Why The Walking Dead’s Fair Is Such A Big Deal In The Comics

Thanks to The Walking Dead‘s extended time jump, its central survivors are at a point where a community-wide fair is not only possible, but is actually happening. The woefully under-explained strife between Alexandria, Hilltop and the Kingdom may soon get temporarily brushed aside for the sake of everyone’s fun and enjoyment. Which means the big fair has extremely good odds of getting disrupted by godawful circumstances that almost definitely tie in with that weird Whisperers symbol from the previous episode.

As things went down in this particular arc from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s comics, the fair was actually held at Alexandria, and not at the Kingdom, so that’s obviously a big change. But then, also in the source material, the fair was being overseen by the romantic coupling of Rick and Andrea, so the location change clearly wasn’t the biggest one to consider. In any case, let’s first talk about what the comics can tell us about the impending festival.