The Walking Dead #100

The Walking Dead #100

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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This extra-sized chapter contains one of the darkest moments in Rick Grimes' life, and one of the most violent and brutal things to happen within the pages of this series. 100 issues later, this series remains just as relentless as the debut issue. Do not miss the monumental 100th issue of THE WALKING DEAD!

  • 10
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 11, 2012

    Walking Dead is the best book on the stands. It deserves all of the attention it has been getting. Five years ago I never thought I would see issue one-hundred, and yet, here it is. This may not be the best issue of the series but it is in the top five. Just be prepared for some shocking scenes and some seat-of-your-pants tension. This is worth your trip to your store today. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jul 11, 2012

    The jury may still be out on Negan, but considering he didn't just make idle threats to Rick and crew, his actions already make him one of the greatest villains in comics in a very long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 16, 2012

    The final words, and the context they were said in, has the potential to make you shed a tear and salivate for the day where this murdering lunatic gets his just desserts. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Michelle Felizarte Jul 16, 2012

    I'm thoroughly excited to see where this story arc goes. For many fans, I'm sure the Governor story line was the highlight of the series. Having a new overwhelming, emotionless bad guy is definitely a way to keep me thoroughly invested. Because Negan's wrath has already been established, this feeling of hopelessness and desperation completely permeated the second half of this issue. I have no clue how the rest of this story arc will play out. Robert Kirkman still knows how to keep readers invested, even after all these years. I give this issue a 9.5/10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Jul 12, 2012

    “The Walking Dead” is a tough book. Reading it is hard, because with issues like this it is hard to be in a great mood afterwards. Writing about it is hard too, which is why “The Walking Dead Corollary” exists at Multiversity when one of us doesn't want to write about something because it's difficult. After a string of issues that left us as readers complacent and perhaps even a bit defiant when death wasn't lurking around every corner, it's nice to know that Kirkman and Adlard can still sufficiently beat us over the head to remind us exactly where we are, and why we keep coming back month after month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. Jul 11, 2012

    For an issue many expected to be an ending or a major turning point in the overall story, "The Walking Dead" #100 leaves me feeling more anxious for the next issue rather than satisfied at the conclusion of a movement. But it's still a heck of an issue, with a pivotal scene that many long-time readers will have stuck in their minds for a while to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jul 12, 2012

    This was the brutal issue that we knew was in Kirkman's quiver. Powerful and filled with images that will stick with us for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jul 13, 2012

    Damn that issue was insane! After issue 99, X and I discussed how we thought they were attacking the base, which is what Kirkman wanted us to think, but Falisha said she thought they were attacked Rick. After thinking about it, X and I figured they would kill off one of four people in this issue, Rick, Michonne, Glenn or Andrea, and sadly we were right. I would say I went into this issue expecting Rick or Andrea to bite it, and I was still shocked at what happened and how brutal it was. Also, as much as I hate what he did, I am LOVING Negan as a character, this guy may be worse than The Governor. To say I'm excited is an understatement, I can't wait to see what happens in the next issue of The Walking Dead. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 13, 2012

    The Walking Dead was already on a general upward trend with this arc. Luckily, Kirkman and company manage to kick things more fully into gear with issue #100. Despite the extra page count, this issue flows well and reads as quickly as any normal chapter of the series. And there's no way new or old readers won't want to stick around to see what unfolds next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 11, 2012

    I went into this issue expecting major repercussions, as Kirkman has been quite open that something horrible was going to happen in this issue. But even that expectation, combined with the previous 10 years of books, didn't prepare me for what we saw. In terms of blood-chilling scenes, they haven't been on this level since Lori and Rick's daughter died during the Governor's siege on the prison years ago. The Walking Dead #100 does deliver on the hype, leaving me shocked and saddened by the new status quo and dreading the next issue, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 14, 2012

    That said, longtime Walking Dead fans are going to still feel the hurt, as Kirkman gleefully shows his characters who's boss. This isn't a celebration with fireworks, but a sharp slap in the face to anyone who was getting complacent with the current cast. While this doesn't shake up the status quo as much as I would have liked, the solid execution for The Walking Dead still shuffles inexorably towards greatness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 11, 2012

    Kirkman's refusal to allow for any sacred cows among his characters made me think he might eliminate the most identifiable, central character of them, or even the most popular. And despite my awareness of the possibilities, the climax was disheartening (albeit intentionally) and definitely made me eager to learn what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 11, 2012

    So there you have it. Issue #100. Glenn is dead, Rick and his gang are against it worse than ever and Robert Kirkman has hooked us all right in. Some folks have decided to give up Walking Dead because they are so disgusted with issue 100. Some think it's the best thing ever. I'm in the middle, leaning towards the latter. I respect the balls of issue 100, but also think it doesn't live up to what it could have been. Regardless, I'm still in for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jul 13, 2012

    But as an issue of The Walking Dead, as the "next issue" after "the last issue I read," it's the usual solid story and art combo. The hugeness of the 100th issue makes this a bit too big for its britches, but should read just fine as part of the whole of the collected volumes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 12, 2012

    As the great Don Thompson said, "If you like this sort of thing, here it is." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jul 13, 2012

    Remember when you read issue #100 of The Walking Dead"? Read Full Review

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