The Walking Dead #105

The Walking Dead #105

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 12, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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"Sing me a song."

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 12, 2012

    I was a little unsure last issue over Carl's actions in trying to invade Negan's community but the sheer amount of suspense this adds to the story is a welcome treat. We don't want to see more bad things happen but that's just what this world is about. The great thing about this series is having no idea what's going to happen, who will or won't survive and all the twists and turns Kirkman throws at us. Month after month THE WALKING DEAD is a fun ride but every now and then we get issues that truly stand above the rest. You think you've seen the best/worst Kirkman can throw at the characters but he always manages to come up with something else to knock us off our feet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Dec 13, 2012

    If you have already read The Walking Dead #1-104 then I dont think you need my blessing to commit to purchasing this issue. Do yourself a favor – get off your keister and buy it! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 19, 2012

    I have read some theories that everything Carl is doing is part of Rick's grand plan to defeat Negan. I am not too sure, but I am willing to be we will find out next issue as we rejoin the group. This is a great series and you get the feeling that Kirkman is really stepping up his game. The Governor is currently the character dominating the TV series, but I really believe that Negan is more terrifying and much more of a threat. I am confident enough already to say that the next issue of this will no doubt be the book of the month. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 12, 2012

    Charlie Adlard delivers a number of compelling pages despite the lack of action-oriented material. One splash page in particular will linger as one of the most haunting images of the entire series. My only gripe about the visuals this month is that the line weight seems to vary at random. Some panels lack the thinner lines and finer details seen in others. Even so, in terms of both visuals and scripting, this is one of the strongest issues of The Walking Dead in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 13, 2012

    Very, very strong. Kirkman and Adlard have turned this Negan into a very scary and powerful villain. Rick wasn't in this issue and I didn't miss him at all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 15, 2012

    Walking Dead is moving into uncharted territory. Negan is clearly not the Governor. He is a level of evil that is different from the Governor and he seems to hold importance on things that the Governor didn't seem to care about. However you look at it, this book is clearly unpredictable and can excel in single issues that don't even contain Rick. I can't emphasize enough how great this book is. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - tskavlan Dec 12, 2012

    I have incredibly high hopes for where Kirkman is talking our favorite survivor epic going forward. It is absolutely clear that Kirkman is going to wrestle with these moral questions in the upcoming issues, and I for one, cannot wait to be a part of that experience Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Smash - Matthew A. Ramirez Dec 24, 2012

    This issue was great in the sense that it gave us a sneak peek into Negan's capabilities as a leader. As a single issue, it might not stand on its own given you are left with so little information, but you can tell this is a great addition to "The Walking Dead" series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Dec 18, 2012

    It was a good comic, it furthered the story, or at least furthered Negan as crazy and kind of softened Carl's character a bit, so I guess it was more about character development than story... Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 17, 2012

    That is what really made this issue shine because you legitimately didn't know which way it would go. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    A Comic Book Blog - Hamilton Ortiz Dec 13, 2012

    I've been reading The Walking Dead since about issue #97 and issue #105 has been the most interesting to me since issue #100. Rick and his Crew are in a very deep mess against Negan but in the end all he's trying to do is ensure the survival of him and his crew just like Rick. The series is definitely heading towards another major event very soon and with Carl now under Negan's control things are going to get hairy for everyone. I will continue to stick around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Motes Dec 14, 2012

    Last issue was a tad slow, but this issue was pivitol! It's one of the most important single issues in this series, all the while it doesn't completely resolve anything. It's part of the ongoing journey, but it's a very significant step. If you are going to skip an issue every now and again, this is NOT one to pass on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Dec 13, 2012

    Negan takes pity on his deadly stowaway, taking him in and showing him around the fortified factory the "saviors" use as a base. It's a smart way to show readers how Negan runs his operation, and why his soldiers follow him without question. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 15, 2012

    This issue does what this comic does well, providing seriously drama and a couple of warranted and well-set-up moments of shock. It's difficult for me to choose whether the TV story or this version of events is superior, but when the book is this good, I don't even care about comparisons. The Walking Dead #105 keeps up a streak of strong issues with no filler, putting a familiar character in an unfamiliar place and delivering some good storytelling out of it, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. I sure hope that this doesn't end up with what the wrestling fans call a "squash," because Carl deserves better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Dec 17, 2012

    I like this as a starting point because it works well as a stand alone issue. Obviously it's still part of a larger narrative, but I read it and felt like a full story was told here. If this was my first issue, I'd have been satisfied and it would have left me with a good impression. I also try to imagine what it would be like if all I knew of The Walking Dead came from this one issue, and I think it would give a person a really interesting perspective. If this was anybody's first issue, I'm jealous. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Dec 12, 2012

    Charlie Adlard's artwork is as highly stylized and detailed in this issue as it has been in his previous issues. However, the cover is very misleading, as it depicts Carl holding a gun with zombies in his eyes; a cover that, on its own, is dynamite. To any normal person, this would imply that Carl will be fighting a horde of zombies in this issue. Unfortunately, that is not the case and the issue was a little lackluster compared to awesome past issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Jo Lewis Dec 14, 2012

    And so, another issue steeped in dramatic tension, throughout which Kirkman holds the readers' attention, with the aid of an iron. There's an intensity to The Walking Dead often lacking in modern comics " it's why I return again and again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DarioV Jan 26, 2015

    Great dialogue-centered issue, Kirkman's specialty, in which the supreme star is the most wonderful character ever seen in this series, Negan. Since issue #100 he's been the new bright star of the comic and here my love/hatred for him is enhanced by the way he treats and is treated by his villagers. They worship him like a God, with a number of wives at his service and unbelievable tortures for those who don't abide by his law. That last punishment scene was very intense and if I was Carl, I'd definitely shit my pants right now.

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