Re: Wow, did Kirkman suck.
There really isn't much context. Pete's working as a construction worker, stops to eat his lunch, and...Paquette* just made it really...horribly overdramatic.
* I think Paquette was drawing it at the time. I don't have the issue at hand, and with Pete's mouth open, it's hard to tell if he's got the frog lips that are such an obvious mark of Paquette's men, but, I'm pretty sure it was him.