses of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock N Roll” in Movies or TV
The 20 Best Frontmen in Rock History
Check out Shaq’s Tree of all The Rims He Tore Down in his Career
LaVar Ball’s New 16,000 Square Foot House Tour Will Annoy You Even More
Watch Marshawn Lynch Bulldoze High School Players at Oakland Tech
Russell Westbrook And Nick Collison’s ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Halloween Costumes Are Perfect
Video Game Designed To Treat ADHD May Become First FDA Approved Prescription Video Game
Check Out Dark Souls Animated in the Style of Cuphead
British Cops Use Gran Turismo Sport for Training
A Complete Timeline of Every Star Wars Video Game Ever
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Leah Pipes
Five Actors You Didn’t Know Turned Down DC Film Roles
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Krys Marshall
Tom Hanks to Star in New War Drama “Greyhound”