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The Walking Dead, Band 2: Ein langer Weg (The Walking Dead #7-12)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  20,016 ratings  ·  834 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
Hardcover, 137 pages
Published June 2006 by Amigo Grafik (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
Jul 07, 2012 Sparrow rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

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
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!
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.
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
Ta§chima 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
Ken McKinley
Our heroes leave their camp outside of Atlanta to head for what they hope is a safer haven away from the large city. Like Volume 01, there are both similarities and differences between the graphic novel and the AMC series. The great thing about the story is how it explores situations in a zombie apocalypse that you might not necessarily think about. For instance, what day is it? We're constantly reminded what day it is by our cell phones, computers, calendars, tv screens, newspapers and a bunch ...more
That Lori is a annoying biotch! Ughhhhhhhh Die soon Lori!
Alisha Marie
Okay, so I absolutely loved The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye. It was my first graphic novel (so I think that pretty much guarantees that it's always going to be memorable) and it was just amazing! While I did like Volume 2, I don't think it compares to the pure awesomeness that is Volume 1.

First things first: the plot. It was basically the same as the first one. I don't really have a problem with that (now anyway) as the plot is just so enjoyable. However, the whole pairing off, as another
Robert Kirkman's second foray into the apocalyptic zombie scenario finds our survivors picking up camp to find the rest of civilization. After an unfortunate encounter and then an unlikely accident, Rick and the gang find refuge at the farm of a veterinarian and his family.

While there, Kirkman explores a different option for responding to the crisis which leads to conflict between Rick's party and their benefactor.

Philosophically, this option is a bit hard to swallow. (view spoiler)
Bruce M
Oct 22, 2012 Bruce M rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Zombies, Walking Dead TV Show, Apocalypse Stories.
One of the greatest things about this series is that it's always trying to do something you haven't seen in the genre before. There are plenty of tried and true ideas that Kirkman takes from other sources, but you can tell he really tries to push the envelope when it comes to things you've never seen in a zombie movie before.

This volume starts off with the characters mourning the recent loss of their co-leader Shane, while still dealing with the loss of two other members of their group. They hit
Abigail Hilton
Our wandering band of survivors encounter a seemingly idyllic farm where the family is dealing with the zombies in a different way...

The tone of these books becomes a bit soap-operatic as they continue (a common characteristic of horror). You don't so much get deep insights into the characters as start taking bets on who will get eaten next and who will sleep with who next. You don't get too upset when they die, because most of them aren't that likable anyway. In spite of this (or perhaps becaus

(view spoiler)
Erica Ravenclaw
Love this one. So horrifying.
The Walking Dead continues to be full of surprises with Miles Behind Us. More death and loss, more gory zombies and more unexpected choices. In Miles Behind Us, readers meet a few new characters, some of whom seem to be planning things that won't be good for the group in the future.

Miles Behind Us starts off with people mourning the surprise death from the end of Days Gone Bye. The impact of that death is quickly forgotten with everything that happens in this edition. Someone is shot, someone el
Damn! This series just sucks you in. In The Walking Dead, Volume 2: Miles Behind Us, you start to learn what people are really made of. The initial shock of the zombie apocalypse has subsided, and people's true colors are beginning to show. Tensions are flaring and it's getting interesting!

Volume 2 introduces a few new characters to the mix. I especially like Tyrese. He kicks ass, yet is level-headed, helping Rick Grimes keep his sh*t together. I really hope the zombies don't get him because he
So, yeah, it seems like I really like this (and I was never much of a zombie fan).
The story is more about the characters than about the zombie-apocalypse "per se". It's not about the fighting, it's about surviving and hanging in there.
I was very excited when they got to Hershel's farm because it brought me memories from the videogame (also, I feel bad for Hershel, and for Shawn).
The only thing that annoys me a bit is the lack of action by the female characters. They all seem a bit useless, I hop
I didn't read the first in the series, but from my perspective, this zombie tale differs from most out there today. The characters in the story actively shed light on the many levels of psychological and sociological aftermath of a zombie apocalypse (not to mention the much-needed survival skills).

Blood and guts are a crucial part of zombie tales, yet this story shows just enough, leaving the really, really gory details to the imagination (especially when compared to the recent AMC television s
After having mixed feelings about the first volume, I decided to give The Walking Dead another chance. I'd heard so many good things about it, after all, and I like a good post-apocalyptic story. But everything that bothered me in the first book got on my nerves even more in this one, and there were no new redeeming features introduced either. So I gave it up about halfway through.
One of the main reasons I didn't like the first book was that to me it seemed to be such a conservative boy's fanta
I'm not a big fan of the art in this issue - it was all black and white and a lot of characters looked the same, so I was more confused than I should have been.

I'm glad the issue of food is acknowledged; they're running low and have to search the pantries of abandoned houses in the hopes that cans of food were left behind. There are also some new characters introduced, such as Tyreese, who seems pretty cool.

I... don't really like the way some of the women are being treated. Dale's comment about
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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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