The Walking Dead, Vol. 30
New friends. New enemies. New threats. It's a whole new world. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #175-180.

The Walking Dead, Vol. 30 Details

TitleThe Walking Dead, Vol. 30
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 11th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534308848
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GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Horror, Zombies, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction

The Walking Dead, Vol. 30 Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Rick and his jolly band come across a new group: the Commonwealth! And so begins the same old story – can they trust them or is they nutballs?What a boring book! The Commonwealth aren’t that bad a bunch despite having Stormtroopers and a Joffrey-esque shithead second-in-line to power, so the characters spend the entire volume looking about this large (by Walking Dead standards) town and bugger-all else! Princess is still hanging around, up in Hilltop Sophia’s having some pointless drama with Mag Rick and his jolly band come across a new group: the Commonwealth! And so begins the same old story – can they trust them or is they nutballs?What a boring book! The Commonwealth aren’t that bad a bunch despite having Stormtroopers and a Joffrey-esque shithead second-in-line to power, so the characters spend the entire volume looking about this large (by Walking Dead standards) town and bugger-all else! Princess is still hanging around, up in Hilltop Sophia’s having some pointless drama with Maggie… eh. The “conflict” seems to be the class-centric viewpoint of the Commonwealth which clashes with Rick and co.’s more egalitarian society. It doesn’t seem to be much of a big deal though. I get the feeling that Robert Kirkman’s writing a microcosm of the Revolutionary War, the Commonwealth being Europe, specifically Brit-land, and Rick and co. as the colony-soon-to-be-‘murica. Maybe that’s foreshadowing…? Something really nice happens to Michonne. The shit she’s been through, I was happy for her catching a helluva break like that. And Charlie Adlard’s Walking Dead version of the Stormtrooper design looked cool. ‘Tisn’t much though and I found it very easy to keep putting this book down in favour of household chores! I know it’s insanely profitable but, if Kirkman’s run out of story, maybe he should put a pin in the series until he’s got something worth telling? As it is, The Walking Dead, Volume 30: New World Order is another sleepy addition to this increasingly tedious and played-out title.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this volume. There wasn’t a lot of zombie action but quite a bit happened for a few different characters. Kirkman also introduced a few new characters and I’m glad he’s actually fleshing new characters out because in the past, new characters were coming and going and none of them were standing out to me. I’m really interested to see what happens next with the new story that was introduced. It’s something quite different and I’m impressed that the TWD team are still coming up with new a I enjoyed this volume. There wasn’t a lot of zombie action but quite a bit happened for a few different characters. Kirkman also introduced a few new characters and I’m glad he’s actually fleshing new characters out because in the past, new characters were coming and going and none of them were standing out to me. I’m really interested to see what happens next with the new story that was introduced. It’s something quite different and I’m impressed that the TWD team are still coming up with new and exciting things for this comic. I would definitely recommend this series to others. *Minor spoiler ahead* I can’t believe what happened with Michonne. I cried like a baby at that development!!! I love Michonne!
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  • Ben Brown
    January 1, 1970
    The Walking Dead, Vol. 30: 180 issues in, and “The Walking Dead,” somehow, is still trucking along as strong as ever. With this latest arc, Robert Kirkman introduces an entirely new element into the series - the return, more or less, of a fully functioning, “modern” civilization – and then proceeds to set our favorite characters loose into this all new playground let them react to it. The result is, for my money, one of the series’ best arcs in a while, simultaneously tension-filled while also n The Walking Dead, Vol. 30: 180 issues in, and “The Walking Dead,” somehow, is still trucking along as strong as ever. With this latest arc, Robert Kirkman introduces an entirely new element into the series - the return, more or less, of a fully functioning, “modern” civilization – and then proceeds to set our favorite characters loose into this all new playground let them react to it. The result is, for my money, one of the series’ best arcs in a while, simultaneously tension-filled while also never neglecting the humor and great character work we’ve come to love about the series. As long as Kirkman wants to keep this show going, I’ll be on board.
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  • Anthony
    January 1, 1970
    Yes, I'm still reading this. I have given up on the show, though I'm carrying on with the comic for a bit longer. Though it does feel a bit repetitive now...
  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    The first thing my husband says when he sees this: "Why are there Stormtroopers?" Hah! That was great. But why ARE there Stormtroopers? This volume picks up right where the previous one left off: an encounter with a new community that Eugene had been communicating with. The majority of this novel focuses on the Commonwealth, a community of over fifty thousand people. They basically have their own army, hence the armored outfits, and people live life similar to the way things were before. The gov The first thing my husband says when he sees this: "Why are there Stormtroopers?" Hah! That was great. But why ARE there Stormtroopers? This volume picks up right where the previous one left off: an encounter with a new community that Eugene had been communicating with. The majority of this novel focuses on the Commonwealth, a community of over fifty thousand people. They basically have their own army, hence the armored outfits, and people live life similar to the way things were before. The governor of the Commonwealth, Pamela, finds that it is more fair to establish society based on jobs before everything happened. People can work to get a better job, and there are class systems. Michonne finds someone in the Commonwealth she once thought dead, and she finds that living there might be the beats place for her. When Pamela aims to reach out to Rick, Michonne sends Eugene back with her sword, showing her trust of this new community. But Rick doesn't really think Pamela's class system set-up is very fair.I was so darn close to giving this volume a 5/5. But I reassessed what really goes on in this volume: a lot of talk and very little action. Despite this, I couldn't give the volume less than a 4/5 because I still really enjoyed some of the events in this novel. Characters reunite, there's more development with my new favorite, Princess, and we get to see a whole new thriving community of 50k+ people. I feel like this new plot line has a lot of potential, but could easily go downhill. I can't help admiring the development of the art over the course of this series, and how the people look much more defined and detailed, which is excellent. The one true thing that makes this volume a 4/5 for me is...no Negan in this one. :(
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  • Shadowdenizen
    January 1, 1970
    Well, this series continues to be a conondrum for me. There are elements of this arc I really loved (Michonnes reunion, Maggie beginning to move on and the fallout from that), and some moments that seem like we've seen before (ANOTHER outpost of survivors met, only to be potentially alienated by Rick.)While this series still has no visible end-point in sight, at least I finally have the feeling they are finally beginning to show progress in the beginning of rebuikding civilization. Maybe?And? I' Well, this series continues to be a conondrum for me. There are elements of this arc I really loved (Michonnes reunion, Maggie beginning to move on and the fallout from that), and some moments that seem like we've seen before (ANOTHER outpost of survivors met, only to be potentially alienated by Rick.)While this series still has no visible end-point in sight, at least I finally have the feeling they are finally beginning to show progress in the beginning of rebuikding civilization. Maybe?And? I'm actually really digging Princess as a a character. It's nice to have a fresh, optimistic character. Her meeting Rick for the first time actually made me crack a smile. Between that, and the reunion sequence between Michonne and her daughter means that I'm still at least marginally invested in this title.
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    Not much takes place in this volume in terms of action. It mostly acts as a pivot and beginning into a new arc that’s looking to be interesting.One thing I think the comics do better than the show (which has lost the plot for the third year in a row) is that they are constantly evolving the story of rebuilding society. That’s the interesting part in this type of ongoing concept. Here we see the seeds planted of opposing ideologies over how societies should be rebuilt. Is Ricks ideal society of “ Not much takes place in this volume in terms of action. It mostly acts as a pivot and beginning into a new arc that’s looking to be interesting.One thing I think the comics do better than the show (which has lost the plot for the third year in a row) is that they are constantly evolving the story of rebuilding society. That’s the interesting part in this type of ongoing concept. Here we see the seeds planted of opposing ideologies over how societies should be rebuilt. Is Ricks ideal society of “fairness” enough to rebuild? Is a hierarchical system a natural building block in the evolution of society? Is Ricks society really fair? There’s a lot here to develop and I’m still in for the ride.
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  • Cale
    January 1, 1970
    As many people have noted, Walking Dead is very cyclical. But it's an additive cycle - each time the survivors run into another group, it seems the newcomers are another step up the ladder of civilization. That's very true with this volume, as Michonne and Eugene lead a group to meet Stephanie. The initial interactions feel very realistic, as neither group is willing to trust the other, but eventually the interactions reach friendlier terms. It seems the new group is going to raise a number of c As many people have noted, Walking Dead is very cyclical. But it's an additive cycle - each time the survivors run into another group, it seems the newcomers are another step up the ladder of civilization. That's very true with this volume, as Michonne and Eugene lead a group to meet Stephanie. The initial interactions feel very realistic, as neither group is willing to trust the other, but eventually the interactions reach friendlier terms. It seems the new group is going to raise a number of class-based issues, which is a little distracting, and the governor's son is an overly-easy-to-hate stereotype in many ways. But all of that is forgiven due to Michonne's story here, which is extremely potent. Rick is only seen in more than passing in the final issue, when governor Milton comes to Alexandria, and the philosophical conflict is laid bare. There's a little bit of zombie action, but it's become a minor background detail to the world again, now that the Alphas are gone. So overall, it's an average volume with the exception of Michonne, whose story elevates it by a whole star.
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  • Fiction State Of Mind
    January 1, 1970
    Really interesting story arc! I shocker with michonne
  • XO
    January 1, 1970
    This is the only on going comic I keep following I just wish Rick would die, it’s about time...Enjoy
  • Joshua Williams
    January 1, 1970
    Kirkman, if you let Rick grimes start another f***ing war I will burn my walking dead collection and never look back.
  • Craig
    January 1, 1970
    Not quite up to the same level as some of the previous, recent volumes, but still this promises a nice, new direction for the series. I really appreciate that we've gotten to the point where the focus is more on the rebuilding of civilization than it is on fighting/killing zombies and there's more of that in this collection, as Eugene and his group meet the Commonwealth. At first, things look a bit menacing--the soldiers are all dressed in Stormtrooper-like gear and there's a bit of sizing each Not quite up to the same level as some of the previous, recent volumes, but still this promises a nice, new direction for the series. I really appreciate that we've gotten to the point where the focus is more on the rebuilding of civilization than it is on fighting/killing zombies and there's more of that in this collection, as Eugene and his group meet the Commonwealth. At first, things look a bit menacing--the soldiers are all dressed in Stormtrooper-like gear and there's a bit of sizing each other up--but then we're treated to a glimpse of perhaps the largest and most civilized settlement we've seen yet (I wonder if there are horrors lurking underneath the surface?). And Michonne gets one of the best moments yet in this series. Still, things aren't perfect. It looks like the Commonwealth works via class system and when the Governor returns with the group to meet Rick and see Alexandria, there's some friction there that suggests what the next arc of this story is going to be: a clash between an egalitarian society and one modeled on the old order. I don't think, as some have suggested, that Kirkman is running out of story. I'm actually quite excited/interested to see where this is going.
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  • Jakub Kvíz
    January 1, 1970
    Cast Rickovy party se setkava s novou komunitou, ktera je vetsi, lepsi, vyspelejsi a krasnejsi...Netrva to dlouho a ctenarovi je naznaceno, ze se mozna pod krasnou slupkou schovava shnily jadro. V zaveru se setkaji vudci obou komunit a zacina bejt jasny, ze maji odlisny nazor na to, jak by mela fungovat spolecnost v post-apo svete.Porad to funguje dobre, je to ctivy a clovek se tesi na kazdej dalsi sesit, ale jestli tohle nahodou vygraduje v dalsi valku, tak budu fakt nasranej.
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  • Booklover
    January 1, 1970
    I finally finished volumes 1 to 30 of this great series! I thought it would be over by now but it looks like it will be ongoing. Kirkman can certainly create engaging plotlines and characters. But how does one end a series like this? Happy endings are boring, cliché, and would also be disappointing after such a horrific and gruesome series.
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  • Ryan La
    January 1, 1970
    I thought that was a very different take on "The Walking Dead" universe but it was still entertaining. For me I really like the original volumes but this one took an interesting turn and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • Theresa
    January 1, 1970
    New arc in the storyline; our survivors found a new thriving community 50,000 strong. I’m excited to see where it goes and how bad the new bad guys get!
  • A.
    January 1, 1970
    We return to our group - Siddiq, Michonne, Princess, Yumiko, Eugene, and Magna. They are met with armed men, all dressed in police riot gear. Eugene tries to demand to speak with Stephanie, but the soldiers refuse to answer, saying that Stephanie was not authorized to set up a meeting. Our group is marched to another location, where we meet Lance Hornsby. Lance asks the group a series of questions, but Eugene refuses to answer, demanding to speak with Stephanie. When Lance asks Michonne if Eugen We return to our group - Siddiq, Michonne, Princess, Yumiko, Eugene, and Magna. They are met with armed men, all dressed in police riot gear. Eugene tries to demand to speak with Stephanie, but the soldiers refuse to answer, saying that Stephanie was not authorized to set up a meeting. Our group is marched to another location, where we meet Lance Hornsby. Lance asks the group a series of questions, but Eugene refuses to answer, demanding to speak with Stephanie. When Lance asks Michonne if Eugene speaks for them all, Michonne says yes - they are a team. Eventually, the team agrees to answer some of Lance's questions. After writing down these answers, Lance gathers his troops and they move, heading out towards the Commonwealth. On the way, the group is attacked by a hoard, but Lance urges the driver to move on, confident that the soldiers will deal with the zombies. As they continue, the group comes upon a wall, covered in photographs. It is from survivors at the Commonwealth, looking for loved ones. The photographs are old and new. Eugene calls Michonne over and points out a picture ... of her. The message scribbled across it asks that anyone who sees Michonne contact Eloide at the bakery on 6th St. Michonne demands that Lance take her there. Lance refuses, but comforts Michonne by saying that they will go after the go to their destination. They pass through a very busy marketplace. As they pass, Stephanie bursts from the crowd, hailing Eugene. She makes a cryptic comment - "This place has its flaws" - before Lance grabs her and shames her into silence. Michonne is stunned by his behavior. They get to a bank (?) and are greeted by Maxwell Hawkins. Maxwell asks who made contact first and Eugene speaks up. Maxwell asks what Eugene's profession was before the fall and is unhappy with his answer of "school teacher". Princess's previous profession of barista is likewise unacceptable. When Michonne says she was a lawyer, he asks if she was a public defender, but is satisfied when she says she worked in "private practice, I had just made partner." While the rest of the group waits in the hall, he leads her away and we meet the Commonwealth's Governor. Not THE Governor, but a Governor, Pamela Milton. Pamela introduces herself with a catty little speak: "We're what you've been dreaming of - what you hoped still existed. Simply put - we're civilizations. It's back. You're welcome." Michonne is not amused.Pamela gives some quasi-fascist speech about how she and Michonne are machines who keep society running and casually refers to her own guards as brutes. Michonne finally snaps, fed up with Pamela's little speech and demands to see her daughter. If her daughter trusts the Commonwealth, that will go further than anything Pamela can say. Pamela is (finally) stunned into silence and expresses sympathy for Michonne. She strides out, leading Michonne to the bakery. Michonne enters and, as Pamela asks for Eloide, Eloide comes out from the back and sees Michonne. They tearfully embrace.Meanwhile, back the ranch, Rick sits with a kid named Mikey as Mikey reads a poem. Rick encourages Mikey's work and Mikey says how helpful it was to write stuff out. He says Rick should try, even if he never shares it, but Rick gets gloomy. At the fence, Eduardo switches shifts with another man and goes to take his spear back to repair, since it has a nick. He opens the armory door to discover Maggie and Dante almost naked and intending to go further. Eduardo runs off and Maggie is horrified. Dante tries to comfort her, but she quickly leaves. Later, Dante and Maggie are fooling around when Sophie walks in and sees them. Sophie is furious and concerned that, if Maggie no longer loves Glenn, was her love ever real and, if it wasn't, will Maggie stop loving and caring for Sophie. Maggie comforts Sophie. Later, Karl talks with Sophie, who admits the rumors about Maggie and Dante are true. Sophie asks if Karl approved of Rick matching up with Andrea and Karl admits he did. He just wanted Rick to be happy. They laugh.Cut back to Sebastian, the Governor's son, and his date, Kayla. They, too, start getting busy and, in the background, we see some zombies approach. Just as they reach Sebastian, who is totally oblivious, a hatchet flies into the shot and takes down both zombies. Mercer, a Commonwealth soldier emerges. Sebastian shouts at Mercer for allowing zombies to get so close. Kayla is shocked that Mercer was out of sight, guarding Sebastian, but still possibly seeing them undress and runs. Behind Mercer, we see a trail of dead zombies that he had been dispatching.We return to Michonne and Eloide at Eloide's apartment. They are both so overwhelmed at seeing each other again. They each have a dark moment, wondering if they are still good people after everything that has happened. Michonne asks after her other daughter, Colette, and Eloide tearfully tells how they were taken in by another group who demanded sexual favors in return for their safety. Colette refused and they raped/attacked/killed her. Whatever they did, it was terrible. Eloide admits to killing them all after that, admitting that that is what haunts her the most. Later, we see them talking and Eloide admits that she had this big fantasy about how she'd see her mother again. She'd scream and hit Michonne: "Tell you how much I hated you for leaving us, for sending us to live with dad ... for abandoning us." But now, that doesn't seem like what she wants. She says that it may take time, "I might still hate you ... I might not want to be around you ... I might not be able to talk to you." Michonne says that she'll wait until Eloide will. "I'm your mother. Now that I have you ... I'm never letting go ever again."Sebastian returns to the Governor's office, fuming about his sexual escapes being interrupted and snaps at his mother, Pamela. Mercer follows and admits that he was overwhelmed fighting zombies, but there's only so much he can do when Sebastian insists on being so far out with just Mercer as a guard. Pamela wont' hear it and is still upset. In the changing room, Mercer and George (possibly?) blow off steam about Sebastian and Pamela. George indicates that there is a rebellion brewing, just waiting for Mercer's command. Mercer makes an off-hand comment that they can just wait for "these fucking dumbasses [to] get themselves killed" when they are interrupted by the arrival of Siddiq. Siddiq insists that he was just looking for the bathroom and didn't hear anything. Mercer says they were just blowing off steam and they are actually supportive of the Governor.Michonne returns to everyone. Eugene asks to speak with Stephanie and Pamela sense Lance off to fetch her. Pamela says that she would like to accompany them back to Alexandria to see it for herself. Everyone gets their weapons back, including Michonne and her sword. Stephanie and Eugene meet for the first time. Stephanie admits that Pamela was right that she shouldn't have arranged a meeting. Pamela says she has rooms set up for the group, but assumes Michonne will be staying with her daughter. Michonne comments how it's odd that Pamela didn't ask them many questions and Stephanie says that that is just how things work there. Sebastian approaches and begins to hit on Yumiko, who resoundingly rejects him. Sebastian grabs her and Magna steps in. Sebastian shoves her away. Princess pulls her spear and threatens Sebastian. The armed guards surround Princess, who easily dispatches them all. Mercer shows up at the last minute and disarms Princess. Sebastian demands Mercer arrests them, but Mercer refuses. Sebastian denies any wrongdoing. When Eloide steps in to help him up, he slaps her. Michonne prepares to annihilate Sebastian, but Eloide stops her, saying that they know their place. Michonne demands to know what that means, but Eloide won't elaborate. Sebastian says that they owe everything to his family.He turns and slaps Mercer, saying he did it to make a point, but, after Mercer's death stare, Sebastian flees. Mercer turns to Siddiq and makes a comment about blowing off steam.The group ... regroups and Michonne asks Siddiq what Mercer meant by that comment. Siddiq explains. Stephanie and Eloide explain how the Commonwealth works: classes have returned. If you were wealthy, well off, or had an important job before the fall, you were given special privileges in the Commonwealth. Everyone else had to work at their level. There were opportunities to move up, but everything relied on a class system. Michonne thinks it might be a good idea. Princess sees this system as a game. Eugene and Siddiq aren't too bothered, but comment how their society never got big enough for such a system to develop. Magna is furious and is eager to return to Hilltop. We see the group in the Commonwealth's society, buying bread, eating ice cream, watching football. There are clearly good parts to this society. Later, we see Lance and Michonne talking. Lance asks Michonne to not return with her group to Hilltop, but to stay in the Commonwealth, stating that a lawyer with Michonne's talents could live quite comfortably there. As everyone prepares to go - with Pamela stepping into a carriage - Michonne passes her sword to Eugene, saying that Rick will understand that this place is safe. We see everyone talking, including Yumiko commenting that Pamela is sleeping in an enormous tent, Pamela and Mercer talking about how smart Eugene is and how resourceful he might be, and Eugene pressing forward to leave Pamela's troops behind. As the approach Alexandria, Pamela comments that it looks like a shithole. We see Michonne settling into her very nice new home with Eloide. We see Dwight speaking with the woman from the previous volume. He apologizes to her and says that he is trying to move past his feelings towards Rick, but wants her help to speak with him face-to-face. As they leave, they see Pamela and her group pull up. Dwight runs off to gather up the army, just in case. Pamela dismounts, pointing out to Eugene that she knew he was pushing ahead to leave her troops behind. Rick is initially horrified to see the sword in Eugene's possession, but Eugene explains Michonne's logic and that Michonne was reunited with her daughter. Rick goes out to meet Pamela. Princess excitedly dismounts and greets Rick. Pamela and Rick get to talking. It turns out that Pamela has no war stories. As they talk, Dwight come sup behind Rick, fully armed and ready to fight. Rick yells at him to stand down. Pamela agrees to send Mercer back to her troops to tell them to wait. Rick takes Pamela on a tour. They stop by the bakery, the mill, the orchard. Pamela is shocked to see that Rick's house is the same was everyone else's. Pamela insists that her way is fair, it's the new world order, the way it always has been and works best. Dun dun duuuuuuuuuuun!(But, for real, Pamela seems insufferable.)
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  • Dimitris
    January 1, 1970
    Saying my piece about this garbage on my review for #179. ^_^
  • Cassie-la
    January 1, 1970
    ORIGINALLY POSTED: https://bibliomantics.com/2018/07/21/...Get ready for tearful reunions and a brand-new community with questionable motives. Yes, another one. The latest collection in the Walking Dead series is not terrible, but it’s not terribly exciting either as things are slowly set in motion for the next arc. Is this merely a filler trade setting us up for the next big bad? Probably. But at least everyone’s new fan favorite the Princess is around to make things interesting.
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  • Jose Luis (Liantener)
    January 1, 1970
    Aunque es curioso ver una comunidad más grande que la que Rick y sus amigos han creado, y aunque hay muchos secretos por desvelar, no pasa gran cosa. El cambio en la historia de Michone (cuidado con los spoilers) es quizá el más interesante. Habrá que ver a dónde nos lleva todo esto.
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  • Micaela
    January 1, 1970
    Cuando pensas que se va a poner repetitivo, Bam, te salen con esto. Pura genialidad.
  • Nuno Ferreira
    January 1, 1970
    Este volume 30 veio abrir um milhão de possibilidades e gerar uma reviravolta imensa no mundo a que nos habituamos a ver em The Walking Dead. O argumento continua coeso e bem amarrado, jogando entre os momentos de maior drama e os momentos de maior ritmo e ação nas doses certas. Somos apresentados a novas personagens, testemunhamos reencontros e novas questões são levadas a lume, adivinhando-se uma nova crise e – quiçá – uma nova guerra. Independentemente do que aconteça, não parece que o fim da Este volume 30 veio abrir um milhão de possibilidades e gerar uma reviravolta imensa no mundo a que nos habituamos a ver em The Walking Dead. O argumento continua coeso e bem amarrado, jogando entre os momentos de maior drama e os momentos de maior ritmo e ação nas doses certas. Somos apresentados a novas personagens, testemunhamos reencontros e novas questões são levadas a lume, adivinhando-se uma nova crise e – quiçá – uma nova guerra. Independentemente do que aconteça, não parece que o fim da BD esteja à vista.Este novo arco de história explora a temática da vida em comunidade, com uma dualidade explícita entre duas civilizações distintas. De um lado, o comunismo, onde Rick Grimes defende a igualdade entre todos e um modo de vida democrático entre os seus. Do outro lado, o capitalismo defendido pelo Império. Este novo “mundo” aqui apresentado está dividido em classes sociais, não por uma questão de mérito, mas colocando os indivíduos na posição social em que este se encontrava antes do Apocalipse Zombie.New World Order mostra a caminhada de Eugene, Siddiq, Michonne, Magna, Yumiko e Princesa em direção à comunidade de Stephanie, e rapidamente descobrem que essa comunidade é muito maior do que eles presumiam. Uma verdadeira civilização moderna, com milhares e milhares de pessoas, fechados numa reminiscência clara do que foi a vida antes da praga. Pamela Milton é a governadora, uma mulher poderosa e astuta que vê nos recém-chegados uma possibilidade de progressão, sem esquecer também a possibilidade de uma ameaça.Ao lado de personagens dúbios como o seu filho Sebastian, Lance Hornsby ou o guarda-costas Mercer, Pamela gere a Commonwealth com mão de ferro. Será esta mega comunidade uma ameaça para Rick Grimes e as suas comunidades? Enquanto Siddiq e Magna parecem hesitantes em abraçar estes novos conhecidos com amizade, Eugene revela-se entusiasmado em conhecer melhor Stephanie e quem sabe contribuir para a prole da Commonwealth.Michonne, por sua vez, reencontra um ente-querido que há muito julgava perdido, despojando-se de qualquer reserva que pudesse sentir para com a comunidade. Rapidamente lhe é dado um emprego e uma casa nova, mas será tudo tão maravilhoso quanto aparenta? Pamela decide visitar Rick e conhecer Alexandria, enquanto que em Hilltop Maggie decide finalmente dar uma oportunidade ao amor e voltar a ser feliz, desta vez com Dante. Fica a questão se Sophia aceitará de bom grado essa relação, e como Rick e Dwight lidarão com Pamela e com a Commonwealth no futuro.Sem momentos de grande ação ou qualquer batalha, New World Order parece iniciar um novo arco em The Walking Dead, ainda que o anterior não tenha ficado completamente resolvido. Valeu bastante pela apresentação de várias personagens bem interessantes, a ideia do que poderá vir a ser uma nova aliança ou, mais provavelmente, um novo inimigo, e acima de tudo pelo reencontro protagonizado por Michonne e pela nova relação de Maggie. Foi um volume mais focado em desenvolver relações, o que sempre é necessário.Algumas personagens destacaram-se, desde logo Michonne e Pamela, pela força que elas representam e pelo tempo de antena que tiveram, Rick pelas cenas finais, que deixaram claro o porquê de ser ele o líder, mas realço ainda a participação de Mercer como uma personagem com muito potencial futuro e ainda Princesa, um novo alívio cómico que é sempre indispensável a qualquer trama. Por todas estas razões, New World Order parece-me o excelente início de algo maior que está para vir. http://noticiasdezallar.wordpress.com
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  • Alex Escalante
    January 1, 1970
    This volume has the survivors meeting and getting to know the people of the NWO community. This is one of those volumes that fills in the story and sets up later volumes which I'm sure will contain more action. I know this has been said before, but it is truly remarkable that we are on volume 20 of a zombie killing book, but there is barely any zombies in the book at all at this point. Also, Rick is, while still a major player, less essential to the overall story. Kudos to Kirkman who can allow This volume has the survivors meeting and getting to know the people of the NWO community. This is one of those volumes that fills in the story and sets up later volumes which I'm sure will contain more action. I know this has been said before, but it is truly remarkable that we are on volume 20 of a zombie killing book, but there is barely any zombies in the book at all at this point. Also, Rick is, while still a major player, less essential to the overall story. Kudos to Kirkman who can allow the story to such a degree where it is now taking a life of its own and streaming out into places where he couldn't possibly have know when he first started. The art as always, is great. Adlard always delivers on this book and he gets better every volume. The story itself is good, though I do feel some things are "forced". For example, a big deal is made about the new community's class system, which is half explained as necessary. This obviously creates a divide between the leader of the community and Rick, who is more of a communist leader if not socialist. Interesting dynamics in regards to how small communities choose their method of government. Looking forward to the next volume!
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  • Bryan
    January 1, 1970
    -- read as single issues #175 - #180 --With issue #180's release this past week, this volume is complete. I feel comfortable with a four star rating. I enjoy some issues more than others but for the most part I don't consider this a five-star book anymore. At least not on average. Prior to #180 I was all set up to complain about how I think The Walking Dead may soon be entering 'overstaying its welcome' territory. It's not that I'm ready to see it go, really. I still enjoy reading it every month -- read as single issues #175 - #180 --With issue #180's release this past week, this volume is complete. I feel comfortable with a four star rating. I enjoy some issues more than others but for the most part I don't consider this a five-star book anymore. At least not on average. Prior to #180 I was all set up to complain about how I think The Walking Dead may soon be entering 'overstaying its welcome' territory. It's not that I'm ready to see it go, really. I still enjoy reading it every month. It's just that I've begun to get the feeling that I'd like to see Kirkman wrap this thing up in a satisfying way before it eventually does overstay its welcome. Having said all that.. I really enjoyed #180. It excited me and made me curious about how thing will progress. So, maybe I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. For now, I read on.
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  • Thomas Hettich
    January 1, 1970
    The New World Order expands TWD and introduces some new characters and potential conflicts between the constant struggle in our civilisation between (equality and freedom). I have missed that TWD is making social commentaries and am keen to see where this will go.Spoilers below:175: Contact with Commonwealth. A picture makes Michonne cry (and me too).176: Governor and reunion177: Reunion continued and the governor's son is an ass.178: The governor's son seems to be able to act out as he wants!?1 The New World Order expands TWD and introduces some new characters and potential conflicts between the constant struggle in our civilisation between (equality and freedom). I have missed that TWD is making social commentaries and am keen to see where this will go.Spoilers below:175: Contact with Commonwealth. A picture makes Michonne cry (and me too).176: Governor and reunion177: Reunion continued and the governor's son is an ass.178: The governor's son seems to be able to act out as he wants!?179: Getting to know the Commonwealth and trip back to Rick180: Rick and governor are not seeing eye to eye. Governor rules a world of strict hierarchies and Rick one where all are equal.
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  • Robin Morse
    January 1, 1970
    Volume 30 introduced us to a new community, a city with sports teams and restaurants, like the world before the walking dead. The Commonwealth is set up with a class system and people working at the jobs they worked before the apocalypse. The group sent from Alexandria are impressed by the scope and size of the community but not all are comfortable with the way it is run. I thought this was a good volume with some interesting new characters. Pamela, the Governor, will be an interesting add as he Volume 30 introduced us to a new community, a city with sports teams and restaurants, like the world before the walking dead. The Commonwealth is set up with a class system and people working at the jobs they worked before the apocalypse. The group sent from Alexandria are impressed by the scope and size of the community but not all are comfortable with the way it is run. I thought this was a good volume with some interesting new characters. Pamela, the Governor, will be an interesting add as her philosophy is very different from Rick's. Her bodyguard Mercer is tasked with protecting her and her son but we are not sure how loyal he is to her or the community. I look forward to the next volume.
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  • Sebastien
    January 1, 1970
    I'm still enjoying my read after 180 issues, wow .This volume is different , because of the characters that we are following,A few surprises , new asshole to hate.Kirkmam is renewing. Is writing over and over . Not a lot of writer have achieved what he as done, walking dead as been constant for the past 15 ,there was up and down, but remember it's him and Addlar 183 issues what an accomplishment.did the same thing with invincible.This is still a good story , but the group are scattering in all d I'm still enjoying my read after 180 issues, wow .This volume is different , because of the characters that we are following,A few surprises , new asshole to hate.Kirkmam is renewing. Is writing over and over . Not a lot of writer have achieved what he as done, walking dead as been constant for the past 15 ,there was up and down, but remember it's him and Addlar 183 issues what an accomplishment.did the same thing with invincible.This is still a good story , but the group are scattering in all directions ,with dramas.can't wait for the next volume .
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  • H.
    January 1, 1970
    Volume 30 picks up where Volume 29 left off. An expedition from Alexandria et al. discovers a new community—the largest one The Walking Dead has ever seen. It looks to be fascinating, allows for one big reunion(!), and sets up potentially a lot of story. The slow moments and the emotional beats here are also very, very good. The volume is only hurt by some characters making some decisions that frankly don’t make a lot of sense and by some wooden dialogue. But I am really excited to see where thi Volume 30 picks up where Volume 29 left off. An expedition from Alexandria et al. discovers a new community—the largest one The Walking Dead has ever seen. It looks to be fascinating, allows for one big reunion(!), and sets up potentially a lot of story. The slow moments and the emotional beats here are also very, very good. The volume is only hurt by some characters making some decisions that frankly don’t make a lot of sense and by some wooden dialogue. But I am really excited to see where this goes.
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  • Juan
    January 1, 1970
    This world just keeps getting bigger.We get to explore a larger world with a network closer to the Midwest of America. It sounds so unique hearing that a small crew of travelers made the long trek and found a community 50,000 people strong.Without giving away too many details, my two favorite elements of this arc is the in depth look into Michonne's past and how it will change her future. The second is seeing Princess in action. The girl has got skill and I find her so funny.
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  • Silsousa
    January 1, 1970
    SPOILERS AHEAD!So we where finally introduced to a new group, the biggest and the most organized so far, and I don’t like them already... the governor of this group had this spoiled sun, arg so irritating!! The good news, Michonne finds her daughter, she’s alive, me so happy!!
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