The Walking Dead #148

The Walking Dead #148

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
8.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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No Turning Back.

  • 9.0
    GWW - sarspym Nov 19, 2015

    This month's issue is no different than any other. Kirkman and Co. keep readers wanting more. As usual, their flawless storytelling through words and pictures are spot on, keeping us engaged and intrigued page to page. Even when the story falls a little flat and clich, we know Kirkman has expertly planned the plot as characters continue to develop and expand. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Dec 9, 2015

    Overall, though there isn't much action, and it is a bit dialogue heavy, this issue is full of important decisions. The issues that follow will reveal the ramifications of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Nov 13, 2015

    The current story is kind of slow now, but it's really building up to something great. Alexandria is quickly falling apart, and Alpha is quickly becoming the most complex villain. Can't wait to see what Kirkman has planned next. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 12, 2015

    It's no bold prediction to say that something bad is going to happen in The Walking Dead, but this issue adds to the growing sense of dread permeating the book in the lead-up to issue #150. With more unrest in Alexandria and an increasingly complex villain, the series has all the rights ingredients in play right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fox Force Five News - Keven Skinner Nov 12, 2015

    Issue 148 comes to a close with one of the coolest final pages in quite some time as Rick appears to be resorting to one of the most desperate pleas for help in the history of The Walking Dead. Fuck yeah. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Nov 16, 2015

    The cliffhanger is a big one as a familiar face literally takes the spotlight. At this point you'd think that after everything he's been through, the person he asks for help is akin to trying to stop a fire by pouring gasoline on it. None of what happens can be any good moving forward and watching the game unfold left me wanting to see what's next as soon as possible. Kirkman has become a master of pacing in this book; over 10 years in the writer has total control over the storytelling in this series. It's written to be read enjoyably in the collected editions yet month-to-month the stories remain as enthralling as ever, even without a single walker to be found. "The Walking Dead" is like a tea kettle slowly beginning to boil and it's only a matter of time before someone gets scalded by the hot water. Or something far more gruesome, knowing the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Nov 13, 2015

    Overall: This was the shot in the arm that was needed after last months filler issue. It moved so fast and was over before I could notice it. It left me wanted more, which is exactly what a comic should do. What else can be said? The art by Charlie Adlard was great as always. I think he's the most consistent artist this side of Mark Bagley.The pacing was great as well. Finally that cliffhanger at the end left me speechless. I absolutely didn't see it coming. Bravo Mr. Kirkman, bravo. I might just pay a visit to the survival store before the release of the next issue because a war is coming in these pages and I cannot wait. Till next month deadheads, remember it takes three for a mexican standoff and don't go wandering into the woods" Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Nov 16, 2015

    But it's what happens to Rick at Alexandria that is the most interesting here. Merely trying to sit down and calmly explain everything to the people who lost loved ones isn't going to keep them from doing something dangerous. And if this keep going the way that it has, Rick is going to turn Alexandria into a garrison to stop his own people from going to war. This is how Negan comes back into the story, though whether can be trusted in any way, shape, or form is up for dispute. And by bringing Negan back into the body politic, can he retain Dwight's loyalty, or stop the place from tearing itself to pieces? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 15, 2015

    "Walking Dead" provides another engaging, but fairly tame read. This comic has a big fight as Rick communicates his non-action plan for dealing with Alpha. The book does a good job at putting Rick's feet to the fire, but doesn't execute the fight all that well as it resembled an old school wrestling battle royale. The artwork does a pretty good job at keeping the pace up. Overall, this is a decent read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Nov 20, 2015

    The art is what we have come to expect of this title and being mostly a story telling issue. There are not many action panels beside the riot. Everything is easy to follow and the drawings work well at conveying the characters emotions. Read Full Review

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