Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Walking Dead, Vol. 22: A New Beginning by Robert Kirkman

 A New Beginning by Robert Kirkman
2014, Image Comics
Series: Book 22 of The Walking Dead


Synopsis: In the aftermath of ALL OUT WAR, Rick Grimes and his allies begin to rebuild their communities. But in the world of the dead, tranquility is only temporary. How long will it be before a new, unexpected foe emerges?

The Good: The volume starts out a couple years in the future. Seems we skipped over everybody settling into more stable, mundane lives. I feel this is a good choice. It's a lot more believable that there would be a prolonged period of peace than having new villains appear one right after another as they have in the past.

The Bad: A very slow volume, as they all are right after the epic battle volumes. It's an established cycle in The Walking Dead comic world and we continue on it yet again. Rick makes a truly stupid decision, guaranteed to put the group in danger, in an effort to pretend they are civilized people despite years of bloodshed. The new big bad is introduced and it feels like Kirkman is really reaching here.

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