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After last issue's horrendous attack on the camp, the survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Tensions run high as the gravity of their situation starts to sink in with Rick and the others. What happens when they stop focusing on the zombie threat and hand and turn their aggression towards one another?


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After last issue's horrendous attack on the camp, the survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Tensions run high as the gravity of their situation starts to sink in with Rick and the others. What happens when they stop focusing on the zombie threat and hand and turn their aggression towards one another?

30 review for The Walking Dead, Issue #6

  1. 4 out of 5

    Escape into a Booksite

    Holy Shite. From a sad beginning and farewell to a friend - to that ending?!? Whoa. Starting to see the differences with some things as compared to the TV Show. The confrontation in this Issue was just whoa. Intense and brutal. The B&W colouring definitley suited this one thats for sure. Holy Shite. From a sad beginning and farewell to a friend - to that ending?!? Whoa. Starting to see the differences with some things as compared to the TV Show. The confrontation in this Issue was just whoa. Intense and brutal. The B&W colouring definitley suited this one thats for sure.

  2. 5 out of 5

    skylar

    perfection!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cassie

    Holy crap Shane went a lot earlier!

  4. 4 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.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ehab Fathy

    Very proud to Carl, I hope my son to be like him

  6. 5 out of 5

    Fantasyryus

    Only this one and a single piece of SOA comics will be on my TWMT (Totally Worth My Time List) because I really love the stories, the art, the perspective!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Fox

    The camp buries Amy, all of them say their good byes. Jim's bite is getting worse and he asks to be left by the city so when he turns he can be with his dead family. Rick, Carl and Shane go hunting and Shane goes on the defensive about them keeping the camp right outside the city and if it was the cause of Jim's bite and Amy's death. Rick blames Shane for the deaths because he won't agree to move away from the city. The next day Shane and Rick get into a fight about moving the camp and Lori stand The camp buries Amy, all of them say their good byes. Jim's bite is getting worse and he asks to be left by the city so when he turns he can be with his dead family. Rick, Carl and Shane go hunting and Shane goes on the defensive about them keeping the camp right outside the city and if it was the cause of Jim's bite and Amy's death. Rick blames Shane for the deaths because he won't agree to move away from the city. The next day Shane and Rick get into a fight about moving the camp and Lori stands up for Rick, Shane hurt because of this, heads off into the woods as Rick follows him. Shane ends up threatening Rick with his gun and saying everything was okay before he came back. Shane is about to kill Rick when Carl shoots Shane killing him. Carl tells his dad it is not the same as killing the dead ones and Rick tells his soon it never should be. Tension between Shane and Rick is at its peak! With Amy dead and Jim asking to be left near Atlanta so that he can "join" his family the argument of moving the camp is like a slap in Shane's face. Things heat up quickly, from Carl asking to go hunting with the pair to Rick telling Carl no because he needs to talk to Shane. POW! Literally, POW! Shane punches Rick in the face for telling him they need to talk about the issue of the camp. Rick doesn't say that specifically but when Shane asks what they need to talk about and Rick yells, "What the hell do you think?" Its pretty obvious that's the subject up for discussion. Man Shane just can't win either. First Rick gets shot and is in a coma, then Shane takes care of Lori and Carl because, hey, lets face it, Lori can't really take care of herself or Carl very well with the walkers. Then POW! Rick's back and Lori tells Shane to back off. I mean seriously what did Shane think Lori was going to do. Tell Rick, hey sorry HUSBAND, I know you got shot in the line of duty and you've missed a bunch of time and in that time the worlds gone to shit, oh and did I mention that the dead are walking and we call them walkers, zombies... but hey, you remember Shane right, well, I'm with him now! OH COME ON! The thing that really gets me about this is ... well I was going to say scene, but really the whole page (16) is that it takes Shane punching Rick in the face and Lori standing up for Rick to make Shane finally step over that lunatic "I've lost everything, I've lost HER" phase. And losing Lori was so like three comics ago. And que running off, que crying and ... wait for it.... wait for it.... que Lori's face growing long again. (LOL) Anyways, Carl ends up shooting Shane, but before that man Tony Moore really put his all into making Shane's face be furious as hell at the same time its all snot and tear filled. That face just makes me want to lean back from the page with a jikes! And the job Cliff Rathburn has done on this issue with the gray tones is wonderful. There are a few places were its messed up, like on that page (21) where Shane is all furious snot face, the top frame and middle frame of the page show Shane's police hat to read POLICE in white, but then the last frame shows it in black to match the hat. Not a major issue, but still little mistakes do make it in, even in an excellent huge fan-based comic like The Walking Dead. But the shading on Shane's face as well really gives the final touch to that frame. Not only do you see the fury in Shane's eyes but you can tell its a dark emotion because there is a clear shadow falling from his cap over that area of the face. Robert Kirkman did an excellent job with following this frame with his lettering. I don't know how a simple thing as changing the size of the lettering just a bit makes you go from calmly talking to knowing that the person is YELLING! And the whole shooting scene of Shane. It's like a cross between a really good last minute didn't see it coming save and the overly drawn out awkward death scenes. The noises Kirkman makes Shane make and the slow tumble to the ground still really makes you feel for the guy. Also, just because I thought it the first time I saw it, I know that Carl basically shot Shane through the jugular vein and that's why there is so much blood pouring out so fast, but right when Shane goes thap onto his knees.... Doesn't that look like he peed himself? I know you see the blood already all over him on the far right frame of that page (23) but still! As for the differences, well, in the series Jim goes a bit nutty right before the walker attack that kills Amy and the others and digs graves. So of course that didn't happen in the comic because for one Jim didn't originally go nutty and two it wasn't hot in Atlanta in the comic the way they made it in the series. Which was another way in the series to say that Jim had heat stroke and that's why he went nutty. Anyways, in the series they bury their dead and burn the walkers. You don't see the burning in the comic, I can assume that's because of the limited about of supplies, namely wood they have and they would rather use it to stay warm than to get rid of the walkers. The other major difference of course is the shooting of Shane. Carl does shoot Shane in the series, but only after he sees Shane as a walker. In the series walker Shane is about to attack Rick so Carl shoots him in the head. The location where Shane is shot is different as well. I'm not just talking about the factor that Carl shots Shane in the neck in the comic and in the forehead in the series, but the factor they are pretty far away from Atlanta and have already went from what they thought would have been complete safety to find out new horrors about whats going on and stumbled back out into the chaos that is the walker infestation. I recommend for the fandoms of The Walking Dead Universe, zombies, apocalypse and dystopian genres. Originally posted: http://tiffanyfoxbooks.blogspot.com/2...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Isabelle Clara Therrien-Gros-Louis

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Review for all Volume 1 (Issues 1-6) I was really surprised by the differences with the show, like no Darryl and oh my god, Shane !! I can't wait to see where they're going to go with Carl's character after this! I found certain storylines under developed but it’s only the first volume, so that explains the 4 stars :)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kelsie

    Another good issue; Rick & Shane finally have it out. Not going to lie, I prefer TV Shane to Comic Shane. There wasn't much to him in the comic, didn't really get to know him well enough to get his emotions, but a part from that I like how this played out. I'll be interested to see where this goes now that Shane is gone, it'll obviously start to splinter off from what the TV show had done. x Another good issue; Rick & Shane finally have it out. Not going to lie, I prefer TV Shane to Comic Shane. There wasn't much to him in the comic, didn't really get to know him well enough to get his emotions, but a part from that I like how this played out. I'll be interested to see where this goes now that Shane is gone, it'll obviously start to splinter off from what the TV show had done. x

  10. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    This is a sad part of this series. Familiar with most of it because of the tv series, however, it has been played out differently. I want to say I didn't expect it, but even without the tv series I think I may have been able to figure out where this was going, but on a parallel path from what I expected.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Erin Rogoff

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I can't imagine the therapy Carl would need after killing Shane like that... And how exactly will Rick handle Lori's infidelity with Shane after the whole truth is out? Better or worse than on the show? I don't know why I spent all that time watching the show; I should have been reading THIS.

  12. 5 out of 5

    rich

    Always better in print

  13. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Lange

    Great freaking reading Keep it up you guys rock! Poor Jim going out like that... you just never know with you Walking Dead creators.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tosca Wijns-Van Eeden

    OMG that ending!!! O_O awesome!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ingrid M. Susi

    Let's face it, I'm addicted and also... I got a heart attack at this point...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Laina

    As usual, I loved this issue of the comic and can't wait to keep reading more. I liked the small funeral that they had for Amy, and the nice things everyone said about her. It shows that they have not turned into savages yet. I also like that we learned a little more about Dale and his wife, though his story of how his wife had turned at that other camp, was quite sad. When Donna and Jim were talking and Dale's wife was mentioned, they said his wife turned with within a day (I think?) and I think s As usual, I loved this issue of the comic and can't wait to keep reading more. I liked the small funeral that they had for Amy, and the nice things everyone said about her. It shows that they have not turned into savages yet. I also like that we learned a little more about Dale and his wife, though his story of how his wife had turned at that other camp, was quite sad. When Donna and Jim were talking and Dale's wife was mentioned, they said his wife turned with within a day (I think?) and I think some people turn within hours. So apparently there is no set amount of time after a person gets bitten, that they turn. Could be hours, could be a day or two. "Let's wait. The government is coming, they will rescue us. Blah, blah, blah." What a load of baloney. They are not going to be rescued, even I know that. Otherwise, what was the use of even titling the series 'The Walking Dead', if things are gonna be patched up within a few issues? When Jim asked the group to leave him behind, it was sad. I had expected instead for him to ask them to put him out of his misery and just take him out with a headshot, but that did not happen. When Shane and Rick were fighting, I kept hoping that Rick would kill Shane and just put him (Shane) and me out of our misery. All I keep getting from Shane is the same crap over and over again. Lori's crying does nothing for me. I do not feel sorry for her, I just feel annoyed that she is crying so much like a child. I kind of want someone to tell her to knock it off, that crying is not going to change or solve anything. The part where Shane blamed Rick for everything because he woke up from his coma, is a load of crap. Shane needs to get the hell over himself and get a damn grip. Yes, he's probably in love with Lori, but he had to know there was a small chance Rick might wake up and come for his family. My favorite part of this issue was when Carl shot and killed Shane. Although I would never wish that kind of thing on any child, I am still extremely glad Carl killed him. I was worried that Shane would kill Rick. I love the end of the issue where Carl says, "It's not the same as killing the dead ones, Daddy." And Rick says, "It never should be, son. It never should be." That speaks to me as a reader and definitely confirms my earlier comment that they have not turned into savages who kill because they want to and not because they need to.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Gagnon

    Good god ... well, this issue sold me. It's an ending alright, an ending to the love triangle. Shane is dead. I have to spoil it for you in order to write about it, because it's the surprise ending that I really liked. Rick's son kills Shane right when Shane loses his mind and is about to attack Rick in the woods. I am sure Rick would have died otherwise. The writing makes a point for the kid to say "it doesn't feel the same as shooting the dead ones." I'm not sure a seven-year-old would observe Good god ... well, this issue sold me. It's an ending alright, an ending to the love triangle. Shane is dead. I have to spoil it for you in order to write about it, because it's the surprise ending that I really liked. Rick's son kills Shane right when Shane loses his mind and is about to attack Rick in the woods. I am sure Rick would have died otherwise. The writing makes a point for the kid to say "it doesn't feel the same as shooting the dead ones." I'm not sure a seven-year-old would observe something like this right after doing such a thing, unless they were exceptional. However, I am willing to suspend my disbelief on this considering the medium. The fact that it is the son that kills Shane is interesting. It leaves serious implications for later. Maybe it's been done before, but now I'm interested in this story. I want to know how protective momma is going to react. I want to know if the kiddo will even WANT to keep his gun, let alone be allowed to. This definitely marks a new beginning for our no-so-merry band. Now that Shane is dead, there is nothing to stop them from moving away from Atlanta. I wonder where they'll go. There are certainly fewer mouths to feed. Jim got left by a tree (it's what he wanted) to "turn in peace" I guess. He thinks he'll rejoin his family. I wonder how that kind of thing works in this universe. I wonder if we'll ever find out. I suppose the only way to do that is to keep reading. Read more commentary and add your own here: http://www.rjspindle.com/content/the-...

  18. 4 out of 5

    T.

    Of course we can rely on Rick to ask the right questions: how do they know that they are not the only survivors? Are the zombies hunting in packs now? And of course we can rely on Shane to be a the biggest jerk on earth. Lori's outburst is her guilt rushing up to the surface, heh. Really love that montage of stunned faces. But Carl, dammit—I really didn't see that one coming. /First read 23 December 2009.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Greta is Erikasbuddy

    Andrea doesn't wait for Amy to turn or shoot her. It's winter not summer. Rick blames Shane for Amy's death. He says if they would have moved the camp away from the city then this would not have happened. They don't leave camp right away. Instead, Jim decides he wants to be taken outside so he can turn. Rick and Shane get into a fight. Rick says he wants to 'talk' to him. Shane almost spills the beans about hooking up with Lori. He probably would have if Carl had not shot him.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Czar Nicholas

    This one made me realize how much more f***ed up the comic series is over the TV show. I'm all for surprises, and this one (if I didn't watch the show) would probably the first with a big reveal that gets you hooked to read more. (Like the next 14 issues immediately)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Phil

    Holy cow.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sean

    Did not see that coming so soon.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Victor

    Another great episode of the series. Very different from the TV series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Anni

    it would be so much better without knowing the tv show but okay

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dannuel Delizo

    Issue #6 and Shane was already killed by Carl?! The fuck. These comic books are moving so fast and so good!

  26. 5 out of 5

    John

    This was pretty good! I never saw this coming. It's really neat to see how this is so different than the TV Series.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    This was a pretty good issue as well. I liked Shane's ending in this better than I did the show's.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sydney

    Pictures They are really cool, they give you a vision of the book that you are reading! I just love it!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Anthony Valletta

    An issue featuring no zombies. The horror all comes from within. Starts out sad and touching, but ends with a punch to the gut. Powerful storytelling.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Woah what an ending!!!

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