Just as you think you have seen it all, just as you think it can’t get any better, just as you think you can’t be traumatized any more, Kirkman pulls something so dramatic out of the bag you think you are going to faint. This fellow is truly the Yoda of zombie comics – underestimate him at your peril. You really can’t second guess this chap as he runs rings around your tiny mind and keeps pulling the rug out from under you. I sincerely hope he has won some serious awards as he truly deserves it.
The art is continuing to quietly experiment and innovate with subtle flairs of brilliance. There is a lot of “artificial focus” in this issue. That is making characters further away paler to give the illusion of depth. I am not entirely convinced this is needed but I applaud the artist for having the courage to try out new techniques and not just rest on his laurels.
Each end of issue cliff hanger gets more impressive and although I say it every time, he can’t possibly top this ending, can he? It is my pleasure to finally give this series my highest award, the Double Thumbs Up!
Tomorrow: The Walking Dead Volume 9: Here We Remain – Robert Kirkman