The Walking Dead #146
Issue 146 is the one-hundred and forty-sixth issue of Image Comics’ The Walking Dead and the second part of Volume 25. It was published on September 9th, 2015.
This issue opens with a prolonged silent sequence that essentially showcases the entire community of Alexandria in mourning. This is where issue #146 struggles. In between the previous issue and this material, it feels like Kirkman and Charlie Adlard are flogging a dead horse. The message has been received – people are sad. The story only settles into a groove once the focus shifts to Rick and his crumbling reputation in the community. Here Kirkman has crafted a compelling dilemma. Obviously, Rick’s decision to avoid retaliating against the Whisperers until they can plan and strategize is the sensible choice. But for those who lost friends and loved ones, failing to act is a disgrace to their memories.