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The Walking Dead #106 - Abandon All Hope, Part Four Review

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Another great issue that will make you cringe with the desire to look away even though there's no way you'll be able to stop reading once you start.

The Good

I've said it before and I'll say it again. With each new issue, I'm blown away at how much I love a comic dealing with people trying to survive zombies and the fact that it's been over one hundred issues. Month after month Robert Kirkman crams in character drama and suspense into each issue. You'll find yourself cringing as you turn each page out of fear what might happen to the characters.

We continue to get new development for them as well. With Paul Monroe, aka Jesus, I'm finding myself liking him more and more. Carl has placed himself in a dangerous situation and if he can make it out in one piece, he's definitely going to be a changed person. And even though we all have come to know and expect Rick to be the biggest hardass in comics, the determination and attitude he carries upon himself will make you admire him more and more.

Last issue was a superb issue but it lacked the zombie action. This issue makes up for it big time. Charlie Adlard delivers some truly epic zombie fighting scenes that will make you stop to take it all in.

Somehow Kirkman continues to build everything up each issue and leave us hanging for our lives in suspense for the next issue. We all expect the big cliffhangers by now but that still doesn't keep us from getting caught off guard.

The Bad

Nothing bad. One of my favorite comics to read each month.

The Verdict

Life in the Walking Dead universe seems like it will never get better. Robert Kirkman continues to tell his compelling story and never ceases to catch us off guard, even when we keep expecting things to go from bad to worse. As if Rick didn't have it bad enough trying to survive the zombies, he now has to figure out if he can find and save Carl, deal with the threat of the vile Negan and possibly another set of problems that appears to be developing. Charlie Adlard never ceases to amaze either. Whether it's scenes of brutal zombie fights or suspenseful scenes between the characters, each page keeps you glued. We're constantly seeing big downer moments at the end of each issue. We should be used to them but they continue to kick us in the gut. And to make it worse, the image for the next issue looks pretty ominous as well. I just don't understand how some people just aren't reading this series.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by Mucklefluga

Oh my god. That ending. I hate having to wait a month for the next issue of The Walking Dead.

Posted by ssj2DeadPool

Dude I cant wait a month either.

Edited by JamesKM716

I really hope he's not dead. Really really hope he's not dead...

Posted by eddie_g

I've finally caught up to the release schedule, so this was the first issue I read on release day. Honestly, this series is much better suited for TPB - these arcs move entirely too slowly. Issue 106 is no different. In terms of plot movement, the last page of this issue is the only content that moves the story along.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

CANT WAIT

Posted by Agent_Prince

Aside from the ending, very little happens here, even in character development. I'm beginning to think this book has now jumped the shark. I didn't feel the usual tension like I did the first 100 issues

Posted by CerealKiller

I never would have thought a 12 year old boy would be my favourite character in a zombie series but here i am proving myself wrong

Posted by the3rdborn

I have a feeling Negan did nothing to Carl at all since he's unpredictable then i have a feeling he cut Carls hand off to piss off Rick

Posted by SavageDragon

I read in trade ughhh.

Posted by longbowhunter

Yeah I'm really digging Jesus too. He's become kinda the new get in, get out man. What happens to Carl? It's really anyone's guess. I'm not even going to try to imagine.

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Posted by Manbehindthewires

in the letters section of #100, it was hinted that #106 would have a bigger impact than #100.

Judging by the last page of #106, and the cover of #107 (spoiler in link) I think it's much more than one of Negan's mind games...

Posted by ssj2DeadPool

I guarantee that he F'ed Carl up bad, but at the same time, he is fine because Negan likes him. So I mean, its just going to make Carl that much more bad ass and lead to him being a major leader one day. Almost like, Wolverine getting sliced to bits. He is fine, but your like woah, what a bad ass.

Posted by Mr_riddler

Was a nice issue, but i'm more anxious for the debut of Ezekiel in the 108.

Posted by agonzo1
Posted by Dud317

@agonzo1 Maybe he cut off his balls and shoved them in there.

Posted by agonzo1

@Dud317: ewww, lol