Welcome to the 31st and last day of 31DAYS. A celebration of all things thrilling and chilling from my comic book collection
I picked this issue for several reasons. First today is the Premiere of The Walking Dead TV show! I’m so excited. This also is a milestone issue: 75. In this issue Rick and his remaining group are settling into the new community they joined in Washington. The group doesn’t adjust that easily to the apparent safety of the community . They join in the local society and even take jobs. Rich is a Sheriff like figure and Michonne is his deputy. When Rick discovers one of the residents is beating his wife he loses it and attacks the man at his house.
Months of pent up feelings escape from him as he continues to beat on the man and pulls his gun on the community leader. It is only Michonne clubbing him in the back of the head with a rock that stops him. There is some zombie action as well but the focus on this issue like most of the series is the interpersonal relationships between the characters.
This issue also has a special color feature but alas it’s just a “dream” sequence. Robert Kirkman had joked in the letter column of issue two that he planned to write this book forever and run it into the ground!! He suggested everyone stick around til issue 75 when the aliens appeared. We get several color pages of Adlard and Rathburn’s gorgeous art, but the story isn’t part of continuity This issue also has awesome pics of the Walking Dead TV show cast and zombies! A great issue.
I hope your day is full of more Treats than Tricks! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!