The Walking Dead #118

The Walking Dead #118

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 6
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7.3User Rating

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Maggie takes a stand as Rick's new plan comes together.

  • 9.1
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Dec 29, 2013

    The Walking Dead #118 was a little more exciting than the last issue, and I liked it more overall. I loved seeing Maggie back and fired up. I also enjoyed the sad story told by Ezekiel. It was a really good issue and I can't wait to see how the last 2/3 of the All Out War storyline turn out! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Dec 12, 2013

    But what continues to keep the series so grounded is its bleak and brutal tone, combined with Kirkmans deft handling of the characters. No one is ever less than multi-faceted in The Walking Dead. If this issue is a little less nuanced than the previous one, it does contain genuine emotion among all the zombies and bloodshed. Its what has kept it consistently brilliant for ten years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Oscar Russell Dec 12, 2013

    Perhaps this issue is a semi foreshadow of things to come from this series, with new leaders stepping up to the plate in the event that Rick doesn't make it through the All Out War. Either way Kirkman doesn't forget about moving other “minor” characters plot points forward. It's not all about the war between Negan and Rick.There are other players involved too and war isn't just about the battle its about the emotional loss of the people involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Dec 13, 2013

    Again, even though this is a great character issue, the story itself is not so great. The plot didn't move progress at all, and it feels like we took a break from the overall war. Maybe if the event is shorten, Kirkman would feel the need to rush to story a bit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Roderick Ruth Dec 14, 2013

    Ultimately, this issue reminds us that once again no one (and I mean no one) is off the table when it comes to death in The Walking Dead. Your heart strings get pulled in a way that hasn't been done in quite some time for readers of this series, but it definitely ups the stakes for what's in store for the following issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @mikebiyad Dec 11, 2013

    Once again we have another great installment of All Out War. This arc is turning out to be one of the best the series has seen in a long time, and I am always excited when I get to put The Walking Dead on my pull list. Although our fears of whether or not this arc will turn out to be a positive addition to The Walking Dead's story line cannot be put to bed yet, we are getting there. I'm giving The Walking Dead 118 a 4/5 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Dec 11, 2013

    Overall not an hyper issue but a poignant one nonetheless. Even though the art shows the brutality and unforgivingness of war the words say something else deeper and more profound. This is a slight change of pace but still packs an emotional punch! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Dec 11, 2013

    The Walking Dead has been a rollercoaster as of late. All Out War seems to push the book into an upswing that we wont soon forget. The losses have only begun in this issue, but there doesnt seem to be any end in sight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Dec 23, 2013

    All Out War continues to progress slowly, but the overall tension and suspense that is building up makes this a must read story and I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 11, 2013

    So great character work and great art result in a great issue, right? Almost, but this issue does still fall a little short in the end. The two halves of the script feel so isolated from one another that they read more like short backup stories glued together into an inelegant whole. Again, the larger plot barely advances this week. And I'm left wondering if "All-Out War" really should have been shortened a bit, with material like this offered as actual backup material and handled by different artists. The addition of Stefano Gaudiano to the art crew has me wondering how other guest artists might handle this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Dec 12, 2013

    There were good aspects to this comic, but as a whole, it was only average. The fact that Shiva died seemed a little bit just for dramatic effect and doesn't really help the story much. Charlie's art is solid and the inking is great, but that's a given for this series. Some of the writing techniques are a little questionable, but overall I'm pleased with how this comic read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Dec 19, 2013

    This has got to be the most disappointing Walking Dead issue in a long time. It just felt like it was being used as a filler issue. Had they followed up with Neegan and Holly it could have made for a more interesting read, whilst making the reader question whether they actually like Neegan or not. But one thing is for sure I am a fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jason Motes Dec 15, 2013

    So overall, this book is still not moving along as briskly as I'd like. But it's picking up, so that's good. Not to sound sadistic, but there are still a few cast members that I wouldn't mind seeing killed off. Since Rick and the others arrived in Alexandria, the book's been too crowded. But who will live and who will die? That remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Hero Nuggets - Val 'Brolossus' Benidze Dec 13, 2013

    'Walking Dead' is losing everything that made it great. The story is adisappointmenton every front.. The art is the only saving grace. It eats away at my heart to do this. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 13, 2013

    Walking Dead is a fabulous book. The book is going through some changes. Perhaps even growing pains. This issue marks a shift in the storytelling technique and it makes for a very uneven and lackluster read. There is some action and some character development but not much else. Hopefully this issue is just a speed bump. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 11, 2013

    A weird and substandard issue. Almost incompetent in some ways" Like they let their children handle parts of the issue. It's like the Axe Cop version of TWD. Let's just ignore this issue and hope that we return to our regular level of quality in a few weeks" The creators have earned that trust. Read Full Review

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