Today’s Walking Dead #191 Changes Everything About the Comic (Major Spoilers)

Today’s The Walking Dead #191 changes everything. The new issue by Robert Kirkman, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn and Charlie Adlard may mark the end of the second act of the longrunning zombie post-apocalypse storyline, and the beginning of the third. There is a moment that previously played out many years ago, where Rick Grimes spells out the big theme behind the series, as humanity fights with the zombie hordes.

Today's Walking Dead #190 Changes the Concept of the Comic BookBoth in the comic books and in the TV series.

But in today’s Walking Dead #191, we have a Rick Grimes in the middle of the Commonwealth, trying to stop yet another war breaking out. So it’s time for a rallying speech.

Today's Walking Dead #190 Changes the Concept of the Comic Book

And how it resolves.

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A major thematic shift for the series. Of course, any such shifts have consequences. As Rick learns very soon…

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Bang. Kirkman and co are not dealing with half measures. On the day of his biggest callback speech, is this where Rick Grimes’ story ends? Despite his words, by issue #191 will Grimes actually be a member of the walking dead within the Commonwealth?

WALKING DEAD #191 (MR)
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn (CA) Dave Stewart (A/CA) Charlie Adlard
“THE LAST STAND”: Words are spoken. Alliances are broken. All the trouble that’s been brewing in the Commonwealth finally comes to a head.In Shops: May 01, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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