The Walking Dead #126

The Walking Dead #126

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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"ALL OUT WAR," Conclusion
This changes everything.

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Andy Hamilton Apr 26, 2014

    Regarding the negative points, readers of this review will be fairly hard-pressed to find them. Predominantly because there aren't any. This was quite simply a perfect issue. It was a perfect conclusion to a long and intense storyline. It hit every note that it needed to and provided an open-endedness that will undoubtedly lead to great future entries in the series and yet still provided closure for the current story. It sets the precedent for how to conclude a story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Geo N Apr 23, 2014

    I am sure there will be plenty of people who think All Out War was not as great as it should be, however, like I said we have trusted Kirkman with this story for so long, why would we doubt what he is doing now? I love how this arc ended and look forward to Rick and Carl's future, but I am concerned about how many more body parts they can afford to get injured. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Apr 24, 2014

    The Walking Dead #126 is a fitting end to the all out war storyline and I recommend everyone rush out and get their copy of it. That's half of the bottom line. The other half is just to temper your expectations. I came into this issue expecting to have my mind blown and that just wasn't the case. I'll take some of the blame for that for building it up in my head, but I think that it was teased as such as well. Either way, #126 is a really good issue, and I can't wait for the next storyline to start! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Apr 23, 2014

    Not everyone is sold on Rick's solution to the end of war and long-time readers will understand why. You can't blame any of these characters for their need for vengeance and justice but sometimes the easy answer isn't always the best one. Kirkman addresses that fact head on and gives the survivors a new outlook on what it means to be living in this world. It only took ten years of The Walking Dead to get here and the ride was well worth the new hope that war created. How long will that last? Only Kirkman knows but at least he's attempting a new approach even if it's not the most popular one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 23, 2014

    This is a very worthy, very appropriate end to this epic arc, even if it wasnt without flaws. As far as comic book endings go, its about as great as we could hope for and it sets up innumerable directions for the series to go from here. So take a breather, creators, you earned it and I absolutely cannot wait to see where the series goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. Apr 23, 2014

    The conclusion to "All Out War" may not be the most exciting and tense issue of the storyline, but it serves the purpose well. What Kirkman, Adlard, Gaudiano, Rathburn, Wooton, et. al. have up their sleeves next is the big question, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to enjoy in this issue first. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Apr 24, 2014

    Overall, All out War is not the event we were promised, and it doesn't need the 12 issues it received. The series is supposed to take a whole new direction after this, and the only way I can see this is through a time-skip for us to see this newly established community. Hopefully that will be the case, and looking forward to see the new Walking Dead next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 24, 2014

    But at least the art team finish out this arc as strongly as they began. Bringing inker Stefano Gaudiano on board has been a boon to the series, helping Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn maintain the grueling pace while also adding an extra layer of darkness and texture to the book. It's almost disappointing to think that things will be reverting to normal, as the series has rarely looked as good as it has these past six months. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall May 6, 2014

    I suppose Kirkman could pull this off in an incredibly long game but I'm guessing that we are seeing the seeds for a future storyline here that is far too transparent a set-up and something I'd rather not have seen transpire. So, here I am, conflicted on how to rate this issue. I wanted to give this a lower rating based on what I think Kirkman is doing here, but I could be completely wrong and he's pulling a really slick trick on his readers and will NOT have what seems like an extremely ill-advised decision come back to bite Rick in the ass. So, we end up with 3.5, which we have defined as:Well done comic. Not the greatest book the reviewer has read but certainly worth reading. Some issues with the art and/or writing. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk May 5, 2014

    Readers, like myself, will probably stick around (at least intermittently) to see if there ever will be a peaceful resolution to Rick and company's story. There probably won't be, but like Rick the majority of us just can't let go of the dream of human decency, even in a highly indecent work of art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 26, 2014

    The war is over. The ending leaves open a lot of potential storylines. We'll see where this is all heading. I enjoyed the comic book but found an awful lot of lazy detailing in the story and the art. Kirkman has had many better single issues but this is still among the best on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 25, 2014

    After this dull thud of a conclusion, Kirkman has to re-earn some trust before The Walking Dead returns to the most anticipated list. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Jason Motes Apr 26, 2014

    While not a complete letdown, the climax wasn't totally satisfying. But at least next issue will kick off a new direction and storyline. As perverse as it sounds, the heroes are getting by a bit too easily. The recent deaths were not really notable at all. And the status quo for the most part remains in place here. I just think there should be more drama. This story was really hyped up and it just didn't deliver all I felt it should have. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Master Destructo May 27, 2014

    I always wonder if issues of TWD go by so quickly because they're so engrossing, or because the storytelling is less dense than the typical comic. Maybe it's a combo of both. As endings go, this was unsatisfying. I can see that Rick is being the good guy and doing the "right" thing in the circumstance, but it makes for uninspired storytelling. It certainly leaves the doors wide open for future tales with Dwight and the Saviors and with Negan. But that doesn't change the fact that this was the conclusion to a 12-issue arc, and my expectations that something major would happen were not fulfilled. TWD is still one of the best series out there, but this issue was a bit disappointing.

  • 6.0
    GreyMouser Apr 24, 2014

    "All Out War" has been a farce of both war stories and zombie tales. This mega-arc has mostly been a waste of my time and money, as it is dragged down by lame blabber and soap-opera boredom. At the very least, i hoped for justice for Glenn and a gory death for Negan. Instead we get the BS of a guy who can fight while he has a gaping wound in his throat. There is a little action in this issue, but its WAY too little & WAY too late. Adlard, Gaudiano & Rathbrun's graphic efforts are the only redeeming factor, & even that has flaws. I was planning to drop this title after being a fan since #1, but the double-sized next issue (#127) buys them ONE last chance. Dont #@%& it up kirkman!! Save your money, buy this in TPB if you must.

  • 9.5
    DXO Oct 4, 2015

  • 6.5
    fivexfive Apr 27, 2014

  • 5.0
    Fearfowl Apr 24, 2014

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