Was the moral outrage as high when this happened ? Serious question. I don't remember what the on-line reaction was.
You know they were killed by a woman, right?
Do you really read the book and remember the circumstances of that death (and yeah, many people were upset about it, but...)?The Gov. bullies one of the women under his control to fire as the escapees flee, cutting Lori and the baby down. But afterwards, grief-stricken with what she's done, she flips and kills The Governor.
First off, there's a lot more going on there. Secondly, there's a resolution that follows, not a typical superhero comic book story of the usual dupes or mistaken identities drawn out for who knows how many issues.
BUT, having said all that, all you have to do is google "Robert Kirkman sexism misogyny" to see that the guy has gotten his share of online chastising--most recently for his comment that women are physically weaker according to science!
The reaction from readers seemed stronger in the letters columns when Glenn
was killed, because a) readers actually liked the character, b) there was no near-immediate retribution for the killer.