Monday, December 10, 2018

Book Review: The Walking Dead Vol. 30 by R. Kirkman et al.

The Walking Dead Volume 30: New World Order written by Robert Kirkman, pencils by Charlie Adlard, inks by Stefano Gaudiano, and gray tones by Cliff Rathburn

The group sent to meet the mysterious new community run into a heavily armed and armored group at the rendezvous point. They are taken to the community which is called the Commonwealth. Michonne, Eugene, and crew meet the governor, who decides to interview Michonne. Michonne was a lawyer in the pre-zombie life, so she is considered the highest-ranking in their group. Michonne is less interested in the interview because she saw a picture of one of her daughters on a memorial sign just outside the Commonwealth. She has a tearful and moving reunion. Eugene finally meets his radio pal Stephanie, which goes well. The governor seems reasonable if a little controlling.

Meanwhile, the relationships back at Rick's compound get more soap opera than ever before. I found that stuff fairly boring. Happily, most of the focus in this book is on Michonne and her daughter, which is easily the best part of the book. The new community has some problems with it (though which community doesn't?) that Rick seems ready to deal with, but how exactly?

The on-going story has good and bad parts. The good outweighs the bad in this issue.


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