The Walking Dead has started an exciting new chapter with the release of Issue 175, which began the highly-anticipated New World Order story arc. Part One of this exciting journey introduced colorful new characters, locations, and cliffhangers that critics and fans alike are applauding. We compiled the best reactions to the issue below. (Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD)
“There’s plenty of reason to be excited about the future of this series. Issue #175 doesn’t just kick off an ambitious and potentially game-changing new arc, it’s also one of the best issues of the series in a long while. The cliffhanger ending alone is enough to reinvigorate the series and remind readers that anything is possible in this unpredictable universe.”
“Issue #175 proves, if nothing else, the complexity of the series as it expands into uncharted territory and launches an exciting new chapter for The Walking Dead.”
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“One of the best aspects of The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman is his ability to punch you in the gut with the final page of each issue. There are only a few books out today that compel you to read the next issue right away, and where the month-long wait till the next issue is agonizingly great. The Walking Dead #175 is a landmark issue as Kirkman introduces a new status quo and smacks you in the face with new information about a fan-favorite character.”
One word WOW!!
— RaymondFearon (@raymondfearon68) January 4, 2018
I freaking loved it!! 50,000 people in one community!! Sheesh! Better watchout Rick! lol
— Lee Golden (@LeeGolden6) January 4, 2018
One of the best issues yet it was amazing to find out that there is a group with 50,000 people and that much inner plot twist at the end wow ?
— James [team?] (@JMarsh1307) January 3, 2018
The cliffhanger at the end of the walking dead #175 pic.twitter.com/ahJOWl29jk
— Jerrell Simpson (@jbrizzle92) January 3, 2018
Which insane ending? The 50k settlement or Michonne getting punched right in the feels?
— David Ethington (@davidethington) January 4, 2018
I’m glad I played her DLC
— I.Q (@iqthehaiasi) January 4, 2018
Such an incredible issue! I literally gasped at the ending.
— NickE91 (@NickEllard) January 4, 2018
What the af Kirkman?! I thought we knew Michonne’s back story? Where did that come from? Loved this!!
— Dottie O ? (@legitDottieO) January 4, 2018
I've gotta say… This was so far my favourite issue.
Jesus christ… fifthy thousand people? I was expecting about 800 but 50 000?!
Do not fuck with commonwealth. This group looks so cool! Awesome issue. And seeing Elodye's letter…. more emotional than show…
— Tomáš Sláma (@MrThunder777) January 3, 2018
New world order! It’s just that! Fifty thousand! Football leagues! I bet there’s bowling too!
— Matthew swaim (@Matthewswaim55) January 4, 2018
One of the better issues. It's always cool to see how groups add members in a safe thought out manner. Hope Michonne gets what she obviously wants.
— Matt Smith (@MattSmith887766) January 4, 2018
— Adriana (@Zavrinna) January 4, 2018
I am so happy, and hoping that Michonne actually finds her, if anyone deserves a bit of happiness after the shit she went through between the gov, her flashbacks, etc, it's Michonne.
— dnc510 (@dnc510) January 4, 2018
I loved the ending. when they saw the board I knew what was going to happen but did not expect who it happened to.
— Jake Combs (@JakeCombsAuthor) January 4, 2018
great issue!!! one of my favorites.
— Robert Knowles (@Robknow23) January 3, 2018
I don't know yet. 50k people?! A second governor? Or another psycho-boss? All must be perfectly organized…but what will happen to the Hilltop, the Kingdom…Alexandria? Will Rick and the others move there? I'm happy for Michonne, but I'm still irritatet
— Silke Wes (@WesSi1166) January 4, 2018
Loved it. It just gave me so much hope, you know, seeing someone finding something (or in that case, someone) they had before it all went down. It's just so rare in this universe. Guess it won't last but hey, I'll enjoy it as long as I can.
— Drahcoh. (@LordPimack) January 4, 2018
— Desire' Valentine (@DValentineGary) January 3, 2018
Given the reveal I'm kind of hopeful another Telltale girl will make her way into the comics via the Commonwealth and New World Order arc.
— Castle (@ImThatCastle) January 4, 2018
— AJ (@abduh_aljapry) January 3, 2018
Just read The Walking Dead #175, I really enjoyed it. Can not wait to see what happens next seeing as how it ended.
— Conor (@Paratyr) January 3, 2018
I haven’t seen much chatter about this, but I really enjoyed The Walking Dead #175. First issue in a while that has had some real momentum.
— Batman's Bookcase (@BatmansBookcase) January 4, 2018
Very excited for the new story arc! Very!
— Krasio (@KrasiNikolovv) January 3, 2018
Im a 50 yr old man who was waiting for the door to unlock so I could get my new issue….TWD knocks off about 40yrs for me!
— Derek Booth (@dewaboart) January 3, 2018
What did YOU think of the issue? Was it the best in a while? Tell us what you’re thinking in the comments below. Also make sure to leave your hot take in our 175 Reader Discussion, where the best commenter wins a Robert Kirkman-signed copy of The Walking Dead!
I had tears after reading. I love this comic and not many comics have made me feel so strong for characters. Michone is a badass but she’s been so alone. She’s one of my favorite characters and I’m thrilled that she may have some family alive. Thanks Walking Dead Skybound!
I was so thrilled when Michonne and the team found the note posted by Elodie I think they brought so much to the story by adding this to it. They brought a lot of desire and left me anxious for the next issue.