The Walking Dead #156

The Walking Dead #156

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 6, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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  • 10
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Jul 10, 2016

    There's no Rick, Maggie, Carl or Michonne in this issue. It's an issue of antagonists doing what they do best while surviving the zombie apocalypse. Kirkman knows exactly how to build tension and momentum in this issue of The Walking Dead and bring the story to a halt with exposition. Adlard, Gaudiano, and Rathburn know how to perfectly work in unison with Kirkman's aspects tocreate a perfect well paced, tension filled masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 6, 2016

    The Walking Dead truly fired on all cylinders this month, taking full advantage of the dangerous, unpredictable dynamic between two key villains. This issue serves as a particularly apt reminder of just how memorable a character Negan is, and it also promises to shake up an already unpredictable status quo in a big way. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jul 9, 2016

    Overall, this makes for one of The Walking Dead's better issues in recent memory. It deepens Negan's character, subverts a lot of people's expectations, and makes this new war all but inevitable for #157 and the new arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Mark Hassenfratz Jul 10, 2016

    Even if this issue was rushed and missed some opportunities for further character development, I still love it because of how powerful the ending is. Negan killing Alpha for Rick is bound to shake things up, and I can't wait to see where it goes next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 6, 2016

    This is a key issue that should have fans buzzing. Where the series goes from here is anyone's bet, because while the act committed could be seen a mile away, the why is a mystery that's yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills Jul 9, 2016

    Once again, Kirkman moves the story forward toward the Whisperer War in issue 157. I would've liked to see more of Alpha, and it would've been a change of pace if Negan hadn't manipulated her so easily. I enjoyed the issue focusing on one storyline, and I'll be interested to see where it goes next with Beta out for justice. Read Full Review

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