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The Walking Dead: Compendium, Vol.4

(The Walking Dead Compendium #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 ADLARD’s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror. From the Whisperers to the Commonwealth, Rick Grime ...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 iss…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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T.C. Weber
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been reading The Walking Dead since well before the TV show began. I finally finished the last issue last week. I won't post a spoiler, but Kirkman ended the series well, on a dramatic and unexpected bookend, and a satisfactory denouement.

Kirkman isn't a brilliant comic book writer like Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, or Brian K. Vaughan. My main beef is with his often-stilted dialogue. But he writes tense plots (for the most part), changing situations, and memorable characters. He
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Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤
I’ve read this series over years. YEARS. I’ve waited two years in between each compendium. It’s been a journey, and it’s bittersweet that I won’t be anticipating another two years of waiting.

Well done, Mr. Kirkman. Well done.


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Kristi
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a great ending, I assume it’s an ending to this series. I was on my toes and finished the whole damn thing in like three days. Don’t get me wrong, there were issues how we skipped through time and didn’t 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 reasoning ...more
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 so ...more
Luke
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
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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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.
Victor The Reader
The fourth and possibly final compendium of the TWD series put the survivors in new challenges and a new place of survival, and an tragic loss that was certainly hard to see coming. A somber and emotional end to this zombie apocalypse, with a few bodies uncalled for. A (98%/Outstanding)
Rumi Bossche
I cant believe The Walking Dead has ended. This has been a great series its entire run and i am very sad to see it go.
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 t
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Anastasia
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John Young
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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 society has crumbled, no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to start living." Couldn't be more relevant today. ...more
Nate Hawthorne
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a book that I didn't want to end. The narrative arch, the depth of character, the dialogue, all top notch. I will miss these people and places. ...more
Sean
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Louis
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Walking Dead, Compendium 4 by Robert Kirkman collects the last set of issues #145-193 in one volume.

I started reading the comics with Compendium 1 two years ago. I was enjoying the AMC television series based on the material and I wanted to experience the source material.

Through all 4 volumes, each coming in over a thousand pages I enjoyed this story of the survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Characters would come in and many would die. Relationships would form, and break. Parents lost chil
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Tyler Kelly
I have read this series for years. It’s a great little comic series and the stories are always fascinating. I enjoyed compendium four greatly. All Out War is over, we jump in time and see where our characters are at. The whisperers were a nice change of pace from just a new civilization to fight.
However, it did feel a little rushed when we arrived at the commonwealth. We jump through the story very quickly, a character dies in a way that I didn’t really like; much like the way the audience felt
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Noah Wilson
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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! I’m sad to see it come to an end, but it went out on Kirkman’s 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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Fritz Villanueva
I can't think of another way It could've ended. The timing and pace of the story so far just felt right. What an absolutely great read, all the way from Compendium 1 to this, no. 4. (view spoiler)

One thing I didnt quite like as the whole thing ended was Maggie's character and her son, Hershel. Things did not sit well with me ever since the whole Gregory incident.

Oh and Jesus was my absolutely favorite characte
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Shelby
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i can't say anything other than thank you to robert kirkman and the long list of people who worked and created something so special. i love the walking dead more and more each day. i'm happy kirkman got to have full control over the comics and do things exactly how he and us, the reader, wanted it to go. many things for the show should have just been kept to the comics. i think i love the comics more, they always will hold something special. i love this world and the characters so much. now with ...more
Jessica Kordyban
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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.
Jacob Wilson
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The storytelling is a minor step below the first three compendiums, and I wasn't a huge fan of the ending, but this is still fantastic and the series as a whole incredibly impressive. ...more
BrandyLee
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Satisfying conclusion to the series.
Ryan Doskocil
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phew, what an epic ride! For such a bleak world of existential horror, its ending is quite satisfying. The indispensable Rick Grimes becomes a bit of a demigod, the world is stripped of the corruption forged by the status quo, and the last page with Carl rings like a beautiful, twinkling note. Kirkman’s afterword provides some nice closure, as well. I appreciate that he didn’t opt to overstuff this story just to sell more issues, but chose to let the story itself dictate when it should end. Well ...more
Shreya Chandwadkar
This has left a void.
That abrupt ending was unexpected!
This series can be described in just one word: Unputdownable.
From the dead being the main threat to other communities, the main group of the series has really suffered through hell.

Not sure if it was the ongoing pandemic, but I really did connect with the characters, trying to stay safe from the obvious danger.

Would choose the graphic novel over the TV series though.
This is definitely worth the read.

P.S. Even 193 issues later, its tough to s
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 Charlie - A Reading Machine
I loved being able to wrap up this series, it's an amazing story from start to finish. It was nice to catch up to the television series as well and see the different directions the two formats have taken with different characters. Rick finally turning into a zombie and getting head banged was well worth the wait and I am really happy Kirkman flashed forward as well, giving us a look at Carl's future and an almost totally different world where Zombies are...side show attractions. ...more
Read All About It
Well that was a satisfying ending to a long-standing series. I’m 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.
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 t ...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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