Hank Rutherford Hill
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Age 45
Occupation Assistant Manager of Strickland Propane (Pre-Apocalypse)
Family Margaret Hill - Wife
Robert Hill - Son
First Appearance Issue 1
Status Alive
Series lifespan #1 to Present
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
"Peggy?! Bobby?!"
—Hank calling for his family.[src]

Henry "Hank" Rutherford Hill is the main character and the protagonist first encountered in Issue 1 of the story King of the Dead. Formerly the assistant manager of Strickland Propane prior to the apocalypse, Hank Hill is put into a coma while he is shot at work during an attempted robbery. He awakens weeks later to find he is stuck in a hospital in the middle of the undead apocalypse. The series follows his search for his family and his struggles to survive in the new world ruled by zombies.


Arlen, Texas

Little is known about Hank's life prior to or as the outbreak began, other than that he worked at Strickland Propane as the assistant manager, and he lived in Arlen, Texas, with his wife and son.


Volume 1: Days Gone Bye


Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Hank has killed:




King of the Dead

Volume 1: Days Gone Bye


  • Hank's story originally paralleled the story of Rick Grimes' story from The Walking Dead, before Rick was added.
King of the Dead Characters
Hill Family HankMargaretRobert
Grimes Family RickLoriCarl
Jones Family MorganDuane
Green = Alive, Blue = Unknown, Red = Dead, Gray = Undead.