The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard (Illustrator), Cliff Rathburn (Illustrator)
The last volume introduced Negan. Things have gone downhill very fast.
Do I think that Negan is a lunatic? I think he is a complete sociopath. Oh boy. And Carl is a really annoying little brat. Their scenes together go on entirely too long.
Rick obviously has issues with his people, ostensibly giving up to Negan. It‘s a hard sell.
This feels like an in-between volume again. The story is good, as little as there is. But there is too much filler. I had hoped for the action and mayhem of the previous volume to continue. Instead there is a slump, too much one-sided pointless dialogue by Negan and a slow build-up to the hopfully more exciting Volume 19.