Villordsutch reviews The Walking Dead #110….
“Ezekiel vs. Michonne?“
I have to be honest here – I’ve never read a Walking Dead comic book. I tried (once) in the local library but I had no clue what was going on or who a lot of the characters where. I have however followed all of the television series so far, from its many poor episodes and its few good ones, so I know a handful of the people who inhabit this universe. Before I go on with this review I will allow five seconds of hate-filled snorting to be directed at me.
Now I had the chance to review this comic and I found it enjoyable, but it was a curious enjoyment. To others this issue could be a staggering twist, but to the poor soul that has just lifted it off the shelf it’s more of a “what’s going on?”, “where is Rick and co.?” and “why is Jesus mentioned?”.
Writer Robert Kirkman doesn’t forgive the new reader as you turn the pages oblivious of the stories leading up to this moment. It’s clear that I need to save up and buy the graphics novels to do a lot of catching up. Still this issue gives you enough of the story to make you want to buy the next issue and see where the various threads are going.
The artwork from Charlie Adlard seems to be exactly the same as a year or so ago, when I tried to read a copy, and I like it a lot. Each panel looks like it has been drawn and shaded by hand with a Black Stablio pen. It appears to be simply done, but you know it isn’t. It’s rather refreshing coming from a comic with page occupying images of colours and deep shadows to these simple panels of story and black and white art.
The Walking Dead #110 is an interesting comic, but perhaps I may have been better starting with a graphic novel or two. That being said, I’ll be back to read the next issue.
Villordsutch is married with kids and pets. He looks like a tubby Viking and enjoys science fiction. Follow him on Twitter.