Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #144

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

One of the most bone chilling endings in any issue of this book left us with Rick and Alpha on the top of a building overlooking her private stash of walkers. The largest collection of contained walkers we as readers have seen to date in this series. And it's being used as a weapon. Alpha has threatened Rick, telling him to back off or this comes knocking at the doors of his precious newly built community of towns. Upon returning back to the camp, Lydia is doing everything she can to get Carl to leave in peace without her. But Alpha has other plans for Lydia, whispering to Rick that she can not provide the safety for her daughter that people like Rick can, she bans her own daughter out.

On the way out of the camp, Alpha tells Rick
and company that they will see the obvious borders set and if they're crossed, her herd will cross. Upon reaching them, we see heads on steaks. Apparently when Alpha was in town, she was kidnapping people. Workers, townsfolk, innocent people just trying to live a quiet life and survive. At the end, we start seeing familiar faces. Faces that have been with us for a long time. Rosita, the pregnant wife of Eugene, people that have been characters we know and love for years, and finally, a head with dreadlocks. Long shoulder length dreadlocks. The head of Ezekiel. A calm man just trying to fix his life and repent for mistakes. Behind Rick comes Andrea and Michonne asking what the next move is.

This book has been hit and after for a while now. Let's hope Kirkman can keep it up. How's Rick even gonna stand a chance against the Whisperers with the amount of Walkers they have lined up. It's just a scary thought, trying to grasp it all. If you're anything like me, you'll just have to be back shortly for the next installment. Until next time, readers!

Matt Milanes

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