The Walking Dead #138

The Walking Dead #138

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano, Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
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FACE TO FACE. Two issues this month!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Mar 13, 2015

    Amazing issue as always. Pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 11, 2015

    The Walking Dead has become a much more subtle book even since it's time jump. Subtler in the sense that it's just not as clear as to where this story is going as it was in the past. Before, this was a book about survival, but for many issues now it hasn't been easy to say, definitively, what it's about. For fans frustrated by this fact, issue #138 seems to give us a very big clue as to what, or more accurately who, is coming next. Once again though, the revelation is subtle, but delightfully horrifying. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Mar 12, 2015

    Lydia's story is really haunting, and it shows how terrifying the situations are over there. It's really cute how attached Carl is to Lydia already, but I guess that's just how young loves are. Also, I'm a bit disappointed at Maggie's situation. I'm a big fan of Maggie's, and I don't want her to die, but I just hope something can actually come out of the poison attempt. Who knows, maybe Gregory actually acquires some slow-running drug that will kill Maggie when least expected. Yeah, now I'm worried. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 14, 2015

    Walking Dead is as strong a read as ever. As Kirkman builds out all of these various communities he seems to stick closely with the core characters. This seems to keep these issues more focused on characters that readers have come to believe matter. This helps build the drama and tension, even in issues where no one dies. This is a very good but is not new reader friendly. I recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. Mar 12, 2015

    This issue proves that "The Walking Dead" can be a tense and emotional book even without surprise killings, mass attacks or wild character turns. Good storytelling is good storytelling; for structuring this story so soundly without compromising the characters, this issue does a great job. After a few issues of mostly internal drama, the series has a new direction to expand into, and it's one rife with possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - Phil Nicholl Mar 17, 2015

    Overall this issue was enjoyable but ultimately forgettable. It answered a couple of questions from the previous issue mainly what happened to Maggie. The series has stagnated a bit since the epic battle with Negan and the Saviours concluded. While the action since then has been limited, what the books have been focusing on more is character development. But with two books planned for March it seems that Robert Kirkman has something up his sleeve and I imagine it has something to do with the Whisperers. The one thing we are all asking isWhere is Michonne? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Mar 14, 2015

    The Walking Dead #138 moves things along but not in the way that readers would've hoped. It is understandable that patience is running thin after months of build up. It is questionable why Kirkman chose to culminate things in a loose manner, but it could make for a stronger follow up. That being said, readers may grow tired of spending six months anticipating a thrilling conclusion that never seems to arrive. Read Full Review

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