These ''cliffhangers'' are only ''cliffhangers'' because of separate issues.
In volume form, it's not meant to be read as a cliffhanger, that whole Negan-Magna scene. It's meant to be read in the '' turn to the next page'' way. Because of separate issues, we see (initially) it differently.
In the volumes, the transistion is seamless and it doesnt looks like you just started reading the next issue, it just looks like you turned to the next page. It helps the pace.
Alot of people need to realise that is a very big reason as to why these ''cliffhangers'' exist.
You may have a point. I was just saying that this is how it comes across- to me personally.
But I explained how these issues strung back to back doesn't work
And again, I kinda agree.
The only word I can think of is 'formulaic." That's not quite accurate, but it's the only way I can describe it.
Was Dwight's arrow poisoned? Will Rick die?
It isn't. He won't.
Will Magna free Negan, even though we've established that she has trust issues and is suspicious of strangers?
No. She won't.
Are the walkers in fact evolving, becoming able to communicate and organize, thereby making them a more formidable force? Tune in next week for the not-so-startling revelation!
I might be exaggerating a little, but not by much.