Thursday, March 26, 2015

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #138

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

    Last time we left this book, Carl was getting some nookie on a hilltop, Maggie was being poisoned by Gregory and......actually that was about it, that's all that was going on when we left the book. guess that means we need to crack open this month's issue and see what goodies are waiting inside this time around. Luckily for Maggie, Jesus was right there at the door just in time to notice her fall over from the poison put in her drink by Gregory. And unluckily for Gregory, jesus knows how to really kick people in the spine. Maggie wakes up soon after the fight and tells Jesus she's feeling better, then proceeds to completely 100% bitch down Gregory. Asking that he wants to be the leader of Alexandra, but he can't even poison someone correctly. Dude's a total and complete failure. Meanwhile, on that hilltop that Carl just got lucky on, him and Lydia start talking about her past and where she's from. It is then hinted at heavily that she may have been raped multiple times in her old group. Forced to do things she didn't want to do, for the enjoyment of others. She tells Carl that she doesn't want to go back to her group. Carl tells her that he's going to protect her and not let her do anything she doesn't want to. If she doesn't want to go back to her group, then he'll make sure she never has to go back. Jesus locks up Gregory and Maggie's there to turn the lock. Just then, they're interrupted by a local worker of the town, Oscar. He tells them they're needed at the front gate for something preeeeeetty important. It turns out the people who wear the walker skins are at the front gates, and they want to speak to Alexandria's leader.

    The leader of their group, a woman named Alpha is demanding she be given her daughter back. The girl known as Lydia, something Alpha calls her "given name", in exchange for Ken and Dante. They were thought to be dead all along but turns out they were only just captured. They've been fed well, not abused and in perfect condition. All seems like a fair enough trade, so Maggie makes the decision and calls for Lydia. This, naturally, infuriates Carl. He's yelling at the top of his lungs at Maggie in Lydia's defense, telling her to open up to Maggie like she opened up to him. Admit the things that happened and they can protect her, but Lydia understands that it would be more trouble than she's worth, kisses Carl goodbye and leaves to be with her mother. Afterwards, Maggies tries to get Carl to understand her method of thinking. They didn't know Lydia for long, they imprisoned her and kept her from her people. She had no reason to trust them and could've been lying and saying anything to earn their trust and join their ranks. Carl's defense was that Maggie didn't spend any time with Lydia like he did, totally not realizing that he only spent one real day with her...and got laid. Good lord, the box is taking over Carl's thoughts!!! Ending the conversation, Maggie goes to check on Ken and Dante and they reveal to her what went down while they were. They were constantly kept blindfolded, but taken care of, and it sounded like they had many in their ranks. Something close to thousands. Out in the woods, the group of Walker Wearers (I'm totally trademarking that by the way) are keeping it moving as they usually do. Migrating from one location to the next just trying to keep alive. They have a new member in their ranks however, not among them but close behind them. A boy...with a patch...and a dream. Yes, its Colonel Nick Fury! Or Carl Grimes, whichever you want to call it.

    Looks like Carl is out for the blood of the men who hurt his dear love...I mean first pump. What could this mean for Carl? How ruthless is he willing to get? Will he kill these men, will he get captured, will he possibly die? We'll just have to keep checking this site and see what happens next issue! Until next time!!!

-Matt Milanes

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