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The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World (The Walking Dead #91-96)

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Rick discovers that there are communities of survivors nearby, and begins to explore a larger world. Reprinting issues #91-96 of the Eisner Award-winning series, The Walking Dead.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Image Comics (first published June 6th 2012)
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Melki
Remember A Bug's Life?
In that movie, industrious ants worked hard to compile an offering for the mooching grasshoppers. Then one day a brave ant recruited a team of warriors (aka circus performers) to help kick the grasshopper's butts.

Now - substitute innocent, zombie-apocalypse survivors for the ants, big, ugly guys with guns for the grasshoppers, and Rick's little group for the warrior bugs - and you've pretty much summed up this book. (The undead are reduced to, oh...let's say - gnats, or som
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Raeleen Lemay
Feb 01, 2015 Raeleen Lemay rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphicomanga
OOOO I'm really excited to see where the story is going. I need to get the next few volumes from the library ASAP.
Kemper
Nov 16, 2012 Kemper rated it really liked it
What’s this? Faint signs of hope? A small sliver of optimism in a world filled with death and despair? I must have picked up the wrong book. This can’t be a Walking Dead collection. Let me check the cover….. Huh. I’ll be damned.

Rick and the small community of people who have managed to avoid becoming zombie chow are trying to find enough food to survive a winter and keep the undead from bunching up at their walls when a stranger shows up. The guy looks like Jesus and has the fighting skills of t
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Jeff
Dec 30, 2013 Jeff rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix
Does anybody remember Father Guido Sarducci?

I know I’m paraphrasing here, but he summed up college education with the simple things you remember. The one that sticks in my mind is Economics – Supply and Demand. That’s it. That’s all you remember about Economics. I’ll add two more. Writing – Man’s inhumanity to man (this is what conflict boils down to. Read The Cat in the Hat if you don’t believe me.) and Psychology – Maslow’s Pyramid. It’s not as catchy as the Healthy Eating Pyramid (or the $10
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Becky
This is another rather slow volume... not much happens except a badass dude shows up offering a trade agreement with a much larger community nearby. Of course, the community (read: Rick) doesn't trust him, and so the major plot of this volume is to figure out whether or not he's for real. He seems straightforward and honest... but so do psychopaths.

Turns out that he is on the up and up, and the community he mentions, and the deal he offers, is for real. Of course, Rick is only within their wall
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Trudi

I haven't been patiently consuming this series episode by episode, volume by volume over the course of years. I gobbled down all 96 issues essentially back-to-back thanks to the Compendiums (which weigh a ton each and are a bitch to maneuver let me tell you).

This volume -- A Larger World -- is where Compendium 2 leaves off, a bit of a cliff-hanger you might say. I decided to re-read it in preparation of getting to Vol. 17: Something to Fear. I'm all caught up now, and forced to get my dose of
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Sarah
Jan 19, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2016
Average rating for an average issue. Apart from Jesus and the potential for another baddie, this volume was quite boring. Jesus is totally bad-ass, he is a new fave! I love Andrea, she's my favourite character! Now that she doesn't have Dale dragging her down, she's shown me how cool she is. I kinda wish she would stop with guys. Boys are bad news and so she would do much better without them. Anyway, I'm eager to see what's going to happen now because I want this story to pick up again. The whol ...more
Sam Quixote
Aug 03, 2014 Sam Quixote rated it liked it
Ah, there you are, story! Promise me you’ll never leave - it was horrible without you… Robert Kirkman had the characters digging trenches and… worrying about food… oh it was the worst! Thank zombie jesus that’s all past us!

And speaking of jesus, a long haired peacenik with some crazy ideas calling himself Jesus shows up at the colony. Turns out there are other colonies surrounding them with more survivors, all trading with one another - and would Rick like to join Jesus and the rest of them? Ri
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Gabby
We are introduced to many new characters in this volume like Paul Monroe (Jesus) and there is talk of Negan. I'm so bummed that this is the last volume I have with me to read because I'm dying to know what happens after this! This volume was full of surprises and was a lot of build up to a lot of shit that is going to go down, I can tell. I think it even introduced a new villain that is going to be bigger and badder than all the previous villains.

SPOILERS BELOW
I wasn't sure if I could trust Jes
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Mindy
Apr 12, 2016 Mindy rated it it was amazing
Obviously the last volume was the calm before the storm because the shit is about to hit the fan. We meet Jesus and the Hilltop gang in this one. It's a shame we don't get Rick and Daryl running around after Jesus, but it was great to meet him just the same.
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The events that take place at the Hilltop lead to another classic Nick, I mean Rick moment.
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Awesome volume, scared to read the next one!
Ayman Gomaa
Apr 06, 2016 Ayman Gomaa rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
3,5 stars
it's absolutely A large world , slow events but a lot of clues of what's coming next , I loved paul or should I say Jesus <3 , he is really cool , very kind and so brave really , I loved his confidence and he risking his life for his group who and he talked about Negan and the Saviors group of bad guys takes half of your food or kill u and from what I hear I can say the governor is really cute compared to him :( , Rick decided to take care of the saviors and hilltop will give him fo
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Kurt
Aug 26, 2012 Kurt rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kurt by: Matt
Kirkman really shakes the world for his characters in this collection, and it's great. For fifteen volumes, readers have followed this band of misfits as they've struggled to form a functional community, bouncing from tragic failure to tragic failure, and they're finally gaining some stability in their gated subdivision. So of course, Kirkman can't let that last - a mysterious stranger shows up to offer Rick's people an invitation to join a free trade zone with other healthy communities (WHAT? I ...more
Kaisersoze
And so my annual read of The Walking Dead - in which I read through everything that happened in the most recent season of the TV series - comes to an end.

There's little to say about this volume, other than it sets up what promises to be a very large and serious arc in the next volume. Jesus makes his appearance (no, not that one), and Rick and co are put on their collision course with the infamous Negan. Rick also has a bunch of epiphanies, and starts to consider how maybe they can make a life
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Amy
Aug 07, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2015
and in todays issue: rick has yet ANOTHER realisation about the future

but i actually really enjoyed this volume and im VERY excited to see where this new story arc takes us!!!
Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

The Rick Grimes Show continues as yet another new person enters his life, Rick overreacts and yet STILL is welcomed with open arms and worshipped for the god that Kirkman thinks he is.

At least the story is moving in an interesting new direction, though I wonder if we'll ever get some character development from the non-Rick Grimes characters.
David
Jul 06, 2013 David rated it it was ok
This was OK. Just OK. Kirkman's formula is getting predictable and tiring.
1. The group is out on their own following Rick into another disaster.
2. They find some sort of shelter/community where they can be safe.
3. Rick gets a hair up his ass about starting over. Creating a place where they can really be safe and have a future.
4. Rick goes into jerk mode and tries to take over everything.
5. Living humans attack.
6. Zombies attack.
7. The group is out on their own again following Rick into ano
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Hayden
Apr 18, 2012 Hayden rated it liked it
This was one of the more boring, but at the same time one of the most important entries in the series so far. Yes, like Vol. 15, this is all pretty much character development -- not a whole lot happens. But as the title says, what Kirkman does in this arc is broaden the world our survivors live in. We're coming up on issue 100, and this opens up the world drastically, showing us that Rick & company aren't the only large groups of survivors out there. There's other settlements close by, who w ...more
Lauren Stoolfire
While on a run, Michonne and Abraham confront a man called Jesus. They manage to take him back to town. Turns out Jesus is a scout from a large group at Hilltop which is twenty miles away. Hilltop trades with other nearby groups and is constantly looking for more. They mean Rick and company no harm, but Rick can't believe that after everything he's seen. Eventually, though, they agree to check the place out. It's practically a paradise compared to what they've known, but everything is not as gre ...more
Mike
You know something? I wanted to find a lot of reasons to dislike this book - same old same old plotlines, same exhausting exposition, same apologies and same "unexpected" deaths.

But something happened about halfway through - I actually got *interested* in the plot, and found myself *worried* about what might happen with the new incursion from outside people. Not only worried about a potential threat that Rick always sees, but really worried that Rick would alienate one more chance at happiness a
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Craig
Sep 08, 2012 Craig rated it it was ok
Rambling review ahead:

Sometimes, (though I am part of the problem and not the solution) I really detest that comics are written for the trade paperback now and not for individual issues. Though I read these as trades, I can't begin to think how painfully boring this one would have been as individual issues.

- On a positive note, it is that very thing that I do like about the series - that it doesn't ignore the slow moments and that it often does focus on the "reality" of the situation. That it d
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Ashley
Nov 18, 2013 Ashley rated it liked it
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Lisa (lisareadsall)
Jan 05, 2016 Lisa (lisareadsall) rated it really liked it
I like this Andrea better than the tv Andrea. Luckily she's dead.

Why does always have to kill someone? Especially when it's not the appropriate time?

Hope this new place isn't the comic equivalent to Terminus.

Are we finally going to get an explanation for the W?
Laura
Oct 02, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
I liked this Volume more than the last but still feel the story is lacking something. There seems to be more and more dialogue which i'm sure is important to the story but i'm not to keen on the long conversations or speeches. In earlier volumes things were portrayed more in image form. Still enjoying it though and can see there are big things to come.
Gordon
The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard

This could be it. We can finally stop surviving and finally start living.

I realised it’s been long since the last time I gave a 5 star to a volume in this series. Well, this was it. This volume did just about everything right.

After a long time we see that Leader in Rick that he so hates to be. I have to admit, I do feel freaked out by Rick now. He isn’t the man he once was. You can feel it! The way he speaks, the way he
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Neo Marshkga
Sep 21, 2015 Neo Marshkga rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-others
A Larger World sets the start of a new story arc, a story dealing with a world way bigger than what our survivors have expected or experienced. Up until now, it has been them and few more people, or them encountering enemies and having to fight over dominion of a location.
But now, they have encountered other groups, established in their own communities, and the most important thing, groups that they can interact safely with.
Things are never easy and there is a downside to all of this, they are t
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The Flooze
After reading Rick's Scarlett O'Hara impression, I'm struggling with the longevity of the series.

16 volumes in, we have yet another new community, new leader, new villain...and all of them pale in comparison to the core group and that nasty sonofabitch, the Governor.

The same difficulties exist in fortifying shelters, collecting food, and managing volatile personalities in tense, close quarters. I understand that this is a probable portrayal of life post-apocalypse - filled with trial and error
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ily (trk spoilers)
Oct 25, 2014 ily (trk spoilers) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, zombies, comics, twd
«We can finally stop surviving... and start living.»


Esperanza. Al fin podemos ver más que muerte en este libro. Debo admitir que me encantan los discursos de Rick; son tan inspiradores, y me dejan impresionada. Finalmente estos sobrevivientes tienen la oportunidad de empezar de nuevo. Sólo espero que no se trate de una falsa alarma, porque ya Kirkman nos ha demostrado que nada es lo que parece y, cuando el grupo de Rick cree haber encontrado un lugar donde todos puedan estar a salvo, se demues
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Danielle
Jul 11, 2015 Danielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, read-in-2015
Possibly one of my favourite volumes so far! I couldn't put it down!

Really intrigued to see what happens with Negan's group... I've heard some things about him which makes me extremely scared to start the next one...
Meran
Jul 01, 2012 Meran rated it liked it
I realized while reading this book that the Group hasn't been dealing realistically with basic things like:
1- plumbing, mainly toilets. There may be bathrooms in the houses they're living in, but I can guarantee you there's no water source to the toilets, or showers; yet everyone is so clean. They should have been digging latrines every place they've lived for any length of time.

2- they're beginning to speak of "living normally". All these trips into town should be bringing goods into their litt
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Nicola Muzsla
Sep 20, 2014 Nicola Muzsla rated it really liked it

I, like many others, have been waiting excitedly for the latest trade paperback volume of The Walking Dead. Well now it's here! When I first saw the cover art my first thought was that it's not as striking as some of the others have been, pretty dull really for a comic, but you can see the significance in depicting the community and by the 16th issue you can pretty much conclude that people aren't picking it up for the cover art, but because they're already well established with the series (and
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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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