A "slow burn" tale awaits you this week as Robert Kirkman continues to build to the deafening crescendo of the, "All Out War," story arc.
Kirkman is known for his "ebb and flow" style of storytelling and this week is all about strengthening the bonds between the main characters to further the tale along. Taking place mostly at the Hilltop, Kirkman narrows his story to just a chosen few, but he exponentially builds upon their layers of characterization with brief insights between the larger scope of the tale. We are privy to some tender moments between Andrea and Rick, we see a confession from Ezekiel to Michonne, a rather sad exchange with Heath and a doctor and the burden placed on Maggie's shoulders by here decision from last issue.
These short insights into the individual worlds of the characters drives the overall story, one laced with the converging of peoples against a common enemy and rife with despair for what is to come. But, as well written as those small pieces may be, the revelations about the character of Jesus and Neegan's new choice of weapon, is what fans will be clamoring about around the water cooler tomorrow! I won't mention the one secret about Jesus( I'm sure there will be plenty of people sounding off on the message boards about it!) but I will reveal that we are finally given his real name! But I have to say, I'll still call him Jesus! I also won't reveal Neegan's new choice of weapon although it is organic in nature, and no, it's not a zombie bomb!
Horrible things await our heroes in this continuing story arc and I could not be more on the edge of my seat! Secrets tend to hurt those they are being kept from, by the sheer amount of secrets revealed in this issue alone, everyone will be feeling the pain!
Only two weeks until the next issue!