The Walking Dead #186

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 10
7.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The powder keg: once it goes off, it can't be contained.

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Dec 7, 2018

    The Walking Dead #186 is a perfect example of the series firing on all cylinders. The character drama feels real and powerful, and the stakes are higher than ever. The consequences of what unfolds will undoubtedly reverberate throughout many issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Callum Riley Dec 10, 2018

    Another tightly packed issue of The Walking Dead, leaving us wondering how much shit can possibly go down from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Stephen Gustafson Dec 13, 2018

    With the show forking off from the source material and finding its stride, it's nice to see the book is still finding ways to surprise and pull the reader in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Brandon Davis Dec 5, 2018

    After consecutive issues with no zombies, The Walking Dead reminds its readers that it is set in a post-apocalyptic and often barbaric world where anything can happen at any time. And yet, the evolution of the series continues in a welcome, refreshing manner. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 5, 2018

    The Walking Dead finally begins building steam again after months of aimless storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Dec 8, 2018

    It'll be interesting to see how the conflict is handled in later issues. I hope it doesn't lead to another war. At this point, I think the comic has overstayed its welcome. It would be interesting to see more communities coming together and rebuilding society a bit more. There could still be conflict and even wars, but the fact that every new community they meet seems to be evil is getting old. The series suffers from having been around since 2003. I'm just not sure how much more story there's left to tell. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 6, 2018

    This issue was really frustrating. Michonne is acting irrationally while acting like everyone else is. And that gets a cool character like Dwight killed. Because she believed in a system that was obviously not what it seemed. Skeptical Michonne is dead. After months and months of wheel spinning and character "development", we get this. And they act like it's more complicated an issue than it truly is. It's not. What needs to be done is. Michonne should be on Rick's side. But I guess not.

  • 7.5
    GTMedia Reviews Dec 17, 2018

    Well, this issue was a shocker...

    ***Heavy Spoilers*** ahead

    It will be fairly difficult to discuss this issue trying to avoid the elephant in the group. Rick Grimes has to make a decision in the moment and kills Dwight to avoid going to war with the Commonwealth. It's an ugly decision that seems to be a waste of a life and could have ultimately been avoided. 

    I started reading The Walking Dead around the time the Commonwealth was introduced so I doubt I can really appreciate the impact of this death. Since Dwight/Darryl are essentially the same characters I would imagine that this would be the equivalent of Darryl being killed off on the show. Not sure where the story is going but Dwight may end up being t more

  • 10
    Cpd113 Nov 11, 2019

  • 9.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 10, 2018

  • 9.5
    Josecab79 May 10, 2019

  • 9.0
    mikesbr42 Dec 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    Briton Dec 25, 2018

  • 8.0
    Soilworker Jan 13, 2019

  • 8.0
    xs-tech Feb 3, 2019

  • 8.0
    Soyner Jul 7, 2019

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