Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Walking Dead #76

Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn

After the end of the last issue (before the aliens showed up), I would have thought this issue would be more of a game-changer than it is.  If Rick acted the way he did just about anywhere else, he'd be out on his ear, but instead, he gets to keep his job, and we get to learn the history of the community, including the story about this Davidson guy that we've been hearing about since they got there.

When he first showed up in the story, I wasn't that fond of Douglas, the de facto leader of the community, but as I read through this issue, I began to admire his even-handedness and sense of consequence.

Most of this issue is made up of long conversations between Rick and Douglas.  It's a talking heads comic this month, but because of the genius of Charlie Adlard, it's never boring.  I can't wait to see how Carl reacts to the last page, and I look forward to seeing if Rick will be able to patch things up with Michonne.

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