The Walking Dead #96

The Walking Dead #96

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Will Rick's community join the network? Will they enter into an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity - or has Rick ruined that for everyone? Has he now made more, deadlier enemies for them to deal with?

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Apr 24, 2012

    It's particularly interesting to see where we're heading. Lots of talk has started to turn toward issue #100 and promises of surprises and shocks. And what of this Negan? Is he truly as bad as he seems or could there be more to his story? I can hardly wait to find out what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 20, 2012

    Even though nothing really happened, TWD has a positive direction and a looming danger for the first time in year or so. That's good enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 21, 2012

    Walking Dead is an amazing ride. Kirkman is getting back to what makes this book so good: confrontation. I'm not sure how long it will take before Rick and company square off with this new group but I am looking forward to the buildup and the ultimate destruction. This is simply an amazing book and this issue is no different. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 23, 2012

    Kirkman hit a powerful chord with this arc because Rick, more than most knows what is feels like to be powerless over your circumstances and now he has just one more hurdle to climb in order for his plan to take full effect. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 18, 2012

    This issue is another comparatively weak one for artist Charlie Adlard, as the usual level of detail and clarity just isn't there. The last few pages do improve significantly, leading to a sharp visual shift as Kirkman's script opens up into a series of splash pages. What's distressing is that the letter column reveals that the book will be shipping every three weeks from here until #100. That rapid schedule doesn't bode well in terms of visual quality and consistency. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Michelle Felizarte Apr 20, 2012

    I felt that this issue was alright. It didn't wow me or leave me speechless like most issues in the past. In the editor letters, Kirkman hints at a violent upcoming story arc. There are also released teaser images possibly hinting at the introduction of Daryl, the beloved lone wolf character from the TV show in upcoming issues (google "Something to Fear"!). Although this story arc wasn't as action packed as the previous ones, the next arc is sure to shock readers as the series reaches 100th issue. I give this issue a 6.5/10. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Apr 19, 2012

    I'm sure the next four issues of The Walking Dead will be awesome and will lead to a new dawn for the series itself. I have enough faith in Kirkman to be sure of that. However, issues #96 is a casualty of that coming excitement. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DarioV Dec 1, 2014

    I cannot stand reviewers who dislike The Walking Dead due to its abundance of talkative issues. I agree that sometimes it becomes boring, but this time around I really can't say so. Negan is presented as a heartless psycho killer (will it really be so? I wonder...) comparable in cruelty to the Governor, and I sure hope that this depiction will dovetail with what we expect from such a cruel series. Rick's ending speech was the same old actually, but powerful as always also thanks to the "dirty" work by Charlie Adlar.

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