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The Walking Dead, Vol. 02: Miles Behind Us (The Walking Dead #7-12)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  23,639 ratings  ·  1,020 reviews
An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors on their tragic journey in search of ...more
Paperback, First Printing, 136 pages
Published November 24th 2004 by Image Comics (first published April 1st 2004)
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NEWSFLASH #1 There are A LOT of books about zombies.
NEWSFLASH #2 There are A LOT of books about zombies sporting whole bags full of suck.
NEWSFLASH #3 This graphic novel (what we superhero nerds call comics to sound less spandexy) is completely devoid of suck and is among the best written, most intelligent zombie stories ever.
NEWSFLASH #4 I really, really like it.

It’s a pretty basic set-up. Some mysterio plague-like phenom has caused zombieitis to break out and turn most of the world into mind
Jessica (priceiswong)
4.5 stars
Really, really good! I still think these comics are much better than the show... I didn't like the artwork as much in this one, however? Is this a new Illustrator? Excited to continue on and read more!
Jul 07, 2012 Sparrow rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Second City
Recommended to Sparrow by: Katie
BANG! POW! SHAZAM! Who wants a gun?

We do!

You’re babies and convicted felons!

We don’t care! There are zombies! We need to kill humans!

Wait, but you said the guns were for the zom . . . Oh, whatever, okay, here are your guns. BUT WHATEVER YOU DO DON’T TAKE THEM OUT OF YOUR HOLSTERS!


(people make chagrinned faces.)

(zombies say, “Gar.”)

Not that you would know what to say anyway, but I’m going to make a long speech about feelings right now, so don’t interrupt me because we’re all old men her
Nov 05, 2011 Brad rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Bronte & Ceridwen & Amber
I admit it: some of Robert Kirkman's dialogue is crap.

I admit it: The Walking Dead descends into cheesy soap territory from time to time.

I admit it: some of Chris Adlard's art seems sloppy and rushed.

I admit it: the AMC series adapting this into something even better than its source material.

I admit it: I am a massive geek.

BUT ...

Every once in a while Kirkman hits a patch of dialogue, almost always at a critical character moment, that rings emotionally pitch perfect. Take this moment between
Brendon Schrodinger
Volume 1 finished with the gang leaving their campsite outside Atlanta following the showdown between Rick and his police partner Shane and Carl, Rick's son. Only two made it out alive. This, the oncoming winter and the realisation that civilisation is not going to just going to reboot itself.

So off they all go in the RV, the stinky overfilled beat-up RV. But it's reliable.

There are two story lines here. One where they come across something that seems perfect and the other where someone gets inj
There's always a crazy... *SMH*

It's been a little bit since I read the first volume, and so, as usual, I was a bit concerned that I might have forgotten stuff. And I did, a little... but it's still early in the series and we're still getting to know the main characters anyway, so there's enough info about them to get along with. I do think that I'm going to have to pick up the pace on reading these though!

Again I really liked the artwork - I love the black and white of the compendium - it kind
Sam Quixote
AARRRGH, the zombie apocalypse continues! Rick and his miserable band of survivors leave their camp outside Atlanta and potter about the devastated countryside looking for a safe place to stay. They find an abandoned gated community that looks safe… AAAAARGGGH! ZOMBIES!!! Then they find a farm that looks safe… AARRRRGH! MORE ZOMBIES!!! Then they find a prison that looks safe… probably AAARGH! EVEN MORE ZOMBIES (we’ll find out in Volume 3)!!!!! So yeah, pretty repetitive and predictable stuff - b ...more

***Horror Buddy Read with the Shallow Readers! This week's criteria: creepy creepers and walkers***

I really enjoyed this volume. For me it is a bit difficult to differentiate between the TV show and the comics sometimes, but I'm getting better.

While the artwork is sometimes a bit off for me, some scenes just bleed emotion. I feel their longing for survival, their grief over loved ones, their love and anger for each other. This is just as good as the show. I can see the hype that surrounds this e
Darren Hagan
I love it. It's so good and gritty and real!
For much of the volume, this could just as easily be post-nuclear, or post-plague. That's a compliment, because The Walking Dead isn't as much about the zombies as it is about how people survive and adapt. The survivors find love and lose people they care for, and nearly lose them. They find safe harbors that aren't really, and wind up back where they began. It's all very realistically done, and I ended up feeling attached to these people, flawed as they may be.

But there are zombies after all.
Kirk Kowalkowski
The book is ALWAYS better than the movie (or in this case, the TV show), right? I thought so too, so after falling head over heels for The Walking Dead on TV, I had very high hopes for the comic books. I picked up Days Gone By, and was really let down. Reading it felt like watching Season One in fast forward. There's a real lack of story or character development. It's just this happened, then this happened, then this happened, as if the panels were rationed for each event. After finishing volume ...more
Crystal Starr Light
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I think this one is better than the first. I really like Tyresse and Glenn, and even characters like Rick are growing on me. However, the rest of the characters are kinda interchangeable and weren't easy to tell apart. Also, there are a LOT of dialogue bubbles that serve to provide the exposition. At a point, it feels like overload, sorta like:

"As you know, Bob, Alice was a doctor at Mercy Hospital."

"I know, Corey. Remember that time last week where we all got together and forgot o
Anthony Chavez
While I love the story and the characters this volume's illustrators were different and it was a bit difficult to tell some of the characters apart, at times I confused Dale and Herschel, other times I confused almost all the women.

This volume touched on finding a safe home to live and regrow, settle down. Everyone wants to go back to how things were and it looks like the reality and weight of things is sinking in. The group encounters a family on a farm that wants to protect themselves and have
There's an interesting point in this graphic novel where the characters comment about how crazy it is as to what people are capable of under pressure. For instance: best friends turning on each other and kindly old men wanting to rape younger women. This made me stop for a second, because, as part of my world view I don't believe that people are inherently good but inherently evil. I believe that we are evil because we are so focused on our own selves and not on what God wants. Occasionally we r ...more
Volume 2 contains Issues #7-12

I noticed that in the first two volumes of The Walking Dead, an entire season of the show has passed... It's really fast paced and i'm not even sure how much time has passed. It does give you everything that you need to know, and not any of the boring information. But for scenes like Glenn and Maggie exclaiming their love for one another, It seems like it happened so fast, like in a few days. More than likely they were at Hershel's for a few weeks, and their relatio
Lisa (lisareadsall)
The story is already so very different from the TV show but that's for the best. This way I don't fully know what's coming next and who'll be dying next.
Malo bolji od prvog dijela.

The Walking Dead: Miles Behind Us collects issues seven through twelve. In the first part ( Days Gone Bye) we are introduced to Rick Grimes, a police officer who awakens from a come in an abandoned hospital and finds out the world he once knew is overrun by zombies.

Miles Behind Us picks up right after Days Gone bye After being attacked at their camp by a roving group of roamers , the group decides it's better if they left the place where there at and search for a more stable place That volume e
I was disappointed to see that this book was illustrated by a different person. He has a totally different style, heavy on the shading, which actually made it hard to tell the difference between two of the women. In fact, one of them begins a relationship with someone and I was flipping back, exclaiming "I thought she had a husband and kids!" before I realized it was another woman. (Part of the problem was me being unobservant, but still...)

Also, oh, the sexism. "Especially the women" was kind
Dylan Williams
Classic case of second book in a series that just isn't as good as the first

Don't get me wrong, I am still really liking this series... I just felt that the pacing in this volume was a bit strange, so much happened. Like an entire seasons worth of the TV show! I just wasn't a fan of how quickly everything moved along.

Still loving the artwork, characters and super intense plot and even if I am sensing some serious insta-love that is about to occur... On to the next volume I say!
Kimberley doruyter
i can not believe they got the dull second season of the walking dead from this action filled second volume.
As has been noted by many other reviewers here, the art changes significantly in the second issue and it left me feeling a lot less empathetic. I don't think I'm going to read any more of these because I'm finding the zombie angle less compelling, the dialog dense, the panels too small, and the sexism is bordering on overwhelming. Yeah, I think I'm done.
This was not as good as the first volume, 'Days Gone Bye', but the ending was interesting nonetheless.

I also think that the sketchwork in this volume lacked the detailing of the 1st one.
That Lori is a annoying biotch! Ughhhhhhhh Die soon Lori!

Another wonderful volume in the Walking Dead graphic novel series! New characters, new setting, new stressful situations they have to face and even new relationships *wink wink* ;)

I'm really loving how different this series is to the TV show! It is a lot more fast paced, which on on the one hand I love because who doesn't love a tense scene in a zombie novel?! But on the other hand sometimes it felt like everything was happening way too quickly and it doesn't necessarily tell you how man
An improvement on Days Gone Bye but I have to admit I'm failing to see why this series is considered so great, perhaps I'm missing something? The Walking Dead is often praised for dealing with psychological issues of survivors in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse, and this was much more successfully dealt with in Vol 2, I did like the differing opinions on the 'humanity' of the zombies. But the other 'issues' dealt with seem to be largely "Oh, your wife/offspring/neighbour/loved one was bru ...more
Taschima Cullen
Yes, I am one of those people who got hooked on the TV Show before they found their way to the comic book. And maybe because of that is that I find me liking the TV Show more than the comic book, for now at least. I've only read Vol.2 (library didn't have vol.1) for now, but already I can see some ways in which the TV Show excels more than the comic book.

Like for example...

-Seeing the zombies coming, and attacking people is much more exciting on the TV Show.

-The comic moves WAY too fast! How are
The band of survivors hit the road with the R.V in search of greener pastures equipped with more guns and plenty of determination. Their spirit will soon hit bottom, loved ones die, safer ground proves to be unsafe their very margin of sanity is broken and all hell seems to let loose.
There is still hope!
There is a few new arrivals and some good news.
This story tackles their human struggleand served up page-turning entertainment. The whole dilemma of humans in search of greener pastures and safe
Filipa Cabaça
Adorei e estou super curiosa para o próximo volume
Erica Ravenclaw
Love this one. So horrifying.
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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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  • The Walking Dead, Vol. 03: Safety Behind Bars
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  • The Walking Dead, Vol. 05: The Best Defense
  • The Walking Dead, Vol. 06: This Sorrowful Life
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