Recent events have thrown Alexandria into turmoil, and now Rick, Dwight, Eugene and Negan all have something to prove.Collects THE WALKING DEAD #169-174. ...
|Title||:||The Walking Dead, Vol. 29: Lines We Cross (The Walking Dead #29)|
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The Walking Dead, Vol. 29: Lines We Cross (The Walking Dead #29) Reviews
This was a transitional issue. It was to be expected after the last 2 issues.
Overall enjoyable though. You gotta progress some characters and set up for future issues.
Carl seems to be on the same trajectory with his "leader and contributor" role. Although now that he is becoming "the (young) Man", he is having to sort out some lady problems..
Negan went through some inner personal / existential issues and after his confrontation with Maggie, he seems to be genuinely changed. This all tied in nice ...more
One of the quieter, downtime arcs of The Walking Dead, which makes sense after the Whisperer 'War' and the last volume.
Honestly, I'd really be fine if they killed Rick off at this point. He's the least interesting of a vast cast of characters, and I think it'd be a good way to shake things up. I'd also like less Negan, but I'm probably in the minority there. That said, the last issue of this volume is entirely devoted to him and it's actually pretty punchy.
New addition Princess is a breath of fr ...more
The zombie action is only peripheral in this one, but the graphic novel does a really good job of exploring the themes of trust, and keeps us guessing with the question of whether a genuine villain can ever completely redeem himself. Volume 29 managed some thoughtful human interaction without leaning on the tropes of gloopy romance or mooning over bayybee that this series too often falls back on. Thank goodness!
Coming hot off the heels of back-to-back nonstop rides that were Volumes 27 (“Whisperer War”) and 28 (“A Certain Doom”), we were about due for a slower “The Walking Dead” arc, which is exactly what Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard give us with Volume 29. Thankfully, unlike other gradually-paced arcs that the series has given us, Volume 29 never feels like it’s purposefully dragging its feet narratively or prolonging “big” events just for the sake of stretching things out. Instead, the slower pa ...more
I found that I liked two major things from this volume. It was enough for me to rate this 5 stars.
The first thing I loved is the introduction of a new character, Princess. So I read this volume as individual issues so I had to wait each month for the story to progress. The arrival of Princess was so well done and she is so friggin hysterical while taking into consideration why she is the way she is.
My second point is the more important one for me. While most of the volume remains dedicated to th ...more
This volume is a trough in the regular waves of storyline for the Walking Dead - the major action of the previous volume is over and the characters are all trying to recover. Eugene and Michonne are off to find the voice on the radio in my favorite subplot, as we get the over-the-top character of Princess, who injects some humor and liveliness into an otherwise pretty quiet and dour book. And Negan and Maggie have a confrontation that works out unexpectedly. I think Negan is Kirkman's favorite c ...more
Hilltop folks leave Alexandria to start rebuilding. Now there’s awkward tension between Dwight and Rick. Probably thrown there to add some internal conflict to the plot. Rick eventually finds out about Eugene’s secret radio chat. He tasks a small group to meet up with Eugene’s new friend. Both groups agree to meet in a somewhat neutral zone.
My feeling is that these are villains as the series is now in need of new antagonists. That short sequence where Beta is killed off in a failed ambush is pro ...more
Ah, the reliable roller-coaster of quality that is The Walking Dead! After the spectacular rush of Volume 28 comes the expected long, tedious build-up to the next bit of excitement with table-setting being the order of the day in Volume 29: Lines We Cross.
Seriously: barely anything happens. Characters rebuild their homes, some grouse at others, they sob, they stick a few zombies, and that’s it for a good 75-80% of the book. Here’s the wafer-thin story we do get: Rick sends out a group led by Mi ...more