The Walking Dead #89

The Walking Dead #89

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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He has gone too far.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 5, 2011

    The Walking Dead is still great. That's not a newsflash and should not come as a surprise. We're approaching one hundred issues and the story continues to stay fresh and compelling. Even though it's no secret that Kirkman knows how to tell a great story, we are talking about a long-running story about zombies. There's always a new twist or development to worry about and this is yet another for Rick to deal with. With his being distracted after recent events, the suspense is building up and there is a great last page, which again, is no big surprise. Sit back and great ready for another chapter of The Walking Dead with the craziness about to get amped up even further. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 7, 2011

    The inside cover explains what happened in the last issue and things take a scary turn in this issue as Nicholas has reached his breaking point and plans to kill Rick. Meanwhile Rick is going through some complicated emotions over his son Carl awakening from a coma. Just like the TV show, the comic real story is with the characters as the zombies are just a back drop. I didn't expect much from the art work since because….well, you know, however, I was surprised at the emotion Adlard and Rathburn were able to capture. If you were thinking about starting to read The Walking Dead, this is a great issue to start with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 5, 2011

    I just wish the art were better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 6, 2011

    "The Walking Dead" has had peaks and valleys throughout its run like any long-running series, but unbelievable commitment by Kirkman, Adlard, and Rathburn to the story and characters has made it one of the best ongoing comics in the last ten years. This issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paden Wyatt Oct 8, 2011

    The Walking Dead #89 opens with a potentially unstable Nicholas discussing with Spencer and Olivia why Rick and the gang needs to be taken down for the safety of the community. It's been since before "No Way Out" an issue this human-on-human kind of intensity has come along. As readers of The Walking Dead know Kirkman has illustrated before that no character is safe. That's why this volatile issue is especially hard to read when it kicks off with Glenn stumbling into said discussion on the first two pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 7, 2011

    Walking Dead is like no other book on the stands. The book puts the characters into impossible situations and makes the reader cheer on violence as the solution even though their favorite characters may die from the outcome. The book is one of the best reads and this issue is no different. I definitely recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 5, 2011

    But if a bit rough in terms of dialogue here and there, this is yet another well-plotted, expertly rendered, and very engrossing issue of the series. As we begin to near he issue #100 mark, there's a strong desire to see what new torments Kirkman has in store for his heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Oct 6, 2011

    This issue is another classic Kirkman tale. The humans are the bigger threats. Rick is slowly cracking, but toughens up when he needs to. This time though, Rick can't count on everyone around him believing in him. He doesn't have Douglas' pull anymore. Just like every other “safe haven” for Rick and the crew, I'm pretty certain this one is going to end up in a pretty bad place. Oh yeah, and then there's Rick's comments about the worth of Carl's life if he's going to stay the way he is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 5, 2011

    No slow-burn here. Kirkman goes straight to climax and that's a good thing even if some storylines get neglected in this issue. Read Full Review

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