Reviews – Image Comics: The Walking Dead #110

Posted: May 15, 2013 in Reviews - Image Comics
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Written By: Robert Kirkman
Art By: Charlie Adlard / Gray Tones By: Clff Rathburn / Letters By: Rus Wooton
Price: $2.99

The war effort is beginning to really kick into gear, but The Walking Dead #110 asks two very important questions. Is it all going to blow up in the faces of our steadfast survivors before they get their chance to strike? And just what will Rick’s chosen few think of Ezekiel and his Kingdom?

On the off chance that you are among the rare breed of comic readers who isn’t already The Walking Dead, allow me to catch you up a little here. Now, chances are, between the TV show and the video games you already have the basic idea. This is a zombie book. But as anyone reading it will tell you, the zombies may be a threat, but it’s other survivors you really have to watch out for. Alright, so, I’m not going to run you through 100+ issues of history here, I’ll just give you the current state of affairs. Right now the story is featuring four settlements; Alexandria, led by Rick and where the majority of the protagonists reside; Hilltop, led by Gregory, where a few of Rick’s people have migrated; The Kingdom, led by Ezekiel, the newest settlement to be introduced, and The Saviors, led by Negan. Presently Alexandria and Hilltop are paying harsh tribute to The Saviors under the threat of violence, but are banding together with The Kingdom to fight back. That’s more or less what you need to know coming in to this issue. As for this issue itself, I’m going to be straight with you here, it’s top notch. It may not be the best the series has to offer, but it’s certainly in the upper echelon. The first question I asked at the top injects fear for the survivors into the book as the man nicknamed Jesus for his long hair and beard has to chance down, on horseback of course, a man he trusted but now suspects of betraying the pending war. And in doing so he continues to demonstrate that he was apparently a ninja before the zombie apcalypse broke out. And then there’s the second question, which provides its own kind of tension as Rick brings more of people from Alexandria to The Kingdom to meet Ezekiel. Sparks fly between Ezekiel and the survivors resident Katana-wielding samurai Michonne. And by way of those sparks we learn more about Ezekiel and how he came to lead The Kingdom.

Listen, I love this book. You’d be hard pressed to convince me there’s a better title on the market today. As good, maybe, but not better. And this issue is jam packed from beginning to end. It’s not all action, but it’s all entertaining and definitely a good read. If you haven’t picked this one up yet, now’s the time, something big is coming in the next few issues.

Score: 9.5

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