This volume of "The Walking Dead" was a bit of a turning point for the series.
After the survivors enduring all they have, they've seemingly found safeThis volume of "The Walking Dead" was a bit of a turning point for the series.
After the survivors enduring all they have, they've seemingly found safety again... But how long will it last?
Character development and the delving into human nature are still evident here. The book continues to ask the questions about what human beings would do in a broken society and gives us the answers, no matter how uneasy they might make us feel.
Another volume of comics excellence from writer Robert Kirkman...
Also another volume where almost no zombies come into play... But that'Here we are...
Another volume of comics excellence from writer Robert Kirkman...
Also another volume where almost no zombies come into play... But that's okay! That's not a bad thing!
I think, in this series, it's story arcs such as these that show the true strength of the book. This book has examined more about human nature than any comic book, graphic novel, or prose book in my recent memory.
We've got people in this series living in a society where everything has gone to shit. They're looking over their shoulders, trying to find decent shelter, and foraging for food. The government is gone. Forms of communication are gone... What do you do with a little child who maliciously murders someone in a society like this? When you encounter a group of cannibals, what do you do? Kirkman asks these questions and, at least on my part, really gets the reader thinking...
If you've read the series thus far and are like me, even when a full-blown herd of zombies comes, it's almost a backdrop to the survival element of the series. We're just rooting for these characters and holding our breaths 'til the next issue hits the comic shop.
A great volume and a great read...
*-I read this book as single issues #61-66 of "The Walking Dead"....more
Here we are. Volume 10 of this series, wrapping up what has been five years worth of comics greatness.
This, another aptly titled volume, explores whatHere we are. Volume 10 of this series, wrapping up what has been five years worth of comics greatness.
This, another aptly titled volume, explores what has happened to our characters and "what [they've] become" as a result. (Readers of this review should note that the title of this book is incorrect here on Goodreads. Instead of "The Road Ahead", the title is "What We Become" as seen on the cover art above.)
But if you're not a fan of the story arcs where Kirkman delves into character development, worry not. There's plenty of excitement here. And maybe the most zombies we've seen in a while. While others have said they didn't enjoy this volume and that the series has gone downhill, I must respectfully disagree. In this volume alone, we've got examination of the human condition, plenty of strong character conflicts and interactions, and the action that's kept the series shocking and thrilling.
Yes, this series is still going strong, in my opinion. And writer Robert Kirkman (along with the amazingly talented artists who work on the series) shows no sings of letting up.
*-As noted above, the title of this book should be "What We Become" and it has 136 pages, not 436.
*-I read this book as single issues #55-60 of "The Walking Dead"....more
I just sat down and read this volume of "The Walking Dead" in one sitting. Now part of that is because I'm trying to get caught up before theAmazing.
I just sat down and read this volume of "The Walking Dead" in one sitting. Now part of that is because I'm trying to get caught up before the debut of the AMC TV series tomorrow night, but even if I wasn't trying to make it through all these, I still don't think I could have put it down.
In volume 8 ("Made to Suffer") we saw the survivors suffer some of the greatest losses of the series. Here, we get to see the aftermath of all that and writer Robert Kirkman couldn't have done it any better. New characters, new plot devices, new conflicts... All of these make this book what HAS to be one of your favorite volumes if you've read the series thus far.
Who survives? Who dies? What exactly is going on?
Crack this one open and find out. You won't be sorry. ...more
The action ramps right back up here where volume 6 of the series left off. Volume 7 was a bit... um... calm, but we're back to the visceral shockWow.
The action ramps right back up here where volume 6 of the series left off. Volume 7 was a bit... um... calm, but we're back to the visceral shock here that makes the series so exciting to read.
What we have in the pages of "Made to Suffer" is nothing short of the chronicle of a war. We've got all the emotions that go into it, all the urgency of why the war must be fought, and all of the ugliness that war brings.
The survivors suffer in many ways in this aptly titled chapter of "The Walking Dead". Will there be any pieces to pick up when the dust settles?...more
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more shocking or visceral, writer Robert Kirkman ups the ante on this series.
Again, as in the past few volumJust when you thought it couldn't get any more shocking or visceral, writer Robert Kirkman ups the ante on this series.
Again, as in the past few volumes, this series continues to be more than just your run-of-the-mill horror book. The zombies are still there, but they've almost become a backdrop as we see Kirkman study the human bonds between his characters and also how much more monstrous a human being can be than a member of the shambling undead.
Some have said that they felt this series dropped off before even reading this volume. I would have to strongly and respectfully disagree. Kirkman has used his "zombie movie that never ends" to give us one of the smartest and most intriguing looks at human nature in quite some time.
Recommended for fans and newbies to comics/graphic novels, zombie/post-apocalyptic fiction fans, and really anyone with a pulse......more
Reading through this great series again, I can honestly say that Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" hasn't yet let up. His "zombie movie that never eReading through this great series again, I can honestly say that Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" hasn't yet let up. His "zombie movie that never ends" keeps getting more intense... and more addictive.
As I've mentioned before in reviews of previous volumes, this isn't just a zombie book. This volume proves to be the most intense, disturbing, and visceral of the series thus far and that has almost nothing to do with the presence of undead corpses shambling about. Protagonist Rick Grimes and his band of survivors of a zombie apocalypse meet far more challenges than simply worrying about rotting hordes. Personal struggles plague the characters and the fight for their survival is the most thrilling conflict pushng the plot forward.
Recommended for anyone wanting to get into comics/graphic novels, fans of zombie/post-apocalyptic tales, or anyone in search of a great read. ...more
Writer Robert Kirkman continues to ramp it up in this volume of this magnificent series.
Trouble hits the prison where our survivors have made their hoWriter Robert Kirkman continues to ramp it up in this volume of this magnificent series.
Trouble hits the prison where our survivors have made their home in this harsh world of zombies and survival. The thing is... The amazing thing is... that this volume doesn't feature zombies predominantly at all.
I can remember several times in the course of readng this volume that my heart was actually trip-hammering. You might be thinking, "Yeah, it's a zombie book. The horror factor got to you a little bit... (Wuss.)" (Heh.) But that wasn't it at all.
This series has wonderfully developed charcters, plots, conflicts, and human problems that make you just as edgy as wondering whether there's a zombie around the corner. I think that speaks volumes. And again I say: This book may not be what you'd expect. If you've never read a comic book or graphic novel before, do yourself a big favor and go pick this series up. It's one I'd recommend for a new sequential art (comic book) reader and for anyone who loves a great, thrilling, compelling story. ...more
Small town policeman Rick Grimes and his band of survivors from the zombie hordes have came through someThe "zombie movie that never ends" plays on...
Small town policeman Rick Grimes and his band of survivors from the zombie hordes have came through some tough scrapes and finally found refuge... Or have they?
New conflicts, challenges, and trials continue to pile up in volume three of this smart series that's so much more than a zombie comic. The examinations of the characters, the study of the ways human beings interact with each other in such dire circumstances... Truly amazing. This volume goes pages upon pages without even showing us a zombie, yet the thrills keep ramping up.
As I've said with reviews of past volumes: Recommended for anyone with a pulse......more