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Walking Dead #48

Posted: Monday, April 7, 2008
By: Paul Brian McCoy

Robert Kirkman
Charlie Adlard
Image Comics
"HOLY SHIT!" (not really, but it could have been)

After last issue's cliffhanger ending, I was a little disappointed in how this issue began. The resolution to that final shock last issue seemed a little too absurd and kind of cheapened the moment.

Now, with that out of the way...HOLY SHIT! I know Kirkman's been saying everything was going to change after this arc, but HOLY SHIT is everything changed!

I really don't know how to write this review without spoiling it somehow. So, I guess I'll just keep it short and sweet. The action is intense and breathlessly paced. If you thought last month was a heart-stopper, this month may just kill you. There are HOLY SHIT moments on nearly every other page, and it looks like we can say goodbye to the prison setting, maybe forever.

There are survivors, though. Don't think that by HOLY SHIT, I mean HOLY SHIT they killed everyone! They didn't. But it is bloody, and painful, and you may cry before it's all said and done. Not that I did. No, really. Well, not outright bawling, but I did tear up.

What? You cold hearted bastards. You'll see. Just wait until you read this. You'll see.

And if you're waiting for the trades, get ready. This one will gut you. At least I had a month or so to get ready for what was coming. You poor saps will just be turning the pages and without warning, BAM! HOLY SHIT!

Adlard's art is impeccable, as always. Thanks to him, you feel every gunshot wound, every tearing bite, every emotional goodbye. This is brilliant work from the ground up.

So there you have it. Sure, it's not a great review in and of itself, but it should let you know just what the hell you need to do. You need to read this. I don't care if you don't like zombies. Stop whining and read.



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