Agent Panic wrote:I love the Walking Dead. It's truly my consistently favorite book to come out.
With that said, I loved this issue. Things were happening and I missed the flat out action, as much as I love character development. I enjoyed how the living actually banded together, got over their fear, and destroyed the zombies. The art was fine and I'm anxious to read what's happening next.
What I didn't like is how Rick had to reconfirm that the dead weren't the biggest threat; the living were. I think that lesson would have been ingrained in his head since the living killed his wife and unborn child and several of his friends. I don't buy his being 'surprised' by that fact when talking to Carl.
Also, I realize that Carl living would be great for the book, but I couldn't care less personally if he dies. Maybe it's the nature of the book, where characters you've come to cherish are killed without warning, but I've grown apathetic towards Carl. Now if it were Michonne or Glen.. then I'd be bummed.
4/5 - Not the greatest book of all time in the series, but definitely a very solid entry in the run.
I've been of the camp that Carl was going to take over the book for a while, now I am not so sure.
Also, I don't think Rick has ever said it, so maybe he held onto some hope that it was a wrong feeling to have... I would want to, otherwise it would be hard for me to want to form the type of community that he said he wants. Think about it for a second... if he trains all these people and someone decides they don't like his rules, shit gets real... so it is an interesting dichotomy in his thinking...
However, even taking your view on his stating it, we have to remember that Rick is BATSHIT crazy and it could just be one more rung in the ladder to a full on meltdown.