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The Walking Dead, Book Three by Robert Kirkman
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Oct 19, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: comics-graphic-novels
Read from October 19 to 23, 2011

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 provided they don't ask questions (shouldn't that be the first red flag?). With a little insane torture and professional FBI interrogation techniques, The Governor manages to turn the three protagonists against themselves, and start the beginning of what might be the first post zombie apocalypse human-on-human warfare.

This was probably the most suspenseful comic I've ever read. The way Kirkman paces and plots the story is amazing, and will have you biting your nails and unable to put the damn thing down. I can't imagine how tense it mustve been to read this issue by issue, where you had to wait months to figure out what was going to happen.

If you've read this far or were disappointed by the first two volumes, definately pick this up. This series, like the TV show, is slowly edging its way outof traditional zombie horror, and shaping up to be a fantastic character drama.

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10/19/2011 page 68
22.0% "Was trying to push through Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, but it was way too slow. I'll just wait for the movie."
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