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I just can't believe they did it. I mean, I can, cause I was preparing for it for a month, but I can't really believe it. Honestly, what the commonwealth arc has shown me is how disproportionate our characters die.

 

I mean it's just insane how our group has lost pretty much they're entire population, despite being hardened survivors, yet new people basically seem to be showing up out of nowhere all the time in mass numbers. It frankly shouldn't be possible. The world shouldn't be more populous today than a couple of months in, not with the amount of bloodshed from walkers and people constantly going on. The rate of reproduction surely is not high enough to compensate.

 

Regardless, this book is having a real identity crisis going forward. We now only have two original characters left, both kids. I never thought they'd kill off Rick so soon after Andrea. Carl's right, it's just all seeming pretty pointless to me if everyone from our original group that we cared about dies anyway.

 

I'll never stop reading, but damn, this just sucks. And I never for a moment believe Carl is actually going to permanently break down from the grief, so the fallout is just an overdone trope.


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It's been a long time coming. I was discussing with a fellow fan back when issue #100 came out, that this would eventually become Carl's story, Rick would die, and Carl would have to put him down. I've always felt the end-game, such as it'll be, was going to depict the (possibly far-flung) future, with Rick viewed as a damn-near mythical figure, and Old Man Carl regaling a younger audience of all that transpired to "get us to where we are now".

Based on the covers for the next coupla issues, I think we're gunna get a break from the regulars, and a possible time skip. Different characters altogether, but "Joo hear about them folks over in Virginia? Grimes fella, shaped 'em all up, made it like almost normal again. We can do that."

Don't expect Negan. He's a nasty, bad-ass little footnote to the overall story, a real bad dude "we had to deal with to really understand where our path could lead us. He went his own way a little while before my father died, and nobody knows what happened to him."


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A solid issue. Kinda wish Rick getting shot the first time was saved for this issue and that 191 just ended with him at gunpoint. As is, his death lost a bit of impact because of the month between issues and the fact that he was obviously going to die.

Also, like a lot of issues in this arc, this one felt it moved a bit two quickly. Hopefully that stops being the case moving forward. Am excited to see where we go from here

 

Side note, what the fuck was with Sean just completely assassinating the TWD universe timeline in leterhacks? Jesus christ dude


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I just finished reading it. I liked Rick and even though I knew with the last issue that Rick would die this was more emotional then I expected. I caught myself saying, stop tearing up this is just a comic character. I felt for Carl having to be the one to have to put down zombie Rick.

I assume this means more Carl. We've watched him get here and I like the person he's been becoming. I didn't expect him to break down till Alexandria though and felt this was better then him doing the expected.
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I hope this site will outlive Rick.

 

I certainly believe that the two event are unrelated, but Rick potential death in the show kind of cheapened his actual death in the comics. They should have waited a bit more...

 

PS : One would thought that they would have learned to lock their door before going to sleep by now... But nope, apparently...


Edited by naossano, 11 June 2019 - 03:01 AM.

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The site hasn't totally collapsed yet. A few of us keep holding onto hope that the Pup is ok and can rescue it. It doesn't look good, but isn't that how you're works?
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Been awhile since I posted here, mainly because it was so sad watching this comic slowly into the same pile of shit that the TV has been for the past several years (or so I've been told, I actually stopped watching after the finale of season 6 or whatever it was) that I haven't been regularly reading it anymore.

 

After getting caught up though on the retardedness of this new community lead by another dumb twat that's a shitty leader compared to Rick (just like every other asshole leading a community since the story started) I was stunned when the hero and main protagonist of this saga was unceremoniously offed by some fucking shithead douche who I'm surprised even knows how to operate a gun.

 

In the past something like this would have been monumental and powerful (it should have been the most powerful death in the entire story) but considering who did the killing and how it went down and how the overall quality of this once great comic has swirled down the drain I was left feeling nothing except "that was fucking lame". It was shocking for the sake of being shocking, basically a microcosm for all that has gone wrong with TWD in print and on screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Unpopular opinion probably, but this issue left me thinking that it's time for The Walking Dead to wrap it up.  It just appears to be caught in an inescapable pattern.  It started with Tyreese's beheading and just escalated from there because what else could it do? Tyreese's beheading led to Negan bashing Glenn's head in with a baseball bat which led to Alpha mounting a bunch of heads on pikes and unleashing a massive horde on Alexandria which lead to Andrea's death. 

 

Each villain became more bizarre and outlandish and brutal but how much more bizarre could they possibly get?   What else could Kirkman do to top all of the crazy antics of prior story arcs?   I think here Kirkman hit a dead end and said, well let's kill off Rick. That'll shock em good. 

Except that it didn't. 

 

It felt like a gimmick to re-invigorate a tired series that had run out of ideas.


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