The Walking Dead #100 : Shocking Yet Oddly Unfulfilling….

So today ends the wait for issue number 100, an issue that writer Robert Kirkman never thought possible for the series when it all started. Issue 100 had a LOT of speculation and mystery surrounding it, people were waiting to be blown away. Well now the question is after all the hubbub did it deliver the goods? I didn’t think so personally…

I will say that it was truly the most brutal issue we’ve yet seen. Some of the panels were undeniably hard to look at. The blood ran cold and here we are once again with the death of one of the books longest lasting characters. Yes it was a sad and depressing issue and one that I have no doubt will have fans talking and mourning the death of Glenn for a long time to come. So what’s wrong with it then you might ask? I am most likely a minority here, but aside from the extreme carnage in this issue it really didn’t have much to offer even with it’s added extra pages. It seems to me that this book is in serious need of new ideas, new scenery and the sheer adventure that should fuel it’s readers. Issue 100 feels a little too “been there done that” to me.

Negan is clearly designed to be the books next “Governor”. However the Governor was done first and done better and really Kirkman after all the “Lucile is coming” hype it turns out that Lucile is a barbed wire baseball bat? Um… pretty disappointing. I feel like sometimes I may have been mistaking “good writing” in this series lately for the sudden shocking deaths of characters. It seems Kirkman can kill major characters every so often amidst a rather monotonous storyline and somehow get away with his book still being praised as the most epic series out there. Now don’t get me wrong, I still like The Walking Dead, I thought this was a good issue and I still will keep on board most likely until the series ends. However I can honestly say that I really don’t love it in the way I used to. I’d like to see something new brought to the table, I have grown seriously tired of the “sitting in one place and trying to start a community” scenario again and again. I think these characters need to get off their asses and get some answers to what is really going on, I’d like to see a little less of how terrible humanity is over and over. Yes we get it Kirkman, zombies bad, humans even worse. Let’s see a little supernatural development above the rather blah zombie infection or let’s send the crew off somewhere completely different, perhaps out to sea or hell as Kirkman continually jokes maybe now is the time for the Alien’s to appear! Heck I think it’d be more exciting than watching another “shocking” character death don’t you?

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2 comments

  1. Dan

    yes, I agree with everything. word for word. We’re both in the minority here. And I had commented on another thread about “People who didn’t quite like issue 100” saying, in my eyes at least, the death of Abraham almost ruined the death of Glenn in that they came together too soon. And after reading this book for so long and Glenn about to break out into singing “The sun will come out tomorrow” and telling Rick it’s great to be alive after all… Gee Glenn you’re right.. oh wait! Bunk, splat, there goes his brains. I loved when they were on the road, traveling to Washington, because any moment even taking a whiz could be their end. Even the damn “The dead do not hunt” or whatever was more exciting then I think this ever will be. When’s it gonna come out Negan is the Governor’s brother?

    • petersaturday

      Yeah getting them back on the road would be awesome-having them searching for something bigger or some answers or finding that something even more dangerous awaits? You hit the nail on the heard with abraham and then Glenn, i think kirkman overplayed the whole Glenn is finally going to happy thing before he was killed…still though I think it’s a great book, just in need of some new ideas!

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