The Walking Dead: Volume 14, No Way Out, by Robert Kirkman et. al. ISBN 9781607063926
Five out of five stars
True to the plotting of this series, when things look like they are stable for Rick and his group, the smelly mess hits the fan. In this case, they have found what appears to be a sanctuary, a walled compound with a group of people that are permanent and have a stock of food and other materials. The undead are few enough that it is possible to send people out to search stores and other retail establishments for supplies such as antibiotics that they are lacking.
In the previous episode, the people in the sanctuary were able to fend off an attack by a hostile group. However, the sound of the gunfire attracted large numbers of the undead and they massed up against a wall, causing it to collapse, leading to an invasion. There are tense moments as the living stand and fight against the hordes.
At the end, Rick has a revelation, for the first time since the nightmare began he realizes that running is not the answer. He now understands that with the people he has, it is best to stand and fight against the walking dead. This issue of the series appears to be a major turning point, the mindset has now shifted from running away and avoiding the undead to standing strong and organized in place and holding the ground you are living on. It is all summarized in the single word, “Hope.”