The Walking Dead #88

The Walking Dead #88

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 17, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
6.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 17, 2011

    Has there ever really been a bad issue of The Walking Dead? This issue continues to give us a little downtime. That is essential in building up the characters and allowing them to grow and evolve. We had one character greatly wounded. Could this be the issue we find out their fate? Kirkman always sets up bad things for the characters we get attached to. Normally we get a big shocking moment in each issue. I don't feel we really had one here. Is that enough to complain about? Not really. Having too many shocking moments month after month could be too much. Even though this is a calmer issue, obviously that can't last long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 17, 2011

    A few other developments are seeded elsewhere, ensuring that readers won't have to worry about growing bored in the near future. Charlie Adlard's art is also strong, offering up a quick dose of zombie carnage but also plenty of emotionally-charged character exchanges. The gray tones could use a bit more contrast, but nothing as bad as during the later chapters of "No Way Out." Kirkman has yet to reveal the next big phase of the series, but this issue offers up enough material to inject the book with some much-needed energy anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 23, 2011

    Adlard and Rathburn are still effective artists, making the book sharp and fun to read, although sometimes I do find the bearded characters tend to look alike. It makes it a little difficult to keep track of who's who and what relationships everyone is in. But the book is as solid as ever, and still one of the best buys every month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. Aug 17, 2011

    So, if you can put aside one plot point -- and you had better, or the series might be lost on you forever, sadly -- this issue is an entertaining story beat, filled with dialogue scenes that do more than just explain things and zombie scenes that tease more than shock. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 17, 2011

    A war in the town would keep the series going, but then what? Would it end gracefully or be reduced to eking out easy plot twists. The strength of Walking Dead has always been that Kirkman sets things up, lets this new world move into place before erupting into violence. This idea of a mutiny has had no build up - there hasn’t even really been a mention of people not liking Rick. Hopefully, I end up eating crow - something I’d much rather do than admit to my friend Kirkman kept the book going with easy answers and sudden plot devices. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 19, 2011

    Walking Dead is all about building up to something huge. We had that crescendo a few issues ago and now we are dealing with the fallout while building up again. This issue is just another brick in the wall towards that. I think the situation with Carl is actually better for the long term drama than if he died so in that way this issue works to further that angle. Overall, this is another terrific read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 17, 2011

    Not the hottest issue, to be honest. Maybe launching a new comic series (The Infinite), having a second season of TWD coming up on TV with all the hooplah around Frank Darabont getting fired, having a TWD novel coming out, having a TWD board game coming out and having a TWD video game in development (in addition to writing Invincible) is taking it's toll? This issue isn't “bad”, but it is mostly uneventful and features some storytelling that doesn't sit quite right. Read Full Review

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