At the end of Volume 11, Rick and the gang face a small problem which is quickly resolved by Andrea's sharp shooting skills. What we saw in those last few pages is the set up to this editions crisis.
A few issues ago we were introduced to Abraham. At first I was a little dubious of him, but now he's quickly become Rick's right hand man, a guy you can rely on, with morals, almost like a Daryl Dixon.
It's from Abraham we learn about how zombies move and gather and how they heard.. which is the threat to Rick and the community.
The last few volumes have been at a slower pace. There has been very little threat from zombies but more about the threat from within. I'm pleased to say this volume is loaded with zombie kills, fast pace, limbs flying everywhere!
I was quite surprised when a main character was injured, I wasn't expecting it, I hope they survive.
Rick has had an epiphany, he seems to have come full circle, got his shit together and takes the lead, and finally it looks like he seems hope.
"We get so focused on what we need, we stop caring about other people, maybe it's what we have to do to get by but it takes away a piece of your soul every time."
5 out of 5 stars