The Walking Dead #85

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 25, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
8.0Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Where do we go from here?

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit May 31, 2011

    It's how this book goes " every time we get comfortable in one status quo, something happens to shake it up. The good thing is that he never shakes it up in a way you would expect. The end of the issue, of course, is as chilling and powerful as we've come to expect. Nothing and nobody in this book is safe, and that makes it one of the few comic books in publication we can legitimately say that about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew Z. Rios Jun 2, 2011

    So why not five bullets? Why does an amazing book such as this not get a 100%? Because its not long enough. I want more, I crave more, and if I dont get extra, Im not satisfied. Heck, even in the most amazing of issues, I still get greedy. Looks like Ill forever be constantly seeking depravity and distress -- what have you done to me, Kirkman?! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Tom Parry Jun 3, 2011

    As for the immediate future of the series, I'm excited to see how Carl comes out of this. With the conclusion of this issue, I'm left thinking this could still go either way. He could live… he could die. Given his wound, he could live and be left without a memory, which could make things harder for Rick than if he were to die. Or he could never come to and simply become an anchor for Rick in the issues to come, that could lead to despair in the end. It is clearly an emotional time for our characters, and I can't wait to see where things go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 25, 2011

    A really good quiet issue that shows Kirkman's characters dealing with the aftermath of the huge zombie battle of last issue and making plans to rebuild their community. The slow burn to the next climax has begun! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 25, 2011

    Issue #85 is a slow affair, and the general plot doesn't scoot along as rapidly as it tends to do in each new installment of The Walking Dead. But Kirkman still delivers some well-written scenes that fans will enjoy, and the hope is that the series will quickly heat up again as the characters seek their next course of action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 27, 2011

    Kirkman gives another deep and deliberate read. While this issue is a slow down one, it still delivers an entertaining read that contains laughs, tears and some interesting plot developments. You can't go wrong with this title. Read Full Review

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