The Walking Dead #123

The Walking Dead #123

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
8.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"ALL OUT WAR," Part Nine
Who's side is Dwight REALLY on?

  • 9.6
    GoCollect - @Comic_Star Mar 14, 2014

    It is for anyone who watches the series on T.V. or appreciates the drama of the comic. This issue does a great job at keeping up with the excitement. I even enjoyed the typical dialogue in the rising plot line. The ending could play out one of two ways and I can't wait to see what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Mar 13, 2014

    People try to relate to each other despite the new gulf of widely varying stages of grief and mourning. Events from previous issues escalate, and the action keeps you guessing. Characters who have survived this far build new bridges of hope. This issue might not have any moments that guarantee they will stick with you forever, but it has everything else I just listed. I can't complain when they give me just about everything I ask for. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Mar 15, 2014

    Just when I thought that things couldn't look more bleak in the All Out War,The Walking Dead #123 came along. With three issues left in the war, I really can't see how the “good guys” will win this one. I had hoped that the three groups would unite, The Saviors would rebel, and things would end without too much scorched earth. That was a dumb hope for me to have. It's called All Out War for a reason. This issue offers further proof of that. There were some nice moments before the attack, but I think that those won't pop up again until after the war has ended. The suspense continues to build up to colossal levels in The Walking Dead #123,and for the first time since I started reviewingThe Walking Deadlast summer,I literally can't wait for the next issue to come out. Not only that, but I have a feeling that this will be a repeated sentiment until the end of the war. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Geo N Mar 12, 2014

    The issue is one of my favorites of the series and definitely my favorite of this arc. Eugene will soon be brought into the mix and Andrea and Carl have something cooking that I think is going to be the series altering event that Kirkman has been hinting at. The story is outstanding and Kirkman delivers on so many levels. Adlard is on top of his game and with Gaudiano and Rathburn you can't help but stare in awe at each page. The splash page in the middle was one of their best and included most of our favorite characters. With 3 issues left in ‘All Out War' you can't help but wonder what Kirkman has hidden up his sleeve. March 26th can't get here soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 12, 2014

    Charlie Adlard continues to impress from the biggest to the smallest details. There's just something so simplistic and direct about his muzzle flashes. Somehow, even in black and white, these flashes jump off the page and are almost blindingly bright. It's tough to articulate, but seeing so many of those flashes rip throughout this issue perfectly illustrate the danger that everyone is in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Mar 13, 2014

    Also, I don't think Rick is infected with walker gunk with that wound. If I remember correctly, Dwight didn't put any on his bolts. But it doesn't mean Rick is free from something dangerous either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Mar 12, 2014

    All Out War is one of the best Walking Dead stories in a long while; Kirkman and Adlard are both firing on all cylinders. Here's hoping they keep it up for the final three issues of the story. I'm equal parts excited and terrified to see what they have planned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 15, 2014

    The Walking Dead is throwing everything up against the wall in this arc. This particular issue seems to break away from the rest as the action appears to kick-in drive towards the conclusion. The cliffhanger is a good one as it seems to tease something a bit unthinkable. This is a very good read. It will be interesting to see what comes next as the prospect of three and a half issues of battles might be impossible to pull off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Mar 17, 2014

    Overall not a whole lot happened here. Judging from the fact that it's issue 9 out of 12 for this arc and the battle has just begun tells me not a whole lot has been happening either. Hopefully as we move down the home stretch Kirkman will find that way to dazzle us. This issue does leave us with a small mystery. It was played up a bit beforehand. Now after reading it, it seemed a bit trivial to me. I hope that 1) We don't get jerked around over something that seemed so trivial and 2) There is real consequence for somebody on the other side of it. Plot and story arc need to really benefit from it or else it's a waste of time. Not a bad issue, but I wasn't bowled over or anything. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Mar 12, 2014

    Negans charisma only goes so far, and unfortunately it has stopped charming me. He is a cunning villain who much like Kirkman has hit a wall. There can be no forward progression in this book until he dies, and with so many opportunities on the page for Kirkman to kill him, I suspect sales are keeping him alive. The natural energy that The Walking Dead once had has finally been sapped out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Master Destructo Apr 4, 2014

    It was a pretty satisfying issue overall, but I do have a few critiques. First off, what's with that cover? What a weird composition. There is a front and rear view of the last page's action. And overlapping that, a posing-for-the-camera Ezekiel, who barely gets a line in this issue. The overlap gives an optical illusion that Ezekiel is bow-legged. Not the best cover. I hate to be one of those guys who points out something unrealistic in a zombie-apocalypse comic book, but purposefully ramming and knocking over a picnic table with a motorcycle? It's just not done, man. Even if your bike is armored. I sincerely doubt either Kirkman or Adlard are riders. Despite this bit of ridiculousness, the action sequence was well-paced and exciting. I was definitely into it. The ending was a little silly. Clearly that wasn't a kill shot, and the bolt wasn't infected. Dwight even made a point that the zombie goo threw off the balance of the bolts, so there's a built-in excuse for it not being infected. It was a little eye-rolling for Sean to immediately say in the Letter Hacks that "well, that now proves Dwight's true loyalty!" Nice try, but unless it's reverse psychology, it's a pretty poor ruse.

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Mar 13, 2014

    . . . $3, 22pgs., C- cover, all ADs @ back. . . The first half of this issue is the same boring crap as most of this 'mega-series'. It also returns to some of the same stupid garbage that fans have been complaining about for years. Blah, blah, blah sitting around doing soap-opera drama. waxing optimistic right before the crap hits the fan. wasting their time bullshitting while they are in the middle of the war. any gains the good guys had is pissed out the window so kirkman can masturbate. However the 2nd half was pretty good, in that it FINALLY had some action. still, this series sucks and i plan to drop in when this garbage arc ends. Boooooorrriiinnnggg

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