Issue #171 of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comics has a lot of readers scratching their heads. Who is this chick?!
The cover, drawn by Charlie Adlard and colored by Dave Stewart, introduces a new character to the universe. The title of the issue is "171: Fear the Princess." It's safe to assume the "Princess" in the title is this extravagantly dressed woman on the front of the new issue.
Check out the cover in the tweet from Adlard below.
This new character matches some trends in The Walking Dead comics. Kirkman has taken liberties in creating extravagant characters which other writers might deem risks, such as King Ezekiel who first appeared in Issue #108, dressed and speaking as a King and keeping a loyal tiger as a pet. This new woman, though her group is unknown, fits into a similar category as Ezekiel given her blown out hair, fluffy pink jacket, and goggles.
This is, almost certainly, the introduction of a brand new group. The character on this cover has never been seen before and given how well put together she appears to be, it's safe to say she hasn't kept herself this way by wondering aimlessly and randomly scavenging for supplies.
Could this group be the new bunch from Ohio which Eugene has been in communication with? After all, the previous issue covers tease the group setting out on the road in the wake of Alexandria's destruction.
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