The Walking Dead #80

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

'NO WAY OUT' BEGINS! Being surrounded by a wall keeps things out-but it also keeps you in.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - John Giltinan Jan 6, 2011

    New readers can feel free to grab and go from this issue, but for the most satisfying experience it is always best to start from the beginning. Watching these characters develop from their induction is one of the great joys of this comic. I say, buy it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 7, 2011

    The start of this new story arc, 'No Way Out,' is quite simply sublime. It's a mixture of dramatic moments between characters, the threat of very real and awful danger, and just perfect timing that make this comic one of the best set of 22 pages you will find on the shelves today. This comic is too exciting to trade wait, it's much more satisfying to get a sample every month and then spend the time in between wondering and hoping. For a single chapter in a larger story, I don't know how this comic could get any better. "The Walking Dead" is one of the most satisfying periodicals on the stands, it's thrilling and brilliant and you should not miss out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jan 6, 2011

    This series has had more than its fair share of big moments. Most of which were surprises. This time, we're getting something a little different. We're moving toward a climax that will likely claim lives. I have a feeling each issue of the arc is going to continue be heavier and more laden with atmosphere and the expectation that Alexandria will fall. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 5, 2011

    The good news and the bad news are both that Kirkman has teased the hell out of us. While I'm feeling a little penned up and frustrated, I know it'll make for a better story in the long run. And, he uses the new status quo to do some great character work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 8, 2011

    'No Way Out' manages to, again, present the group with an impossible situation. The subplots make the issue move along nicely with some folks cracking up, new couples forming bounds and some tough talk from the little ones. There's a lot to like in this issue and it all adds up to a great opening to this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jan 5, 2011

    Though somewhat late to the stands, The Walking Dead #80 hardly disappoints. It's generally safe to assume something bad always lurks on the horizon for our heroes, but there's a definite feeling that truly awful events are about to unfold. And that's when The Walking Dead is at its best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 8, 2011

    If you are hooked on The Walking Dead, there's a good chance you can't put the series down, but at the same time the continued win/fail/win/fail storyline has reached the crescendo, and if there aren't more marks in the win pile soon, consider me gone. Everything Kirkman and Adlard do in the book is fantastic, but in the end it is nothing we haven't seen play out before. I'll give it a slightly above average score of 3 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

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