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The Walking Dead, Vol. 30: New World Order

(The Walking Dead #30)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,191 ratings  ·  147 reviews
New friends. New enemies. New threats. It's a whole new world. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #175-180.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published September 11th 2018 by Image Comics
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Sam Quixote
Rick and his jolly band come across a new group: the Commonwealth! And so begins the same old story – can they trust them or is they nutballs?

What a boring book! The Commonwealth aren’t that bad a bunch despite having Stormtroopers and a Joffrey-esque shithead second-in-line to power, so the characters spend the entire volume looking about this large (by Walking Dead standards) town and bugger-all else! Princess is still hanging around, up in Hilltop Sophia’s having some pointless drama with Mag
Let the allegory of Capitalism vs. Socialism begin!

Not a whole lot of zombie action in this volume. Mostly just a lot of introductions that have a strong resemblance to the many other times we have met new people in this series. Getting a bit repetitive, perhaps?

At this point, I cannot tell if there are truly bad guys, or if the next step in the series will just be political debates and arguments over whose post zombie apocalypse ideas are the best. There are a few edgy characters and some palpa
I enjoyed this volume. There wasn’t a lot of zombie action but quite a bit happened for a few different characters. Kirkman also introduced a few new characters and I’m glad he’s actually fleshing new characters out because in the past, new characters were coming and going and none of them were standing out to me. I’m really interested to see what happens next with the new story that was introduced. It’s something quite different and I’m impressed that the TWD team are still coming up with new a ...more
Oct 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Well, we meet the new group in Ohio called the Commonwealth. Kirkman seems to be going out of his way to make everyone we meet a huge a-hole. This whole class system thing they've set up is set up really poorly, where they just set you up with what you were in the past. It almost feels like they are talking to people from another planet where they can't even understand how people live without a ladder to climb. Yes, class systems would probably naturally develop as the size of their city increas ...more
Ben Brown
The Walking Dead, Vol. 30: 180 issues in, and “The Walking Dead,” somehow, is still trucking along as strong as ever. With this latest arc, Robert Kirkman introduces an entirely new element into the series - the return, more or less, of a fully functioning, “modern” civilization – and then proceeds to set our favorite characters loose into this all new playground let them react to it. The result is, for my money, one of the series’ best arcs in a while, simultaneously tension-filled while also n ...more
Ryan Buckby
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A whole new world is opening up and this issue we see a group travel to Ohio which is the biggest distance anyone has traveled to in this world this far.

Plot: Robert Kirkman has once again expanded on this world and i'm happy that we are now moving into another part of the country and with a whole new group thats the biggest one to ever be introduced in the walking dead world. The Commonwealth is the new massive community that we are finally introduced to in this issue as we have been teased
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
The first thing my husband says when he sees this: "Why are there Stormtroopers?" Hah! That was great. But why ARE there Stormtroopers? This volume picks up right where the previous one left off: an encounter with a new community that Eugene had been communicating with. The majority of this novel focuses on the Commonwealth, a community of over fifty thousand people. They basically have their own army, hence the armored outfits, and people live life similar to the way things were before. The gov ...more
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: image
Yes, I'm still reading this. I have given up on the show, though I'm carrying on with the comic for a bit longer. Though it does feel a bit repetitive now...
Rod Brown
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
On a page by page basis, this is a strong volume in a long-running series. My only reservation is that Walking Dead story cycles are sort of turning into Star Trek episodes with our core group constantly seeking out new life and new civilizations, and when first contact is made we discover new problems or flawed leaders that cause conflict with our heroes. This time the flaw seems to be a creepy/timely class system with privileged elites. I'm sure the story arc will play out well, but I'm sort o ...more
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Eugene and Michonne's group finally arrives in Ohio to meet the woman Stephanie that Eugene has been communicating by ham radio with. Instead they are met by a large group of soldiers, decked out in Stormtrooper type of gear, and taken to meet Lance who wishes to interrogate the group. Turns out they are on the outskirts of The Commonwealth, a group of survivors 50K strong. We then meet Pamela, the governor, and find out this large group has based their new society on a class system built upon w ...more
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
As many people have noted, Walking Dead is very cyclical. But it's an additive cycle - each time the survivors run into another group, it seems the newcomers are another step up the ladder of civilization. That's very true with this volume, as Michonne and Eugene lead a group to meet Stephanie. The initial interactions feel very realistic, as neither group is willing to trust the other, but eventually the interactions reach friendlier terms. It seems the new group is going to raise a number of c ...more
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Oct 13, 2018 rated it liked it
This story arc allows the survivors to meet a new civilization, a large scale civilization run on the idea that whatever class system existed before should be reconstituted with exams allowing people to move up. Instead of another desperate cannibalistic society, this is one advanced beyond where Rick and company are and so large that if it comes to a battle -and it usually does - Rick simply can't compete in the numbers game.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not quite up to the same level as some of the previous, recent volumes, but still this promises a nice, new direction for the series. I really appreciate that we've gotten to the point where the focus is more on the rebuilding of civilization than it is on fighting/killing zombies and there's more of that in this collection, as Eugene and his group meet the Commonwealth. At first, things look a bit menacing--the soldiers are all dressed in Stormtrooper-like gear and there's a bit of sizing each ...more
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels

So the new villains have arrived and it has a very meh moment. I am starting to debate if I should continue this series, if the arc fails to deliver it might be bye bye. The long running series is looping storylines and I must admit the ambigious reason for the plague should be engaged soon. The arcs are just war after war and it would be nice to have the characters finding purpose other than living.

Robert Kirkman delivers a new setting and answers a question for one of the characters, I was
Sep 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
New groups, new possibilities, and new potentials for trouble.... to be continued
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not much takes place in this volume in terms of action. It mostly acts as a pivot and beginning into a new arc that’s looking to be interesting.

One thing I think the comics do better than the show (which has lost the plot for the third year in a row) is that they are constantly evolving the story of rebuilding society. That’s the interesting part in this type of ongoing concept. Here we see the seeds planted of opposing ideologies over how societies should be rebuilt. Is Ricks ideal society of “
Quentin Wallace
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's amazing to me how a zombie comic with very little action can still be so compelling. This volume is short on the fighting but very deep on the human interaction. Rick's group has found a group that truly seems to be recreating society, but as is always the case there are still problems. In this case it's nothing as sinister as cannibalism, but more a case of civilization going back to the haves and have-nots. Also there's a pretty huge revelation regarding Michonne.

I suppose my investment i
Fiction State Of Mind
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book
Really interesting story arc! I shocker with michonne
Barry Bridges
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Still one of the best ongoing stories on the market.
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
An entire book to meet new folks, get odd feelings about them, and kill nobody. Spinning its wheels. Plus a highly improbably occurrence which even the characters call highly improbable.
3.5 stars -- Looking at the cover, I thought for a moment this was the first Walking Dead/Star Wars crossover.

But seriously. This installment was decent, but if you're looking for lots of zombie action, look elsewhere. The zombies were essentially an afterthought in issue 30. There was more personal drama, but for the most part it was handled in a more professional and mature way, rather than the soppy soap-opera stuff this series has a tendency to veer into at times.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, horror, zombies
3.5 stars

I don’t know. I’m not sure how much longer this can go on. I liked Michonne’s surprise and how the panels were done for her story. Princess is amusing. The new group is making me nervous, like new groups always do, and I wonder if the inevitable conflict is going to be any different than past conflicts. I’m still interested enough to stick with it, but I’m just not as excited by this series as I used to be.
H. P.
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: modern-sf
Volume 30 picks up where Volume 29 left off. An expedition from Alexandria et al. discovers a new community—the largest one The Walking Dead has ever seen. It looks to be fascinating, allows for one big reunion(!), and sets up potentially a lot of story. The slow moments and the emotional beats here are also very, very good. The volume is only hurt by some characters making some decisions that frankly don’t make a lot of sense and by some wooden dialogue. But I am really excited to see where thi ...more
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads

Get ready for tearful reunions and a brand-new community with questionable motives. Yes, another one. The latest collection in the Walking Dead series is not terrible, but it’s not terribly exciting either as things are slowly set in motion for the next arc. Is this merely a filler trade setting us up for the next big bad? Probably. But at least everyone’s new fan favorite the Princess is around to make things interesting.
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the only on going comic I keep following
I just wish Rick would die, it’s about time...
Joshua Williams
Jun 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Kirkman, if you let Rick grimes start another f***ing war I will burn my walking dead collection and never look back.
Dakota Morgan
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
You know what I really liked about New World Order? It's kinda boring. Except for one huge (and happy) surprise, it's pretty much entirely a discussion of the preferred economic system between Rick's camp and the newfound metropolis, the Commonwealth. Seriously! The main conflict here socialism versus capitalism. It's dull, sure, but it's a fascinating next step in the Walking Dead. We've moved from ceaseless zombie action > warfare among the living > a thoughtful discussion of what comes ...more
Chris Lemmerman
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I do not like the look of The Commonwealth at all, but they're definitely the type of organization that could only exist 170+ issues into a series like this. The Michonne developments are nice, but I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop. The fact that people can still be so conceited post-zombie apocalypse doesn't surprise me, even though I wish it did.
Jakub Kvíz
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cast Rickovy party se setkava s novou komunitou, ktera je vetsi, lepsi, vyspelejsi a krasnejsi...

Netrva to dlouho a ctenarovi je naznaceno, ze se mozna pod krasnou slupkou schovava shnily jadro. V zaveru se setkaji vudci obou komunit a zacina bejt jasny, ze maji odlisny nazor na to, jak by mela fungovat spolecnost v post-apo svete.

Porad to funguje dobre, je to ctivy a clovek se tesi na kazdej dalsi sesit, ale jestli tohle nahodou vygraduje v dalsi valku, tak budu fakt nasranej.
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Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co-founders of ...more

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