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The Walking Dead, Vol. 12: Leven met anderen (The Walking Dead #67-72)

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Na een lange reis vol tegenslag bereiken Rick en de andere overlevenden eindelijk Washington DC. Tot hun verbazing worden ze daar begroet door iemand die zich voorstelt als Aaron. Hij vertelt dat ze meer dan welkom zijn in een veilige buurt even verderop, waar een kleine gemeenschap ondanks de wereldwijde plaag het gewone leven heeft opgepakt. Het klinkt bijna te mooi om w ...more
Hardcover, 134 pages
Published 2012 by Silvester Strips (first published July 21st 2010)
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Kemper
Aug 25, 2010 Kemper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gotta be honest. I’m absolutely terrified about the upcoming AMC series based on these Walking Dead comics.

I’m not scared of the zombies. It’s the idea that Frank Darabont is doing the show. Sure, to most people he’s the guy who had Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman get busy livin’ instead of gettin’ busy dying in Shawshank Redemption. Or he’s the guy who directed Tom Hanks getting choked up as he was about to roll on two in The Green Mile. But to me, Darabont is the twisted bastard who came up w
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Sarah
Jan 11, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2016
This comic is so addictive! Alexandria...hmmm. I don't watch the TV show but I have a few friends that do and so I know bits and bobs about what goes down in Alexandria. The comic is obviously going to be different but I have a bad feeling about these people. They seem too good to be true and I think they have a dark secret. I love Carl and Rick. Their relationship is great and so complex. I'm so excited to see what happens next because I'm so addicted to this comic!
Becky
So the folks have finally found what appears to be a safe harbor and a community of people who are not overt psychopaths... That doesn't mean they're not secret psychopaths though, so nobody is letting their guard down just yet.

I liked this volume for showing Carl's growth and the way he's relating to his dad. I know that he is only a kid, but hes been through some shit and I love the way that hes helping Rick to heal from the shit HE'S been through.

Now in this new place, they are trying to fi
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Gabby
Alexandria! This volume was a bit slower paced and less exciting than the previous ones but I still enjoyed it a lot. I like that Rick is extremely skeptical of everybody he meets now and he doesn't trust anybody. I can't blame him after all the shit he's been through over the last year since the apocalypse started. But I really like Alexandria so far. It seems like a true sanctuary. I think it's interesting how in these comics the leader is a man named Douglas, and in the show it's run by a wom ...more
Paul Capps
For some reason I felt that this was one of the weaker installments of The Walking Dead. That’s not to say it’s bad, but its sole purpose is to introduce you to a new group of people that foreshadows an imminent conflict.

In Life Among Them we find out that Eugene has been lying about being a scientist who knows the cause of the zombie apocalypse. He lied about who he was in order to survive. When he met Abraham he realized that he could use Abraham as protection. Eugene’s not strong or skilled w
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Drew The Reviewer
This was a less action packed volume but the new characters are crazy! They are like the Stepford Wives living in a world full of zombies. They are delusional and I can't figure out why they have such a positive personality. I loved the foreshadow in this installment.
Sam Quixote
May 21, 2014 Sam Quixote rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the group head towards Washington D.C., the truth about Eugene the scientist comes out, and they meet another group of seemingly friendly survivors who’re living in a walled-off community just outside the capitol – a peaceful and safe oasis in the midst of all the chaos! But as Rick and co. finally find a semblance of their old lives in the stationary houses, hot showers, clean clothes, regular meals, and no zombies, is everything as cosy as it seems? And can they adapt to a comfortable exist ...more
Arielle Walker
Oh, I love where this is all going! The Stepford-esque civilisation, the undertones of something utterly wrong... Am I noticing non-existent things, or were there another child with a black eye during the party? I'm sensing a violent undercurrent somewhere. Also, the act of pretending everything is fine is just plain creepy, not to mention stupid. I'm with Michonne on that one. The series is really revving up again, this plot line has so much potential!
Kim
Nov 21, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies-invade
So in this issue we find out Eugene was lying about the mission. Well that lying bastard! But that was a damn good lie and it kept him alive. So who can blame him.
Now what happens in the comics does not necessarily happen on the tv show. We have some of the same characters and some of the same scenes. But most of what is in the comics does not end up on the tv show. Which I like cause I feel like I am not spoiling the show on tv.
This is actually my first time ever reading comics. And LOVE them
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Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

Ah I shoulda known that Kirkman was gonna duck out of explaining how the zombies came to be!!

Not a whole lot happens, other than the gang is offered a chance to live in a commune, and they accept. Things seem to be too good to be true - but are they or is Rick paranoid?

One of the better volumes, in my opinion. These guys need to catch a break SOMETIME.
Ayman Gomaa
Mar 29, 2016 Ayman Gomaa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
To sum up i am addicted , i just cant stop reading it xD
my favorite comics ever , this volume was good actually , a little bit slow but huge events happened and finally break from some actions and blood .
i call this volume " Aaron for the rescue " coz he is really helpful , after things messed up with Andrea , same with Abraham and Eugene after they found he is laying and was not a surprise at all .
they finally reach Alexandria xD , ya they act like they live in another world but Rick and his
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Mindy
Nov 16, 2015 Mindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Welcome to Alexandria!!

With a few exceptions this follows the T.V. show more than I was expecting. I think Carl is my favorite in this volume. He seemed like the first one to think the Alexandrian's were idiots.

Can't stop! On to Vol. 13!!
Mike
Nov 30, 2012 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everything about this storyline has the hairs on the back of my neck standing up - a peaceful community, want to invite us to audition, going to rescue some of theirs, everything too good,to be true? Kirkman plays a dangerous game with this book - playing to his strengths of sincere dialogue and characters who don't feel all that well developed yet, with an underlying subtle plot line that keeps us on the edge of our seats.

He's actually doing an admirable job of keeping the reader unsure whethe
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T.W. Brown
Sep 15, 2011 T.W. Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most recent installment of the graphic novel series, The Walking Dead: Life Among Them, might be one of the most layered and plot-heavy episodes in the story so far. I say might because you can never tell where Robert Kirkman may go next.

After the gut-wrenching and sad moments of episode eleven, Fear the Hunters, the story takes one of its menacing breaths. I say this based on past experience. Readers of this series know what I am saying. Kirkman is superb at the ‘calm before the storm’ tact
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Kaisersoze
Volume 12 of the juggernaut that is The Walking Dead takes a necessary break from the action to slow down and introduce a range of new characters for Rick and his not-so-merry band of survivors to bounce off. Most of this volume is set up, with very little in the way of pay off, so the most interesting aspect for me was comparing and contrasting the TV show with this source material.

So, for this reader, Life Among Them was a middle of the road volume that did what it had to do and no more.

3 Opp
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Alondra
Apr 26, 2015 Alondra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
4 Stars

Hello, Aaron! *waves*

Good grief! I have a decision to make here... I am almost caught up with the TV Show! Do I continue or stop when we get to the TV shows finale??

decisions, decisions... *weeps*

Oh, sorry. Did you expect more?? You shouldn't if you are a fan of the show or comics. You know what's up.
Lisa (lisareadsall)
Slow paced, slow plot but that's fine. I'm finally catching up to the TV show. Curious to see what's next.
Robert Beveridge
Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead: Life Among Them (Image, 2010)

As I write this, we are less than six weeks away from the premiere of the AMC adaptation of The Walking Dead, and the anticipation level is excruciating. Granted, at least half of us are already asking “are they going to screw this up as bad as CW did Legend of the Seeker?”, but you know the drill. And this is the atmosphere in which I (finally!) got my hands on Life Among Them, the twelfth book in the series. (I've had it on hold fr
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Evan
Aug 10, 2010 Evan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A slow little turn in the stories arc that will almost certainly lead to an unbelievable explosion in the next trade. This story has consistently had a wonderful build up and I have high expectations for the next one. It's always a juggle to properly introduce new characters into a story, and this story manages to make the new characters maddeningly non-descript which ratchets up the anxiety levels. Have our heroes finally found a moments peace? I think we can safely assume that there is no fuck ...more
Neo Marshkga
The calm before the storm hits... again.
The group dealt with the Hunters, in a very grizzly way, and headed towards DC.
Carl confesses to his dad that he killed Ben, after his dad unwillingly lets out what he did to the hunters, this helps the bond between father and son that we have been expecting for a while.
Eugene is discovered as a liar, he is not a scientist, he is a school teacher, a very clever one, that lied to Abraham and Rosita in order to be protected, because he feels like he is usel
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ily
Sep 30, 2014 ily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, 2014, zombies, comics, twd


¡Qué frustrante fue leer este tomo! No me gustó tanto como Fear the Hunters, y creo que el nivel, comparado al tomo anterior, disminuyó un poco. Sin embargo, eso lo puedo dejar pasar. En fin... quedé un poco enojada (bastante enojada, para ser honesta) por las decisiones que Rick tomó. No puedo entender por qué el grupo elige ir hacia un lugar desconocido cuando no saben si se encontrarán con otros que practiquen el canibalismo, o una nueva versión del Gobernador. Yo me pregunto. ¿Será que no ha
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Ryan  Buckby
May 11, 2016 Ryan Buckby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
things are starting to get better now, the issue picks up with Rick and Carl looking for supplies for their group to help them get through one more night until they leave for Washington. Eugene reveals that he is in fact not a scientist and does not work for the government this makes Abraham mad and then he punches Eugene but he is stopped by Rosita and Rick before things can get worse.

We are first introduced to Aaron and Eric in this issue as they reveal to the group that they have been watchi
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Danielle
Jun 08, 2015 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, read-in-2015
*4.5*
Welcome to Alexandria!
Not much action in this volume but I really really enjoyed it! Another brilliant addition in this wonderful series!
Chris
Jul 20, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed first at Brunner's Bookshelf

Things are looking bleak for our band of heroes. Living in the church has been hard, food is running low and there is nothing in the near by neighborhoods left to scavenge. Just as things are looking like the end for the group a stranger happens by with an unbelievable offer.

This book brought back the strength and suspense that was in earlier books. This new offer brings with it security, food, and a chance at a normal life. Too good to be true? I think so a
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Issy Britton
Jun 06, 2014 Issy Britton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombie
*spoilers yo*
After taking a break from buying books because I'm so reluctant to spend cash and I also had loads of books I owned but haven't read, I've cleared some of my literary backlog and brought myself the next volume of The Walking Dead.

Volume 12 offers a very optimistic outcome for the survivors of the group. We're introduced to the Alexandria Safe Zone, a settlement just inside Washington DC. The group are skeptical at first however it appears they warm to the new lifestyle arrangement.
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Jennifer
Jul 30, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: para-zombies
Life Among Them continues The Walking Dead series nicely. It isn't quite as epic as Fear the Hunters and I'm a bit skeptical as to where the plot seems to be headed this time, but all in all, it's a very good volume. A couple of surprise moments add to the intrigue of Life Among Them. Actually, intrigue is a good word to describe much of the theme of the volume as a whole.

Life Among Them has the best first page ever, especially in its seeming relation to the last page of Fear the Hunters. We qu
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Tom Coates
Jul 23, 2010 Tom Coates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Walking Dead is now on it's twelfth book and honestly, I think this book is the one for me that has started to bring the themes of the wider work more precisely into focus. Coming upon exactly the kind of near Utopian community of positive apparently honorable people that our survivors had attempted to create earlier in the series, our crew find it difficult to assimilate. It's becoming a really fascinating series this, focusing on what it means to be human, civilized and moral when all of c ...more
Melissa
Zombies and safe zones and domesticity, oh my! I think this arc has a lot of potential, and I like what I've read so far. It's nice to take a breather from the constant threat of death and delve into the characters' psyche's now they're relatively safe for the time being. (view spoiler) ...more
Ashley
On the one hand, it's a very good thing Rick and Co. have found a new seemingly safe place they can stay, possibly permanently. On the other, it feels like just another way that Kirkman will give us false sense of security, only then to pull it from under us with something that's somehow worse than anything that's come before. The characters also seem to feel the same way.

It's been a couple of weeks since the incident with the cannibals, and the survivors are out foraging for food when they are
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Crazyjamie
Sep 24, 2010 Crazyjamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Life Among Them, the twelfth trade paperback from The Walking Dead moves the survivors to a self contained colony that almost resembles life pre apocalypse, and as such shifts series on to mostly new ground. I say 'mostly' because we have been here before with the whole 'self contained civilisation' thing, most notably the prison and, briefly, Woodbury. However, it wouldn't be in the style of The Walking Dead to go fully over old ground, and indeed this attempt at getting back to normality sits ...more
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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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