The Walking Dead #115

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 9, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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The biggest storyline in WALKING DEAD history - just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series!  It's Rick versus Negan with a little help from everyone else!

  • 9.0
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Oct 26, 2013

    I thought the prelude to all-out war was over, but that wasn't the case. This is most definitely a very good issue, especially because we have moved on from the situation at the Alexandria Safe Zone, but the war has not really started yet. I don't know that I would call that a complaint, but I guess I was just expecting more action in this issue, so I was a little disappointed. Despite that, #115 is still a really good issue revolving around that prelude. As I mentioned, the Rick and Andrea scenes and the scene at the end were my favorites. The bottom line is that this is another must read issue of The Walking Dead series, but I'm ready for the next issue and the start of the war already! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Oscar Russell Oct 11, 2013

    The art once again is flawless, and if anything, is better than normal. With Adlard having to worry about less action scenes we are able to be treated to some nice detailed pages, not that his work hasn't been detailed till now far from it, just a different kind of detail in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 14, 2013

    This issue begins a 12 part story arc titled “All Out War”. A lot of fans were already losing interest during the year and a half it took for the good guys to confront Negan. Now, it's going to be another year before we get a resolution. That might not sound like an appetizing proposition, but there is so much going on between Michonne's blossoming love life, an ammo shortage for the Hilltop, and Negan always being one step ahead of Rick, this arc will no doubt produce a lot of fun moments in the months ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Oct 9, 2013

    While THE WALKING DEAD #115 is light on action, it does a rather great job of getting us ready for the conflict that it truly about to boil over. If this were something that was spaced out over 12 months, I might have an issue with the dearth of action here, but knowing that it won't be long until we get the next chapter, I'm instead (im)patiently waiting to see what happens next. What I do know, though, is that thanks to Kirkman's excellent character work, whatever happens will have a real impact. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 10, 2013

    Of course this doesn't stop things from going wrong at the last-minute. That much is always expected and that is what we got here at the very end. The one person you could have guessed to turn on them did, and while predictable added to that sense of unpredictability that will come of the next issue. They feared casualties, well that will more than likely come now and Rick hope to god should have a back up plan if he thought everything through. There just can't be room for errors like this when it's a possible scenario. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Bobby Keough Oct 10, 2013

    Robert Kirkman mixes quiet family moments with a quick pace as he sets up a major battle to come. Charlie Adlard continues to be effective in his style even despite a sped up schedule. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 10, 2013

    Even though All Out War is supposed to be bi-weekly, it's not actually happening until next week. I can tell the story is going to have as begging for more quickly, and I can't wait for bi-weekly to happen next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Oct 9, 2013

    To which I say bring it on! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 12, 2013

    This was a brilliant issue, as although it wasn't a phenomenal celebration for the series, it was still very fitting, setting this epic arc of to a fantastic start. It had some really intense and dramatic sequences throughout, with some wonderful interactions. It also shows a lot of promise for the future quality of this story, and on a whole has me extremely excited about the next issue. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, and it's also a great jumping on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 9, 2013

    In THE WALKING DEAD, we've come to expect the unexpected. With the beginning of a twelve-issue arc and the idea of humans going to war against each other, we know this is going to be a bloodbath of a different nature. It shows how the series has evolved after ten years. As this is the first part, it sets up the craziness that's to come. We might be used to the shocks and cliffhangers which we don't see much of here but this is a big moment for the characters. This is not something readers will want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 9, 2013

    "All-Out War" also promises a slight visual shake-up for a series that has hinged on the same two artists for most of its life. Inker Stefano Gaudiano has joined the team in order to help Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn maintain the speedier shipping schedule. The result isn't a massive shift from the book's normal aesthetic. There's a bit more texture to the inks and shadows, and the gray ink washes seem to stand out more. The increased contrast between blacks and grays creates a slightly eerie effect, but one that heightens the tension of the story nicely. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geeked Out Nation - NandoPOV Oct 9, 2013

    It was just a build issue but it was one of the better ones and the dialogue between everyone in this issues was really good along with the art of course. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 10, 2013

    This comic book is a celebration. A dozen covers, 10 year anniversary label on the cover and the start of a series changing arc. The book is a mild start but it is hard to imagine the casual reader picking this issue up and not enjoying it enough to go and get the next one. Don't pass up this comic and don't be fooled by the slower start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Oct 11, 2013

    "All Out War" just might turn out to be one of the most entertaining and surprising arcs ever told in comic history, so we'll make sure to stick around and provide you coverage. Pick up TWD #115 and hop on board. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Oct 15, 2013

    As always, The Walking Dead has promise. The follow through, however, remains to be seen. With Image publishing the comic in bi-weekly installments starting with "All Out War," clearly they want to keep readers engaged and they feel that Kirkman's story will do that. As long as he can avoid an exorbitant amount of dialogue, and follow through on his premise, I think "All Out War" will deliver, and hopefully when the dust settles, Rick and his crew will be victorious, and able to spend their time fighting the undead and not each other. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Oct 16, 2013

    A slow but solid issue, I'm concerned if a big story will effect the overall telling of the story but it definitely looks promising. This is a quick read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Oct 9, 2013

    The Walking Dead #115 is pretty par for the course for the series. Not much of anything happens aside from people doing what they've been doing or planning to do for quite a few issues now. It's not much more than a set-up issue, which is what the last five or six have felt like. What saves it is that the tension in the book is palpable because the war is imminent. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jason Motes Oct 12, 2013

    All in all, it's a decent launch to this event, but still left me a little unsatisfied. Hopefully with the next issue, things will really hit the fan and we'll get some real action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 14, 2013

    "The Walking Dead" #115 is not by any means my favorite issue of the series, nor is it a particularly brilliant book, but it's a solid comic that knows exactly where it fits in -- one puzzle piece that will complete a much larger and more fascinating whole. Sometimes, with an ongoing series like this, that's exactly what a book should be. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 11, 2013

    Man! This storyline needs to get on with it! Read Full Review

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