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The Walking Dead #62

June 19, 2009

The Walking Dead #62 (Image Comics)
By Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard

Robert Kirkman isn’t the sort to do the standard “part X of Y” storylines, but currently he’s got two of them running — one in Invincible and a second beginning here. In part one of “Fear the Hunters,” tensions between Rick and Dale finally reach a breaking point, Michonne confides in Rick, and Carl shows yet again just how hard and cold he’s become in this world. It’s Carl’s transformation, more than anything else, that really makes the current status quo in this book intriguing. Looking back at the scared, innocent child he was at the beginning of the series (a little over a year ago, I think, in comic book time), it’s absolutely astonishing just how much he’s changed. He’s got a child’s body, but his mind and spirit are no longer even remotely childlike. It’s a heartbreaking transformation, but at the same time, it may well be a necessary one. The title of this arc, though, would seem to refer to the strangers in the woods who have been stalking our group of survivors. This issue they make their move. It’s nice to throw in some mystery here as well. The zombies make for a good source of action, but little ambiguity. They are what they are. A group of hunting humans, however… that’s something new. Very strong issue, and I’m very anxious to see what’s coming next.
Rating: 8/10

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