The Walking Dead #129: Curiosity Killed The Magna
Once again, a looong month has passed in waiting for another issue of The Walking Dead. I won’t include spoilers in this review…but it’s going to be real [email protected]&N! hard.
Release date: July 9, 2014
Get your fantasmagoric copy of Walking Dead #129 here!
This issue is a good one if you’re a Carl fan. I am. I’ve watched Carl grow, as it were, in The Walking Dead. So, I’m happy to see him finally come in to his own. It’s also cool to think, “I’ve watched a fictional boy grow for ten years, and become a man, much like his father.” That concept blows my mind, and it’s one of the things that makes The Walking Dead so friggin’ rad! That, and the super consistent penciling of Charlie Adlard, have made this title the most consistent read of the decade. And also one of the best you will ever read, period. (Besides Invincible.) I promise.
I’ve said recently, that I wished Kirkman would have give our heroes a much deserved rest, and I stand by that. Because, after the release of yesterday’s issue, I think the box of Pandora is about to be blown open, in a “Holy Shit!” kinda way. Kirkman just seems intent on adding layers of drama after drama. And, as our friends in Britain would say, “It’s doing my nut in!!” Just the fact that Negan is still alive, and being held as a “lifer” opens up multitudes of possible storylines–none of them good. I’m telling you that right now. None. Of. Them.
Negan is the biggest scoundrel that you could possibly imagine, and I say that in the nicest way possible. But, Kirkman is a writer that knows, you dont bend the rules in writing a villain like Negan. So, from his stand-point, it makes sense to keep the man that killed Glenn alive. (Man I want to kill Negan so bad) Now, with the addition of Magna, our little ‘miss suspicious’ as it were, it appears our new antagonist has been revealed. That means shit in The Walking Dead world is about to hit the fan. There will be no respite. There will be no mercy. There will be no remorse. As Robert Kirkman releases his next literary salvo on to the characters of The Walking Dead, that we’ve all come to love over the last ten years. All we can ask is “Please don’t kill my favorite character!”