The Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War written by Robert Kirkman and art by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
Negan returns to Alexandria with the head of Alpha, leader of the Whisperers, as a peace offering. Rick Grimes is reluctant to accept that Negan has reformed but is willing to give him the slimmest of chances. So Negan goes out with the rest of the army that Rick has amassed to fight back the advance of the Whisperers and their horde of walkers. The army is composed of people from the other communities, some of which are more supportive than others. Trouble is brewing within their alliance in addition to their trouble the Whisperers.
The story weaves back and forth between the tactics of fighting the war and the relationships various people have. The shift from horror combat to soap-opera conversations is a bit grating at times, and the cast of characters is becoming large and unwieldy. I have a hard time remembering every person and every little detail that comes up. The war part is a lot more interesting but feels like only half the book.
Another ho-hum issue of The Walking Dead.