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The Walking Dead, Book Seven (The Walking Dead: Hardcover editions #7)

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Rick and his group learn the dangers of living behind the safety of the Community walls, and much worse: what happens when those walls give way to those outside. Collects The Walking Dead #73-84.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Image Comics (first published April 2011)
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3.5 stars

Warning: Some Spoilers
I'll try to tag anything really big, though.


This is a pretty mild book, all things considered.
Of course, there are deaths, but it's nobody we care about. Not really. I mean, somebody's gotta go, but this time around it was mostly* just a few of the New Guys.


And there are some Bad Guys, but they don't do any real damage. It's like they're there to just throw everyone off, shake up (maybe wake up) this blissfully unaware little community. Show them how much they nee
So I've now read all seven volumes that have been published thus far, and I feel like I can intelligently address some of the criticism of this series as misogynistic or sexist.

First of all, let me say I totally get why some readers draw this impression, and I don't think folks who don't like it because of the misogynistic elements are necessarily wrong. I kept forcing myself to look at it with a critical eye, because I don't want to basically say, "Well, it's ok because I like Kirkman."

Mahtuipas tällä hetkellä viimeisimmän suomennetun TWD:n kansien väliin taas paljon toimintaa. En malta odottaa, että tv-sarja palaa tauolta 14.2. Vasta aivan muutama viimeinen sivu kertoi tarinaa pidemmälle, kuin mihin kuudes kausi jäi ennen kauden puolivälin taukoa. On siis kiinnostavaa nähdä, mihin tarina tästä eteenpäin muovaantuu.

Nyt alan ymmärtää, miksi kahden eri mediumissa ilmestyvän version välillä on niin paljon eroja. Eihän tv-sarjassa oli mitään yllätyksiä, jos se menisi aivan samoin
Feb 12, 2016 Julia rated it it was amazing
WHOAAAAAA. This got really crazy. My jaw dropped a few times while I was reading this specific comic. Also, I'm finally ahead of the TV series, so that's cool. Fingers crossed that they stay away from mutilating and murdering characters like they do in the graphic novel.
Oct 02, 2012 Robert rated it really liked it
Took a while to get back into the comic flow after watching the series, but once I did it flowed just as quickly and powerfully as before.
May 13, 2013 Nicola rated it really liked it
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Nov 15, 2015 Jon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
For the first time since I've been reading the comics and watching the show, I'm finally further along than the TV series. The ending of this book was fantastic and now I can't wait to see how it gets interpreted on the screen.
Gator Girl
Aug 14, 2016 Gator Girl rated it liked it
*** Spoilers Possible *** this is the gang's time in Alexandria. Very similar to the show. Rick and the abusive husband/dad go at it. The abusive husband/dad kills the mayor's spouse then the Mayor gives the ok for the abuser to be killed. What was different is in the show the 'Wolves' cause the herd of walkers to run over Alexandria. Not so in the book. But we still have Rick and his group, covered in walker guts, moving through the herd. People die. Carl's eye gets shot out.....and Ri
Mar 13, 2014 Darkwalker rated it liked it
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Oct 15, 2013 Aildiin rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Some of the best Walking Dead I have read in a while, especially the second part : "No way out".

A Herd reaches the new settlement that Rick and co have joined and they have to deal with it.
I haven't read the later chapters but it seems like a turning point in the series. Rick has a kind of revelation and realizes that the walkers can be dealt with, once fear is overcome they can be dispatched. This means that most likely from now on the real enemies are going to be living ones...

Like usual the p
Amy Bailey
Feb 11, 2016 Amy Bailey rated it really liked it
This one didn't disappoint. We kind of go back to the multiple character death format here, as a lot happens when it's proven that there's no such thing as paradise. Despite the grisly events that happen here, this one still ends on a hopeful note. I'm really interested to keep going, as we've now picked up to where the show has left off, so everything that happens now in subsequent books will be new to me. Not that the books and the show always correspond with each other, but the basic story ar ...more
3,5 tähteä.

Loppu oli jotain.. En olisi arvannut näin tapahtuvan.

Deadlinen lähestyessä tartuin tähän vihdoin ja lukasin rannalla ollessani. Mikään ei hirveästi koskettanut johtuen varmasti siitä, että edellisen osan lukemisesta on aikaa ja olin unohtanut paljon. On tämä silti viihdyttävää lukemista ja tykkään kyllä sarjakuvista paljon enemmän kuin TV-sarjasta. Nyt vaan pohdin, että mistä seuraavat osat. Hankintapyyntö ei ainakaan vielä ole mennyt kirjastolle läpi, enkä raaskisi itse näitä ostaa.
Laura Grable
Apr 22, 2013 Laura Grable rated it really liked it
These books are all set in the community, but the walls literally come down. From the first book the threat of zombies is apparent and it becomes clear that the community needs Rick and his group as much as they need the community. They are attacked from a random group and then by a herd of walkers. The unexperienced citizens are at a loss for how to deal with the walkers filing in and Rick in a rare move, makes the completely wrong call. He quite literally cuts his ties with the woman he is see ...more
Erin Cataldi
Aug 17, 2014 Erin Cataldi rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
There are some new characters and new problems, but nothing that the gang isn't prepared to fix. Their new community is too promising to let anything get in the way of keeping it thriving so they are working together to try and keep it ship shape and free of zombies. As always, Rick is working on being the best leader he can be. He's already cracked a few times but I'm truly wondering how much longer he can hold on for.He has such a burden on his shoulders. Another great installment for the Walk ...more
Nov 02, 2011 Liesl rated it really liked it
This series never fails to thrill me, and this book proved to be no exception. The first half was a bit slow since it was full of smaller interpersonal conflicts within the community, but these were intriguing to watch unfold, see how they affected everyone and set the stage for the rest of the book. The second half was wall-to-wall excitement as Kirkman and company raise the stakes and end on another expertly crafted cliffhanger. Once again, I am anxious to see what happens next!
Stuart Jaffe
Jan 25, 2014 Stuart Jaffe rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought this series might have run its course, this volume reinvigorates the whole thing. Jaw-dropping moments that reminded me of why I love these books. Can't wait to read the next one.
Dec 19, 2014 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, graphic-novel
Ik heb dit boek uitgelezen en ben meteen naar de bibliotheek gelopen voor de twee volgende delen. Miljaar!
Jan 13, 2015 Adam rated it really liked it
Abrar AlFouzan
Apr 19, 2015 Abrar AlFouzan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-reads
Oh my this was EPIC!!!!!!!!!!
Nathan Adrias
Jan 15, 2017 Nathan Adrias rated it it was amazing

Once again, Image Comics and Robert Kirkman deliver. The Walking Dead: Book Seven is the seventh edition in the "Walking Dead" hardcover book series. This extremely popular book is "So good you won't be able to put it down" according to MAG and thousands of customers, critics, and comic lovers alike all over the internet. If I were to compare this book to another it would be Game of Thrones. They both have a very serious mood to the stories and are not afraid to kill off ANY cha
Dec 17, 2016 Kirra rated it really liked it
After a long break from these comics, I've come back ready to have another obsessive reading week and try to catch-up. It took me about 40 pages to get back into the comic since it's been about nine months since I last read them and I couldn't even remember where they were when I left off but after things started escalating it was easy to slip back into. This volume also heavily focused on a large plot point spread out over five parts called No Way Out so it's already looking bleak for them.

Apr 09, 2016 Robert rated it liked it
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Nov 14, 2016 Sara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, physical-2016
Even though I know what is going to happen, I'm still completely caught up in these books.
Jan 17, 2017 Jason rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2017
Dec 27, 2016 Brian rated it it was amazing
Have to start being careful here...getting close to being spoilers.....
Oct 01, 2016 Batmark rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, horror
The group settles in with the secure community they've found.
Oh, snap!

That was all I could think after finishing this book. I can't believe what happened and I can't believe they made it into such a huge cliffhanger, but I'm definitely hanging on the edge of my seat to know what happens next. It seems like it's been forever since I read Book Six (actually I guess it's only been like five months), so my poor crappy memory failed me a few times when trying to recall who some of the characters were and how some of them had died in previous books (the show an
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Sep 21, 2016 Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) rated it really liked it
Good volume.
Dec 27, 2015 Dominick rated it liked it
These are always easy reads and entertaining enough. Kirkman and Adlard show some flair for pacing and page design--these are good action-oriented comics--but most of the characters, really, seem flat. Maybe that's because Kirkman is fond of telling as a mode of character revelation. Man, these folk talk a lot about their feelings, and how they can't show their feelings, and how they are feeling, and how it's okay not to show your feelings, and what their feelings are. All while slicing and dici ...more
The people at the settlement quickly discover that the new group headed by Rick has a lot more knowledge, experience, and ability with the zombies than they themselves do. But they also snap easily. Is their twitchiness warranted or not?

I was pleasantly surprised by the direction this entry in the series went. I was fully expecting the Rick group to be totally violent and messed up and expelled from the settlement. Instead we see that they can sometimes over-react, but still have their humanity
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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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