The Walking Dead #150

The Walking Dead #150

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
8.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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In our 150th issue, Rick Grimes finds himself... BETRAYED.

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Mark Hassenfratz Jan 13, 2016

    We've spent the past 149 issues seeing the effects of Rick's leadership. In the 150th issue, we can't help but question it. Does taking Negan's advice make him a bad leader? Can he really defeat the Whisperers? Given the amount of beatings we've seen him take, is he even physically fit enough to lead? Only the next 150 issues will tell. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Jan 14, 2016

    Regardless, The Walking Dead #150 is what a special/commemorative/anniversary issue should be: engaging, interesting, page-turner, and masterfully crafted. It is true that this one is tamed by comparisons to other commemorative issues, say issues #100 or #125, but the storytelling writing of Robert and the clean and minimalist illustrations of Charlie simply dominate this time around. Seriously, I can't wait what the creative team has in store for the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jan 14, 2016

    So, while this issue wasn't quite the "huge" issue that we were led to expect, it teases an interesting direction for the future. Is Rick going to take a stand against the Whisperers with his army, or is the army just a way to keep everybody distracted? And is Rick going to change from what he's done here? That should make next the 150 issues interesting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. Jan 18, 2016

    This issue raises a lot of fascinating questions. While I hope Kirkman avoids taking the easy solutions with them and doesn't dodge with all-too-clever plot mechanics, there are still a lot of players on the board who can change everything. "The Walking Dead" is still a series with loads of opportunities and plenty of examples of events that aren't afraid to change things in a major way. The large cast and evolving plot line that builds on itself so easily are the strengths of the series, and this issue is a prime example of that in motion. The larger events will still come, but Kirkman continues to play up to it to ensure its dramatic importance. "The Walking Dead" #150 is a great value as well as a great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 14, 2016

    The Walking Dead had started to feel sluggish of late, but this issue helps kick the book back into gear. It ushers the characters into the next phase of their journey while offering several dramatic moments along the way. It may not offer the huge, shocking twist some readers were hoping for, but more shock value isn't what this series needed anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Jan 15, 2016

    Where “The Walking Dead” goes from here is up in the air. The Whispers are a threat, with deep psychological terror too, that will be there. Rick's attitude change will make for some new ideas. But this is going to simmer for a long time, when it is ready, it is going to be massive. Even after 150 issues, two TV shows and a legion of fans, “The Walking Dead” is still able to stay fresh. Leave it to Kirkman & Adlard to make an issue 12 years in the making feel like a brand new #1 issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jan 14, 2016

    The big 150 finally puts things in motion for our characters. How the war with the Whispers will play out is everyone's guess, but one thing for sure there will be a lot of blood. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Jan 14, 2016

    The Walking Dead #150 may not have given us the same level of shock and awe as the 100th issue, but it still managed to captivate. Giving us some thrilling twists, the creative team reflect on what Rick's goals are, setting up a brand new era for the series moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills Jan 15, 2016

    Although this issue was a bit overhyped, it is still a great one that prepares readers for the next story arc. Some of the scenes tend to last a bit too long, which weighs down the story at times, but Adlard beautifully executes each one. At forty pages, the issue was marketed as the biggest issue yet, which seems to be more literal than figurative. If readers are expecting a ginormous bloodbath with favorite characters dying left and right, they'll be disappointed. However, this issue finally set that epic event in motion. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 13, 2016

    This issue has a lot more going for it, but it's really about the next phase of Rick's leadership, and I'm convinced things won't go smoothly. I'm expecting there to be debates about dictatorships, and possibly fascist leadership, we can see some of that already. Kirkman dioesn't really gives us as many shocks as he has in the past, but he has set the series on a more mature adult path for at least a little while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 16, 2016

    "The Walking Dead" hits its big anniversary issue with a bit of a turning point in the story line. Rick reveals his plan to arm and train a dedicated army. However, Rick is attacked in the issue that leads to a very bloody and gruesome fight. This may not be highest level or suspense this comic book has seen, but the images are very memorable. This is a good read and seems to move the overall story along quite a bit. I recommend checking this, over-sized, three dollar comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Patrick Healy Jan 15, 2016

    The heartache discovered in this issue seems to be the promise that the golden age of the book is gone, and the suggestion that were in for a repeat of the forgettable All-Out War storyline. Betrayed seems like a better description for a readership that deserved to see this issue be a return to the classic storytelling of The Walking Dead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Briton Jan 24, 2016

    I came late to this title and am now up to date. This is another reliable issue as the issue reaches the #150 milestone. There is nothing flashy here, no crossovers, no gimmicks, no big events to spoil continuity, no constant renumberings. Just a consistent team turning out good characters and a solid plot. Here is to the next 150 issues!

  • 8.5
    Mister Bungle Mar 23, 2016

    Finally getting caught back up with this series. Been out of the loop for a while. This story is finally picking up again. It was hitting a lull for a while.

  • 8.0 Jan 20, 2016

    so I was way, WAY behind in this book for a good long while, but thanks to my local library, and friends with some trades, and the last few single issues- I was able to get caught up just in time for this issue to come out. This story has gone quite a long way beyond anything we will probably ever get from the TV show- I know that Rick will probably not ever lose his hand, and Ezekiel’s character will probably change quite a bit- but the biggest thing that is probably going to change will be Negan’s heavy (which is an UNDERSTATEMENT) use of the F-bombs. It is such a major part of his character, that even when it tails off, Rick brings attention to it. So, since the moment in the shipping contained where the show took the soft route and said “messed with” instead of the comic’s line of “effed with” im sure they wont do too many f-bombs, or ANY. And my wife’s suggestion that they bleep it would really just take the viewer out of the experience. So I am not sure how the show will cope with that hurdle, but that’s enough about things that don’t actually impact this book. I liked this story, and I was glad to see how things were working going forward. Seeing Dwight join up with Rick’s people was cool, and his new girlfriend will be something that I am sure will not pass without incident. I also really liked seeing Tony Moore come back to do an homage cover to his own work for Walking Dead #1 (which I have a pair of reprints of- the $1 debut AND the 10th anniversary color reprint). This book has an ebb and flow to its momentum and this was a bit of a less all out action (not to be confused with All Out War) issue, but it was really good. This will be a tough book for people to jump into now, but if you have access to the compendiums and trades and have some friends willing to loan on some later trades and single issues (or dropping a bunch of ducats on comixology) you can get caught up in like a week, or weekend- for me I read like 50 issues in three

  • 9.0
    DeadChiquita21 Jan 15, 2016

  • 7.0
    DarioV Feb 7, 2016

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