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I hate to be "That Guy" but this week actually seemed to introduce a lot of important stuff, but at a natural pace. I mean, what were guys hoping would happen? That they'd get attacked by zombies or kidnapped, or bit by a snake or something? If you want pointless extra dialogue and obligatory "attacked by a zombie while scavenging" stuff, you may want to check out the show.
Rick finally spoke to Negan for a reason other than "haha, fuck you" and the first thing he says to him is "I need your help." Negan appears to again relinquish control of the situation to Rick, pretending to be embarrassed/ disappointed, and listens carefully. After Rick is done, he tries to cement into Rick's head "I'm still a jerk, think of me in only this light" by asking if Rick is stupid, then gives him sound population control advice. This advice will undoubtedly prove effective, leading to Rick talking to Negan more and more, until Rick needs advice desperately at some point, which is when negan will say "Fuck you, free me or no advice." After the first exchange between Negan and Rick, Rick instantly heads over to the most intelligent and perturbed member of his group, Eugene, telling him what he needs to hear to become productive and useful again, without Rick really having to do anything for him. This issue expanded upon group dynamics, which is like, 80 percent of this comic.
Plus there was that whole assembly scene, which seemed tense and fraught with danger. Rick almost got his ass kicked, needed to shoot into the air and threaten everyone. It was cool.
Personally, I've been waiting for a group to start capturing and processing zombies into useful materials, possibly by smashing them all and harvesting their oils for...well, all kinds of things. plus pulverized bone meal is useful. I mean, by taking sawdust, dead animals and feces, and then pissing on it for a long time, then harvesting the crystals, you can get components vital to the manufacture of gunpowder and explosives. You telling me these people couldn't dig a big hole, fill it with zombies, and then cover the zombie pit with several outhouses for a few months? You'd have crystal zombies in no time.