The War with the Whisperers was inevitable. But who who survive this all out battle?
The Walking Dead: The Whisperer War review. Issue #157
Part 1 of 6 chapters
by TS Alan
Issue #157, kicks off what looks to be the most compelling Walking Dead story line since ‘All Out War’ (issues 115 – 126) several years ago. And while “The Whisperer War” involves another major clash between opposing factions, this opening chapter makes it clear that Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard are planning something that readers may not expect. Kirkman has already laid some foundation of mistrust between the allied communities and with an uneasy truce between Rick and Negan, things are sure to get extremely interesting. Especially since readers know Negan doesn’t do anything that doesn’t serve his own agenda and getting his beloved Lucille back.
All the allied communities seem to be rallying around Rick in his call to battle against The Whisperers. Some are more willing than others to send troops, but all know that if they don’t permanently eliminate The whisperers it could be an end to peace and their trade routes.
The escaped Negan has returned, bringing Rick the decapitated head of Alpha, the leader of The Whisperers, as a gesture of good faith and sincerity in a desire for a truce and to help Rick fight a common foe. However, Dwight is not so easy to believe the leader he helped to overthrow.
Will the aging Rick join in the fray and lead the troops? Will Carl & Lydia disobey Michonne’s order to stay behind to help guard the community. And will Negan betray his truce with Rick? These questions will certainly be answered in the upcoming issues of The Walking Dead: The Whisperer War.
With Negan bringing the decapitated head of Alpha to Rick as a gift, creator Robert Kirkman finally brings the looming war with The Whisperers to fruition. There is no doubt after reading the first part that The Whisperers will be out for bloody revenge for the death of their leader. With Negan’s return and his desire to do things Rick’s way, readers, especially fans of Negan, will want to know if Negan’s intention is honorable or if he is up to an underhanded scheme of revenge against Rick. This series will be a must read for all Walking Dead comic fans.