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The Walking Dead, Vol. 15: We Find Ourselves (The Walking Dead #85-90)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  6,796 ratings  ·  335 reviews
Life in the community is as near as Rick and his group can ever hope to come to life returning to normal. So why is Rick so on edge and will his behavior spell doom for everyone else?
Paperback, 132 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Image Comics (first published December 14th 2011)
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This may be a case where the filmed adaptation of material is influencing my opinion of something I read. In this case, that’s not a good thing.

I’ve been a big fan of The Walking Dead for several years now, but it’s always had its flaws like clunky dialogue and characters spouting off long speeches about what they are feeling rather than letting the story or the art do some of the heaving lifting. I’ve been willing to overlook that because I was impressed with the way that Kirkman’s on-going zom
Dec 11, 2013 Jeff rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I think I’m getting into Kirkman’s rhythms. Talk. Talk. Zombie mayhem. A character you show an interest in dies. Talk. Talk. Sex. Argument. Fist fight. Talk. Talk. Somebody pulls a gun. Crazy talk. Crying. Talk. Talk. Zombie mayhem. And repeat.
Sam Quixote
Hello? Hello, story? Where did you go?!

You were there during the whole Governor thing, and even for a little bit after but these last couple volumes, you’ve been totally absent. And what’s worse is that this volume doesn’t even have a zombie herd attacking – the characters are stuck doing nothing!

The zombie herd has been eliminated and Rick decides to create defences for their colony, so a group begins digging a trench around the fence while others move cars in the way to provide another obstacl
Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

Things I Learned from This Volume:

1) Blowing a huge chunk out of your head just makes you go into a coma for awhile. It's only a flesh wound, after all.

I know it's so early 2000's to quote Monty Python, but COME ON! There is no more appropriate use than for this comic.

2) If Rick says it's right, it's right. Anyone with different opinions than Rick is bad.

3) No other character other than Rick matters.

4) The best way to reveal how a character thinks and feels is to have them talk abo
Ryan Mishap
After ninety issues I think more than just the characters are weary and out of ideas. Ooohhh, look, another head lopped off. Boring.

Okay, the real meat here has never been the undead but how the living deal with each other in times of crisis. The beautiful brutality of the series has always relied on the living's capacity for violence and cruelty but, more importantly, the remaining shards of goodness, empathy, compassion, and love left after wholeness has been shattered.

This new collection fail
David Gallagher
I don't know why, but the more this series progresses, the more disappointing I find it. There is no liveliness (no pun intended) in it anymore, all the characters I've loved are either dead, or walking dead, and the "community" is a pretty boring place for Kirkman to have gotten stuck for so long. A few holy shit! moments exist in the 15th volume with some rare massive zombie attacks, but I find myself caring less and less. I still read the series feverishly of course, and hope that the best is ...more
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Aug 26, 2012 Kurt rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kurt by: Matt
They can't all be exciting. This is kind of a place-holder collection, letting the characters assess their relationships in the aftermath of an intense battle. There are some great bonding moments between Rick and Carl, and some surprising developments in the romantic pairings, but mostly this volume is a lot of characters grumbling around the little gated community about Rick's leadership. Which is all pretty realistic - one of the strengths of The Walking Dead - and necessary to give the conte ...more
I guess there was quite a bit to miss between books 14 and 16, including a coma & a poorly thought-out rebellion that got sort of squished. I would find it hard to rebel if I was looking down the barrel of Andrea's gun, too. While I could've done without the exposed tongue in the last panel, on the whole, I am really starting to like the emphasis on learning how to live with the zombies rather than be afraid of them. It took me a while, but this plot turn has grown on me. As long as there ar ...more
I'm sorry, but at this point, I'm just done with this series.

Don't get me wrong, Kirkman has some interesting ideas about community and survival and self-preservation, but it's just not keeping me as engaged as it once was.

As I've mentioned before, it's his writing quirks that have really done it for me. The fact that his characters continue to talk AT one another rather than WITH one another, really bugs the crap out of me. It's all a bunch of mini-monologues, and it just gets annoying after th
2.5 stars

Well, okay then. I think that, because I loved Volume 14 so much, I expected too much from this one.

This volume was tame. Slow. Boring. Even the one small conflict they had (view spoiler) didn’t do much to inject anything into this story.

Abraham showed his ass at the beginning – I remember reading the first few pages and shaking my head at how he muffed things up. The small riff towards the end was
Does anyone ever wonder how the zombies manage to keep their glasses on?
I hate One-Eyed Carl.
Reviewed first at Brunner's Bookshelf

If you read my review of Vol 14 then you might remember me saying that it would be easy for Robert Kirkman to make a purely character driven story. This is that book. It wasn't even a great character story. Again Rick was really big into the monologues. A lot happened in the last book so I understand taking a breather to let our group recoup a bit and take stock after a huge Zombie attack. I just wish there was a better story to this book instead of a lot of
Kyle Falhaber
This was just a so-so entry into the series. I still, and will probably always, love the series. So, no matter what is written I will pick up the newest copy and enjoy the novel. But once again, it felt like this was a filler entry. Where as last time it followed the normal script - feeling safe, bad stuff happens, fix the problem but casualties exist. This novel was more around character development and mutinous tides inside the camp instead of exterior threats. Rick seems to be shifting his th ...more
Michael Larson
When Robert Kirkman set out to write 'The Walking Dead', he said he wanted it to be like an ongoing TV show, where we would see characters come and go, in many different situations. In this, I think he has succeeded. I do think that the actual characterization is often quite thin, and that the characters are often guilty of simply telling us their feelings rather than this being represented in their actions, and so I have always felt a distance from the characters. I think that this distance als ...more
What is it with the long drawn-out explanations-cum-apologies, Kirkman? You carrying a lot of guilt for shit you done, but never had the nerve to apologise and explain yourself for it? I get that many people have regrets and want to make up for it, but every single person in these books gives a ten-minute soliloquy every time they say something nasty. Does your life really work like that? I'm sure I don't work like that, no matter how much regret spills up - I'm still going to stomp off mad some ...more
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Dennis Koniecki
A few thoughts:

a) I can't pretend to be an expert on comic books or graphic novels or whatever. I haven't read that many of them. But I have spent a decent amount of time with the sci-fi genre. And so people whining about (view spoiler)
I don't normally review on here but I figured I have say something about these walking dead books. As I've finished them, I'd come to good reads and rate them and glance at people's reviews and I noticed something. They don't like it when the series slows down. I do notice the pattern Kirkman has exhibited for a while, and that produces predictability which isnt a good thing, but so is never slowing down.

I think it's a good thing when this series slows down. The characters need time to think; to
One thing that happens when Rick and his friends find themselves in a place where they feel save is that they have a chance to really consider all of the horror of the new world and their part in it. The herd has been slain, and the residents of the little walled community not far out of DC are working on burning the bodies while Rick is dealing with the horror of the fact that his son Carl received a gruesome gunshot wound to the head at the end of the previous book.

Carl is stable, and Denise,
Thomas Hettich
The title "We Find Ourselves" should have warned me. One of the flaws of the series is that often, the writer tells us through dialogue that the character is changing, instead of showing us through actions. In addition to that, insight and changes seem to happen regularly (if we are to believe the dialogue). The result of having characters staying the same, if judged by their actions, and at the same time making a pro-claimed journey, if judged by the dialogue, is that we start caring more about ...more
Michael Neno
In my review of The Walking Dead Volume 14, I mentioned throwing a Chris Claremont-penned X-Men trade paperback in the trash due to its poor writing. Will Robert Kirkman, author of the Walking Dead series, cause history to repeat itself?

Volume 15, "We Find Ourselves", exemplifies the worst traits of Kirkman's writing style and choices and is the nadir of the series (so far). Simply put: Kirkman can't stop having characters spout long, emotional, needless, often irrational, sobbing monologues. T
Michael Nash
Once you see that the plot of The Walking Dead is cyclical (as I detailed in my review of vol. 14) its impossible to unsee. The Alexandria Free Zone is going to collapse (due to the interference of humans either from within or without, since at this point its clear that zombies aren’t a real threat), because that is the only plot development that Robert Kirkman ever uses. In the process several characters are going to die, including one of the characters who have been around since near the begin ...more
Craig Allen
Another fun volume of TWD series. This was more of a come down from the last volume, where all hell broke loose. This set dealt with the aftermath of all the loss and changes plus the reveals of the fate of characters that were in bad shape at the end of the previous volume. VERY hard to discuss these without spoilers, lol. Lots of dialogue and character development, which is always fun. 4 stars.
The amount of people getting bored with this series seems to be escalating. Maybe Robert Kirkman saw himself as a marvel writer. He could just keep these characters alive for 20 years and intrigue new generations. I've never read marvel comics though, but I've heard they have a well developed plot line.

I can see why people are getting frustrated. They want a story to progress and it seems we've just went back to the same plot as the prison. New characters, old characters, a single place to secu
Wish this one had been better. No "holy s#@t" moments. The daily grind of the post-zombie-apocalypse world has set in. But things are going just good enough to know something big and bad will happen soon. But unless Carl turns into a walker and eats his father's brains, I don't think readers can be really shocked anymore. But I want to see myself proved wrong.
Julien V
This one sucked. Nothing happens and all the characters go emo. "I'm sorry" "No, I'M sorry" ; "I get so angry" ; "I can't go on"... Jeez, never heard it before.

Drawings are on par while the dialogue goes from bad to worse. Any new ideas, Kirkman? This is just filler.

I like the Walking dead TV series and decided to try comics and I was surprised how smoothly plot line goes and how gorish it is. seriously the zombie comics should be dark and filled with interesting characters. This one is.
Ben De Bono
The series is still good, but this volume is considerably slower than previous ones. I think it's time for Kirkman to either take the series in a different direction or start moving toward a conclusion.
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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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