The Walking Dead #121

The Walking Dead #121

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
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"ALL OUT WAR," Part Seven
In the aftermath of the unthinkable.

  • 9.2
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Feb 12, 2014

    This is also one of the best cliffhangers ever. Negan has won a victory in that regard that's even more important than the razing of Alexandria. It didn't give me a *headdesk* reaction of frustrating urgency, but it will keep me thinking until next issue, which in my mind, is the perfect kind of cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Jesse Scheckner Feb 26, 2014

    As usual, the writing, artwork and pacing of this book leave little room for improvement. This is still one of the best ongoing series in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Mar 5, 2014

    The Walking Dead #121is a grim follow up to last issue's destructive events. I liked it, because I didn't like it. Make sense? Some of the best moments inThe Walking Dead are those sort of moments that you're not fond of. This issue isn't one of the more memorable bad moments; but it is a good, bad moment. The war was bound to have it's low points and right now it doesn't feel like it can get much lower. That being said, I sure do hope things start to turn around soon. I'm ready to see the good guys get some victories and I'm especially ready to see Negan to get his. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Feb 13, 2014

    So far, “All Out War” has been a great event, packed with excitement, loss, violence, and even introspection and reflection. More importantly, it has shown just what THE WALKING DEAD really excels at: character drama and issue #121 is yet another fine example of that. This is how an event is done and with the future looking rather bleak for the survivors, this is an exciting time to be reading the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Feb 12, 2014

    Charlie Adlard continues to bang out these issues with all of the artistry that we've come to expect from him, even with the increased pace of publication. There is more than one pivotal moment that occurs in this issue, and Adlard captures them all beautifully. His realistic style never fails to shine through in this issue filled with ruination, reflection, and retreat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Feb 13, 2014

    Factual problems aside, there is a lot of positive momentum to the plot right now. That's a good thing because this story has been in-place for a long time. However, the factual problems and story non-sequiturs do prevent this issue from getting the highest marks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Feb 13, 2014

    Anyway, this is a straightforward issue that deals with the things to come for Rick and his people. Things are not looking good for Rick's people, but by moving away from Alexandria, things might just get a little better for our survivors. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 15, 2014

    Walking Dead rolls on with another consistent issue. At this point it makes sense that this is a breather issue because it is the seventh in a twelve issue arc. The shining star in the issue is Negan and this seems to always be the case. It will be interesting to see how Rick raises morale to keep this fight going. Right now, he and his people sure looks defeated. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Feb 20, 2014

    All Out War is dragging on a bit for me, with it's only saving grace being the wonderful character depth. Despite that this is still a great issue which I fully recommend. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Feb 12, 2014

    This month is more about the emotional aftermath of whats going on during this war than the war itself. The chess pieces slide around the board and there are moves that are about to be made, but it is anyones guess who will come out on top. The only sure thing is doom. Doom is on the horizon and its going to take many more with it over the next five issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Feb 25, 2014

    another steaming pile. slightly improved over other issues, in the BS 'maxi-arc' call "all out war. its anything but, and makes the first 99 issues look like scriptwriting for the moronic TV masses, and an insult to loyal monthly readers. Art/greys are good, as usual,but not without flaws.

  • 7.0
    Master Destructo Mar 2, 2014

    I had thought maybe the second half of this 12-issue arc would start off with a bang, but not so much. A character dies, but really she essentially died in the previous issue when she was bit. Her passing was inevitable and didn't have much impact because of this. Eugene and Rosita were captured, for the lamest reason imaginable. Dudes have no compunction about peeing in a cup when the situation requires it. It didn't make a lot of sense for that character to INSIST he needed to go outside (where there are hoards of roving zombies and a battalion of machine-gun wielding psychopaths) to do his business. Kirkman's dialogue is pretty good, as usual. Though I was a bit confused about the underlying meaning behind the "wimp" conversation. I couldn't figure out what that was supposed to be about. The art was also strong, as we have come to expect from Adlard. I'm still very invested in this arc, and in the Negan character in particular. But this issue seemed a little bit like filler.

  • 8.5
    fivexfive Feb 20, 2014

  • 1.0
    kaulthelegend Mar 7, 2014

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