By Robert Kirkman (Writer), Charlie Adlard (Pencils & Inks), and Cliff Rathburn (Gray Tones)
Some Thoughts Before The Review: I’ve been looking forward to the latest Walking Dead arc ever since the first “The Dead Do Not…” teaser images showed up. Simple, yet effective, they did an excellent job of building anticipation for the future of the series.
The Story: Dale grieves, Carl lashes out, and the hunters make their first move….
What’s Good and What’s Not So Good: I don’t normally write short reviews, but it seems appropriate for The Walking Dead #62 because it is a fairly average issue of a great series. The pages fly by, but beyond the necessary arc setup, not a lot actually happens during those pages. See the story summary above? Yeah…that’s pretty much it. Sure there’s a few great character moments and a zombie attack, but as a whole, the book reminds me of why so many people prefer to “trade wait” the series.
There’s really not a whole lot more I can add to my review. Especially considering that regular readers probably know exactly what type of issue The Walking dead #62 is. It has quality character work (though I’m unsure about Carl), effective art (that must carry the load at times) and enough story progression (what’s the deal with the hunters?) to justify it’s existence. Not much else to say…
Conclusion: An average issue of The Walking Dead is better than an average issue of…well pretty much anything else. Be sure to keep that in mind when you feel underwhelmed by what T.W.D. #62 offers.