The use of crossbows is not common in The Walking Dead comics because they are not readily available. According to the series' editor, Sina Grace, crossbows are effective against the undead, but not many people have them accessible. Stocking up on crossbows and their ammunition would be challenging during a zombie outbreak. Additionally, most people wouldn't know how to craft a reliable crossbow. While Daryl Dixon is known for using a crossbow in the TV show, the comic takes advantage of other types of weapons for gruesome kills.