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The Walking Dead, Book Three (The Walking Dead #25-36)

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This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the cover art - all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends.

Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 12/19/2007 Pages: 304
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 19th 2007 by Image Comics (first published March 2007)
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Aildiin
This is, in my view, probably the best format to read the Walking Dead.
The hardcover is of very high quality, each hardcover contains the equivalent of 2 trade paperbacks and costs the same as two of those.
The art is slightly enlarged, making it even easier to read.

One warning though, the depiction of the last meeting between Michonne and the Governor is not for the faint of heart and will give nightmares to most people, do not put this in the hands of young children...

That being said the story
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Brittany
Jul 08, 2012 Brittany rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Walking Dead fans - TV or book
How I Came To Read This Book: Strangely the library has a HUGE wait list on for Book Two, but barely anything for Book Three. The best I can figure is people are lining up to read the first two books which is causing a library bottleneck.

The Plot: We start off still at the prison, where our heroes have begun to settle in and feel safe. Then one day, they notice a helicopter crash in the distance. Rick, Michonne, and Glenn decide to head out and see where the helicopter came from (is it the mili
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Julie C
I love this series. Michonne is such a badass.
Hayden
This was an absolutely brilliant entry into The Walking Dead series, and the zombie genre as a whole. Issues 25-36 take the group of human survivors beyond the threat of undead flesh eaters, and confronts them with a much more daunting opponent: humans themselves. Rick, Micchone, and Glen are held hostage by The Governor (who might just be one of the most brilliant villains in comic book history), a Hitler-like tyrant who rules a small society of survivors, giving them everything they need provi ...more
Schnaucl
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JJ
I might have an addiction problem. Done with this beauty in less than a day. The plot is so very dark. The mosters that are still alive are worse than the walking dead ones. So interested to see how the plot progresses and where things lead. There was one scene which was brutal. Unbearably so. It fits the plot and the corruption of humanity, but that doesn't make it easier. I would advise those who cannot stomach violence against woman in books to serious consider skipping one section in here. I ...more
Roviragrao
El nivel de crueldad y salvajismo va en ascenso...
Tyler
Apr 01, 2014 Tyler added it
As an avid The Walking Dead TV fan I couldn't dislike the origins of the story. The comic book version of the story are a bit different than the TV show version but anything taken from a book and then put on a screen suffers at least a bit of change. In this comic the group arrives at the prison and start to clear it out and start to turn it into a livable place. The group encounters zombified and a few non-zombified past inhabitants and find try to find out who they can trust and who they can n ...more
Tina Grove
I started reading The Walking Dead back before zombies was the cool thing to be into and way before the TV show. What I like most about the Walking dead is that it really isn't about zombies. Shocker! Yes, it is set in a post apocalyptic time where zombies roam the earth, but so much of this series is about human relationships. It is about what different people do in survival-type situations, how they react and how they treat other people. Who steps up to be the leader, who takes what role in a ...more
Hans
This volume has our friends meet their neighbors. Something about that spectacularly horrible first gathering brings to mind this poem by Robert Frost:

MENDING WALL

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun,
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
The work of hunters is another thing:
I have come after them and made repair
Where they have left not one stone on a stone,
But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,
T
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Robert
Apr 15, 2013 Robert rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: The Walking Dead TV show fans up to season 3, comic book fans, fans of zombies
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Ashley
Holy crap. Wow. Just wow. There is just so much here, great storyline, constantly improving art (looks a hell of a lot better than the first book), and deep characters. This isn't a comic, it's an exploration into the human soul.

I'm an avid horror fan. Reading it, watching it, whatever. And some of the stuff done in this book made me wince and squirm. Because, it's totally possible. Stuff like that happens every day, minus the zombies. What you see here is the true nature of a person when the ru
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Megan
I liked book 3 a lot more than book 2 (thankfully, because I was worried it was gonna go downhill from there). It's action-packed and exciting and I didn't want to put it down, whereas with book 2 I could take it or leave it. Most of this book is spent away from the prison (whereas book 2 was contained almost entirely in the prison, which became monotonous and boring and started to feel like a zombie-age soap opera since it revolved around drama between different people in the group). Since they ...more
Eric
Events take a turn for the darker in the third hardcover installment of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead. If the plots of the first two books hearken back to stories like The Stand, where relatable characters are forced to endure apocalyptic events, then Book Three reminded me more of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, an apocalyptic tale in which good people are the exception and groups of people invariably find ways to rationalize evil behaviour.

As a standalone effort I'm not sure that Book Three qu
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Ward Jenkins
So far, the best of the three I've read. Very tense and gripping. I'm amazed by how they are able to continue the story along. I would give it 5 stars but can't - the artwork isn't doing it for me. Stock facial poses and some awful proportions (especially on Rick, the MAIN CHARACTER, which, I'm sorry, you should have him down by now) keeps me from giving this a full 5-star review. All the women look the same. There are times where I can't tell some of the girls apart because they're all drawn ex ...more
Derrick Bell
Mar 08, 2015 Derrick Bell is currently reading it
The title of the book is The Walking Dead Book Three. The author's name is Robert Kirkman. I liked the book a lot. I like the book because it has zombies in it and I loved zombie books. The main setting of this book is the jail they found. The main characters in this book are Rick, Carl, Ricks wife, Moshawn, The governor. So, Ricks group took over a jail they saw, they took it over and killed all the zombies inside and made it there home. Ricks wife ends up dying because she had a bady and died ...more
Christine
These books don't give you much hope for the survival of mankind. In this installment of the series, Rick and a couple of others from his group discover another group has survived the zombies. Let's just say they are not welcomed with open arms. This has been the most gory of the series so far and the violence is not coming from the "walking dead" but from the depraved actions of a crazy leader in the town of Woodbury. He turns out to be the real monster of this book.
Jon Carroll  Thomas
For all it's popularity, this series should be WAY better than it is. I think that the only reason I read this far was just my devotion for the genre, but honestly, there is nothing in here that hasn't been done and done to death (tee hee).

There is also an upcoming AMC drama based on The Walking Dead with Frank Darabont producing and directing the pilot. Kirkman, the author has allowed the show take creative liberties with the orignal material. Thank God.
Elizabeth
I’m a TV viewer who is reading these books in order to familiarize myself with the show’s source material.

This book covers issues 25-36 of the comics, and is divided into two sections consisting of Volume 5: The Best Defense and Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life. In it we are introduced to the Governor, a character that show watchers will be familiar with.

One of my complaints about the first book is that the story moves along too quickly in some parts. In that review, I mentioned the events surrou
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Tricia
While I still have a slight interest in how the comic differs from the TV series, the misogyny and violence in this book were just too much. I didn't even want it in my house any longer than absolutely necessary. I didn't want it anywhere that my teen and tween boys could peek at it. There comes a point where it feels like violence for the sake of violence, without purpose or message. We understand - people are even worse than the walkers. We get it - what we do to each other is worse than anyth ...more
Alison
Book three is fantastic! I really REALLY enjoyed this one.

There was so much more happening than in the first two books. And the threat in the third book is not from the zombies, but from other people... which actually makes the threat much worse!

Its very suspenseful and exciting and there were many 'edge of your seat' moments and I just couldn't get enough of the storyline in this book.

Still not quite five stars because of a couple of little niggles:

1. Some of the 'romances' are a bit cheesy a
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Justin
Outstanding continuation of series, I had no clue where the series was going after the 2nd hardcover ended and now there is plenty of material for a long run with this story. I'm excited about the next hardcover and even have my girlfriend hooked on this story of humans coping with the end of modern civilization via zombies.
Elyssa Marie
MYTHOUGHTS

This installment of The Walking Dead was just as exciting as the previous one! There was just so many stuff that went on this volume that I'm not sure that would be appropriate to mention on here...

To those who have yet to read this series, the following rant will include a crap load of spoilers- you have been warned!

Going into this, I knew (more like was spoiled) that Rick would lose a hand, but I just didn't know when and I didn't know how. Well, now I know. The way it all went down was pretty
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Jack  Lee
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Janice
There are places the comics can go that the TV series cannot, and this volume makes that perfectly clear. Think Michonne and the Governor hated each other in the TV series? Oh, how much deeper the hatred and cruelty really goes.
It's sick, twisted shit, and I love it.
Christopher Brennan
This series is a difficult read. Sort of like a serialized and seemingly never ending The Road. Book 3 is compelling and intense.

The art work however is brutal. At very select times it adds to the story but more often than not it's a distraction.
Jonathan Coulombe
Great story and really enjoyed some of the differences from the TV shows (Notably Michonne..., Martinez, Alice, etc), but not all of them (didn't like the book version of the governor).

Pacing issues are back in my opinion, at least compared to the TV series... I really preferred the way Woodburry unfolded on TV.

Another issue I'm starting to have: I feel that the characters are making less and less realistic decisions. I already had some issue with the way couples were being created every five mi
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M.G. Bianco
Not much to say about the series so far that I haven't already said in the previous two reviews. I do think the characters, especially Rick Grimes, are types of the ideal man in the same way that Achilles or Odysseus or Hamlet or Dante are. There's something to Rick's character that should draw us further in to the story. How is he behaving in a way that we should imitate? How is he behaving in a way that we should eschew? What would be the proper way to behave in such situations? If we can lear ...more
The_Mad_Swede
This volume collects The Walking Dead #25–36 (i.e. chapters 5 and 6) of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "continuing story of survival horror." Following the events of the previous volume, Rick Grimes, Glenn and last volume's newcomer Michonne leave the safety of the prison to investigate a helicopter crash nearby, which causes them to discover another survivor community: Woodbury.

Kirkman and Adlard continue to deliver on the premise of the series, and Adlard has really grown into his role as
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petrolio Galindo
One of the best books I ever read.
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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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