In review: Walking Dead #108

From a comic book collector’s perspective, there is nothing like seeing the newest issue of your favorite comic book, especially when it introduces a new character! This is especially true where the Walking Dead is concerned because EVERY issue is worth something! So needless to say I bought two issues of this month’s Walking Dead.

In the latest issue, King Ezekiel of “The Kingdom” along with his pet tiger ‘Shiva’, yes he has a pet Tiger; is introduced as a new ally for Rick and the other humans suffering under Negan’s rule to come together and take out the Saviors.

So it seems that war is once again in the sights of Rick Grimes and the human survivors he leads.  Although the story almost went a little over board in the way it presented an almost King Arthur-like feel of Ezekiel’s Kingdom in the way everyone including the King talked, but hey; the world ended and people get by as best they can right?

We also need to worry about Spencer in Rick’s camp who seems to be planning on doing something as he is seen asking God for strength to do what he knows he must do. Could he be planning on an attempt on Rick’s life?

Also, we seem to be seeing a new era in Carl’s life, as he now has long hair covering his gaping head wound and he learns a good zombie apocalypse life lesson. This along with an ominous vision of the cover of issue #109 with a headstone on it with the words “Don’t Miss the Next Issue!”, makes me wonder who is going to die next? Something will be happening at the Hill Top for sure!

I am not saying Rick is dying in the next issue, but will he be dying soon? While I will be truly sad to see Rick die eventually, he must die right? Is the Walking Dead in some ways a story about Carl Grimes just as much as it is about his father Rick? Are we seeing the series begin to set up Carl as the next evolution of the series? How can a book kill off its main character and is Rick’s death inevitable in the pages of Walking Dead?

Written By: Tye Bourdony

Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator and science fiction reporter. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Divorce Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine.  You can visit tye on facebook and www.thelightersideofscifi.com.

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