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La calma antes de... (The Walking Dead #37-42)

4.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  14,993 Ratings  ·  505 Reviews
El embarazo de llega a su fin y el nacimiento está cerca. Después de todo lo que han pasado, ¿Rick y compañía estarán preparados para lo que están a punto de experimientar? Sin duda, esta entrega viene con un punto de inflexión sin marcha atrás.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published September 17th 2008 by Planeta (first published September 26th 2007)
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Sarah
Dec 20, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume is FULL of suspense. There isn't a lot of killing/main characters dying in this volume but throughout the comic you can sense that something big is coming and oh yes, something very big came at the end! It definitely matched it's title. It was very predictable but I was still like "ooooh shittt!". Volume 8 is going to be absolutely crazy (I hope!). (view spoiler) ...more
Gabby
Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! This volume was amazing! I love how this volume started with a flashback of Lori and Shane. It was nice to see what actually happened with them when Rick was still in a coma. Glenn and Maggie finally have their wedding! It's the cutest shit ever, with Hershel as their pastor and what not. I just love Glenn and Maggie so much. I really enjoyed the scenes with Tyreese, Glenn, Maggie and Michonne going to the National Guard place and taking out all the Woodbury men ...more
Mikaela
BEWARE! SPOILERS FOR BOTH THE SHOW AND THE COMIC!

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•Fuck, I forgot Shane existed. Intense nostalgic flashback.

•If I were legal to drink, I'd drink every time Maggie + Glenn have a moment and I don't care.

•Michonne and Tyreese. ;_;

•The idea of Loris is making me anxious; oh God.

•Billy and Patricia are such forgettable useless characters; is it wrong to wish they'd die already?

•S H I T; the prisoners are attacking!

•Okay, I'm glad Glenn's okay, but I know he's going to die by Negan later on, so
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Anthony Chavez
The title is fitting and this volume was chock full of Kirkman character development goodness.

So much happens! Really I think this, aside from the first volume, is the best so far at individual development of characters. After the Woodbury incident and story arc everyone realizes they need to restock on ammunition and supplies if they are to survive any possible attack by Woodbury which seems imminent now. Rick comes to terms that with his new disability he can't do everything and be the hero/l
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Arielle Walker
I know that the title is pretty indicative of the pace of this volume, but I found myself really appreciating the lull in all of the extreme violence. Something in the relentless killing and torture scenes in the last few volumes has begun to wear a little thin, and I usually find myself numb to all the death and pain by the end, which is unusual for me.

The Calm Before sort of re-introduced me to the characters I had stopped caring about, and for this reason certain moments (view spoiler)
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Randy
May 05, 2016 Randy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Calm Before"...also known as "It's About to Hit the Fan."
Becky
WHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTT???

Well that was definitely unexpected. I totally thought that dude was zombie-food. Huh. Welcome back to the story, guy! Let's see where this goes.

Anyway... I'm kinda glad to see one of the losses from this volume. Chickadee was getting on my damn nerves. If Bill Maher was living with these folks, he'd be all like, "NEW RULE: If you can't cope with life, GTFO." It took longer than I expected, but FINALLY. Toodles, stupid.

Otherwise, this one was a little sl
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Darren Hagan aka snazzlebooks
**SPOILER HEAVY**

Nothing particularly wrong with it, but it didn't keep me as gripped this time around. The group are really settled at the prison and then just when they feel safe and secure, the Governor turns up at the end shouting to his crew to kill them all for a nice little cliffhanger ending.

Lori finally gives birth to her daughter Judith, and it's actually nice to see her and Rick being happy for once. They always just seem to be pissed off at each other before this issue. I suppose th
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Ayman Gomaa
Mar 18, 2016 Ayman Gomaa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
" THE CALM BEFORE " this title was so so true , there is a big crazy storm coming xD
this volume was good , not alot of walking deads and fire shouting but it was like they said calm calm calm .
i was gonna give 2 stars for this volume coz it was boring alittle
so yeah finally maggice and glenn officially married and that was really good and sweet , lori has her baby without any problems not like what i expected but it was okay great annoying LORI still alive , i feel sad for carol but she wasn'
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Sam Quixote
May 05, 2014 Sam Quixote rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The group prepares for an inevitable attack from Woodbury, training up everyone who can hold a gun while a small unit sets off to find the National Guard Station to stock up on guns, ammo and gas. Meanwhile, Maggie and Glenn tie the knot and Lori finally gives birth but still more death and tragedy befalls the small group.

I thought after the craziness of Woodbury and the Governor that this volume would be much less interesting as it’s more or less a return to the status quo but it’s still chock
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Lisa (lisareadsall)
Again.. Carol is crazy.

Shit's about to hit the fan and I'm not going to like it.
Praiz Sophyronja
Oooooh, that ending --- just like the show. So intense and badass.
Raeleen Lemay
Feb 01, 2015 Raeleen Lemay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphicomanga
well Carol is officially insane......
Matt
Jun 11, 2012 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For the most part, reviewing volumes of The Walking Dead seems pointless to me because, well, the idea's pretty damn basic - zombie apocalypse, civilization as we know it has toppled, people live in fear everyday while trying to still get by, survive, and hold onto things worth living for. Over the past 6 volumes, we've gotten to see people grow close to each other and lose loved ones, and Rick has definitely gone through his issues, realizing that it'll take more than being "good" to survive an ...more
Brad
While my enjoyment of The Calm Before is way down compared to the other installments I've read of The Walking Dead, I think there was a real story telling wisdom behind the lull in action crafted by Robert Kirkman.

Our crew of survivors are still hanging out in the prison, and time goes by -- for the characters -- rather quickly. Some shit happens: Lori give birth to Judith; Dale loses his foot (the first successful amputation of a Zombie infected limb) and starts to suspect Andrea and Tyreese or
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Kimberley doruyter
last page thought, they really should have killed that guy.
but i thought that with the show aswell.
☣Lynn☣
Holy cow a lot happens in this volume!!

I'm glad that (view spoiler)

Honestly the only woman I can tolerate is Maggie. She's awesome and I adore her and Glenn together. In the show and the comics. :) Andrea is warming up to me also. Can't wait to continue with this series. It may not be as good as the show, but it's prett
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Brightness
Oh Carol, I'm so happy the tv series took you in an entirely different direction.
Delmy =^.^=
Mar 12, 2016 Delmy =^.^= rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Jennifer (livresaddicted)
Whoa... Like whoa. It was unexpected...
Kim
Nov 13, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies-invade
Great Lori is still alive. Not good.
Jennifer
Jul 13, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: para-zombies
Much of The Calm Before focused on the survivors engaging in pre-apocalypse behaviors. A wedding, a birth, a basketball game, some gardening, "shopping", choosing which movie to watch next and the like. As the title suggests, their opportunity to indulge in the little things they took for granted before the zombie outbreak was inevitably short-lived, leading up to a not-too-surprising last page attack.

Of course, it wouldn't be an installment of The Walking Dead without bloodshed, of the complete
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Ashley
The Walking Dead, Vol.7: The Calm Before provides a much needed mental break for the characters and for me (well, mostly for the characters, with a couple of small exceptions). It's actually kind of notable that two things that would be considered absolutely horrifying in any other story feel really tame here because they are the only two bad things in this volume, where most volumes of this story contain WAY WAY WAY more than that. Also, Robert Kirkman is an asshole, I'm pretty sure, because th ...more
T.W. Brown
Sep 15, 2011 T.W. Brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I realize this is the review for Volume Seven of The Walking Dead series; however, can there be anything good coming in volume eight when the title of the seventh chapter is The Calm Before? Robert Kirkman takes an entire chapter to lull his readers into a bit of complacency. Perhaps he is trying to get his readers to experience the idea he is driving home in this volume: sit in safety long enough and you will forget how to protect yourself.

The lack of good times and warm moments seems all the m
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Ruel
Apr 09, 2016 Ruel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rick and the rest of the survivors settle down into their prison camp and begin to gain some semblance of a normal life. This was a less action-oriented collection; it was like an extended breath of fresh air as we got to know each character better. The title of this collection is appropriate since that's exactly what it feels like: The Calm Before (the storm). Relationships blossom, the group work to improve their surroundings, and they train themselves to be ready against any zombie attack. Or ...more
Alondra
Mar 29, 2015 Alondra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
4.5 Stars

Lots of information, and a LOT of differences shown, apart from the series.

What I liked about this book, is how everyone is dealing with things and each other. Not as much violence, as the previous book.

Everyone is trying to find their own way, and make a life at the prison. As we saw from the show; they get a little too comfortable. Even though they prepare and stock up on supplies; they have no idea what is waiting for them. It has been at least 2 months since Michonne and Rick escap
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Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Jul 25, 2016 Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Biters
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: Tyreese
#37-42 Softcover bindup of The Walking Dead graphic novel. "Lori's pregnancy has come to term, and the birth is near. After everything they've been through, nothing can prepare Rick and the other survivors for what they are about to experience. A major turning point in the series is reached."
Ryan  Buckby
Mar 07, 2016 Ryan Buckby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like where the story has progressed to at this stage all the characters have changed over the course of two months living in peace at the prison. Everyone is starting to find some what of a normal life at the prison, but things do surely take a bad turn as things can never stay good for a long period of time for the group.

Lori's pregnancy has finally come to an end and she has now given birth to a baby girl, meanwhile Dale has his leg cut off to save him from a walker bite that he got while t
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jae!
this was really the calm before... The equivalent of season 4 if i remember correctly. I really liked the 2 previous volumes because it was like the tv show, but still surprising and different. this one was just a little dissapointing compared to them. I thought it didn't bring anything interesting, just old character stories... a guy gets his leg choped up ( tho this time it works) people are jealous, someone comits suicide. the usual ( :p)

The T.V show saw the potential in this calm before the
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Mike
This book is painful to read, but not for the reasons you think. It's all so relatively calm, and all the crises resolve so much better than they should. Almost no surprises. Lots of page turns that should scare the shit out of me, but don't actually.

There's a level of menace I'm projecting onto the page - because of the impending threat from Woodbury - that makes all the boring little dramas and tedious little domestic situations into so much more eerie than reassuring. If there's one thing Ki
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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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