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JUST IN TIME FOR THE ALL-NEW TELEVISION SERIES ON AMC! This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series, 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. Collects The Walking Dead #61-72.


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JUST IN TIME FOR THE ALL-NEW TELEVISION SERIES ON AMC! This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series, 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. Collects The Walking Dead #61-72.

30 review for The Walking Dead, Book Six

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    The quality is still very good, and (like always) so much happens that it's hard to pin down the craziest thing that Kirkman puts these guys through. This one is definitely still dark, though. And we lose several of the original members of The Group right off the bat. WARNING: SPOILERS! Sorry, I'm trying to keep track of what's happening in these books. Ben, the creepy twin who was dismembering those animals in the last volume, finally goes full on psycho, and plays with his brother Billy's guts in The quality is still very good, and (like always) so much happens that it's hard to pin down the craziest thing that Kirkman puts these guys through. This one is definitely still dark, though. And we lose several of the original members of The Group right off the bat. WARNING: SPOILERS! Sorry, I'm trying to keep track of what's happening in these books. Ben, the creepy twin who was dismembering those animals in the last volume, finally goes full on psycho, and plays with his brother Billy's guts in the woods. Andrea, who along with Dale has been acting as a surrogate parent, stumbles upon the scene. This was particularly poignant, because while all of the adults (aside from Dale & Andrea) know that this kid is beyond help and needs to be put down, the idea of actually killing a child is horrifying. And while the adults debate the matter, one member takes matters into their own hands... Yeah, so it looks like little Carl may need some therapy when this whole Apocalypse thing is over. But they don't even get a chance to find out Who Shot JR Ben before another zombie attack has everyone all freaked out. Father Gabriel (new guy) says a few words over Ben, and these guys head out to find shelter at his church. So, 2 dead kids, and 1 child murderer should be the highlight of this one, right? Nope...up next, Cannibals! Definitely the gross out award winner so far! Ugh! They eat their victims alive, slicing off one chunk of delicious meat at a time. *shudder* Speaking of, where's Dale?! And in the best shocker of the book, Dale gets the last laugh when (view spoiler)[he reveals that he had been bitten by zombie in the last attack, and had purposely wandered off to die alone. (hide spoiler)] Awww, yeah! But the cannibals aren't done trying to get an easy meal yet, and in the hopes of panicking the rest of the group into making stupid decisions, they decide to haul him back to the church. It's the last mistake they'll ever make. Again, this is where Rick & Co. lose a little bit more of their ooey-gooey centers, and replace it with some good old-fashioned revenge. Let's just say, they don't kill them quickly. Everyone says their goodbyes, and another longtime member bites the dust. R.I.P Dale. In the aftermath, Carl finds out what Rick did to the Cannibals, and the two share a father/son bonding moment as Carl confesses that he was the one who shot Ben. Awwwww! Alrighty, last up is what I'm assuming will be a new story arc. These guys get recruited by (what seems to be) a settlement of really nice people. After they finally get to the community, it seems like they might finally be able to make a home for themselves, and perhaps even rebuild their lives. Although, after everything they've been through, it may be too nice for these guys. Or maybe they're just having a hard time trusting anyone? Whatever the reason, it doesn't look like everything is going to be unicorns and rainbows from here on out...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Eli

    Wow. I started reading these graphic novels around the end of season 4, I believe. I'm finally caught up with what's currently airing on television. I really love the show and the graphic novels even though they're so different. I feel like I'm getting two different storylines with the same characters in the same universe, so that's cool. Can't wait to read the next one! The next book will be completely new stuff to me. Wow. I started reading these graphic novels around the end of season 4, I believe. I'm finally caught up with what's currently airing on television. I really love the show and the graphic novels even though they're so different. I feel like I'm getting two different storylines with the same characters in the same universe, so that's cool. Can't wait to read the next one! The next book will be completely new stuff to me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Marta

    I like this - they have explored how far can you be pushed in the wild, now we see whether they can tolerate civilization again.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Callie *Fights Censorship*

    This was the best one so far. Either Kirkman is getting better or I've just come to terms with his terrible writting, probably a combination of both. This volume seemed to have a more even balance between action and talking, words and pictures. I am enjoying seeing Carl progress, since he seems to be the only character that is really evolving. This was the first time I actually enjoyed reading and was left wondering what would happen next. Without giving too much away I think that this book has This was the best one so far. Either Kirkman is getting better or I've just come to terms with his terrible writting, probably a combination of both. This volume seemed to have a more even balance between action and talking, words and pictures. I am enjoying seeing Carl progress, since he seems to be the only character that is really evolving. This was the first time I actually enjoyed reading and was left wondering what would happen next. Without giving too much away I think that this book has the most authentic character reactions to the new slew of problems. At the end of this book I'm happy with all of the remaining characters now that all my least favorites have died. While not fully redeemed, the women have improved and are much less pathetic.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    I can't handle this series. I am reading it so fast and then forgetting to review them! It's making me want to rewatch the show from the start so freakin' bad!! 10/10 would definitely recommend! I can't handle this series. I am reading it so fast and then forgetting to review them! It's making me want to rewatch the show from the start so freakin' bad!! 10/10 would definitely recommend!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michael Hicks

    (This review was originally published by GraphicNovelReporter.com on Oct. 26, 2010) Tragedy and loss are the backbones of The Walking Dead, an ongoing comic book set in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. What creator and writer Robert Kirkman does wisely throughout the series is examine the social implications of life in the aftermath. What kinds of trials and tribulations would the survivors face, how would they grow and adapt to these challenges, and how would they cope with this new world o (This review was originally published by GraphicNovelReporter.com on Oct. 26, 2010) Tragedy and loss are the backbones of The Walking Dead, an ongoing comic book set in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. What creator and writer Robert Kirkman does wisely throughout the series is examine the social implications of life in the aftermath. What kinds of trials and tribulations would the survivors face, how would they grow and adapt to these challenges, and how would they cope with this new world order? When civilization is gone, what happens to the civilized man in a world without rules? In examining these questions, Kirkman has often posited that the enemy isn't always the zombie. While they are an omnipresent threat, the real monsters lurking in the shadows, the horrors that should be feared, are often human. Book 6 is divided into two chapters, "Fear the Hunters" and "Life Among Them," both of which were previously collected in paperback volumes. "Fear the Hunters" opens with the band of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, reeling from a tragedy that has claimed the life of two more members of their group. When a priest stumbles into their camp, tensions rise and their paranoia grows deeper when another friend goes missing and it becomes clear they are being tracked and hunted. Throughout the series, Kirkman has run his characters ragged, putting them through one torturous scenario after another. They've survived violent zombie raids and insane armies of men. Characters are established, crafted with equal care and complexity, and then heartlessly murdered. No one is safe. Grimes and the survivors he has helped to protect have come to know and expect cruelty, and they know the living human monsters are far more dangerous than the undead. The reactions to strangers are tempered with caution, fear, and distrust. The choices made by Kirkman's lead characters, particularly Grimes, have been polished with a reason borne from the experiences they have lived through, the too-close encounters they have survived. The decisions Grimes makes when he encounters the hunters at the close of the opening chapter are so heavily influenced by the agony he's suffered in the past that it stands as a stark reminder of how far this man has come. The Rick Grimes presented in this collection is a far cry from the man readers were introduced to in the first book, and it is a believable, natural bit of character development. For all of the horrors these characters have survived, none of them have been left unscathed or unaltered. "Life Among Them" further reinforces their suspicions when another stranger, Aaron, walks into their camp. Grimes and the survivors are heading toward Washington, D.C., hoping to find civilization, a city untouched by, or at least reestablished from, the zombie nightmare. They are low on food and exhausted when Aaron makes them an offer none can refuse --- a home, a community, a stable life like the ones they used to know. It's a credit to Kirkman's skill as a writer that he can thrust his characters into what is, by all accounts, a peaceful safe zone and make it feel unsettling and claustrophobic. There are kids playing in parks unsupervised, families walk the streets at night unafraid and towed behind their dogs. Yet, for all its apparent normalcy, it's like something out of The Twilight Zone. There is an awful tension lurking beneath it all, forcing one to wonder when the other shoe will drop. When it does, it's a doozey, showing a depth that is perfectly within character and offering a promise to turn the series on its head once again. The Walking Dead is a brilliant horror story and expertly told. With over 70 issues under his belt, Kirkman has yet to make a serious misstep in his storytelling, keeping each story arc tight and deftly plotted. Each arc feeds into the next, informing and sculpting it, building upon the history that's been created in scarily natural ways. It is one of the most consistent and well-crafted series on the market today and should not be ignored.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Chad Bearden

    The story and characterization in Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" has been impressive not only in its quality, but more importantly, in its longevity. There have been many comic series that drag on to indefinite lengths with stretches of brilliance here and there depending on the creators. There have been many graphic novels with a finite page count and very specific story that that are masterpieces in the genre. With "The Walking Dead", Kirkman manages an unlikely blending of the two. Having The story and characterization in Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" has been impressive not only in its quality, but more importantly, in its longevity. There have been many comic series that drag on to indefinite lengths with stretches of brilliance here and there depending on the creators. There have been many graphic novels with a finite page count and very specific story that that are masterpieces in the genre. With "The Walking Dead", Kirkman manages an unlikely blending of the two. Having recently surpassed 80 issues, it certainly has the look of an indefinite, on-going comic book series. But each collection I've read thus far still manages to feel like an individual chapter in one single story. The sixth hardcover collection (issues 61-78)is a perfect example of this. The previous 60 issues see everyman Rick Grimes lead his band of survivors through a series of trials and horrors and deaths. Any of these ordeals could be seen as just standard zombie-related perils. But Kirkman made sure every single one of those encounter counted for something. Every character who died. Every adversary faced. Every new survivor adopted into the group. They all have an effect, and seem to lead inevitably to what happens in this volume. Almost as evidence of the evolution of Rick and Co., Kirkman presents the group with a threat similar to one they've already seen, only to have our heroes react in a drastically different manner than the way they would have reacted earlier. It's a short and brutal encounter that leaves the reader cheering even as you are taken aback with what the Rick is now capable of. The second half of this volume sees the group stumble into a genuinely novel situation, which only further accentuates how far down the rabbit hole they've fallen. The characters, many of whom have served as the everymen and everywomen of the story, stuggling through the zombie apocalypse, are suddenly revealed to be a cadre of severely screwed up people. In the previous 60 issues, they've encountered, and even harbored severely screwed up people, often with wildly chaotic results. The two story arcs contained in Harcover #6 is Kirkman's way of showing you that his protagonists have become the very thing they've been hiding from. So storywise, Hardcover #6 is a winner. But the art from Charlie Aldard cannot be overlooked. His lines are clean, his composition clear, and his knack for characterization is amazing. With an always fluctuating cast of diverse characters, its easy to not notice how helpful Aldard's knack is for giving every single person their own distinct look. And his attention to the little details is impressing as well. If you pay attention, you can watch from issue to issue as a character's hair growns. As scars and scratches and battle damage are accumulated then heal over time. Seeing a distinct article of clothing pass from one character to another was not only a nice nod to continuity, but a telling bit of characterization. My only regret about reading this amazing comic in these beautifully collected editions, is that I've run out of collections. I'm caught up with the current issues, still on the shelves at the LCS. Kirkman and Adlard's amazing efforts have me a bit down that I'm now going to have to wait a month for each new chapter.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sonic

    Powerful, thrilling stuff! It is pretty difficult not to just sit and read it all in one or two sittings.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    Every time I start reading one of these hardcover editions of The Walking Dead, it's always hard to put the damned thing down. I often end up staying up later than planned because it's so damned good! This one was pretty dark, not as messed up as book three was with all the stuff with The Governor, but still really dark. The Terminus group shows up A.K.A "The Termites" (view spoiler)[Except they are not living in a place called Terminus in the beginning, they are a wandering group of cannibals wh Every time I start reading one of these hardcover editions of The Walking Dead, it's always hard to put the damned thing down. I often end up staying up later than planned because it's so damned good! This one was pretty dark, not as messed up as book three was with all the stuff with The Governor, but still really dark. The Terminus group shows up A.K.A "The Termites" (view spoiler)[Except they are not living in a place called Terminus in the beginning, they are a wandering group of cannibals who state that the reason they started eating people was because it was a lot easier than hunting animals (hide spoiler)] . Pretty messed up...Evil! And when Rick and Co. deal with them, it's not a red handled machete that delivers Rick's promise to Gareth (view spoiler)[ When Rick and the group surround the cannibals in the woods, they don't show you what they do to them. Leaving it to your imagination that it is something really horrible (hide spoiler)] . Some fans probably didn't like that (you know cause they're desensitized Walking Dead Fans....they want blood and gore, and lots of it! LOL). I, however, actually did like that they did it that way. I saw something once on YouTube about Steven Spielberg and when he was directing Jaws (and I'm having trouble finding that again on there, it was one of those watchmojo.com ones) about how he was having trouble with the opening scene where the girl gets eaten by the shark because the shark looked fake. So he asked himself "What would [Alfred] Hitchcock do?". And the answer to that is "Sometimes it's what you don't see that is terrifying." However, while reading that, I kept thinking "Maybe That whole 'Rick and Negan are not that far apart' thing that Kirkman keeps trying to tell us is true". Which I hated thinking, cause I hate Negan. I seriously hope he gets what he deserves in Season 8. They eventually find their way to Alexandria. It's interesting that, I already knew this because they said it on Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick, that Deana's character is a man named Douglas in the comic books. I miss Deana on the show. I can't figure out who I prefer, but it would have been interesting to see this fan prediction... LOL. When Rick meets Douglas, he tells him (view spoiler)[about a story he read online about something that happened in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Where a father while on a hallucinogen ate his four year old son's eyes. It bothered him so much and made him realize there really is such a thing as evil (hide spoiler)] . That shit actually happened! https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dad-ate-... I suppose Kirkman changed the location because he had to, and not to offend anyone of course. And living in Alexandria at first is very much like it is in the TV show. They are all trying to live like things are the same as they were before the world fell apart. And Rick and Co. are uneasy about that. And of course (view spoiler)[they leave you hanging on the last page, "TO BE CONTINUED" (hide spoiler)] . I really am still digging this series. I think Robert Kirkman is a great writer and Charlie Adlard is a great artist. I'll have to get books seven and eight now. I believe book nine is where Negan shows up. I'll just keep reading these hardcovers and putting them on my bookshelf as well as reading the current, monthly issues of The Walking Dead until I'm caught up on the whole thing. And of course my fingers are crossed that Season 8 of the TV show will be good, and hopefully not too many characters I like get killed off.

  10. 5 out of 5

    B.A. Wilson

    It's full of hopelessness, which is it's own strange sort of perfection. Pages: 304 It's full of hopelessness, which is it's own strange sort of perfection. Pages: 304

  11. 5 out of 5

    Breon Randon

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A seriously messed up continuation of the series. Starts of with one of Andrea and Dales twins killing the other, then having Carl wreak vengeance upon him. Odd thing how all these grown ups think there is something wrong with this toddler killing someone, when all this kid sees is people killing zombies. It was just chilling to hear him say "don't worry he'll come back, I didn't hit his brains". That was some messed up shit. Side note kudos to Carl for being smarter/more realistic/more badasss t A seriously messed up continuation of the series. Starts of with one of Andrea and Dales twins killing the other, then having Carl wreak vengeance upon him. Odd thing how all these grown ups think there is something wrong with this toddler killing someone, when all this kid sees is people killing zombies. It was just chilling to hear him say "don't worry he'll come back, I didn't hit his brains". That was some messed up shit. Side note kudos to Carl for being smarter/more realistic/more badasss than 90% of the adults in this book. The way he offed Ben while feeling just bad enough to make his version of homocide ok, and his reaction to trick or treating later in the book is priceless. I wouldn't feel too good about stupid little kids touching my gun either lol. The cannibals were something I had expected to see long ago! and their arrival didn't disappoint. I loved the way the writers made them seems so convivial and rational about the whole thing, and the description of the tactics they use to "hunt" their prey. Seeing Rick destroy them wasn't too shabby either. I was not at all surprised about Eugene. Does he remind anyone else of worm tail from HP? He seemed sketchy from the get go, but I totally see what he did there? it makes complete sense, but I have to say! my lady balls would not be big enough to lead a guy like Abraham around the country on a wild goose chase? not one iota . Btw I am complete confused as to the direction these people are wandering. I know we started off in GA, and here we are, in MD, coming back through Baltimore into DC and Arlngton. how the hell does that geography work? Anyone? Cause it is completely irritating me. On the plus side it is super cool to see them draw random apartment buildings I drive be on the way home from work each day. Love how rick and the gang are now in a new compound, and are once again slightly in the position of taking over. It is interesting that eventhough everyone was so eager to get a normal life, each of the main characters seems to be looking down on the fake attitudes and calm of the people who already live there. After all, those people have made it this far? Seems like the gangs isn't quite ready to give up their apocalyptic lifestyles just yet.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Holden Attradies

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I only read Walking Dead in the nice hardcovers, so as of this point this is as far as I've gotten. I REALLY enjoyed this volume. It kind of felt like the series had that fresh story glow again, maybe best described here as the stories second wind. Not to say that past volumes were bad, just that this one was particularly good. I thoroughly enjoyed the inclusion of two normal post apocalyptic tropes: the preacher and the cannibals. Once again Kirkman's take on these things comes off as very uniqu I only read Walking Dead in the nice hardcovers, so as of this point this is as far as I've gotten. I REALLY enjoyed this volume. It kind of felt like the series had that fresh story glow again, maybe best described here as the stories second wind. Not to say that past volumes were bad, just that this one was particularly good. I thoroughly enjoyed the inclusion of two normal post apocalyptic tropes: the preacher and the cannibals. Once again Kirkman's take on these things comes off as very unique. And it's been horrifying yet mesmerizing watching the characters continue fall from what we would call reality. With Dale's death I kind of felt the group has lost it's one last character with a proper, pre-zombie grasp of reality, and the fact that Rick see's that is even more disturbing. Matter's with Carl are even more edge of the seat. Is he a hero in the making like Rick, or is he starting down the path of an amazing antagonist with a great background? Which brings us to the city they find. When this book ends I am left with the feeling that there really isn't anything too sinister going on here. But Rick and his group are by now so messed up from surviving "out in the world" that it felt like perhaps in the next volume they will be the antagonists. The next hardcover is coiming out this month, so I suppose I'll find out soon!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    In book 6, the group runs into a preacher, a pack of cannibals, and an entire gated community. Meanwhile the zombies are starting to act a little funny - they're starting to just keel over and sort of die (again). It'll be interesting to find out what this means, if the creators are going to make this a sort of time-elapsed virus that's coming to an end or what. I didn't think the new character the preacher really brought anything to the table. He tells his sob story and then he's just a hanger- In book 6, the group runs into a preacher, a pack of cannibals, and an entire gated community. Meanwhile the zombies are starting to act a little funny - they're starting to just keel over and sort of die (again). It'll be interesting to find out what this means, if the creators are going to make this a sort of time-elapsed virus that's coming to an end or what. I didn't think the new character the preacher really brought anything to the table. He tells his sob story and then he's just a hanger-on, shadowing the group wherever they go. At one point someone said something about Gabriel and I was like who? Oh yeah, the preacher man. So maybe he'll add something to the story later. The cannibal sequence was pretty scary (a decent trade-off for the weak zombies of this issue). I was wondering when they'd throw in some people-eaters. Rick and the gang seem to be somewhat safe now in their new neighborhood but it all just seems too perfect and quiet and the people seem a bit off. Their politician leader is giving me the willies, especially in his pursual of poor Andrea. I'm looking forward to finding out what happened to these people under their previous leader, the infamous Davidson. According to amazon.com book 7 will be available October 16th. Agh, the suspense!

  14. 5 out of 5

    João Batista

    Well, 3.5 stars... It is a good book as long as the story goes. The group is now changed in every aspect, either with new characters, or with their minds. A lot has happened to them and they start to make really hard decisions. A priest appears out of the blue with a simple smile and willing to join the group; he has a very interesting conversation with the scientist; we find out more about this scientist later on; another group is willing to take each one of them as game; Rick organizes a 'welc Well, 3.5 stars... It is a good book as long as the story goes. The group is now changed in every aspect, either with new characters, or with their minds. A lot has happened to them and they start to make really hard decisions. A priest appears out of the blue with a simple smile and willing to join the group; he has a very interesting conversation with the scientist; we find out more about this scientist later on; another group is willing to take each one of them as game; Rick organizes a 'welcoming' party to them - one of my best scenes for this book... As they have to reach Washington, D.C, they find another stranger on their way: all smiles and invitations... they want new citizens for their community. Douglas (the politician) is their 'leader' and needs to have a little chat with each one of them to see if they 'fit in'. The story he tells Rick is intriguing: has it happened in the community? I wonder. But as every choice they make, Rick and the group think they can overthrow the leadership there, as they were asked politely to remove their weapons and accepted. So, will they recover their weapons? Is the community really all that happy and perfect? Is the group finally settled and thriving from now on?... I don't think so!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Liesl

    This series continues to surprise me and keep me interested in what happens to these survivors. The first half of this volume provides a closer look at what's going on in Carl's mind and how he differs from other young children, introduces a nasty group that is quickly dispatched, and contains the death of a major character. The moral issues that are brought up and grappled with regarding how to deal with outsiders and threats to safety are quite compelling. The second half moves a bit more slow This series continues to surprise me and keep me interested in what happens to these survivors. The first half of this volume provides a closer look at what's going on in Carl's mind and how he differs from other young children, introduces a nasty group that is quickly dispatched, and contains the death of a major character. The moral issues that are brought up and grappled with regarding how to deal with outsiders and threats to safety are quite compelling. The second half moves a bit more slowly with the introduction of the safe community as a residence, but it's incredibly fascinating that this time around, Rick's group is the one causing the problems within the community since they are so scarred by the trauma that they have experienced. As usual, I am dying to see what happens next, although the cliffhanger isn't quite as gripping this time around.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Amy Bailey

    I really enjoyed this volume. Some difficult things happen here. It's interesting for me to read this after having watched the show. Everything winds up being a surprise to me because, despite the fact that similar events take place, the show often used different characters who had the same fate of a different character in the book. Instead of having the twin boys, the show left out Billy and Ben and put in two young sisters instead. They have a very similar story arc when it comes to what event I really enjoyed this volume. Some difficult things happen here. It's interesting for me to read this after having watched the show. Everything winds up being a surprise to me because, despite the fact that similar events take place, the show often used different characters who had the same fate of a different character in the book. Instead of having the twin boys, the show left out Billy and Ben and put in two young sisters instead. They have a very similar story arc when it comes to what eventually happens to them. There are other instances of this, and a couple of them are in this book. In the last half of this, things slow down a little bit as the group finds refuge in Alexandria. It's much less of a cliffhanger, but maybe that's a good thing. There's definitely still a sense of foreboding, as there always is.

  17. 4 out of 5

    M

    The hits keep on coming for Rick's crew. New man Abraham nearly loses it when their DC expert turns out to be a liar, Michonne continues to become closer to Carl while distancing herself from her humanity, and Rick finds himself outside a gated community in DC - being offered the job of constable. Despite getting a house and feeling somewhat normal for the first time in months, the Congressman in charge of the commune is starting to raise red flags. After what happened with the Governor back in The hits keep on coming for Rick's crew. New man Abraham nearly loses it when their DC expert turns out to be a liar, Michonne continues to become closer to Carl while distancing herself from her humanity, and Rick finds himself outside a gated community in DC - being offered the job of constable. Despite getting a house and feeling somewhat normal for the first time in months, the Congressman in charge of the commune is starting to raise red flags. After what happened with the Governor back in Woodbury, Rick is not about to take any more chances...

  18. 5 out of 5

    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.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mark Anderson

    I'm typically not a graphic novel type of guy, but based on a recommendation from a blog post I started reading the series. I have been hooked ever since. I'm typically not a graphic novel type of guy, but based on a recommendation from a blog post I started reading the series. I have been hooked ever since.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Aildiin

    The story moves along and the quality stays there. After an encounter with Cannibals, Rick and co join the community of Alexandria

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nathan

    CONSTABLE RICK IS OOOOON THE JOOOOOB WEEEE WOOOOO WEEEE WOOOOO WHO NEEDS BOTH HANDS TO BE POLICIN

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kruizzer Alvarez

    5 Star rating from the 1st until this 72nd Volume!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Teresa

    Kirkman's storytelling improve's the more this group progresses while living among the undead. Rick has so many great, subtle moments of powerful dialog. I'm already looking forward to Book Seven! Kirkman's storytelling improve's the more this group progresses while living among the undead. Rick has so many great, subtle moments of powerful dialog. I'm already looking forward to Book Seven!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Michael Sorbello

    This is a review of the entire series. Rick Grimes is a strong-willed deputy who missed the end of the world because he was in a coma for a month after getting shot in the line of duty. Shaken, starving and confused, Rick escapes the horror of the abandoned hospital only to be met with something far more terrible. Not only has the world ended, but the dead have learned to walk and to kill without mercy. After learning that his wife and son have fled to Atlanta from a single survivor and his son, This is a review of the entire series. Rick Grimes is a strong-willed deputy who missed the end of the world because he was in a coma for a month after getting shot in the line of duty. Shaken, starving and confused, Rick escapes the horror of the abandoned hospital only to be met with something far more terrible. Not only has the world ended, but the dead have learned to walk and to kill without mercy. After learning that his wife and son have fled to Atlanta from a single survivor and his son, Rick goes on a journey to reunite with his family and search for more survivors. Rick quickly has to come to terms with the fact that the world has ended and only a select few survived. The dead have risen from their graves and they prey on the living. In a world where every minute feels like hours, where there's no such thing as law and order, where finding a small meal is a tremendous task, the walking dead are quite possibly the least threatening thing for the survivors to have on their breaking minds. Humanity is pushed to the brink of destruction, forcing them to embrace their cruel and primal nature in order to survive. Sometimes you have to be more concerned about who you let into your community so they don't kill you in your sleep and steal everything you once cared about. Rick has no choice but to abandon the ways of law and order that he's upheld as an officer for so long in order to protect the few loved ones he has left. He has to become a monster to protect his crew or risk being devoured by those who became more monstrous than him and even the walking dead. Despite zombies running the world and having the series named after them, what really sets this series apart from the average zombie apocalypse tale is the focus on realism and the daily struggles, flaws and depth of the characters. There's plenty of badass zombie killing action, but the action often takes a back seat to give the characters plenty of times to share their extremely tragic yet endearing stories, grow through mutual suffering and learn to adapt to a world that has left them to die. Even after the world has ended, many people still can't see eye to eye. They turn on each other and kill each other when they should come together. Others form alliances in spite of their differences and try to rebuild over the corpse of everything that was lost. The daily human drama and conflict is more intense than any monster apocalypse could hope to be. We watch Rick struggle to balance his old moral code with the many necessary evils he has to commit in order to survive and make the world a better place for the ones he holds close. We watch people like Glen, Dale and Maggie attempt to find love in spite of having every reason to be filled with fear, hate and self-loathing. Characters like Michonne have to learn how to forgive themselves and convince themselves they deserve to be loved despite all the blood on their hands. We watch the weak like Carl and Andrea become strong and sometimes the strong become evil like The Governor. Even monsters like the wicked yet oddly lovable Negan are given the chance to find new ways of redeeming themselves by struggling alongside the other survivors that have all been changed by the horrors of the fallen world. The pacing is extremely slow and I can understand why that may be a turnoff for a lot of people, but I eventually learned to enjoy watching the characters grow, overcome their trauma, find meaning in life and learn to love again. The characters are forced to do many terrible things to survive and it haunts them every waking moment. The ways they overcome these regrets is very realistic, human and hopeful. The slow pacing really gives the feeling that we're living beside these people. The way every tiny detail of their lives and who they are is explored makes them feel very real and believable. When I first starting reading the series, I wasn't expecting it to have such an uplifting ending. It seemed so bleak and nihilistic for a long time and things would go horribly wrong even when they seemed to be going so well, but the finale channels all the pain, suffering and betrayal of the previous volumes and tops it off with a very touching and inspiring finish. This was never a story about hopelessness. It's about learning to appreciate the little things, learning to forgive yourself and learning to move on even when it's hard. When everything seems lost there's always more to be found, even when we believe otherwise because we convince ourselves that we don't deserve to be happy ever again. Instead of dwelling on what was lost, strive to try and make things better than they were before. I've never been a huge fan of zombie apocalypse stories, but The Walking Dead had enough heart and strong social commentary to make me stick by the characters until the end and I enjoyed every moment of their long trial.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Adam Stone

    Goodreads suggests that if I like this volume, I might check out Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice, which I have, and I love. This is a fantastic and appropriate recommendation, given the new villains presented in this storyarc, which I think of as "Tainted Meat." (Non-plot spoiler alert: It's us! We're the tainted meat! God we suck as a post-zombie society.) There are some plot twists in this volume that might work better than previous volumes plot twists, I'm unsure, as I could definitely see them c Goodreads suggests that if I like this volume, I might check out Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice, which I have, and I love. This is a fantastic and appropriate recommendation, given the new villains presented in this storyarc, which I think of as "Tainted Meat." (Non-plot spoiler alert: It's us! We're the tainted meat! God we suck as a post-zombie society.) There are some plot twists in this volume that might work better than previous volumes plot twists, I'm unsure, as I could definitely see them coming, but even though I don't remember the details of the story from the first time I read this storyarc (when it came out), I have read it before, so my subconscious is being a bit of a cheater. Much like the previous volume, this is a Road Trip book where the characters barely have time to get comfortable somewhere before they're on the move again. We also get to know Abraham and Eugene a bit more, much like we got to know Hershel and his family in Volume Two, so it doesn't seem like things are going to end well for them. The callousness of the decision making in this book is intriguing as Rick doesn't appear to be making decisions based on his mental instability, but the fact the reader knows he's having problems dealing with reality calls all of his future decision making into question.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Lynne

    This series continues to keep me sucked in. I love the action and gore and whatnot but in this volume some of my favorite parts were emotional ones...especially with Carl. Poor thing. He is growing up too fast and to the point where he feels like he can't ever be a kid again. My heart aches for him. And as for the way this volume ended...I feel like rick is about to make some HUGE mistakes! This series continues to keep me sucked in. I love the action and gore and whatnot but in this volume some of my favorite parts were emotional ones...especially with Carl. Poor thing. He is growing up too fast and to the point where he feels like he can't ever be a kid again. My heart aches for him. And as for the way this volume ended...I feel like rick is about to make some HUGE mistakes!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Georgina Parkin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Really enjoyed this one. Lots of messed up stuff in terms of people killing. Psychopaths galore. Then there's the new town where everyone's pretending life's perfect. I'm not even there and it's giving me the willies. Imagine being choosing to be ignorant to all that danger wow. Classic rick wants to steal people's homes instead of build his own though lol Really enjoyed this one. Lots of messed up stuff in terms of people killing. Psychopaths galore. Then there's the new town where everyone's pretending life's perfect. I'm not even there and it's giving me the willies. Imagine being choosing to be ignorant to all that danger wow. Classic rick wants to steal people's homes instead of build his own though lol

  28. 5 out of 5

    Will Cooper

    Still a ton of action and consequences that the group has to deal with. And it's very well written. My only gripe is that a lot of times, someone will fire a shot or talk loudly when they all should be really quiet since there are zombies everywhere! But the story is really good, so I'll forgive it for now. Still a ton of action and consequences that the group has to deal with. And it's very well written. My only gripe is that a lot of times, someone will fire a shot or talk loudly when they all should be really quiet since there are zombies everywhere! But the story is really good, so I'll forgive it for now.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    From meeting Gabriel, to being hunted by cannibals, to joining the community of Alexandria, things are moving fast for our survivors of the zombie apocalypse. As always, the artwork expresses gore and emotion with nuance. Will our survivors assimilate well into refined living or is there more danger around the corner? I think we all know the answer to that.

  30. 4 out of 5

    a little bit of everything.

    i mean it was good. actually better then book #5 i felt like more happened in this. characters actually started to change. i liked how we got to see Alexandria which was interesting. i can’t wait to read the next one. 👍🏼

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