The Walking Dead #19

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 1, 2005 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 11
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The group has a visitor, but is she friend, foe or worse? Where did she come from? How did she survive? Can she be trusted? This is the beginning of a new story arc, an excellent jumping-on point for new readers. The quest to rebuild civilization starts here.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 14, 2005

    Charlie Adlard gets the opportunity to present some more zombie blasting action, and if nothing else, he deserves credit for capturing the one element that zombies have over every other movie monster: their ability to overwhelm a character with sheer numbers. There's a lovely little sequence in this issue where Otis arrives outside the prison, and he quickly finds himself swarmed by the zombies gathered outside. A great little follow up sequence shows Otis has spent most of the battle cowering by his wagon while the mystery woman took care of business. How can one not love the sheer impact of that gore covered shovel? The art also nicely captures the impact of this issue's big surprise moment as the close-ups of Rick's eyes as he studies the situation before he makes his decision is an amazing bit of artwork. The final page of the issue also has an undeniable impact, and I'm delighted to see this book's creative team is getting some recognition with a pair of Eisner nominations. Read Full Review

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    comicgeniuz Dec 20, 2016

    The debut of Michonne. If you only know the show and like Michonne. Read the comics from this issue on and you won't like her so much very soon... I despise her. What she did with Carol and Tyreese is despicable in my opinion.

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    Fulcrum Nov 26, 2018

    This issue is a very important one in that it introduces us to Michonne, a character who will become a major and iconic player from this point forward. Michonne enters the story, and two facts about her are made readily apparent. 1) She is a badass post-apocalyptic samurai with a sword. And 2) She has been alone for a long time except for her pet neutered walker companions. The Michonne Special reveals that these two walkers were once humans named Mike and Terry, who used to be Michonne’s boyfriend and his friend. Therefore given Michonne’s potent connections with her two undead traveling companions, the casual and unhesitating manner in which she disposed of them is a grim testament to her state of mind at the moment. Michonne has beco more

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    The Villain Sep 27, 2016

    A book that brings in a very different character that is bound to impress later on. Rick also hits a big dilemma after he made some pretty big decisions for the group in the last couple of issues.

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