The Walking Dead #89
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Charlie Adlard
Published by: Image Comics
Review by John M. Dela Cruz
Previously in the Walking Dead
Carl awoke from his coma, only to have portions of his memory missing, including the death of his mother. In an effort to find supplies and food, a group of survivors visited a deserted town nearby. There, Andrea discovered Rick huddled in a back room, sobbing. Back in the Community, Nicholas expressed to Spencer and Olivia his desire to take Rick and his group down.
Oh man, this was an AMAZING issue. The last couple have been kind of slow, but I always know in the back of my mind that Kirkman likes to ramp up storylines and plot twists. At the end of the last issue, we saw Nicholas wanting to start a coup d’etat against Rick and his group that have settled into the Community. Of course, who stumbles in and overhears everything? Good ol’ goofy Glenn. We get a great conversation piece between Rick and Andrea, as Rick has a mini-breakdown and vents to her about what’s been bothering him up until now. It really builds his character as we get a peek at how he was raised as a child and what his fears are in regards to his son Carl. At the end of the issue, things start to boil down as Nicholas chases Glenn to his house as he tries to get the community to rally behind his thoughts. As a result, a standoff between Glenn and Nicholas with guns pointed is paused as Rick and the scavenger group walks in on the situation.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
This issue ramps up the tension that has been brewing in the last couple of issues.
Buy It – In traditional Kirkman fashion, he’s written a great issue with deep character development and a climax at the end of the book.