Friday, October 22, 2010

The Walking Dead #78

Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn

Is there anything more terrifying than someone with a gun calmly telling you that everything you have is no longer yours?  That's the scenario that Rick and the other members of his community face in this issue, as, during the funeral for the three people who died last issue, a group of strangers show up at the gate demanding entry and implying that means ownership.

Rick being Rick, and being backed up by Andrea in her watchtower, goes about dealing with things in his usual take charge way, but Kirkman lets the scene play out in a gripping manner, while also hinting at even worse to come.  It's great comics, as The Walking Dead always is, although once the shooting started, I had a hard time figuring out who was getting shot.

The rest of this comic is just about perfect, with the various townsfolk reacting to what went down last month.  If I had to complain about something, it would be that the scene depicted on the cover has not happened in the comic at all, although it's been easy to see that something like this might be coming.  I think it's very cool that by the time I read the next issue, The Walking Dead will also be on TV!

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