Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War by Robert Kirkman

 March to War by Robert Kirkman
2013, Image Comics
Series: Book 19 of The Walking Dead


Synopsis: Rick. Ezekiel. Gregory. Negan. Each man holds the fate of their community in their hands... and WAR is on the horizon!

The Good: I would really enjoy a graphic novel that was all Negan, all the time. A large amount of readers seem to have a problem with his near constant use of profanity. I find it to be realistic. We all know someone who uses the f word a minimum of three times per sentence. It's part of his personality. To write him as a cuss free psychopath would take away from the his character development. With Ezekiel, we see another form of surviving society - a kingdom with a ruling king. I liked seeing this because it makes sense that the societies that came after the zombies would vary greatly. Not everything would be a Ricktatorship, so why not a monarchy of sorts.

The Bad: Rick isn't cut out to be a leader. We've seen it time and again. He's never been able to handle his own son, never mind keep the peace within the group. Now he's gone all rage-filled crazy (not for the first time, either) and starts a war (again) that his forces have little chance of winning (much like last time). He just plain lacks diplomacy and shouldn't have the authority to put people in the situations he routinely does.

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