The Walking Dead #111

The Walking Dead #111

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 12, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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Lucille is going to be so jealous.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Jordan North Jun 13, 2013

    This issue of The Walking Dead is about pretty much one thing and one thing only-- preparation for war-- and what a ripe situation it is for the story telling in particular. Characterization has always been one of the many strongpoints of these books and what better way to strip back the bullshit and show us what these characters are really made of then to show them getting ready for a battle. A battle that, very realistically, none of them may walk away from. It's in these moments that some of the best bits of this issue come from. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ricardo Guajardo Jun 12, 2013

    This issue is so unpredictable you anticipate what the next page is and find yourself either having a sigh of relief or gasping at the gruesome details that Charlie Adlard delivers. While I will admit this is not a perfect jumping on point for new readers as it is in the middle of a story arc, reading this issue can make any person want to start at the beginning to find out where it all went wrong and thank Kirkman for writing the best and worst of humanity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 15, 2013

    Sure everything before Negan appeared fell a bit flat, but it's how it all transitions which grabs you. Every character is thrown out of their comfort zone in some way, whether for the best or for the worst. Changes in emotion, sanity, reasoning, conviction, it's all there and the most important aspect of Walking Dead is character development. Overall an exciting issue that's building up to something worth anticipating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Jun 17, 2013

    This is not about spoilers so I wont go into specifics about #111, but we get more insight into Negan as a character in this issue and its really building suspense for me for the next showdown between Rick & Negan. Will it be the final showdown? Im not sure, Kirkman tends to keep us guessing so it may or may not be, but the storms coming and its going to be good. This arc has now crossed the point where I can say it will truly rival the arc with the Governor, quite an accomplishment. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 12, 2013

    That truth becomes all the more apparent when Negan himself enters the picture and indeed throws a wrench in the works. As always, Negan's blatant villainy is just plain fun to read. He's a jerk, but a charismatic jerk. His presence slowly escalates the issue from quiet character study to bloody drama. Charlie Adlard's artwork is solid if unremarkable in the earlier scenes, but he expertly captures the horror of the script as Negan once again unleashes his sadistic tendencies. Whether or not the final showdown between these factions is about to commence, the events of this issue certainly promise darker days ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Jun 13, 2013

    As I mentioned before,Issue #111took a while to get going, but once it did, it got much better. Even the slow half was good, though. Not exciting, but good. As I also mentioned before, the first half of the episode just felt like it was showing the calm before the storm. Mostly a setup issue. You have to have those. This was a good, solid issue. I liked it! Also, I have a feeling that the next episode is going to be insane. Here's the tagline:"Carl and Andrea are faced with the unthinkable." Um, that doesn't sound good. I can't wait for #112! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Jun 11, 2013

    All through this time of planning and scheming I have always believed that Negan is somehow aware of the plot against him. We've never seen it but it's been hinted at so much it's a no-brainer that he's not in the dark. Negan confirms as much when he shows up early to Rick's group to collect. One thing about Negan is that he's unpredictable and that make's him a much more complicated villain than someone like the Governor. How he handles Spencer, the son of the man who used to lead Rick's current group, is typical Negan, but so much more. Rick is about to enter hell and I for one am happy it's finally here. Artist Charlie Adlard's art feels slightly inspired here as he has more to illustrate that just dialogue plus the bonus of defining the viciousness of Negan's judgement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Jun 14, 2013

    So 11 issues after the infamous 100th issue where Negan brutally killed one ofThe Walking Dead‘smost beloved character and this may be the issue where Negan might establish a fanbase. Of course “pride goeth before the fall” and Kirkman and Adlard leave us with a resounding last page that sums up the character completely. It's going to be war soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 15, 2013

    Half of the issue reminds me of waiting for a status bar to fill. The other half reminded us what a crackling character Negan is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 15, 2013

    Negan is a great character. He makes this issue. Kirkman has managed to create yet another character from the ground floor and build them up into something special. Someday this guy is going to die and it will be sad. I'll enjoy him while I can. This is an issue to check out. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jun 15, 2013

    Negan's visit to Rick's community is troubling. If he suspects what Rick is doing, he won't be giving him a slap on the wrist. Just like Glen, someone will pay for Rick's actions. Something very, special is in store for the 10 year anniversary of the series. The series author Robert Kirkman doesn't believe readers will be ready. Find out if he is right by picking up next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Jun 13, 2013

    The characters are progressing in interesting ways, and the inevitable conflict looms closer than ever on the horizon. I only hope, with all this buildup that Negan and Ricks confrontation is as glorious as these last few pages. Lets kill some characters and lets throw things under the bus again, its about that time isnt it Kirkman? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jun 14, 2013

    The entire storyline featuring Negan may seem a bit slow at this point, but that's not to say that Kirkman doesn't do a fine job building suspense with intricate details. Charlie Adlard's artwork remains consistently on point, and the guy can draw some gruesome panels. TWD #111 may be a bit slow, but the story is definitely ripe for an all out throwdown between Rick and Negan. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Jason Motes Jun 15, 2013

    Hopefully, as in the past, this lull will end up adding to the overall picture. But sadly, this issue just left me wanting. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Jun 17, 2013

    . . $3, 22b&w pgs. Bloody douche cover. All ADs @ back! . . This series keeps slipping further into BS territory, but i guess its been a stupid soap opera for awhile. Another character death but it means nothing to me, so i guess that says something. Adlard's artwork lifts the score overall.

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