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Walking Dead vol 20: All Out War Part 1

Walking Dead vol 20: All Out War Part 1 back

Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard


Page 45 Review by Jonathan

“So... today's the day?”
“How do you feel?”
“Overwhelmed... this is big... bigger than anything we've ever done. This is war.”
“You can't have a war without... casualties.”

Yes, never a series to shy away from killing beloved characters, Mr. Kirkman has decided to up the ante and go all-in for the next twelve issues, six of which are contained within this volume. Well, technically all-out according to the title, but that didn't work with my poker metaphor.

What next? Rick and Negan doing the all-in, all-out Hokey Cokey mano-a-mano to decide the winner of their private war? I think I saw that in a Kevin Costner film once... More likely, though, is simply the highest body count yet, as both sides conclude peace in their time is starting to look about as likely as a zombie Michael Jackson suddenly appearing to lead the walking dead in a rendition of Thriller. Though, technically, if you think about it, that is possible, he has to be shambling around somewhere...

Pretty surprised Kirkman hasn't played the celebrity zombie card yet... in fact, maybe like Rick’s weird full technocolour alien dream sequence in issue #75, Kirkman's saving a celeb cameo for the 200th issue... How about a zombie Stan Lee? Also, remember the tiger? Yes, that tiger which spawned the “Ezekiel has got a tiger” merchandise t-shirts? Not sure if it's too late to get a refund, but...