The Walking Dead #136

The Walking Dead #136

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 14, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Jan 15, 2015

    Don't have anything to say about the art team that i haven't already said. Everything is still in glorious black and white. The facial expressions are still some of the best in comics today and the cover was pretty cool as well. Skybound even released an animated cover for this issue, I don't know if they've been doing that, but I caught wind of it today and checked it out. Maybe a Walking Dead animated series on the horizon? Wouldn't that be cool? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Joshua Epstein Jan 19, 2015

    It would have been very easy for The Walking Dead to go off the rails with the jump forward in time. With far less in the way of immediate danger from roamers, the page-to-page stakes don't seem nearly as high. Instead, writer Robert Kirkman has opted for a much slower burn, first establishing the scope of the new world which the survivors have managed to construct, it's value, and finally its fragility. Where before only individual and small-group survival was at stake, now The Walking Dead is placing an entire (and perhaps the last) civilization in the balance. Whether Rick, Maggie, and the people of this new world can fight off disaster is plenty of reason to come back next month, which I will most certainly be doing. - See more at: Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jan 16, 2015

    Carl steals the show this issue. Talk about character development. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jan 14, 2015

    The Walking Dead #136 features the build up of several confrontations though one is quite questionable story wise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jan 16, 2015

    The pacing of the story can be a little faster though. We already know the Whisper Walkers are our main threat, but it would be nice if we know what they're plotting, or who their leader is. Meanwhile, I'm intrigued with the political part of the story inside the community. Gregory wants to kill Maggie, so it's interesting to see how the plot will play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 17, 2015

    Walking Dead is at its best when it uses the slower issues to build up the characters. Kirkman getting the reader to care about them is a key component to the shock when he kills them off. This issue manages to build up Carl, Lydia and Maggie. It's a good issue despite the lack of action. I recommend checking this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jan 19, 2015

    If there's one man I trust to take us on this rollercoaster ride, it's Robert Kirkman. Strap in folks, things are about to get messy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Jan 15, 2015

    The Walking Dead #136 is a bit slow. It is an issue that focuses solely on interactions between a large number of characters. The pacing is hurt by the multiple shifts to other settings but has an underlying sense of importance in direction. Once again, readers will find themselves waiting for more and hoping that something big happens, and soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jan 16, 2015

    The Walking Dead #136 is an overall lackluster chapter to an incredible series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Soyner Jan 17, 2015

    Solid issue but not amazing. Adds some tension to the story with some big future plot points being discussed but overall not too much happens this issue. Still worth a purchase though.

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