The Walking Dead #98

The Walking Dead #98

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 30, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

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"SOMETHING TO FEAR" continues!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 30, 2012

    While I have been immensely enjoying the series, I've been a little let down lately over the lack of anything really major happening. We get the feeling that something big is going to go down, especially with the shadowed figures on the cover and the approach of issue #100. Kirkman cranks things up here. There is a death and it isn't expected, in typical Kirkman fashion. A lot does happen here. We get to see plenty of action and you have to wonder how things will (most likely) get worse next issue. This issue elevated my excitement for the series once again and I can't wait to see how this all plays out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 6, 2012

    After a long several months since the last true amount of action in the series, this issue balances the thriller elements its always relied on with a fast paced, action-oriented tone that's throws a wrench into the usual formula of each arc" And it's definitely a welcome change of pace. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 2, 2012

    Walking Dead is heading into a dark direction. Rick is slowly becoming ever bit of over confident as the Governor was. It's amazing to see his descent really. The side story about the new invaders is also excellent because so little is known about these characters or how many there are. The one guy is covered in what looks like injury patches and appears to have half of face burned off. Who doesn't want to know that guy's story? The book's future has never looked brighter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. May 31, 2012

    "The Walking Dead" #100 is only two issues away, but its creators aren't coasting on their way there. The snowball, instead, is building up as it rolls down the hill. This issue is another successful installment in getting the series to that marker without wasting a page or stalling. It's a step along the way and not the end point, but it's still gripping reading for series fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 31, 2012

    Another a strong run of issues for TWD. We're building to something big and bloody here, but that shouldn't let us think that characters can only die in issue #100. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jun 4, 2012

    But this is also why The Walking Dead is such a good read. Kirkman isn't afraid to hurt his characters, emotionally or physically, and I think the characters should fear their creator more than these roving bandits. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Emmanuel Malchiodi May 30, 2012

    The cover, similar to last issue, isnt anything special but I guess Im spoiled by Adlards stunning exteriors each issue. Now I know why theyre getting these out every three weekstheyre skimping on the covers but not the insides, which are once again beautifully rendered by Adlard. The way this artist conveys emotion is fantastic and I cant think of another contemporary artist able to match him. Im sure some disagree with my assessment but for this book Adlard has created the perfect visual aesthetic to complement Kirkmans story. Hopefully this book will continue for decades to come. Hopefully I wont die in a fiery plane crash or have a heart attack in the next six weeks (I should quit smoking) because I need to see where The Walking Dead goes with issue 100. Until then I have the first two issue of the Something to Fear storyline to quench my desires; unfortunately, these issues are always too short and leave me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 30, 2012

    Issue #98 succeeds mainly in how well it blends the various Walking Dead elements. Though unusually action-heavy, there are a few character-centric scenes to balance things out. And it certainly succeeds in building tension and paving the way for what should be an eventful issue #100. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Michelle Felizarte Jun 5, 2012

    Issue #98 has left many questions up in the air. How will Negan react to this attack? Will TV series favourite Daryl (ever) make an appearance? In addition, I'm excited to see if Kirkman will be bold enough to kill off Maggie, Glenn, or maybe even Rick or Carl. If issue #98 was this exhilarating to bring my interest back into this series, then issues 99 and 100 are sure to blow my mind. I give this issue an 8.5/10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson May 31, 2012

    I love how Kirkman uses real life rules in a fantasy setting. If a real zombie apocalypse came down, the world would become a brutal place where death was constant. Just because a character is our favorite, doesn't mean he won't die at any second. It's that dedication to drama and tension that has kept The Walking Dead on another level above most other comics. I'm waiting for issue 100 with equal parts excitement and dread. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicville - Chris Blackwell Jun 7, 2012

    We will know a lot more going forward into the 99th issue, and we get more hints at what is in store for us in the next couple of months. Despite the quick pace, and the seemly short issue, I enjoyed this issue, and I think it continues to move the story along, which is a lot more then I could say for the previous issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DarioV Dec 4, 2014

    I can't stand this US-fashion. As a foreign reader I know that American modern literature is heavily based upon action, but I don't really see why Kirk should write this kind of issues, just to remember his nationality. He's bigger than that, he doesn't need chasing tales to have his work appreciated. This issue is bad in my opinion: first we witness a senseless death (how does he keep on talking after what's happened to him?!), then the oh-so-usual threatening outside the gates/walls, and finally the unnecessary fuzz. With issue #100 approaching fast I hope to see better installments in the future.

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