The Walking Dead #48

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 2, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 8
9.2Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Dead and buried.

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Apr 5, 2008

    I have no idea what Kirkman has planned from here on out. It takes a lot of guts to shake things up on the level he did here. But the future is now completely wide open. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 2, 2008

    Too many times in mainstream comics, fans are told that "Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again," when in fact, things are likely to be exactly the same in the course of a few issues. With The Walking Dead, it appears that we're witnessing one of the few times when a series takes a turn for completely unseen and unfamiliar territory. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's zombie opus has entered into its next phase, and if history counts for anything, we're in for one hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 2, 2008

    I loved this issue. It was a fitting end to this story arc and I half expected Kirkman to do a full on purge or possible time skip after this. However, there are the lingering doubts on the viability of the book postpurge. Will new characters be as interesting? Did he just throw the baby out with the bathwater? I have faith I'll still enjoy the book, but it'll be a completely different book after this anyway you look at it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Apr 7, 2008

    So there you have it. Sure, it's not a great review in and of itself, but it should let you know just what the hell you need to do. You need to read this. I don't care if you don't like zombies. Stop whining and read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fulcrum Apr 9, 2019

    Few issues succeed like this one in truly leaving one speechless at the end of it. And a little sick to the stomach if I’m being honest. I have a pretty high tolerance for gore, but that sequence with Lori and Judith pushed me to my limits. It is quite truthfully the most brutal issue up to this point as we are forced to endure a bloodbath as ceaseless as it is senseless. I don’t even know where to begin, but I suppose the best place to start would be to consider all the lives that were so viciously silenced.

    Patricia and Alice:

    I group these two women together because they both died having saved main characters who we are quite frankly much more invested in. Patricia gave blood to save Rick Grimes when he was on more

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    Mister Bungle Mar 2, 2016

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    Killumgood Oct 29, 2016

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    Josecab79 Apr 30, 2019

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    mrethandunne Aug 9, 2021

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    comicgeniuz Dec 20, 2016

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    Green Goblin May 13, 2021

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    teenspirit Nov 3, 2021

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