Title: The Walking Dead Vol. 13: Too Far Gone
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artists: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Review by: Bill Jones
“Too Far Gone,” the 13th volume of The Walking Dead, brings the set-up of Kirkman’s Washington, D.C. arc to a head. In “Life Among Them,” the group of survivors we’ve been following were taken to a walled community in the nation’s capitol. “Too Far Gone” finds them settling into their new lives, protected from the dead and living back under the constructs of society. But things are far from settled, as Rick and Co. are finding themselves with different levels of suspicion and trust, and blending in or failing to blend in (to different degrees) with the people of the community. Luckily, Kirkman gives two big moments for these relationships to come to a head, with Rick arguably going a bit too far in his role as sheriff, and an aggressive group showing up at the gates. And even with everything in motion, Kirkman finds a way to offer a twist at the end, while remaining faithful to the characters he has created.
“Too Far Gone” collects The Walking Dead issues #73-78.
Pros: Great big moments that bring things to a head for the D.C. arc. Great contention between the group and new community. Solid action all around.
Cons: That there’s not more of it. Rick’s outburst a bit overdone.
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