Who Is Heath On ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6? This Comic Book Character Is A Welcome Addition

Welcome to the apocalypse Heath! Season 6 of The Walking Dead is finally upon us, and the comic book fans are getting a familiar face. Corey Hawkins will play Heath, a character that is pretty well known to the fans already. For those who don’t read the comics, Heath is a member of the Alexandria Safe-Zone and he’s known as a man of few words, however, he’s a voice of reason, which to be honest, I think everyone needs in Alexandria right now. With Pete slitting throats and Rick shooting people, we need someone who can make normal, rational decisions. Side note: you would think that person would be Father Gabriel, but he is literally the most useless person around. So, I’m thankful for Heath.

So, who is Corey Hawkins? Back in 2013 he was a nameless Navy op in Iron Man 3 and now he’s starring as Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton. That’s a major leap up. He was also in Non-Stop alongside Liam Neeson, who is a magical man with a very particular set of skills. On top of all that, he’s set to appear in Kong: Skull Island with Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson.

I’ve decided to use the comic book to learn everything about Hawkin’s character Heath that we need to know, but these also may be spoilers, so if you don’t want to know what happens in the comics, turn away.

Rick Meets Him Outside The Gates

In the comic books, Heath is already a member of the Alexandria Safe-Zone community and is on a supply run when his friend Scott is injured. Rick, Abraham, and Aaron help the two of them get back behind the walls of the Safe-Zone. That’s the first time we see Heath in the comic series, so it may be a clue to how we will meet him on the show, too.

He Has A Love Interest

Oh, hello Merritt Wever! That’s right, in the comics, Heath and Denise Cloyd have a relationship. While his friend Scott is healing from his leg wound, the two of them get close and even hook up. Now I’m not sure whether or not they will stick to this plot line, but since the two of them were casted at the same time, I don’t see why they wouldn’t keep that relationship the same. So excited for a new couple!

He’s An Ally To Rick

This season it seems that people aren’t super trustworthy of Rick, but in the comics, while Heath is very smart and knows that Rick has his moments, for the most part he sticks up for Rick and never seems to turn against him in the comics. So, that’s a good sign for us and it makes me like Heath already.

He’s Super Reliable

Heath seems like the guy who’s constantly going out on runs and helping other people. Heath reminds me of how Rick’s team used to be. While they are still loyal to one another, Rick used to have patience for outsiders and try to be a voice of reason. In the comics it seems that Heath is kind of that person now and it’s a necessary thing to have so everyone doesn’t murder each other.

He’s Still Alive

In the comics, Heath is still alive. I know that they haven’t always followed that in the past, but I am optimistic in hoping that it means we have a new character that we can count on staying around for awhile. It kind of sucks when new people come in and are taken away super quickly (i.e. Noah).

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