Monday, 23 December 2013

The Walking Dead #118 Review

Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard

All Out War is taking The Walking Dead back to an explosive series. Will this explosive nature continue throughout this issue? Read on to find out.

Official Description from Image:

ALL OUT WAR CONTINUES!
Maggie takes a stand as Rick’s new plan comes together.

Although All Out War has been extremely exciting and explosive so far, the overall progression of the story has been rather slow. It does however show a lot of promise having a lot of suspense and drama, and it’s only a matter of time before it pays off big time.

Robert Kirkman has yet to disappoint me when it comes to this series, as although there may have been some issues that haven’t been amazing, the series has always been good. Kirkman did however take a different approach to writing with this issue having the story told through the thoughts of Ezekiel for a good portion of the issue. Now it was a interesting way of telling the story and I always give new ways of telling a story a try. I do however feel that this doesn’t really suit the style of The Walking Dead and that after doing 117 issues with normal sequences that it’s a dramatic change to the overall tone of the series.

The artwork from Charlie Adlard was as usual outstanding and he has definitely been doing some of his best work since Stefano Gaudiano has been doing the inks for him. The best thing about Adlard’s art in this issue had to be the way he showed the characters emotions, as they were extremely impactfull, adding a lot of depth and suspense to the issue. I also as usual loved his layouts which added a lot more intensity to the issue as well as helping it flow smoothly. On top of that as usual Adlard did a terrific job with the action in this issue, making it very entertaining to read.

All Out War continues to progress slowly, but the overall tension and suspense that is building up makes this a must read story and I highly recommend it.

Rating: 8/10