The Walking Dead #86

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 29, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

How do we deal with what comes next?

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 2, 2011

    There are times when I've felt that Kirkman's attention wasn't fully on "The Walking Dead" and that some issues or arcs suffered because of it. But nearly 90 issues in, juggling multiple projects, including a television show, Kirkman's eye seems well on the ball in even these important quiet issues, and it feels like a good time to love this book. I'm on the edge of my seat to see if can deliver the arc I'm hoping to see for one of the more layered characters to come out of comics in the last decade. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - JeffHaas Jun 26, 2011

    It is the characters that drive this story. They are skillfully brought to life through the combination of great writing and talented artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 30, 2011

    Art-wise... its The Walking Dead. I don’t like the art, I have never liked the art, and I will never like the art. I will not like it on a plane, I will not like it in a train, I will not like the art I say!! Some people find this art to be exactly what the series needs; I find it dull and repetitive. Regardless of my problems with the art, The Walking Dead continues to be a series that’s head and shoulders above the rest. With this new direction Kirkman has given rise the tension. I’m excited to see what happens next, and you can’t ask much more from a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Tom Parry Jul 6, 2011

    So that's my take on the issue, what did you all think? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 30, 2011

    The slow burn to the next explosion has begun because we just know that the story won't end with Carl sitting in a rocking chair as an old man, safe inside the Arlington compound with grandkids running all over the place. The question is what kind of nastiness will happen that prevents that possible future. Just enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2011

    The storytelling has some flaws in this issue, but the real culprit is the glacially slow pace. Kirkman still hasn't appreciably moved the conflict along since the end of "No Way Out." Carl is still comatose, the survivors are still rebuilding, and the ongoing story direction remains very much in question. The series can't continue on like this without providing readers some idea of what lies in store for our heroes. Read Full Review

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