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10-15-2012, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by HandsomeDoc View Post
I'm pretty sure those were supposed to be prison guards who had suited up BEFORE they were turned, perhaps in response to an initial outbreak in the prison. I think the question you should be asking is - how did all those riot gear guards get turned if their armour was so hard to get past??

Maybe they were all bitten on the hand or something... Although to be honest, I've never read the comics so there may be more to how the mass zombification happens in this particular universe.
That armor is more for protection against blunt-force trauma than infections. All it takes is a scratch. Also since everyone is infected, you don't have to be killed by a zombie, you just have to die.

They don't explain everything in the comics. Kirkman said he'll probably never say how the whole zombie infection started or get too involved in back-story with it because the characters themselves don't know how it happened. They just have to deal with it.

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