The Walking Dead # 116 Review

walkingdead116658With All Out War just beginning, we are being treated to one hell of a battle here. I just wish these issues were a little bit longer.

After opening up this little treasure and reading it, I realized that I had finished in record time. These issues are too damn short and with such a good story going on, it is torture having to wait for the next issue, even if that wait is only two weeks with the rapid release schedule.

Still, the battle that ensues is tense and as fun as ever. Just when you think that one side has the upper hand, something happens that changes your perceptions of who you think is on top. Right away you can tell that this is going to be one hell of a roller coaster ride. I have a feeling that by the end of this war I’m going to be gasping for air as I seek respite in the inevitable calm after the storm. This is intense stuff and it is as good as ever if you are a fan of this series.

If there is one thing that has been lacking in this title, it is the book’s namesake, the walkers. Finally we get to see more of the undead than we have grown accustomed to, and they have been used to great affect. Moreover, Charlie Adlard’s art is as refined and detailed as ever which is a treat. Having him not take up both pencils and inks has proven to be a boon for his artwork. I hope things stay this way after the event.

For those of you waiting for the trade to come out, I both commend and envy you. Having to wait between issues this good is torture and the reward from waiting for the trade will be great. If you’re like me and can’t wait, you are in the middle of one hell of a ride.

Score: 8.7

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