By: Sean McLaughlin
Only three issues to go in the “All Out War” storyline (including issue 124), and writer Robert Kirkman is
determined to dig both sides in for a final, decisive battle. But when…..and where? As has been demonstrated
throughout the entirety of its run, The Walking Dead is perfectly fine with letting story archs and the fates of
characters drag out and continue on, seemingly into perpetuity. The apparent rule of thumb in this post-
apocalyptic universe is that “if it didn’t happen to Rick, it’s not necessarily a big deal.” Which makes the
conclusion of issue 123 that much more baffling, as Mr. Grimes was felled by an arrow shot through his midsection
by the shadowy, and hard-to-gauge, Dwight. Not just any arrow, but an arrow tainted with zombie gore that is known
to quickly turn an average living human into yet another undead ghoul. So would we have answers in issue 124?
Well….yes and no. Not exactly the answer you’d like to hear, but again in this world it’s all about the journey.