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The Walking Dead: Compendium, Vol.4

(The Walking Dead Compendium Edition #4)

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Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC, the fan-favorite, New York Times bestselling series returns with its FOURTH massive paperback collection! With over 1,000 pages, this volume contains the next chapter of ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHARLIE ADLARDs Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror. From the Whisperers to the Commonwealth, Rick Grimes ...more
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Published October 30th 2019 by Image - Skybound (first published October 8th 2019)
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Andres Boissiere It will include 193. The decision to end the series in that issue was kept secret by the creators, he even went as far as to make fake covers from…moreIt will include 193. The decision to end the series in that issue was kept secret by the creators, he even went as far as to make fake covers from issues 194 to 196 in order to make people think that the comic would keep going. Kirkman explained that he knew the comic would be ending here for a while, though he used to think he would expand into different stories before reaching this endpoint; but he didn't feel happy about them.
I don't know if you read the issue yet, but I don't think it really feels sudden, especially if you knew it was coming. I heard about the comic ending when I was still about 19 issues behind, so once you read it knowing you're getting close to the end it makes a lot of sense. I do understand how it might take the people who were reading month to month by surprise though. (less)
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John
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To give Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead solely a five star rating would be a great disservice. Contrary to popular belief, The Walking Dead is NOT about surviving the zombie apocalypse; it is about a father, a son, morality, and fearing the living just as much as the dead. Reading The Walking Dead or Invincible, it is no secret that reading Kirkman's work is a masterclass in pushing stories forward, investing readers emotionally, character evolution and development, politics, as well as ...more
Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤
Ive read this series over years. YEARS. Ive waited two years in between each compendium. Its been a journey, and its bittersweet that I wont be anticipating another two years of waiting.

Well done, Mr. Kirkman. Well done.


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Chris Greensmith
"How many hours are in a day when you don't spend half of them watching television? When is the last time any of us really worked to get something we wanted? How long has it been since any of us really needed something we wanted? The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months ...more
Kristi
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a great ending, I assume its an ending to this series. I was on my toes and finished the whole damn thing in like three days. Dont get me wrong, there were issues how we skipped through time and didnt explain anything. And a certain person died in kind of a shitty way much how I felt when Carl died on the show. Dwight was very annoying and whiny. Plus, Jesus changed his mind about someone and it was fast forward to relationship quick. Hershel's thing was lame though and his reasonings ...more
Brent Thomas
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's nigh impossible to comment on this volume (or at least the individual issues it assembles) without revealing spoilers. Needless to say, though, if you've been a fan of the series up until this point, this compendium will not disappoint. It comprises the final quarter of the series (including a wrap-up of the Commonwealth arc), and you can't help but feel all the feels by the time you get to the end.

For me, perhaps the most poignant element of the book is the 5-page letter Kirkman wraps up
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Thomas Powell
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels, teens
Worth it just for the master-crafted final issue. RIP.
Luke
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So this is where it all ends. The final instalment in the saga of The Walking Dead, in which a bunch of favourites will die, and the world will go on.



Or will it?

This collection gathers together the remaining issues, 145 to the surprise conclusion of 193. And while I've occasionally felt that the writing in the series has had some problems, this run of issues is strong, and the team certainly stick the landing. Pleasingly, it doesn't feel too rushed, nor does it feel too drawn out.



The pacing as
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Nancy
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After fifteen years, this epic dystopian zombie series wrapped everything up in Volume 32! Im sad to see it come to an end, but it went out on Kirkmans own terms and I was (mostly) pleased with its conclusion. There will be some spoilers throughout.

Compendium 4: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2019/09/1...
Compendium 3: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2016/11/0...
Compendium 2: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2016/09/2...
Compendium 1: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2016/07/2...

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Richard Knight
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica S.
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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michael  weis
Kind of felt like a lot of filler and repeated plot lines from earlier issues. Worth reading, but definitely time for the end.
Read All About It
Well that was a satisfying ending to a long-standing series. Im not sure how I feel about some of the things that happened. I also watch the TV series and have for years.at times it seems to be so similar to the books and other times totally different. Definitely not a place to get to attached to the characters. Robert Kirkman has written a epic story I will never forget. ...more
David Cain
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
This is the fourth and (surprise!) final compendium in The Walking Dead series. The end of the primary story line felt a bit abrupt to me, but that's probably just because I was already 3,900 pages deep into the series. The coda was quite nice, and hit all the right emotional notes to close out the narrative. As always, new characters are introduced, a lot of people die (many unexpectedly), and humanity struggles to rebuild society. It felt right to end the series here, but I'll certainly miss ...more
Stacie (MagicOfBooks)
I will also do a video review here at my channel: http://www.youtube.com/magicofbooks

Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" concludes in compendium 4, following Rick Grimes and his friends as they continue to fight for civilization and learn to discover what it means to be truly human.

Wow! Oh boy! I can't believe I am finally done with Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead." I finished the final pages (complete with a letter from Robert Kirkman himself) and felt a mixture of things: relief, sadness,
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Casey Harris
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I checked this one out from my local public library. I was excited to read it and did not realize until the end that this was THE END. I laughed, I (almost) cried, I wanted to throw the thing at times but didn't because it is a library book and I want others to get to read it too. After reading the end matters that Mr. Kirkman wrote I cannot help but wonder what he meant by "Negan Lives."

Oh yeah, I forgot to say that I HAD to read this one. I felt that compulsion to continue to read and read
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Ronald Young Jr.
I used to be a fan of the show but stopped watching because it felt like it stopped making sense to me. The books are far better than the show, they lens themselves to flexibility in a way that is impossible for television to capture. That being said this book was my favorite of all the compendiums. It was hopeful and ended in a satisfying place. I connected with the characters and happy to see kirkman wrap it up in the way he did. I'm sad there's no more but happy to finish a great series.
Jodie
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love this series. The storyline always moves along at a great clip, the characters are just fun. You even end up rooting for the wrong people sometimes because they are so realistically protrayed. I love how the graphic novels vary from the tv series. Good stuff!
Jiddy
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Collin Henderson
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a wild ride, reading this comic. Like many, I started after watching the show, which I eventually gave up on due to its unbearably slow pace and reliance on stupid gimmicks. The comics are much better, although maybe that's a result of reading them in compendium form? Regardless, they're much more well paced and dive further into the situation than the show would ever dare.

I'm assuming since you're reading this review you've read the first 3 compendium, so there will be spoilers of
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R.
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Chris Aylott
I'd already read most of this weighty book in the trade volumes, so this was the heaviest short read I've ever picked up. I just flipped to issue 180 or so and read to the end.

Unlike the monthly comic readers, I knew this was the end, but it was still pretty abrupt. I respect Kirkman for ending the book where he says he wanted to (and his essay at the end about the original ending is interesting). But aside from the parallels to Moses, I'm not sure there was any particularly organic reason to
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Lolo García
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And it's now over. I must have started reading it around 2005 or not too long after it was published in Spain. It became the comic book I've most lent to so many friends, also becoming that way in a very strong bond. Then I moved to London and had to stop buying it (around the first shenanigans with Negan). Last year I picked it up again ready to finally settle the score once I learnt the series had indeed ended and I finished it yesterday.

I'm not in the right frame to discuss accolades and
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Paul
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was such a surprise when the monthly comic just ended with less than 24 hours warning. The whole series deserves 5 stars just for pulling off that stunt. Reading it all again in this compendium its a little more obvious it was heading for the end. Characters were actually completing their arcs. Things were getting tidied up. It was all done incredibly well. I think its the second most exciting compendium after the first one. (1, 4, 2, 3 if you have to know). It was awesome to read the story ...more
Nicole
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I made it to the finish line spoiler free and I can't believe it's officially over in comic format. I'm both sad and pissed off! I'm pretty infuriated by a few things that transpired. I don't think I've been so damn angry since Negan bashed Glenn's head in! I don't want to post spoilers but I'm also disgusted with what they did to Hershel's character as he grew up. What an insult to his father and his grand father. Maggie became just as unlikable in the end as well. It did end on a satisfying ...more
Joe Lenihan
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fitting end to an epic series. Ive got all four compendiums and have been reading this for years. I am glad this is the final volume for this series as I enjoyed Robert Kirkmans approach to the zombie apocalypse but did feel he was beginning to flirt with retreading old territory if this series went on any longer. Luckily the book manages to wrap up everything in a way that is believable and satisfying. I cant endorse the television series based on these books but I definitely can recommend ...more
Ashleigh Mattern
Without saying any spoilers, this was one of the best endings to a series I've ever read. In true Walking Dead fashion, it was as shocking as it was satisfying. At times through the Walking Dead story, it felt like the story was wandering, like there would never be a true conclusion, but the fourth compendium wraps everything up nicely, and a lengthy note from Robert Kirkman at the end gives you a peek into the mind of the master storyteller and his plans. What an epic story! And what a great ...more
Andrew Wodzianski
It could be argued TWD jumped the shark a long time ago (since the introduction of Alexandria?).
However, it's pretty great that Kirkman finished his comic without compromise. It's not a perfect conclusion, but it is pretty satisfying.
From a production standpoint, the volume is too cumbersome. It's significantly larger than the first three volumes. It's all a bit too much for a trade paperback, so much so - the binding is already starting to loosen.
Andy
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a finale. Although I wished a certain someone made it all the way to the end I was still satisfied. The ending felt natural and like the way, things were going would lead there. Loved this book and the arc the characters went on, I do wish Negan had more to do, but he for sure became one of my favorites in this one. Overall great series and a great send-off, one of the best horror graphic novels stories out there. I loved reading these ways more than the show that's for sure.
Silver
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
okay so i didn't read the compendium but i read all the GNs that make up the compendium so that counts right? anyway i think this was just as good as the rest of the series and as much as i hated to see it end i did enjoy the end that we were given. the last GN definitely hit me in the feels and i shed a few tears
Marc
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A pretty amazing series. I'm glad I binged the whole thing in one go. It was very interesting to see how the tv series is deviating from the graphic novel source material.
Kirkman created a pretty realistic post-apocalyptic scenario, where ultimately the biggest enemy was not the Walking Dead, but the living.
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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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