What should readers expect from issue 163 of The Walking Dead titled ‘Conquered’ when it is released by Image Comics and Skybound on February 1, 2017?
War. That has been the theme of The Walking Dead comics for several issues now. Even though The Whisperers have been defeated following a bloody and destructive fight, the battles will continue for the survivors.
Issue 163 of the comics is titled ‘Conquered’ and will show Rick Grimes and the other people of Alexandria preparing to deal with a massive army of undead monsters headed right for their community.
Beta and a couple of his men may have retreated, but they aren’t done unleashing damage on the survivors. They have already burned The Hilltop to the ground, and now they are looking at finishing off the weak and tired fighters of Alexandria.
Here is the cover of the issue:
Featured in the middle of the group of zombie hands is the replacement hand of Rick Grimes. This could be a sign that the end is near for the main character of the comics, or this may be a close call for the leader of Alexandria.
The issue will be 40 pages, making this an expanded issue for fans. There are also two variant covers available for the discounted issue, which is only 25 cents in honor of the anniversary of Image Comics, and those were available during the pre-order phase for retailers:
The description for the issue is an interesting one, and it sounds very bleak for the survivors in Alexandria:
“In the aftermath of the Whisperer War: ALL IS LOST”
It will be interesting to see how the people of Alexandria deal with the walkers. Rick Grimes knows there is a lot of danger coming, but his people are unprepared and weak from their earlier battles. Thankfully, they just got a shipment of ammunition from Eugene and the people at the factory, so they do have some firepower to deal with the undead.
Issue 163 of Image Comics and Skybound’s The Walking Dead comic book series titled ‘Conquered’ will be released on February 1, 2017. How will they fare in the fight against the undead and what will become of Alexandria? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.