Saturday, May 14, 2011

Live Blogging The Walking Dead: No Way Out - Issue 80

Issue #80 of the Walking Dead is part 1 of the No Way Out arc. The Twitterverse is abuzz with this being the "Holy Fucking Shit" arc.

I hold on to issues of the walking dead and read them 5 or 6 issues at a time so that I can truly appreciate the flow of each story.

In issue 80 we see Rick in the group preparing to protect themselves from a very very large herd that is gathered around the gates of the community.

The issue starts with Abraham and some others fighting off a group while they attempt to close the main gate. During this struggle Bruce is bitten. Acting quickly and with the resolve Abraham puts bruce out of his misery with a swift home run swing to the front of Bruce's skull.

Douglas has appointed wrecked the leader of the community in his stead, and we're seeing quite a transformation in Douglas's demeanor. What this comes to remains to be seen.

Rick speaks to the community, makes plans for people to start sharing houses again and to do a perimeter search to flesh out any weak spots.

Michonne is put in charge of the night watch and quickly asks Morgan to join her, he is very happy to oblige.

Then there's a moment between Rick and Carl. Rick gives Carl his gun back with a strict warning only pull it out if he intends upon using it. Carl tells Rick he is scared and asks if he appears as such. Rick tells him not at all, and Carl says he's going to be a great leader someday, just like his father. A tender moment and a turning point in Carl's attitude towards his father.  Damn I love this kid.

By the way...Andrea the bad-ass sniper is stuck in a tower outside the relative safety of the community gates.

We then see Douglas on knees in his living room, broken down and sobbing - begging his late wife for forgiveness. Douglas's son enters the the room and sees his father in this condition. What happens next we don't know as the scene cuts to Rick and Carl's house where Jessie and her son Ron seem to have invited themselves over.

Ron confronts Carl in his bed asking him why Rick killed his abusive father Pete, and what makes Carl's father so special. Carl tell him it's just the way it is and goes back to sleep...Ron walks away in tears.Carl owns you and your zombie dad.

There's a quick montage of all the characters preparing, and were left with Jessie asking Rick if she can sleep in bed with him. Rick attempts to reject but Jessie has already climbed in bed and stuck her tongue down this throat!
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