The Walking Dead #130

The Walking Dead #130

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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"There were whispers and I was afraid."

  • 8.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Aug 14, 2014

    Overall, this is a great issue that further showcases what the world is like after the All out War event. It also introduced possible threats for our characters and push the story forward once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Aug 13, 2014

    Charlie Adlard has recently gotten the chance to do new things and explore new territory. Here, we see how the Hilltop has fared over the years and how it's people have grown along with it. Adlard does a wonderful job with all of this, but falls flat a bit only when depicting scenes in the issue that look like they are bathed in daylight, but are supposedly taking place at night. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Aug 13, 2014

    The art team always delivers in the atmosphere department. The black & white gives the words all the power and helps drive the somber story. It's an interesting technique that helps catapult Adlard's facial expressions into easily read dialogue. It's always been good and in any kind of depressing narrative, it'd be paramount. Read Full Review

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

    While The Walking Dead #130 didnt have a ton of action, a lot happened. Kirkman is still keeping things fresh and compelling, while Charlie Adlard turns in another very good art performance. This series is still a force to be reckoned with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 20, 2014

    It seems like things are starting to move forward. There are some red flags in this issue, but I'll reserve judgement until we see what Kirkman is doing with them. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Aug 14, 2014

    Interesting plot twist and fantastic artwork. Another good issue of zombie apocalypse goodness! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Aug 15, 2014

    This chapter won't be the action-packed book you're looking for, but it doesn't need to be. With fine artwork and sharp story-telling, TWD #130 should be on your pull list this week. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 18, 2014

    Kirkman is a gifted storyteller and his work on "The Walking Dead" has been consistent and impressive for a very long time, but it's hard to see the incredible reveals in "The Walking Dead" #130 as anything but mishandled, lacking the impact and horror to make them properly land. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Aug 21, 2014

    A good issue that shows promise for the new time-jumped tWD.

  • 8.0
    Master Destructo Sep 20, 2014

    We get a potential major revelation in this issue, with the dead "speaking" to one another. Also, maybe the guy who heard it was just hallucinating. Guess we'll find out eventually. If the dead are evolving in some way, it would be a bold direction, and I'm not sure how Kirkman would pull it off. It's hard to know what the long game is with this story and how the creative team will avoid giving us more of the same. Apart from the talking dead, we also get to see the cult of personality forming around Rick, and also a kink in Carl's plans to become an apprentice to the Hilltop blacksmith. So some interesting stuff is occurring. In the beginning of the issue, we find that the suggestion that the new Alexandria residents might free Negan was nothing more than a tease. I hope all of that build-up wasn't just to trick us, and something more comes out of that little story.

  • 10
    Demarcoa Sep 10, 2014

  • 7.5
    DXO Oct 27, 2015

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