The Walking Dead #157

The Walking Dead #157

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 3, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
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7.4User Rating

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The time has come. The forces are aligning. The war has begun!  Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he's built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this... there will be a cost.

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Mark Hassenfratz Aug 3, 2016

    This was a great start to this new six-part arc and I can't wait to see where it goes. Knowing THE WALKING DEAD, all these plans in place will unravel rapidly and descend into chaos. Does it scare me that I'm rooting for this? A little. But that's what makes it so much fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 3, 2016

    Any fears that "The Whisperer War" will simply rehash the conflict of "All Out War" should be put to rest in this first chapter. Between the always unpredictable Negan and the fact that there's no longer a clear good or evil faction in this conflict, the series aims to keep readers guessing. And with the revamped storytelling approach, this war promises to be very in-depth and eventful. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills Aug 4, 2016

    We've finally made it to the Whisperer War! And as we see at the end of this issue, Beta doesn't waste time in gettinghis revenge. The horde is too close for comfort. Kirkman is packing a ton in these six issues, and I hope they don't seem too rushed. It'll be interesting to see how everything plays out in the five to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Aug 9, 2016

    The Whisperer War starts off strong. Negan's unpredictable actions are great, and the outcome of the war is unforeseen. This is going to be a Walking Dead event to remember. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Zeb Larson Aug 3, 2016

    This war has been such a long time coming that I didn't think I would be excited when I finally got to it. But reading this issue actually got me pumped for it, and more importantly, to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Aug 3, 2016

    The Walking Dead #157 gets “The Whisperer War” off to an enticing start, as despite there not being a huge lot of development, what we were given was a much denser story. The creative team also take this time to set-up all the fundamental aspects of this arc, with the tension felt in both Rick's camp and the Whisperer's being thrilling to say the least. Read Full Review

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