The Walking Dead is easily the one comic I keep up with from month to month. As soon as I heard the television show had a comic that it was based off of, I knew I had to check it out, and since I’ve done that, the show has almost become an afterthought. The thing I love about the Walking Dead comic series is just how fast the plot lines move and makes the previous obstacle for Rick and his gang look like nothing. Right now, we are still in the All Out War event which we know will last, at least, until issue #126. Right now I am loving this event because it feels like the first time Rick is actually being strategically challenged by his enemy. Negan, while majorly messed up and a complete psycho, is really well written and just keeps pushing Rick to the edge. One of our first meetings with Negan he (sadly) bashed Glenn’s skull in, and in issue #120 he’s now tossing endless grenades over the walls of Rick’s village.
So issue #119 ended with a cliff hanger counter attack from Negan and his army where they released a walker Holly into the camp and she ends up biting Denise the doctor. This is a pretty important loss for Rick because you need a doctor… but she also gets distracted by Heath getting hurt and forfeits her possible survival to save him.
Things seem pretty bad for Rick at this point. Lots of people are going down left and right, until luckily they are cut a break by 1. Dwight helping out Rick’s group and killing some of the Saviors that he is leading, then supplying Jesus with their stock of grenades, and 2. Maggie showing up from the Hilltop to help out with reinforcements. As the battle wages on her flank causes Negan and his goons to scatter and eventually back off or else they will lose. While Rick and the other main characters seemed to have survived the barrage of grenades, they are still in this. Negan thinks they have won but I guess we’ll find out what happens next.
Overall, I enjoyed this comic a lot. I am really excited to see where All Out War goes because it’s supposedly going to be drastically different afterwards. I’m just curious how long Rick can keep up these shenanigans of taking down everyone he meets along the way, I mean, just how long until he dies or loses another person closest to him like Carl or Andrea?
Well… Issue #121 of The Walking Dead is out February 12th, make sure to go grab it!
What did everyone think of this issue?