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The Walking Dead, Book Three (The Walking Dead: Hardcover editions #3)

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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
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 19th 2007 by Image Comics (first published March 2007)
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Michonne is my motherfucking hero!
I've honestly developed a girl crush on one (or more) of her personalities.


Warning: Spoilers! Lots of 'em!

Ok, there's a lot of stuff that happens in this one, but (to me) it all pales in comparison to the fantastically gory justice that Michonne lays down on The Governor.
She nailed his rapey dick to the floor! Oh my God! I loved it!
Seriously, I think I fell in love with her for reals when she pulled out the torch. I mean, that whole scene just had a beauty to i
Oct 07, 2015 Mindy rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: It should be noted that my ratings are a bit biased due to my obsession love of anything Walking Dead.

The shit really hits the fan in this one. Things get way darker than the series. I love not knowing what's going to happen even after knowing the T.V. series so well. Fascinating how different they are.

One thing that is the same: Michonne is one bad ass bitch!!

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Off too get Book 4...can't stop!
***Spoiler alert!***
I can't believe I'm saying this but, so far, the graphic novels are darker than the TV show and for those of you who've seen TWD show, you know how much blood, guts, gore and death there is in each episode. The most disturbing part (apart from what happened to Michonne) is what happened to Rick...I didn't expect that at all! All i could think was, 'noooooooo! Not Rick's hand you bastards!'

As soon as Rick and his companions met the Governor, things went to hell in a handbaske
Apr 19, 2016 Caroline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
ANOTHER great book in this great series! I really enjoyed this one because we are introduced to the Governor. The differences in pacing between the comics and the show are becoming more pronounced with each book I read but I really love it. I'm still really enjoying that the characters are still essentially the same as in the show but there are these small differences which mean it is still exciting to read. I have ten more books to go before I am up to date on these comics and I keep telling my ...more
Mar 29, 2013 Aildiin rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
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
Callie Rose Tyler
Sep 03, 2015 Callie Rose Tyler rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Once again I am bothered by all of the obsession that is placed on sex. Why do all of the women in these books have to be whores? Why are men calmly chatting about relationships while they are surrounded by zombies? Why do I have to read the same conversation over and over again?

Once again the dialogue is less than griping and I found the rape scene that consists of Glen listening to the Governor to be over the top and overdone. One sentence followed by Glen's various facial expression would hav
Apr 18, 2015 Tricia rated it did not like it
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
Jul 08, 2012 Brittany rated it it was amazing
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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Sarah AlObaid
Nov 06, 2015 Sarah AlObaid rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-bookshelf
This series just keeps getting better and better! This one was especially amazing, because we got a more in-depth look at our characters, we're starting to really know them, to sympathize with them, to FEEL for them. And to have that from mere graphics is just incredible because in most cases, we don't get really attached to characters from graphic novels and comics because we can't really TELL what they're thinking or feeling. Also, the plot guys. The plot is incredible. Super action-packed, we ...more
Lautaro Diaz Alegre

En estos 12 issues nos encontramos con el primer villano humano de The Walking Dead: El Gobernador.
Yo pensé que el de la serie era malo, pero el de las novelas gráficas es muchísimo peor. Es más sádico, más psicópata y más perverso.
Aquí nos encontraremos con mutilaciones, violaciones, perversiones y un tomo mucho más violento que los dos anteriores.
Carol está cada vez más desquiciada... da temor ver sus ojos saltones y esa sonrisa con esperanza... Aunque prefiero la Carol de la serie televis
Olipas kolmas Walking Dead albumi paljon raaempi kuin aikaisemmat kaksi osaa. Paikoin jopa verisempi kuin tv-sarja. Hauskaa huomata, kuinka paljon eroja sarjakuvan ja tv-sarjan välillä on. Monet asiat tapahtuvat ihan eri henkilöille. Puhumattakaan siitä, että suosikkihahmoani Daryl Dixonia ei ole sarjakuvassa ollenkaan...
Jun 13, 2015 Roviragrao rated it really liked it
El nivel de crueldad y salvajismo va en ascenso...
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
Feb 16, 2014 Chappy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombie, distopian, horror
I love this series. Michonne is such a badass.
Sarah Yasmin
Aug 19, 2015 Sarah Yasmin rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Hello again TWD fans!

Finished reading Book 3 and it ridiculously amazingg. After the survivors were been secure in the prison, there comes a helicopter not far from their place. They thought it was a rescue team but suddenly the helicopter was crashing! Of course they're curious to find out what happened so Rick, Glenn and Michonne offers to go to the crashed helicopter. There's no one in the helicopter had doubled their curiosity! Then they follow path of few footprints over there and lead them
Matthew Ciarvella
Aug 10, 2015 Matthew Ciarvella rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
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Tina Grove
Nov 15, 2011 Tina Grove rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 21, 2013 Hans rated it it was amazing
This volume has our friends meet their neighbors. Something about that spectacularly horrible first gathering brings to mind this poem by Robert Frost:


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,
Oct 26, 2011 Hayden rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 15, 2013 Robert rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: The Walking Dead TV show fans up to season 3, comic book fans, fans of zombies
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Mar 12, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dsytopian, comics, horror
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
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
Dec 28, 2011 Eric rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 27, 2015 Figgy rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
As we rejoin our favourite survivors in the prison, they have just finished their umpteenth check of the grounds to make sure there are no more roamers or lurkers in the shadows, Carol and Lori have been raiding the library, and Glenn and Maggie have just found riot gear and weapons.

Just imagine how much easier that will make supply runs!

They see a helicopter passing overhead and are just trying to work out how they might be able to signal it, when it crashes. And Rick, Glenn, and Michonne set o
Amy Bailey
Dec 22, 2015 Amy Bailey rated it really liked it
I'm not sure why, but so far I think this has been my favorite one. The story really picked up, and I feel I'm coming to know and understand the characters a lot more.
Ward Jenkins
Mar 03, 2011 Ward Jenkins rated it really liked it
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
Apr 26, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it
I'm not sure what more I can say. The story was better. More exciting and even suspenseful. The differences between the comics and the show are getting bigger. Some things from the books are combined into one thing in the show. It's interesting to compare and contrast. I only have one more of these from the library. Not sure when I'll get my hands on more. But I'll be looking to for sure.
Apr 23, 2016 Kris rated it really liked it
This is my favorite volume of the series so far, and I feel a tiny bit warped saying that because this is some DARK stuff. Extremely violent, and it is difficult to tell the heroes from the villains. These people are losing it. But damn was it entertaining! Michonne is a freaking badass. I left this volume wondering who the good guys were, and I think that was sort of the point.
May 03, 2012 JJ rated it really liked it
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
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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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