The epic tale of survival continues as Rick and crew find another possible shelter. This place is perfect: It's secure, it's large, it has nearly everything they could ever need. Only problem is, it's already got dead tenants...lots of 'em.
The letter page does seem to have quite a few readers complaining that Charlie Adlard's art makes it difficult to tell members of the cast apart, but frankly I think these complaints are the result of readers who simply don't take the time to study the art, as it's pretty clear steps have been taken to make these characters individuals and considering it is a black and white book his efforts have been quite successful. Of course, if the characters take to wearing the similar looking uniforms that one is likely to find inside a prison, this might become an issue, but right now it doesn't look to be a huge problem. The art also gets the opportunity to deliver some solid zombie bashing action, as the undead brains splatter across the panels, and do a good job of turning me off my breakfast as I type up this review. There's also a cute little moment where the art shows us Carl is his father's son with his amusing facial response to Sophia's offer. Read Full Review
All of its virtues and, alas, the one flaw of the series are evident in The Walking Dead #13. This issue brings the characters to a vital point in their struggle for some sense of normalcy, and the creative team behind the book does an exceptional job in portraying their plight. However, this reviewer found himself constantly searching the issue to find the names of the eleven characters who inhabit it. The fault for this may lie with Kirkmans characterizations, or with Adlards renderings, but the solution to the problem is simple: A preface page akin those used by Marvel (or even by Image itself in the incredibly dense Rex Mundi). Perhaps we will see one in issue #14. Read Full Review
It seemed to be more of an action issue through the first half as the first 15 pages contain a lot of Rick and Tyrese fighting zombies but I find their new potential home (a prison) to be really interesting and when they find what is actually inside there at the ending I'm even more interested.