The Walking Dead #127

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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In the aftermath of "ALL-OUT WAR" we discover...A NEW BEGINNING.

  • 10
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson May 19, 2014

    Kirkman does a great job introducing all of the new characters, making the reader connect with each one. I like the new characters and I already know that I will soon be extremely upset to see some of them die. This issue makes up for the anti-climactic conclusion to the last arc. While the issue is a little slow as it works to set up the new arc, it ends with a shocking conclusion which leads me to believe that some crazy shit is on the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes May 17, 2014

    The Walking Dead #127 is back to basics, which is basically awesome. I didn't love the way the all out war ended, mainly because it felt like the war was drawn out with an anti-climatic ending. That doesn't matter, though. The war got us to a place where Rick and the living can get back to fighting the real enemy: the walkers. And with the walkers becoming public enemy #1 again, that means the horror, and everything that I loved about the series in the beginning is back to the forefront. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Geo N May 16, 2014

    The Walking Dead would not be complete without the usual twists and turns and we get one at the end (I won't spoil it for you). I will go into more detail of it next issue. I wasn't happy about the issue when I first read it, but after a couple more times I changed my mind. How could you not like this book? It has everything you could want. There are quite a few new characters plus old characters that seem to have larger roles also. It's a little too early to tell where the story is headed, but, like I said, I trust Kirkman to deliver a quality book every month. Speaking of that, I kind of already miss the bi-monthly release schedule. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson May 14, 2014

    Its hard to say too much about this book without giving everything away. Save for I recommend it whole-heartedly. I wasnt the biggest fan of All Out War. I was ready to drop the book, and this has completely changed my mind. Bravo Kirkman, youve done it again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero May 17, 2014

    Featuring a few awesome splash pages courtesy of Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead #127 raises the dead quite literally. Check out TWD this week; for three bills, you'll definitely get your money's worth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Andy Hamilton May 17, 2014

    Overall, this was a great issue. The only downside about it is that there are still so many unanswered questions and characters (such as Maggie,) that we did not get to see. These questions will undoubtedly be answered over the issues to come, so the only real negative aspect to them is keeping fans ridiculously anxious for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Jul 29, 2014

    This is very much a sit back and look at where we are issue, it has its moments of high drama which are created as well as ever but again it's the inter-relationships between the group that make this book what it is. Some call the Walking Dead a soap Opera with Zombies and this issue does a lot to reinforce this idea. This feels like a perfect jumping on point for new readers and I would encourage anyone who is even slightly interested to jump onboard. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 15, 2014

    It's a mostly positive issue designed to wipe away the darkness of "All Out War" and embrace the more optimistic future Rick foresaw. That's not to say Robert Kirkman doesn't find time for some classic zombie carnage. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan May 15, 2014

    Overall, it's hard to say where The Walking Dead is going from now, and that's not necessary a bad thing. Hopefully we will get to see how this new society really works, and that's a very exciting thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Capeless Crusader - Asaph Bitner May 17, 2014

    “The Walking Dead #127″ gave us a truly new beginning, with a time jump that gives Kirkman's heroes a new little world to protect, and probably a new set of unforeseen troubles.P.S. It was nice to see Carl refer to Andrea as “Mom”.P.P.S. You thought Jesus couldn't really be more of a badass? Well, here's Jesus in Samurai armor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 15, 2014

    As the beginning of a new arc and a good jumping on point for new readers, this is a wonderful issue. Kirkman leaves us with enough questions and intrigue to excite us for the next issue. The art is great as always and the tones and inks make it even better. This is a great time to start reading for anyone who loves great story telling! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 17, 2014

    Walking Dead is a great book. The old formula was to build up a storyline and then have the reader duped when they least expect it and kill off a bunch of characters. This issue pulls the rug away immediately by placing the reader ahead two years and giving them new characters to follow. This is a good read and it will be interesting to see where Kirkman takes all of this. I can't overstate that this is the issue to pick up if you are brand new to this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Motes May 18, 2014

    In all, this is a great place to jump on board if you haven't already. The major characters, for the most part get ample spotlight time and even some of the characters that have been more in the background like Heath and Aaron get some face time. The time jump gives this a fresh start, so you don't necessarily need to know everything that led to this point, but for longtime readers we get a bit of a gap that could potentially be explored in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 20, 2014

    The new direction is the same as the old direction. Smoothly written and expertly drawn as always. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    RedNightBatWingMan May 14, 2014

    New beginnings indeed

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser May 20, 2014

    While this issue is a great deal, having 44 pages for only $3, the content is so-so. We finally get some zombie action, but it seems like a gimmick at this point. We also spend too much time on new characters or characters we care little about. Whats really disturbing is the time-jump, considering that Kirkman once promised he would never use that 'cheap trick'. He even set it as one of his "rules" for tWD. But he has broken many rules and promises to the readers at this point. Honestly i'm on the fence, i think its a good point to break away but maybe ill switch to reading the TPBs.

  • 7.5
    Master Destructo Jul 3, 2014

    The time jump is an interesting concept for the series, and it's not as far in the future as I'd expected. The massive zombie herd was a little weird. At first I thought they were intentionally rounding them up to dispose of them somehow. But apparently huge herds like this are a new thing for some reason. It's nice to see a new crop of faces, but we don't get a lot of characterization just yet. So at the moment they seem a little bland. And that pretty much sums up this issue. Kind of neat, sort of bland.

  • 8.0
    DXO Oct 4, 2015

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