The Walking Dead #106

The Walking Dead #106

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 9, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Plus a special variant cover by CHARLIE ADLARD, to celebrate his 100TH issue of THE WALKING DEAD!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 9, 2013

    Life in the Walking Dead universe seems like it will never get better. Robert Kirkman continues to tell his compelling story and never ceases to catch us off guard, even when we keep expecting things to go from bad to worse. As if Rick didn't have it bad enough trying to survive the zombies, he now has to figure out if he can find and save Carl, deal with the threat of the vile Negan and possibly another set of problems that appears to be developing. Charlie Adlard never ceases to amaze either. Whether it's scenes of brutal zombie fights or suspenseful scenes between the characters, each page keeps you glued. We're constantly seeing big downer moments at the end of each issue. We should be used to them but they continue to kick us in the gut. And to make it worse, the image for the next issue looks pretty ominous as well. I just don't understand how some people just aren't reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Jan 10, 2013

    Besides nailing all of the countless "HOLY SH*T!" moments, Adlard also does fantastic job capturing emotions and facial expressions. It's a huge asset to the series seeing as it has be caulked full of "before the outbreak" or "at the beginning" rants that have built so many great characters. Congratulations on to Adlard for the impressive achievement and a thank you is in order for his hard work and dedication that he sees him rarely, if ever, miss an issue. Here is to 100 more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Hamilton Ortiz Jan 10, 2013

    As usual Charlie Adlard nails the art beautifully with an impressive shot of a zombie getting his brains stomped out. It's obvious that the story line with Negan is seemingly ready to wrap up in a couple more issues as I am ready to move on since its been 7 issues of Negan and though Kirkman is doing one heck of a job fleshing him out as a cool bad guy but I just don't want to get over Neganed if you know what I mean. With the climax of the story line very close I am still on board but any new readers might not find issue #106 as the best jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Jan 12, 2013

    This was yet another very solid installment in this monster of a series. It was also Charlie Adlards' 100th issue on art duties, and as usual he did not disappoint. His art style is unbelievably unique, and the thought of anyone else drawing this book just seems ridiculous. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 9, 2013

    The artwork stands out as being especially strong in this issue. The stark, simple scenes between Negan and Carl are juxtaposed against bigger, more detailed pages that showcase Rick, Michonne, and the rest mowing down the undead. Cliff Rathburn's ink washes have been problematic in some recent issues, but here they bring some welcome depth and vitality to the action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 9, 2013

    While the title of ‘Revenge' doesn't quite fit the issue, it's a worthy chapter of one of the best story arcs of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jan 14, 2013

    Man... talk about a cliffhanger. I can't wait to see what Negan's done to Carl, and Negan has been established as such a sick son of a bitch in his few appearances so far, it could literally be ANYTHING. I put nothing past this guy... and I'm wondering what Rick's reaction will be as well. Hell... I wouldn't be surprised if Negan took Carl's other eye.... or took a hand to make him match his dad. Just my imagination alone if probably worse than what Negan's done. As for this issue, I enjoyed the character development here, especially with Spencer's jealousy. He was basically the prince of that community for a while, now Rick's in charge and has Andrea, so I wouldn't be surprised if he lashed out at one of them. All in all, this was an enjoyable issue, and really set up some big things for the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 11, 2013

    Walking Dead is changing. It's not good or bad but it is changing. Kirkman doesn't seem to be willing to spend panels and pages explaining decisions made or to be made by the characters. This makes the book move quickly but the spontaneity of the comic and the character's actions just doesn't seem to fit very well. I'm not sure where this is going but I can't wait to find out and that if that is how you keep readings coming back then the book is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jason Motes Jan 12, 2013

    It's hard to call anything at this point a “filler” issue, but this comes close. There are no big reveals. No deaths. Some character interludes. The stakes are too high for it to be a filler, though. The tension between Negan and Carl is pretty intense and you are sort of on the seat of your pants, wanting to know what could possibly happen in a confontation between a battle-scarred child and this physically powerful, mentally unbalanced tyrant. That was the focus of this issue, but almost all the other bits, although some were seemingly random, were still nice and added to the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Jan 15, 2013

    It's not an exciting issue of The Walking Dead, but I think there is a lot that fans will find satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Jan 12, 2013

    Charlie Adlard's art is good, but some of the panels look muddy and rushed. I've said it before and I'll say it again (and I'll probably get attacked by my followers for this), but I'd like to see Walking Dead make the transition to color. You're over 100 issues through, and the novelty of black and white is starting to wear off. It's the perfect time to make the change. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 10, 2013

    Well, we were overdue for a non-eventful issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jan 14, 2013

    The snail's pace of the current arc is only limiting the intensity of the action. It's hard to care for characters when the story doesn't make their plight urgent, and despite the general badassery of Negan, he's only proven that his greatest asset is his ability to swear. Still, what Kirkman proves is that even a "bad" Walking Dead issue is an engaging read in both its content and its visuals. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Geek Smash - Matthew A. Ramirez Jan 9, 2013

    So to me, “The Walking Dead” #106 fell short. Perhaps Kirkman intended for it to be that way, and create some sort of filler in order to not reveal everything in one blow. Considering the way this issue begun and ended, I have very high expectations for issue #107. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    DarioV Jan 26, 2015

    Issue #106 is still centered around Negan's lumbering figure, but in a slighter way. We see how the people in Alexandria are dealing with Carl's disappearance and, although we already heard some of the dialogues (see Eric talking about leaving the group and stuff...), it's still quite compelling. But the real kicker comes in at the end (obviously), with the big 2nd round between two big bosses. Who will win?

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