The Walking Dead #56

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 17, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

From its humble beginnings five years ago The Walking Dead has grown into an undisputable cult hit. In this special anniversary issue the characters we've grown to love look back on how this world has affected them, what they've gained and what they've lost... and a look ahead at where they go from here.

  • 8.7
    IGN - Richard George Dec 17, 2008

    Case in point is this month's issue. Yes, the larger "Cause of the Plague" plot is nagging at the back of my mind, making me eager for Kirkman to hurry up and get to the point. But so long as I get to see Rick and Abraham clash over the future of their rag tag group of survivors, I'm good. Kirkman is so effective with the development of this tribe that I actually don't entirely care where they go, what they do or whether they actually get to the their destination. At least not yet. In an industry full of titles that are far too slow, it's rare to find a methodical series that wholly embraces a decompressed strategy and benefits massively because of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Dec 18, 2008

    Some great character moments here, but Rick leaving himself open while he takes a piss seems a bit out of character. I love what Robert Kirkman is doing with Abraham. Conflict and tension is what drives this book (with the zombies taking a secondary role as the background threat), and it's clear that an emotional basket case like Abraham is going to cause lots of trouble for our team of survivors. We've been so focused on a new direction and the zombie menace that we forgot how many loonies there are in this bunch! Bring it on! Read Full Review

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