After spending nearly the entire arc at the Commonwealth it’s finally time to return to Alexandria…but not everyone will be along for the ride. How do you think this issue played out? Should Michonne have accompanied them to Alexandria? How will Rick and the rest of the community react to the convoy? Tell us that and more in the comments below for a chance to win a Robert Kirkman-signed copy of this issue!
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Previously: Sophia confronts Maggie about her relationship with Dante, and accepts her mother’s choices. Since Elodie has safely lived in the Commonwealth for years, Michonne trusts Governor Milton, who begins preparations to visit Alexandria. However, Sebastian Milton is a complete asshole, and Princess unleashes some whupass to teach him a lesson. She’s stopped only by Officer Mercer, and when Elodie intercedes, she’s back-handed by Sebastian. Michonne moves to draw her sword, but Elodie tells her it’s important they know their place.
Fantastic issue! Hopefully we see a lot of the Commonwealth moving forward. The possibility for storylines seems endless with such a large community and of course as many new characters as Kirkman sees fit. Really enjoying this arc.
Will be interesting to see how it plays out. How many regulars will we see move to the Commonwealth? How many stay in Alexandria..Hilltop etc?
Agreed! This was a really interesting issue with lots of different perspectives going on at once. Can’t wait to see what Rick thinks of it all!! Has been a great story so far and I am really excited to see what happens with Michonne and her daughter, I am guessing they will be fighting their way out at some point.
The issue is awesome. Every issue is better than last episode. I recommend number 179 specially. I love Maggie and Michonne. I am waiting for Rick too.
Yep, brilliant one – so much revealed, so many character moments for everybody. Excellent.
The class system is… interesting. I’m not sure I really want to see the comic go down a class war avenue but it seems to me that it’s leading to elections which I’m surprised haven’t happened before now.
Sad to see Michonne leaving the group and her sword. How is she going to protect Elodie and herself, when shit hits the fan? And we know that it will.
It’s good to be back at home at Alexandria, I can’t wait for the interactions of this posh Governess and “peasants”.
I loved the issue overall but not happy at all about Michonne staying behind! Pamela calling ASZ a “shit hole’ makes me think she’s going to have conflict with Rick. I think Rick’s going to go back to CW and convince Michonne to come home… I don’t trust them (and now Michonne has no weapon which means she can’t leave on her own and go back to ASZ. It’s a dangerous trip back).
Such a great issue! So far one of my favorites.
I thought it was smart to have the different levels at the commonwealth. I’m eager to see the other communities Elodie spoke about will be. I have a feeling Mercer is going to be an Allie to us. And I definitely think something will happen to Sebastian while Governor Milton is gone.
What Siddiq said about killing the entire family, that he overheard that. I thought they were just talking about Sebastian, so now I have to read that issue again lol. The Princess is just amazing. I really enjoy her character. It was nice to see Michonne at a good place in her life when she hadn’t been for so long. I don’t like that she is weaponless cause I don’t trust the commonwealth.
It was overall good. Governor Pamela thinks she is almighty right now but she doesn’t know Rick Grimes. Also I am kind upset that Michonne stayed behind and that she didn’t just take her daughter back with them especially that she doesn’t have her sword now because she won’t have anythijng to protect herself with. I’m also really enjoying Princess.
I have a bad feeling about Sebastian being there without supervision. Still have no idea where this arc will go. If Sebastian has any kind of authority I could see him being the next big bad which would be very cool. Something is going to happen while momma is away that’s for sure.
I wonder if the commonwealth has mastered the Cardamom Gelato could that be what Yumiko was enjoying much to Magna’s displeasure? Stunned to see Michonne hand over the katana, excited and nervous for the meeting of Pamela and Rick. Can’t wait for next month’s issue also pumped for Oblivion Song 3 next week going to make for a good bday getting the new issue and seeing what is going to happen to Nathan. Thanks Kirkman genius as usual
Bad things happen when Michonne isn’t around. It’s inevitable. I give it one issue till she gets that Katana back again. A great read and I’m excited to see where it goes next! A fight between Pam and Rick is on the horizon… I can feel it.
It’s official: Sebastian is Joffrey.
And they said my degree wouldn’t amount to anything. #TWD179
Worried for Michonne. It seems like she’s reached the end of her character arc. And I cant believe she’s so blind to the fact that she’s being kept as collateral at the Commonwealth in case something happens to Pamela. It’s easy to see she’s kind of like a hostage.
You know, I’m actually excited for Michonne to hang up her sword. She hasn’t been able to rest since the early days of Alexandria.
Plus, Eugene with her sword was really cool. I sure hope everything goes well with Rick and the Commonwealth negotiating.
Kudos to Magna for keeping it real, by the way.
I have a feeling that now that michine has finally gotten rid of her katana, she’ll find a letter opener that looks like a katana and play with it like one. SVISH!
I have to say I almost shed a tear at michonne giving eugene her sword & telling him she was staying.i really didn’t see that coming. I thought elodie was going to go with the convoy to alexandria, yet, either way family shenanigans are soon to fill my heart with joy.
P.S the Princess is going to make a fine addition to the Alexandrians\Hilltop.
My excitement is unexplainable!
I love how expressive Magna is in this issue. The artwork is just amazing. Plus, everyone should enjoy the the evil people’s ice cream
I don’t believe they are allowed to leave if they (Stephanie, Elodie) wanted to. Seems like if they have a job, they better be doing it or there are going to be consequences.
Can see Mercer wanting to stay with our groups but will have to deal with Pamela and will cause the rift. Maybe he loses it finally with Sebastian and chokes him out. Making him flee for Alexandria?
So many ways this can go… mind is reeling.
It only took a week for this issue’s delivery. And the story is starting to pick up. I’m still finding Letter Hacks more entertaining, but the Hacks in this issue makes me think the tide is starting to turn. Or maybe that’s just more Kirkjerking. Haven’t given up on it yet… holding out for awesomeness.