The Walking Dead #49

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 14, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 8
9.2Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Everything is different now.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - W. Scott Poole May 15, 2008

    Kirkman is mostly the silent partner in this issue, letting the tale unravel through Adlards art. The art has been one of the great pluses of this book from the beginning, giving those of us who think the world needs fewer post-apocalypse Zombie books reason to pick it up. Get this one, especially if you havent followed the series and if, like me, an occasional viewing of early Romero takes care of most your zombie needs. Its a great introduction to a good book that may be about to get better. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 14, 2008

    With one wave of their magic wands, Kirkman and Adlard have revitalized a series that was already firing on all cylinders, making one of the industry's most daring and exciting books even more wonderfully unpredictable. It's a good time to be a Walking Dead fan, and a bad time to be one of Kirkman's characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Robert Hyland May 14, 2008

    I have to agree with both Jason and Kyle about the excellent visual storytelling of this issue. Adlard does a nice job with the “bathroom scene” but also with the campfire scene with Rick and his son. I do agree with Kyle that this issue lacked any resolution or insight into the series. After such a long wait for #49, I was expecting a little bit more from Kirkman. However, this lack of resolution helps the series in the long run as it's condensed to trade format, which, in my opinion, it is a much better read. The cliffhangers and whole the waiting for the newest issue to come out seems to be wearing on this Walking Dead fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fulcrum Apr 14, 2019

    There are slower moments in episodic storytelling that seem like fillers designed purely to build anticipation for the next big action sequence. This slower issue could not be further from that category. This pause from the jarring action and bitter losses of the preceding chapter showcases a drained father and son who must literally find a way to start over (again) after the loss of their whole world. It is a completely earned moment that is as necessary for the readers as it is for the characters.

    It speaks volumes about the ravaged mental states of Rick and Carl that the loss of Lori and Judith is not actually verbalized until the very end of the episode. Yet their recent deaths loom like heavy storm clouds over every moment more

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    mrethandunne Aug 14, 2021

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    Killumgood Oct 29, 2016

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    Josecab79 Apr 30, 2019

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    comicgeniuz Dec 20, 2016

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    Mister Bungle Mar 2, 2016

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