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The Walking Dead, Book Three

(The Walking Dead (Hardcover Edition) #3)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  13,719 ratings  ·  493 reviews
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
Sep 26, 2015 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 handbask
It’s not that I don’t necessarily like this one as much as the others. But I hate the whole Governor arc anyways, so this will probably be my least favorite part of the series.

And the book version is even more horrific than the show, if that’s possible. The part with Machone literally pissed me off so badly I was shaking. I’m glad that the initial part with him is over, but I have a feeling I’m going to dislike the next book too.

Glen and Maggie are my life and the only reason I’m reading through
James DeSantis
May 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ah the Governor, good old raping piece of dogshit.

See this to me was when shit got real. When "holy shit humans can be just as shitty". When Rick and the crew see a Helicopter crash they decide to go out and find out what happened. Him, Glenn, and Michonne find more than they expected as they finally reach a new town. Inside that town has horror's they couldn't imagine and it gets way out of hand...yes I made a joke.

Overall, this is a intense, bloody, fucked up volume. So much backstabbing, sh
Eve Kay
Apr 19, 2021 rated it liked it
I can't really decide how I feel about this. The story was good and I liked the violence, but I felt all the conversations boring and kind of odd. It felt like the conversations were from a whole different story than a zombie apocalypse.
I can't decide do I want to read more of the series or not, I guess not?
Mar 28, 2013 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
Matt Tandy
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it
A bit more character development and action, but volume three still follows the basic formula. This time the influence of Dawn Of The Dead and Day Of The Dead is very prominent, to the point of some characters acting in exactly the same way as the movies. Interesting to follow the group of survivors, though The Walking Dead is starting to get tired.
Apr 05, 2015 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
Just a Girl Fighting Censorship
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
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this better than the TV Series, excited to see where it takes us next that is different!
Great book. Lookin forward on reading book 4.
WOW, I really burned my way through this one. Especially towards the end, not wanting to put it down and staying up later to read it. This book really was great, I liked it better than book two. Not that book two was bad, it was just that one was more about "Rick & Co." (LOL...that is how people often refer to Rick Grimes and his group of survivors/extended family when writing articles about the TV show) settling into the prison and the drama that ensues among them in the process. This one, howe ...more
Jul 08, 2012 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
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
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Biters and Walkers
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: Hershel
I am really loving reading the written material that the hit show is based on, and seeing just how drastically different a lot of the plot points are. There are a LOT of characters that have not died that have died in the series, and others are severely hurt in ways not covered in the show; just so ya know!!!
This is a hardcover bind up that feature twelve issues of the graphic novel gore and horror series "The Walking Dead", as well as the cover art from those issues, and lots of commentary too
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Being a huge fan of the show, I wanted to see how the original writing started and how the show writers followed and deviated from the comics. My dislikes were that the comics are much more crude, crass, and unnecessarily violent. I did like the change in relationships and how people worked together differently, and the comics have a different creepiness feel than you get watching it on TV. Overall, I prefer the show, and probably will not finish out the comic book series.
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This story continues to keep my on my toes! I never know what's going to happen when I turn the page but I know that anything is possible! ...more
Adam Stone
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Governor storyline provided The Walking Dead with its first large scale human villain. Up until this point Kirkman had flawed humans whose desires turned them contrary to Rick's beliefs, making them "villains". But they weren't real threats, and rarely had any power.

The Governor is The Rick of a different group, and while Kirkman makes him Evil As Fuck, you can still see how the same leader fatigue cycles Rick has gone through could have led him to making some of the same decisions The Gover
B.A. Wilson
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think I'm obsessed. Also, my family seriously needs to have a zombie apocalypse plan. . . LOL.

Pages: 304
Apr 13, 2013 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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Jan 18, 2013 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,
Sarah Yasmin
Aug 17, 2015 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
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
My new favorite quote, something a friend of mine said which made a ton of sense to me: "Human beings are only three missed meals away from savagery." I totally agree with this, and I think Robert Kirkman might agree as well. This quote is particularly relevant when reading Kirkman's The Walking Dead. Book 3 is quite possibly the best one yet; in a story of extremes, this story arc pushes the outer boundaries of extreme. As I've mentioned before, Kirkman's comic book series stands out, not becau ...more
Matthew Ciarvella
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
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Oct 19, 2011 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
Tina Grove
Nov 15, 2011 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
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, dsytopian, 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
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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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