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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: there is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors as they set up a permanent camp insi 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: there is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors as they set up a permanent camp inside a prison. Relationships change, characters die, and our team of survivors learn there's something far more deadly than zombies out there: each other.


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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: there is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors as they set up a permanent camp insi 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: there is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors as they set up a permanent camp inside a prison. Relationships change, characters die, and our team of survivors learn there's something far more deadly than zombies out there: each other.

30 review for The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sean Barrs

    YOU KILL. YOU DIE. These are simple words, though they’re my favourite phrase so far. Every society needs rules, and it shows how desperate this one is to create such a brutally necessary one. If you want to live under Rick’s protection, that’s the pact you take. If you kill another group member, if you kill a friend, you, too, will die. Seems fair enough in this world, but nothing is that simple. As soon as this line was delivered I knew the rule would soon be broken…. At least they tried thou YOU KILL. YOU DIE. These are simple words, though they’re my favourite phrase so far. Every society needs rules, and it shows how desperate this one is to create such a brutally necessary one. If you want to live under Rick’s protection, that’s the pact you take. If you kill another group member, if you kill a friend, you, too, will die. Seems fair enough in this world, but nothing is that simple. As soon as this line was delivered I knew the rule would soon be broken…. At least they tried though. Sometimes false hope is the only hope. I think it is so appropriate how the characters have deluded themselves; they really think they’ve found a new home in the prison: they think it’s a safe haven. They have to be able to carry on. It’s kind of funny really in a twisted sort of way. Or am I just being a bit evil? As Rick likes to say, all too frequently, “we can make this work.” But, it is so abundantly clear that this would never be true because everybody is slowly losing their sanity. The prison could never last not with every one trying to kill each other. That’s the good thing about this series. It isn’t just about zombies going around eating people: it isn’t a simple case of horror thrown over action. It’s all about the survivors and how they cope with their approaching demise. Some fight it with all they’ve got. Some are too weak to fight at all, and the rest just give up about half way through. The fighters are the ones who have to deal with the horrors they have to commit in order to survive. They go crazy. They try to kill each other in a fit of pure rage fuelled grief. But, somehow, they carry on. They live with what they’ve done. They either become stronger or they fall to madness. I can’t predict who is going to be the next to die or to lose it. The lines between sanity and insanity, right and wrong, are becoming increasingly blurred. The situation is only going to get worse, and more entertaining (evil laugh).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Riley

    This was the best volume so far!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alejandro

    Prisons are ideal places in this reality! This is the third volume of the softcover editions of "The Walking Dead", collecting the comic book issues from #13 to #18. Creative Team: Writer: Robert Kirkman Illustrators: Charlie Adlard Additional gray tones to inking: Cliff Rathburn Chapter Three SAFETY BEHIND BARS I ain’t gonna bury you again you son of a bitch. In our society, you never would want to go prison, but in an apocalyptical dystopia plagued with zombies, a prison would look like Prisons are ideal places in this reality! This is the third volume of the softcover editions of "The Walking Dead", collecting the comic book issues from #13 to #18. Creative Team: Writer: Robert Kirkman Illustrators: Charlie Adlard Additional gray tones to inking: Cliff Rathburn Chapter Three SAFETY BEHIND BARS I ain’t gonna bury you again you son of a bitch. In our society, you never would want to go prison, but in an apocalyptical dystopia plagued with zombies, a prison would look like the logical choice. Rick’s group finds a federal penitentiary, that it seems to be the place to expiate their sins, but also they can be a site with its own kind of sinners. A shocking revelation will expose a new facet about their life-and-death condition. And also, they will find soon enough that zombies may be deadly, but men are evil. Zombies aren’t guilty of their actions, men are quite aware of theirs. And men are able to do more horrible things than any zombie. Until now, you haven’t seen anything yet, the really gruesome things starts here.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tina Haigler

    So in this volume, they found a prison, with some prisoners that were left behind still living there. Needless to say this leads to chaos, because everyone has their own thoughts on the matter, and no one wants to trust the convicts. Here's where they inevitably start to turn on each other, with Rick barely holding them together. The zombies are dealt with for the meantime, but death is still all around them. One of the prisoners isn't being truthful, and bodies start piling up; not even the kid So in this volume, they found a prison, with some prisoners that were left behind still living there. Needless to say this leads to chaos, because everyone has their own thoughts on the matter, and no one wants to trust the convicts. Here's where they inevitably start to turn on each other, with Rick barely holding them together. The zombies are dealt with for the meantime, but death is still all around them. One of the prisoners isn't being truthful, and bodies start piling up; not even the kids are safe. They also found out an awful truth about the zombies that no one was prepared for. They eventually solve the mystery, but the tables have turned. I'm curious what Vol. 4 will bring.

  5. 4 out of 5

    exploraDora

    ***3 stars*** Thoughts about this volume: 1. Even in the comics, I HATE Laurie 🤦‍♀️😂 maybe even more than TV Laurie. 2. I am not a fan of Andrea and Dale together. Her promising to spend the rest of her life with him is just a tad too yucky for me. 3. I'm used to people dying on The Walking Dead, but so many characters died such stupid deaths here, I didn't like it.. 4. It's still hard for me to get used to everyone, new or known characters, because they're so drastically different from the TV show ***3 stars*** Thoughts about this volume: 1. Even in the comics, I HATE Laurie 🤦‍♀️😂 maybe even more than TV Laurie. 2. I am not a fan of Andrea and Dale together. Her promising to spend the rest of her life with him is just a tad too yucky for me. 3. I'm used to people dying on The Walking Dead, but so many characters died such stupid deaths here, I didn't like it.. 4. It's still hard for me to get used to everyone, new or known characters, because they're so drastically different from the TV show. Oh, and worst thing was to find the word "effect" being used instead of "affect". I find that error simply unacceptable. But anyway, on to the next volume 🦸‍♀️

  6. 5 out of 5

    Brad

    The bloody, putrid, rotting corpse of soap opera goodness that is The Walking Dead graphic novels is in its full balls out glory in the third collection Safety Behind Bars. Lori is pregnant with Shane's baby -- And in case you don't know, Shane is the former best friend of Rick, Lori's husband. Not only that, though, Lori and Rick's son Carl shot Shane dead. Not only that, though, Shane was buried after his death, and Rick realizes over the course of the story that Shane is probably zombified (mo The bloody, putrid, rotting corpse of soap opera goodness that is The Walking Dead graphic novels is in its full balls out glory in the third collection Safety Behind Bars. Lori is pregnant with Shane's baby -- And in case you don't know, Shane is the former best friend of Rick, Lori's husband. Not only that, though, Lori and Rick's son Carl shot Shane dead. Not only that, though, Shane was buried after his death, and Rick realizes over the course of the story that Shane is probably zombified (more on this later), so he goes back, digs Shane up, and kills him again. Sweet. It's not about being bitten anymore -- That's right. You don't have to die with a Zombie biting you to turn. All you need to do is die. You die, and you come back. How do we know? Chris and Julie (Tyreese's daughter) gave each other their virginity then enacted their suicide pact. As these things are wont to do, the suicide pact only resulted in Julie's death, and as soon as she died, with no zombies in sight, she was reanimated and trying to eat her grieving father's neck. Rick finishes her zombieness off, while Tyreese strangles his daughter's lover to death. What a meany! Prisoners and Serial Killers -- It's not enough that our band of merry wanderers finds a prison and have to clear it out, but they also find a small cache of prisoners, still alive and eating meatloaf in the prison mess hall: a murderer (he killed his wife and her lover), a druggy drug dealer, an aging biker in prison for theft, and a white collar tax evader. Next thing you know, heads -- and not zombie heads -- are literally rolling, and one of our prisoners is a serial killer. Surprise, surprise, surprise. Love Connections Galore -- Andrea hooks up with Dale. Chris and Julie hook up pre-mortem. Tyreese and Carol keep their relationship going between mop up jobs. Glenn and Maggie get all romantic over a barber chair. Dexter and Andrew, former inmates, start to see their man love cool. And even little Carl hooks up with little Sophia. It's fun for all ages. It's no wonder AMC's making it for the small screen. The melodrama suits TV perfectly. What really keeps me reading, though, isn't all the silly shit -- which has its place and I do enjoy -- it's the constant shifting of ethical and moral attitudes as these people get deeper and deeper in to the Zombiepocalypse. Their ideas are constantly fluctuating; some of them talk a good game about retaining their humanity, then quickly blow it all in a moment of madness; they try to make laws to govern themselves and don't realize (at least most of them don't) that they've already been violated; the whole band of them are full of hypocrisy and selfishness and the baser human instincts, and the way it's being handled is definitely making the journey fun. I don't know that all of this behavioural stuff can be sustained, but it is my favourite part of the graphic novels, no doubt about it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    Unpopular opinion; I’m not a fan of the tv show. The comics are growing on me though especially being a fan of his other series

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    Finally, the group have reached the prison. Safe haven, or just another nightmare waiting to happen? As usual with this series, this draws you in with complex characters only to rip your heart out on the next page. Fast paced, deadly, and with a hint of mystery. You never quite know who’s going to survive - whether that be from zombie attack or each other. The fighting and the struggle never let up, and remains fast paced throughout. As the group gets wise to zombie fighting, we also see more in Finally, the group have reached the prison. Safe haven, or just another nightmare waiting to happen? As usual with this series, this draws you in with complex characters only to rip your heart out on the next page. Fast paced, deadly, and with a hint of mystery. You never quite know who’s going to survive - whether that be from zombie attack or each other. The fighting and the struggle never let up, and remains fast paced throughout. As the group gets wise to zombie fighting, we also see more internal threats to the gang and the complicated issues of living without law and order. Rick, his moral compass slightly askew at times, has to struggle through his own emotions to try and create a new society that can flourish in the wreckage of the old civilisation. And sometimes that means making tough decisions.

  9. 4 out of 5

    C

    I don't know what it is about this series. I don't find it to be exceptional in any way and yet I keep buying the next volume because I feel like a zombie read and I figure I'm following these characters already.... They aren't bad reads, but there's just very little 'new' in them and there seems to be a cycle forming with these volumes that leads to less character growth. I'm not sure if it is the art, the writing, or a combination of both, but I find it hard to tell many of the secondary charact I don't know what it is about this series. I don't find it to be exceptional in any way and yet I keep buying the next volume because I feel like a zombie read and I figure I'm following these characters already.... They aren't bad reads, but there's just very little 'new' in them and there seems to be a cycle forming with these volumes that leads to less character growth. I'm not sure if it is the art, the writing, or a combination of both, but I find it hard to tell many of the secondary characters apart at points. It makes it difficult to really care about too many characters within the story. Also, Lori's character becomes more unbelievable with every volume - it is painfully obvious that she is written by a man. Then again, most of these characters - male and female - are very one-dimensional. I know it sounds like I am just railing on this one, but I'm sure I'll find myself buying the next volume, so Kirkman must be doing something right.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Cathryn

    Man, I thought Lori was annoying on the show but she's even worse in these. More detailed review to come. Man, I thought Lori was annoying on the show but she's even worse in these. More detailed review to come.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Things are really getting crazy now! This series is so good! I LOVE the covers by Tony Moore, they are brilliant. I still wish the comic was in colour (yes I know I've said it before) but I feel like it could have brought a lot more to the comics. I mean the covers are in colour and they're spectacular. I have a thing for pretty colours that work together. Anyway, I also love the story. You think things can't get any worse for the group but Robert Kirkman just keeps throwing stuff at them! I'm i Things are really getting crazy now! This series is so good! I LOVE the covers by Tony Moore, they are brilliant. I still wish the comic was in colour (yes I know I've said it before) but I feel like it could have brought a lot more to the comics. I mean the covers are in colour and they're spectacular. I have a thing for pretty colours that work together. Anyway, I also love the story. You think things can't get any worse for the group but Robert Kirkman just keeps throwing stuff at them! I'm interested to see how Rick is going to deal with being "in charge" and I'm interested to see what is going to happen to the group next and the convicts. Can't wait to read more!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ayman Gomaa

    YOU KILL , YOU DIE So simple rule those are the rules now xD , it was the best volume so far <3 YOU KILL , YOU DIE So simple rule those are the rules now xD , it was the best volume so far <3

  13. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    Fatigue strikes on volume 3. This isn’t the grovels fault but my own for trying to read this whilst watching the show simultaneously. The show is just a shower of shit now and that has tarnished any opinion of anything related right now. I’ll take a break before hitting up the next one.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    5/5 The Skinny: The same crew…sort of…is back. They believe that they have found the perfect place to live; space for everyone, food, and best of all, no zombies! But, as is almost always the case with The Walking Dead, nothing ever goes quite as planned. My Thoughts: I will just cut to the chase – Safety Behind Bars has been my favorite. I’m kind of surprised that after three zombie-filled volumes, that these graphic novels still deliver big. I found this installment to be bloodier, more shocking, 5/5 The Skinny: The same crew…sort of…is back. They believe that they have found the perfect place to live; space for everyone, food, and best of all, no zombies! But, as is almost always the case with The Walking Dead, nothing ever goes quite as planned. My Thoughts: I will just cut to the chase – Safety Behind Bars has been my favorite. I’m kind of surprised that after three zombie-filled volumes, that these graphic novels still deliver big. I found this installment to be bloodier, more shocking, and overall more edge-of-your-seat than the previous two. I feel that this is quite the feat considering how much I liked the first two volumes. I think the main reason that this story continues to feel fresh is the introduction of new characters. While there are many characters that have been present in all three volumes, there are also many new additions. These new characters add a lot to the story because there is often a little backstory accompanying there introduction, and because you are constantly wondering if they are f’ing crazy or not. The story is also helped along by the constant traveling. The characters, thinking they are safe, try to make a home in various places, yet are forced to uproot time and time again. This constant flux in setting serves as another way to keep the story interesting. Oh, yeah…I can’t not elaborate a teensy bit more on the ‘bloodier’ and ‘more shocking’ aspects. LOTS of killing happens, and not just of the zombie variety. I’m talking fucked-up, did-that-just-happen kind of killing. And, it happens more than once. I will leave you with that. Overall: As I said, this has been my favorite volume thus far. I am impressed that this story continues to shock and interest me. Maybe by the time I get to volume #14 I’ll think differently, but until then – read on!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    Ohhhhh snippity snap! That was intense! There were some serious curve-balls thrown in this volume, and some huge reveals that have enormous consequences. I dunno if that facial protection I mentioned in my status update would really make a difference after all, if you know what I'm saying. I actually think that this has been my favorite volume so far. The characters are familiar enough to me that I can identify with them so much better, and the situations that they are in are... intense. And shi Ohhhhh snippity snap! That was intense! There were some serious curve-balls thrown in this volume, and some huge reveals that have enormous consequences. I dunno if that facial protection I mentioned in my status update would really make a difference after all, if you know what I'm saying. I actually think that this has been my favorite volume so far. The characters are familiar enough to me that I can identify with them so much better, and the situations that they are in are... intense. And shitty. But man, is it compelling to read these. It's just hard to review them individually. So yeah. That's all.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    Volume 3 of The Walking Dead might be the bleakest, bloodiest and most miserable in the series so far - and the first two volumes were pretty damn miserable! This is a book where the dead are dug out of their graves just to be shot in the head, and that’s not even counting the butchered children or the suicide pacts! So the group have made it to a prison which is infested with zombies but, once cleared, could be a safe haven for them. Inside are a handful of remaining inmates - but can these con Volume 3 of The Walking Dead might be the bleakest, bloodiest and most miserable in the series so far - and the first two volumes were pretty damn miserable! This is a book where the dead are dug out of their graves just to be shot in the head, and that’s not even counting the butchered children or the suicide pacts! So the group have made it to a prison which is infested with zombies but, once cleared, could be a safe haven for them. Inside are a handful of remaining inmates - but can these convicted criminals be trusted around the families? At this point in the series I’ve actually started to remember some of the characters’ names as a core number have survived but the cast is still very big and is continually dropping off and adding new characters so its difficult to care all that much when someone dies. Robert Kirkman’s dialogue also isn’t as terrible in this book though the tone remains unrelentingly dark. When kids are being killed or are planning on killing one another, the adults are standing around shell-shocked, crying internally or externally, with characters like Rick or Hershel melodramatically blaming themselves for all the death. When Rick dug up Shane to shoot him in the head again, I had to laugh at how absurdly depressing it all was - even when you’ve been killed once you’re not safe! I did notice one weird detail Kirkman’s added: whether you’ve been bitten or not, once you die, you become a zombie (also they call them zombies in the book, unlike the TV show where they’re called “walkers”). I don’t understand how that works - if you have the potential to become a zombie, shouldn’t you become a zombie rather than wait to die off? The inmates added an interesting slant as the story became a murder mystery over which one of the prisoners chopped up the kids, and the reveal was a surprise. There’s also the requisite zombie action which has already become rote and, despite the large cast, I’m not really interested in about 90% of their mundane stories. I still don’t fully see what fans of the series do but the third volume is definitely a step up from the previous books and even manages to become quite exciting in parts. I’m bumping the rating up a star because Rick literally tells the ever-annoying Lori to shut the fuck up!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    4.5 stars. This was by far the best volume in the series so far. Not only do the characters manage to stay in one spot for the length of the volume (unlike the previous two), but there was a lot more development with various characters. I love the storyline of Rick and his crew getting to know and having to live with the other prisoners, and there were a lot of shocking moments and heartbreak throughout. The action sequences as well were drawn incredibly well, as usual. As the graphic novel serie 4.5 stars. This was by far the best volume in the series so far. Not only do the characters manage to stay in one spot for the length of the volume (unlike the previous two), but there was a lot more development with various characters. I love the storyline of Rick and his crew getting to know and having to live with the other prisoners, and there were a lot of shocking moments and heartbreak throughout. The action sequences as well were drawn incredibly well, as usual. As the graphic novel series is quite different in terms of plot a lot of the time to the show, I'm intrigued to see where volume 4 ends up going.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Wren (fablesandwren)

    So I am reading the first compendium again so I can read the second and the third. This time, I will rate them by the volume that they are. WrensReads Review: The third volume is my favorite so far. Rick and the gang are cleaning out the prison to make it into a home. Rick swallow his pride and tells Hershel and his family to come live in the prison with them because it is safer there. Or is it? You see, there are prisoners there that don't know what has been going on in the outside world. They have So I am reading the first compendium again so I can read the second and the third. This time, I will rate them by the volume that they are. WrensReads Review: The third volume is my favorite so far. Rick and the gang are cleaning out the prison to make it into a home. Rick swallow his pride and tells Hershel and his family to come live in the prison with them because it is safer there. Or is it? You see, there are prisoners there that don't know what has been going on in the outside world. They have been using the freezer to poop in, eating all they can eat out of the canned foods, and probably just swapping murder stories and giving each other pointers for when they get out. But you can't judge a book for what they got committed for, right? Well, wrong and right. See now someone is actually killing people in the prison. Is it Dexter, the big brood who already claimed the fact he killed his wife and her boyfriend? Or the drug addict Andrew who says he is the cause of the apocalypse? Probably not the tax fraud guy Thomas, though he does look a little creepy. wait! What about the peeper Axel who walks in on some of the girls showering so he can "hurry up and go back to his room before the image goes away"? All this while trying to get "zombies" out of the prison they are trying to make a home. Which brings me to my only disappointment: they have been using "zombie" instead of their made up ones like "roamers" "walkers" "lurkers". It makes me sad. Also, this is where RICKTATORSHIP starts to take off. His word or die. I feel like "thought a lot about _____ and he knows that ______ is the only way" is his signature line. Just fill in the blanks.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Reese Copeland

    I really enjoyed this volume. I can't remember how close it was to the show, but found the story amazing. I really enjoyed this volume. I can't remember how close it was to the show, but found the story amazing.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Justin

    This one felt a little slower until the end, and it definitely feels like some scenes are added in for pure shock value. Looks like their journey is going to continue so I'll be along for the ride to see where they end up next. They should probably get rid of some people, too. Travel light, less characters taking up space. People are freaking out and having these crazy mood swings all the time. You would think the zombie apocalypse happened our something. Hopefully it's not this bad when the rea This one felt a little slower until the end, and it definitely feels like some scenes are added in for pure shock value. Looks like their journey is going to continue so I'll be along for the ride to see where they end up next. They should probably get rid of some people, too. Travel light, less characters taking up space. People are freaking out and having these crazy mood swings all the time. You would think the zombie apocalypse happened our something. Hopefully it's not this bad when the real zombie apocalypse happens. Do you think Donald Trump could build a wall big enough to prevent the zombie apocalypse? Probably not....

  21. 4 out of 5

    B Schrodinger

    Volume 2 concluded with the confrontation with Herschel and his family and the gang leaving with no food and no direction. The final panel had them come across a prison. So I choose to call Volume 3 'The Walking Dead in da Clink'. There are lots of great ideas and themes brought forward in this issue. The main thing is an exploration of criminality in the past compared to in the zombie apocalypse. The prison is not quite deserted; lots of zombies of course, but 4 prisoners have managed to survive. Volume 2 concluded with the confrontation with Herschel and his family and the gang leaving with no food and no direction. The final panel had them come across a prison. So I choose to call Volume 3 'The Walking Dead in da Clink'. There are lots of great ideas and themes brought forward in this issue. The main thing is an exploration of criminality in the past compared to in the zombie apocalypse. The prison is not quite deserted; lots of zombies of course, but 4 prisoners have managed to survive. Each tells the gang what they were put away for and there is one convicted murderer in the group. How will they manage to coexist? Not everything goes swimmingly. And it's not all the prisoner's fault. There are the weak in the gang. And Rick decides that since they have a great environment that can be made safe and has plenty of food and land behind fences. that he has to go and invite Herschel's group into the prison. It's fascinating that even though they are in what they presumed to be a safe place, the body count is still escalating. And Dale points this out. Good ol' Dale. And it's also fascinating what Tyreese says about how they are all just ticking down until their eventual deaths at the hands of zombies. The Walking Dead of the title may not be referring to the zombies. Also there is some revelations the nature of the disease that is making these zombies. Long term survival is also thought of with Herschel starting a garden with the plan to bring some of his livestock over also. And the security of their prime situation is also questioned. Would other groups of survivors want the prison also? This is one of the better volumes where the exploration of ideas is ramped up and the group seems to band together rather than whinging.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Brightness

    It's official - comic book Lori is far more annoying than tv Lori. And this was the best moment so far. It's official - comic book Lori is far more annoying than tv Lori. And this was the best moment so far.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Buckby

    First read: December 4th 2015 Re-read: May 24th 2019 in a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living. i'm loving the pace of the comic books, the group has just arrived at the prison and things are finally looking better for the group so they think, hershel's two twin daughters are murdered shortly after they arrive from the farm by an inmate and tyreese almost dies after he threw himself in a bunch of walkers. i was disturbed by the way tyreese's daughter and her boyfri First read: December 4th 2015 Re-read: May 24th 2019 in a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living. i'm loving the pace of the comic books, the group has just arrived at the prison and things are finally looking better for the group so they think, hershel's two twin daughters are murdered shortly after they arrive from the farm by an inmate and tyreese almost dies after he threw himself in a bunch of walkers. i was disturbed by the way tyreese's daughter and her boyfriend had that suicide pact to kill themselves, i like how Robert kirkman has written these comic books it can leave you disgusted, sick but wanting to continue on reading to know whats going to happen to the group next. i still hate Lori in the comics as i did in the television show she just finds ways to continuously annoy me not sure if its because the random pregnant mood swings or just that the character is plain annoying. I like glenn and maggie's relationship but i think it's a little different from how its portrayed in the television show but i'm hoping it develops more in the comic books as i read on.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Baba

    The fallout with the Greene's sees Rick's group back on the road, until they find a prison! A few hundreds of Zombies and they have a new home right? Left field thinking sees the group seek a home in a prison... with it's defence perimeter, endless food stocks, motor pool and more, surely they can catch a break? Kirkman continues slowly building the dehumanisation of the group as tragedy, travesty and horror takes over their lives. Already seeing the 'theme' being anyone... anyone can be killed. The fallout with the Greene's sees Rick's group back on the road, until they find a prison! A few hundreds of Zombies and they have a new home right? Left field thinking sees the group seek a home in a prison... with it's defence perimeter, endless food stocks, motor pool and more, surely they can catch a break? Kirkman continues slowly building the dehumanisation of the group as tragedy, travesty and horror takes over their lives. Already seeing the 'theme' being anyone... anyone can be killed. 9 out of 12, and the best volume to date.

  25. 4 out of 5

    DarienMoya

    THIS IS WILD!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Justine

    Still excellent, and I like the way there is less time to draw out pining angstily about everything. As much as I like the show, the TV format lends itself to extended brooding in a way that the comic happily does not. I'm still amazed by the constant hook-ups. These people need to save their energy! Still excellent, and I like the way there is less time to draw out pining angstily about everything. As much as I like the show, the TV format lends itself to extended brooding in a way that the comic happily does not. I'm still amazed by the constant hook-ups. These people need to save their energy!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Cathy

    The third volume is set in the prison — I am to lazy to check if the third season of the TV show follows that timeline. And I can‘t really remember the TV show well anyway. Which is good, as everything that happens here is a surprise. Tyreese for example. Oh my bleeding mind! And the two girls! Quite an emotional roller coaster. I am not enamoured with the artwork. I am still pining for the art of the first volume. But every now and then some very good panels pop up that I really like. I just wis The third volume is set in the prison — I am to lazy to check if the third season of the TV show follows that timeline. And I can‘t really remember the TV show well anyway. Which is good, as everything that happens here is a surprise. Tyreese for example. Oh my bleeding mind! And the two girls! Quite an emotional roller coaster. I am not enamoured with the artwork. I am still pining for the art of the first volume. But every now and then some very good panels pop up that I really like. I just wish it all looked this good more consistently... Some pretty gruesome scenes in this one.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This was insane??! It was so action packed that it actually felt like an episode of TWD! By far the best yet.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Darren Hagan

    The group arrive at the prison and start to make a home there, and start to feel safe. How can they be safe behind bars when the biggest threat there isn't the living dead, but the living?...*dramatic music* This issue is a bit of a turning point for the group. In the first 2 issues, the group basically trusts anyone who comes along and gives them the benefit of the doubt. By the end of Safety Behind Bars, they learn to not be so trusting with outsiders and start to develop some rules to their ne The group arrive at the prison and start to make a home there, and start to feel safe. How can they be safe behind bars when the biggest threat there isn't the living dead, but the living?...*dramatic music* This issue is a bit of a turning point for the group. In the first 2 issues, the group basically trusts anyone who comes along and gives them the benefit of the doubt. By the end of Safety Behind Bars, they learn to not be so trusting with outsiders and start to develop some rules to their new life - the first of which is "You kill, you die!!"

  30. 5 out of 5

    Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)

    There are spoilers ahead for Days Gone Bye and Miles Behind Us. Rick and the group are clearing out the prison in an effort to create a home that’s safe from the zombies, but it turns out the prison isn’t empty of the living either. Tensions are high as they try to settle alongside a few ex-prisoners, but when several people turn up beheaded, they realize the zombies are far from their biggest problem. Trigger warnings: death/child death, suicide, gore, assault/violence, guns, grief. I’m a little There are spoilers ahead for Days Gone Bye and Miles Behind Us. Rick and the group are clearing out the prison in an effort to create a home that’s safe from the zombies, but it turns out the prison isn’t empty of the living either. Tensions are high as they try to settle alongside a few ex-prisoners, but when several people turn up beheaded, they realize the zombies are far from their biggest problem. Trigger warnings: death/child death, suicide, gore, assault/violence, guns, grief. I’m a little behind on my reviews (obviously, as I’m still posting them from my Halloween reading list), and I can’t tell if that’s the reason I’m having so much trouble writing them for this series, or if it’s just that they’re not making much of an impression on me. As a whole, I like the series. The artwork is good and the pacing is much better than the television show (quicker and more succinct, without the tendency to linger too long on one plot point), though the characters so far are similarly bland, except maybe Tyreese who gets a lot of page-time here. Individually, though, they don’t have much of an impact, and after a week passes I’m already forgetting the details. I like the prison setting both on screen and in the novels. It gives the characters some much-needed stability so that they’re not stumbling from one crisis to the next, and there’s more room for character development. But that’s not really what happens here. The group is still finding their feet and working to make the prison into a livable space (still love that irony that a place meant to keep people in is now ideal for keeping the undead out). I’m not attached to any of the characters though, and that’s a problem for me. I’ve never cared much for Rick’s White Knight act or his marital drama with Lori, though I don’t appreciate them making her out to be a psycho in the novels either. (When Rick flies off the handle and tries to kill someone, he’s justified; when Lori does it, it’s because she’s PRegNaNt.) There are also a ton of people pairing off and hooking up in this book, which just isn’t my first priority in an apocalypse. I’m underwhelmed, but I’m expecting things to pick up the more it diverges from the show. I review regularly at brightbeautifulthings.tumblr.com.

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