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The Walking Dead, Vol. 06 by Robert Kirkman
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Mar 18, 12

bookshelves: graphic-novels, apocalyptic
Read on March 18, 2012

Ah, the timely return of moral ambiguity! I much prefer this angle to the stark antagonist portrayed by the Governor in the last two volumes. Michonne and Rick both got infinitely more interesting in this issue, and the extremely graphic nature of the violence was appropriately shocking. This is, I feel, what the series excels in: laying out situations in which there are neither good nor bad guys, and illustrating the horrific nature that can overcome otherwise decent people under extreme circumstances. The importance of context, the vast adaptability of human behaviour, the limited influence of memory (especially where morality and reasoning are concerned). It probably says something about me that these are the things I think about when I read a graphic novel about zombies, but I felt that this volume tackled those questions particularly well.
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