The Walking Dead #17

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 6, 2005 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 12
8.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Rick snaps.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 19, 2005

    Charlie Adlard is given the task of selling the heated emotions that erupt in this issue, and I have to give him full marks for the scene where Rick finally goes over the edge, as his crazed expression during the sequence where he's unloading on Thomas is a visually jarring moment, as are the close-up shots of Rick's hands after he's pulled off. The art also impressively sells the sheer impact of Rick's attack, by giving us a good look at how the others are reacting to it, as Lori and Amy make for a wonderful background element during this scene. The double-page shot of the entire cast is also a lovely piece, as I love that many of the characters are allowed to be doing something beyond looking like stunned bystanders. The final page shot of Rick is also a decidedly ominous visual. However, the art isn't all doom and gloom, as it also does a nice job of capturing Carl's reaction when Sophia kisses him, and this scene could've been a little too cute if not for the art. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Villain Sep 23, 2016

    The cover is a solid representation of what you will read in this book. There is some major drama and some hints about what may come in the story later on. The characters are beginning to become more familiar.

  • 10
    Fulcrum Nov 24, 2018

    What initially felt like somewhat of a misstep with this Thomas Richards serial killer arc has progressed in this one issue into a moment that will prove a pivotal turning point for the entire series going forward. An issue or two ago, Rick watched aghast as Tyreese pummeled Chris to death. Now, he has nearly killed someone himself in the identical manner. Rick has finally been pushed beyond the event horizon that has slowly and irresistibly been pulling him into its maw for a while now. Going back for Hershel’s people, putting down zombie Shane, and assuming the best of the prisoners were all moral attempts to hang on to his humanity and remain a good person. And look at what came of those efforts. Susie and Rachel were beheaded. Shane more

  • 9.5
    comicgeniuz Dec 20, 2016

    Great issue.

  • 10
    Killumgood Oct 28, 2016

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    Green Goblin May 6, 2021

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    mrethandunne Aug 9, 2021

  • 10
    teenspirit Nov 2, 2021

  • 9.0
    Josecab79 Apr 18, 2019

  • 8.5
    Raspiutin Nov 3, 2017

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    duBEARck Apr 24, 2021

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    Mister Bungle Mar 2, 2016

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