Friday, July 22, 2011

The Walking Dead #87

Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn

I've noticed that, after something big happens in this title, Kirkman usually takes a few issues to examine how that event has affected his characters.  It's been a few issues since the community was overrun by zombies, and the residents are still picking up the pieces.

Crews have started working on Rick's plan to improve their defenses, Abraham is continuing to work out how he feels now that he's spit with Rosita, and there is concern about food stores with winter looming.

Central to the comic is the condition of Carl, Rick's son, who was severely wounded during the attack.  The Walking Dead often excels at showing the resilience of these people during difficult situations, and I like that Kirkman is taking the time to let the usual emotions and feelings of people who have been through trauma play out across his cast.

As always, this comic is impressive, and the last few pages really made me smile.

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