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The hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues 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.


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The hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues 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.

30 review for The Walking Dead, Book Four

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    Sorry, couldn't help it! Ok, I could've, but...*snickersnortgiggle* My tired corny jokes aside, I was shocked at the amount of carnage in this sucker! Some of them I knew were coming, but the majority still took my breath away. Psst. I've worked really hard not to get spoiled... Anyway, Kirkman kind of lulled me into a false sense of security when several things went wrong, and then still turned out all right. Awwww! But this isn't that kind of comic, so the rest of it wasn't very fluffy. Wait...Wha Sorry, couldn't help it! Ok, I could've, but...*snickersnortgiggle* My tired corny jokes aside, I was shocked at the amount of carnage in this sucker! Some of them I knew were coming, but the majority still took my breath away. Psst. I've worked really hard not to get spoiled... Anyway, Kirkman kind of lulled me into a false sense of security when several things went wrong, and then still turned out all right. Awwww! But this isn't that kind of comic, so the rest of it wasn't very fluffy. Wait...What's she doing? Oh, a hug! How sweet! (view spoiler)[ Ack! Not a hug! Not a hug! (hide spoiler)] I don't think they're bluffing, Rick. Ahhhh! Oh shit! Nooo! (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] Anybody seen Dale? (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] The Governor's learned his lesson, dontcha think? (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] Annnnd because I needed ONE MORE THING to put me over the edge... (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] So what's the Grand Finale look like? (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] People keep asking me if it's different than the show, but since I haven't seen the show, I couldn't really say one way or another. Until now. I'm pretty positive that it's quite a bit different from the tv show, because everyone who watched the show seemed to hate Lori. I gotta say, I've never disliked her. I understand that she cheated on Rick, but that's not the worst thing someone can do during a zombie apocalypse, you know? Other than that (and she in the comics she feels bad about it), she's a pretty decent person. In my opinion, anyway. Also, Rick apparently has both hands in the tv show. So, yes...it's different. Lots of gory deaths, a few squeamish pedo/zombie panels, and a couple of miraculous recoveries. All in all good fun. Can't wait for book 5!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Hayat

    Oh the shock, the plot twist and the horror! No one is safe! Oh the shock, the plot twist and the horror! No one is safe!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Breon Randon

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Spoilers folks: Ok, so wow. Just wow. And I'm not sure that is all a good thing. This is just one heartbreaking event after another, and at a certain point you have to wonder if this is just an exercise in seeing just how far the characters (and the reader) can be pushed before they snap ( give up the series) We start off this volume seeing how the crew has settled into some sort of domestic normalcy. Lori and Rick seemed to have come to terms with her one time infidelity( I mean, come ON! It w Spoilers folks: Ok, so wow. Just wow. And I'm not sure that is all a good thing. This is just one heartbreaking event after another, and at a certain point you have to wonder if this is just an exercise in seeing just how far the characters (and the reader) can be pushed before they snap ( give up the series) We start off this volume seeing how the crew has settled into some sort of domestic normalcy. Lori and Rick seemed to have come to terms with her one time infidelity( I mean, come ON! It was the end of the world for Christsakes! Let it be already!) and Glenn and Maggie take a shot at marriage, and possibly a baby. Speaking of babies, little baby Judy enters the world via the quickest delivery ever. Carl likes his sister. Carol seems semi balanced considering she tried to off herself recently, and Michone is shell shocked but being comforted by tyrese. Everyone goes home a winner. But underneath it all things are not what they seem. Carol cries in the middle of the night. Dale looses his foot after a botched gasoline run. And there's still the threat of the governor. The other shoe is just waiting to drop. And drop it does. It all starts with carol going off the deep end and committing suicide by zombie. Right after that the governor shows up and shoots a bit even though he has a tank and then gets so overwhelmed by the ten people there that he runs off again. Maybe the baby's cries scared him off? I dunno, it was sort of scary but from here on out it just became a weird odd cycle of the governor attacks then leaves but ooooh he might return and then OH he DOES return and rinse, spin, repeat. The Govn. Is crazier and crazier as the novel goes on, more and more unbalanced and enraged, though I guess I would be too if someone cut off my dick. It just got a bit comic bookish, if ya know what I mean. The last few moments were really tough. I knew alot of people were going to die, but as I type this, I am struggling to remember if there's anyone left besides Rick and Carl. Damn Carl, of all people! Lori and the baby bit it in one shotgun blast, Andrea got flipped over the RV, and if she's still around after that AND the gunshot wound to the head, I'm out. Tyrese got his head chopped off, and Herschel waited for death. Oh, wait Michone is still squirreled away in Woodbury. Or is she? I'm still trying to understand how she got away in her last scuffle and why the governor was just like oh fuck it, I don't care about her anymore, lets go make our ( third) last stand at the prison. Sigh. Also I have to repeat a bit if another review here with what the hell is wrong with all of the women in this series? On the surface they are all badass and strong, gun toting amazons, but are just one breath away from sewing, cooking, or wondering if their ass looks too fat in riot gear, eventhough they hold down the fort and are sharp shooters. And off course, all of them are like " yeah, let's have a BABY!" Cause Lori made it look super fun with no formula or medical care. Wtf. Still loved reading it, can't wait for the next but I was a bit stumped by some of the ruthlessness in this one.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Douglas Craven

    I am not a prude and I don't mind violence. I hate this volume. HATE it. I was captivated by the first two bound volumes of _The Walking Dead_. Volume 3 changed this. The brutality that the author visits on one of his characters is hard to read but, at least, in keeping with the savage survivalist theme. I thought, "Well, I got through that." I bought Volume 4 hoping for a return to the harsh, but not downright cruel, plot of the first two volumes. No spoilers, but the end of this book is so poi I am not a prude and I don't mind violence. I hate this volume. HATE it. I was captivated by the first two bound volumes of _The Walking Dead_. Volume 3 changed this. The brutality that the author visits on one of his characters is hard to read but, at least, in keeping with the savage survivalist theme. I thought, "Well, I got through that." I bought Volume 4 hoping for a return to the harsh, but not downright cruel, plot of the first two volumes. No spoilers, but the end of this book is so pointlessly, graphically brutal that I threw it across the room. Why bother inventing characters if you plan to do this sort of thing to them? Again, it is not the violence that bothers me. It is that the author seems to intent on showing us how "gritty" he can be that he is willing to brutalize his characters and his reader just to top himself. The last four pages of this volume put me right off this series, and that is too bad because it had such potential. Irredeemably harsh. Brutal for the sake of brutality. Avoid.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Meegy

    I prefer the Carol from the TV Show over the Carol in the comic books!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Holy cow! Robert Kirkman is not afraid to kill off main characters! This installation gives us the birth of Lori's baby - Rick doesn't want to know if he's the father or if Shane is (he picked up on the fact that Lori slept with Shane during Shane's last rant) and they settle back into what passes for stable family life after the zombie apocalypse. After that, everything goes straight to hell. Glen is shot in the chest during a supply run, but lives because he's wearing the body armor they found Holy cow! Robert Kirkman is not afraid to kill off main characters! This installation gives us the birth of Lori's baby - Rick doesn't want to know if he's the father or if Shane is (he picked up on the fact that Lori slept with Shane during Shane's last rant) and they settle back into what passes for stable family life after the zombie apocalypse. After that, everything goes straight to hell. Glen is shot in the chest during a supply run, but lives because he's wearing the body armor they found in the prison. Carol commits suicide by zombie, leaving Sophia orphaned in Rick & Lori's care. Dale gets bitten, but they manage to save his life by amputating his lower leg. When the Governor and his goons attack the prison, the casualties add up fast - Rick is shot in the abdomen (but isn't killed) and Andrea gets a graze wound to the head. The Governor retreats, and the group falls apart without Rick's guidance. Michonne and Tyreese decide to strike at the Governor while he's retreating, while Andrea, Dale, the twins, Sophia, Glen and Maggie decide to run for it and leave the rest of the group. Tyreese is captured and beheaded by the Governor in an attempt to make the last of the group in the prison surrender, but when that plan doesn't work, they attack again. Alice, Axel and Patricia are killed in the battle and Billy is killed after surrendering. But the true shocker is Lori - she and the baby are killed as they're making a run for the getaway truck with Rick and Carl. At the end of the book, the only people left alive from the original group are Rick, Carl, Andrea, Dale, Sophia, Glenn, Maggie and the twin boys. The prison has fallen to the Governor's people (the Governor himself is killed shortly after the battle, when his followers realizes that they've killed a woman and a baby.) Michonne may be alive, but she's split from the group at this point. Wow. I can't wait to read book 5!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Schnaucl

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Every book I become less impressed with the series. I think part of the problem is that the visual nature of graphic novels makes violence that might be okay in a prose piece seem gratuitous. Kirkman said he killed off so many characters to show that no one was safe. Unfortunately, as far as I'm concerned he killed off a bunch of people in a gratuitous manner and he managed to kill off the characters I cared about or were remotely interesting. I give it one more book. Every book I become less impressed with the series. I think part of the problem is that the visual nature of graphic novels makes violence that might be okay in a prose piece seem gratuitous. Kirkman said he killed off so many characters to show that no one was safe. Unfortunately, as far as I'm concerned he killed off a bunch of people in a gratuitous manner and he managed to kill off the characters I cared about or were remotely interesting. I give it one more book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jesse A

    This volume started a bit slowly but holy balls did it end like a son-of-a-bitch!!!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Once again, this was never destined to be a favorite of mine. I hate the Governor and I still hate Lori and everyone was still so focused on having sex. It’s interesting to read through this and see what all the changed for the show. Some changes I think were for the better; other changes, not so much. The Governor attacking the prison and the lies he feeds to his people never fail to piss me off. He’s even more vile in the graphic novels, and I honestly didn’t think that was possible. Also. That Once again, this was never destined to be a favorite of mine. I hate the Governor and I still hate Lori and everyone was still so focused on having sex. It’s interesting to read through this and see what all the changed for the show. Some changes I think were for the better; other changes, not so much. The Governor attacking the prison and the lies he feeds to his people never fail to piss me off. He’s even more vile in the graphic novels, and I honestly didn’t think that was possible. Also. That last like twenty pages was completely and utterly horrifying and depressing. I mean, damn. Interested to see the changes that come next! Onto Vol. 5.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    WOW!! Feels like I just finished and reviewed book three only a few days ago. Actually, from looking at my start and finish dates on this book, yes, it was only six days ago. This one was good. Heartbreaking...but good. Now, if I remember correctly from seasons one and two of the TV show, Shane lies to Lori about Rick being dead and then they begin having sex. Shane's a dick in the comic but not as much as he was in the TV show. Also(view spoiler)[they kill him off much sooner in the comic. Carl WOW!! Feels like I just finished and reviewed book three only a few days ago. Actually, from looking at my start and finish dates on this book, yes, it was only six days ago. This one was good. Heartbreaking...but good. Now, if I remember correctly from seasons one and two of the TV show, Shane lies to Lori about Rick being dead and then they begin having sex. Shane's a dick in the comic but not as much as he was in the TV show. Also(view spoiler)[they kill him off much sooner in the comic. Carl has to shoot him because he was about to shoot Rick...I mean he shoots Shane when he's still human. But it wasn't a head shot. So, after Rick discovers that everyone is infected, he has to go back to the place where he buried Shane, digs up Zombie Shane, talks to him for a minute, then blows the back of his head off. (hide spoiler)] Anyway, back to the whole fucked up Shane/Rick/Lori love triangle (I should have crossed out the words "love triangle" cause I hated Shane and everything he did...LOL). Yeah, in the show, Shane leaves Rick in the hospital and lies to Lori about Rick being dead, and she's pissed at him for it when Rick shows up alive. Also in the TV show, we just recently learned that Rick knows that Judith isn't his kid... (view spoiler)[..in this book he tells Lori that he knows it's Shane's before she even gives birth (hide spoiler)] In the beginning of this book there is (view spoiler)[ a flashback to Shane and Lori having sex. And afterwards Lori tells Shane that she feels guilty "..that they left Rick behind...". (hide spoiler)] Now maybe I missed something, and they didn't have a choice, but it still pisses me off that Lori would do that. Well, a lot happens in this book. A lot of stuff from the TV show. That attack on The Prison that The Governor does, hacking off of limbs of certain characters, more prison/survival drama, oh yeah and Judith is born! All that happens except it was a little different then what was in the show. There was something important I left out of my review of book three. Oh yeah...CAROL! In the Comic books, Carol is a completely different person. We do not get Bad-Ass Carol. And also she's blonde and slightly younger as well. Nope, in the graphic novels, Carol (view spoiler)[makes a first failed suicide attempt by slashing her wrists. Then tells Lori that she wants to marry both her and Rick so that they can basically be one loving family(*ahem...threesome) and raise Carl and Sophia together. (hide spoiler)] To which Lori is basically like, "uuumm...what the fuck?". Her character is a little annoying in the graphic novels. Carol eventually (view spoiler)[does make a second successful suicide attempt...but she does it BY LETTING A ZOMBIE EAT HER AND ACTING LIKE SHE ENJOYS IT! (hide spoiler)] . That was pretty messed up. Oh yeah, and (view spoiler)[Sophia never dies (hide spoiler)] . In fact, in that whole "eeny, meeny, miny, moe..." thing that Negan does to Rick and the group in the woods,(view spoiler)[Sophia is there when that happens (hide spoiler)] . I haven't gotten to the part in the graphic novels with Negan yet, I just read a little bit about that online last year. LOL. Okay, I pointed out the differences between TV show Governor and comic book Governor in my review of book three... Yeah, he's different. Worse you could say. You know, it's funny that in the graphic novels The Governor keeps telling his people that Rick and the people that live with him at the prison are "Evil bastards", when he is the raping, murdering, creepy sociopath. I suppose that makes some sense that he thinks that, because in real life villains usually don't think they are villains. Evil people think they are doing the right thing. So yeah, he attacks the Prison with the tank and small militia, but it is much longer and more brutal. In fact(view spoiler)[ towards the end of the book, when "Rick and Co." are escaping, Lori is running with baby Judith and she gets hit in the midsection from the back by a gunshot which blows her in half and kills the baby in the process (hide spoiler)] . A good friend of mine told me about that awhile back, and I'm glad that didn't happen in the TV show. But the woman responsible for that feels horrible about it, and tells the Governer that he is "..a fucking monster" and then (view spoiler)[ shoots him in the back of the head and blows half his head to pieces, remaining eyeball blown out, and brains and blood splattered everywhere. (hide spoiler)] . I liked the way that went down in the TV show, but it might have been better if it were done in that way instead. More brutal and gory. And the end is so heartbreaking because(view spoiler)[as Rick and Carl are escaping the prison, they both start crying because of what happened to Judith and Lori (hide spoiler)] . Yep, Robert Kirkman is pretty cold when it comes to the treatment of his characters in The Walking Dead. I really am loving these books. I'm trying to get caught up on the whole series. And in saying that again six days later...ON TO BOOK FIVE!!!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Marta

    This series is superb - but I am not a fan of the Governor so this is not my favorite part. That ending though... wow.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Oh, boy. You know how we're trained via every television show and Hollywood film we've ever seen (and even most books we've read) to trust that the main characters we see stick around for a while and get good character development are the...well, main characters of the series? If you can't handle this becoming not true in horrifying and violent ways, don't read this. I'm not kidding. Put it down and walk away. Give it to a friend. Donate it to a library. Anything. Just get it out of your world t Oh, boy. You know how we're trained via every television show and Hollywood film we've ever seen (and even most books we've read) to trust that the main characters we see stick around for a while and get good character development are the...well, main characters of the series? If you can't handle this becoming not true in horrifying and violent ways, don't read this. I'm not kidding. Put it down and walk away. Give it to a friend. Donate it to a library. Anything. Just get it out of your world to remove the temptation to read it and thereby torment yourself. Because once you've read it you can't take it back. I read this in a car en route from one Northwestern city to another. Being trapped in that car with me for an hour after finishing this book was something other than pleasant for my driving buddies. Disbelief, shock, grief, anger...I did them all. Now I've settled on some admittedly unrealistic and self-delusional brand of hope. Because the worst of the character-decimating madness all goes down in the last 20 or so pages, so we don't get much aftermath, just the punch in the gut and then fade to black. And maybe...maybe people who looked dead really aren't? Unfortunately, I'll have to wait a while to find out because holds for Book 5 at my local library are about a month out. Anticipation is good for us, right? Okay, end-of-book shock factor aside, there's a lot of payoff in this one. Storylines and nuggets that were set up in books two and three bear some meaty fruit in these pages. Much of it unpretty, but that's part of what we're here for, right? A tale of bunnies and unicorns this is not. The characters (or what's left of them, anyway) keep gaining depth and complexity, maybe more so in this collection than the first three. I'm starting to like them, even when they're overreactive dicks to each other or walk blindly into situations I want to smack them for--the ditzy blonde in the horror film who goes into the basement alone with a dying flashlight just after the power's been cut to see what that noise was? Yeah, each of these characters has been that girl at this point. Fortunately, they aren't her all the time, or even most of the time. So, still loving everything I loved about the previous books in the series, and apparently more attached to the characters than I've been admitting to myself because I'm pretty pissed about how this one ended. Which just means I'm chomping at the bit to read the next.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    This series just keeps getting better and better. This is definitely one of my favorites of the series so far. It's also probably the most depressing as of yet. Several people die (even some that you wouldn't expect) and lots of limbs and body parts are lost. At this rate, pretty soon all the characters are just gonna be an army of stumps and amputees. I like that the creators aren't afraid to kill off some of the main characters. No one's safe in these kinds of conditions and it's unrealistic t This series just keeps getting better and better. This is definitely one of my favorites of the series so far. It's also probably the most depressing as of yet. Several people die (even some that you wouldn't expect) and lots of limbs and body parts are lost. At this rate, pretty soon all the characters are just gonna be an army of stumps and amputees. I like that the creators aren't afraid to kill off some of the main characters. No one's safe in these kinds of conditions and it's unrealistic to expect your favorites or the most seemingly important characters to survive to see a happily ever after. I also really liked The Governor. Well, I didn't like him; I loved to hate him. He's an awesome villain and you just can't wait for him to finally die and get his comeuppance. He seems like an extremely complex character and I really want to know his back story, especially in regards to his zombie daughter. So I'm really happy The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor is going to be published October 11th. Another thing I don't think I've mentioned yet in my previous reviews of The Walking Dead hardcovers is all the interesting stuff they put in the back of the books. Robert Kirkman writes some notes and explanations next to some sketches and discusses the development of the series and characters while also offering up some really cool references to other Walking Dead memorabilia and art. For example, in this issue, he mentions Clayburn Moore's painted statues which can be found here: http://www.csmoorestudio.com/Moore_Th.... So that's pretty neat. But the best part of the bonus material in the back of the books are the full-color illustrations. They make everything that much more graphic and intense and they're so much more detailed than the small black-and-white frames of the comic panels. They're like the cherry on top of the zombie story sundae.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Yasmin

    Holla TWD fans! So I finished reading this Book Four and WOW!! All I can say is the stories really gets better for each issues! But heartbreaking at the same time. Aha! Also there's violent scene (which I like it). As from my previous review, Michonne beats Philips the Governor so hard and left him nearly to death. Yeah I already knew the Governor is not dead yet because I watched the episode on TWD tv series! But this time, I read the whole stories here. On how Governor survive after been torture Holla TWD fans! So I finished reading this Book Four and WOW!! All I can say is the stories really gets better for each issues! But heartbreaking at the same time. Aha! Also there's violent scene (which I like it). As from my previous review, Michonne beats Philips the Governor so hard and left him nearly to death. Yeah I already knew the Governor is not dead yet because I watched the episode on TWD tv series! But this time, I read the whole stories here. On how Governor survive after been tortured by Michonne. He planned to attack the prison for months. He comes to the prison with full preparation, full energy, tanks and guns to seek revenge! He even spread bad thought about those people in prison to his people. He's evil guys. I cannot tell how much I hate him. Before the Governor and his people came, Andrea, Dale, Maggie, Glenn and Sophia left the prison because they knew this would happen! They didn't want to risk their life in that prison anymore. Previously, Lori got pregnant and deliver baby in the prison. And also, ANDREA IS A HERO! She came back to the prison, alone, and help her people that been attacked by Governor over there. I adore her for her ability to shoot accurately and she is BETTER THAN EVERY MAN over there! It was so heartbreaking to see Lori and her baby being shot by the Governor and his people. I never thought Kirkman would kill all those character! I mean, Tyreese, Hershel, Patricia, Alice, Billy, Axel, Lori and Judy are all dead. Rick and Carl are safe and left the prison. Same goes to Michonne. She's all alone and its sad actually to see the part when she slowly walk away from the prison. Hmm. Phew, that was awesome. And now lets see what will happen to Carl and Rick. Lets read Book Five!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    The issues I had with Book Three of The Walking Dead (lack of forward movement, lack of character development, sensationalism without purpose) have been resolved in Book Four. The prison has once again become a site of drama and conflict, and the characters seem alive again. There are definitely still some incredibly shocking moments--truly twisted and heartbreaking things happen in this volume, and though I'm not a queasy reader, I had to stop a few times and collect myself. The plot is definit The issues I had with Book Three of The Walking Dead (lack of forward movement, lack of character development, sensationalism without purpose) have been resolved in Book Four. The prison has once again become a site of drama and conflict, and the characters seem alive again. There are definitely still some incredibly shocking moments--truly twisted and heartbreaking things happen in this volume, and though I'm not a queasy reader, I had to stop a few times and collect myself. The plot is definitely becoming more grotesque and more complex, especially as a few characters are tested beyond their limits and as a few flee the scene. And even though it has resulted in some turns that I would have preferred happened differently, I most appreciated that the characters are once again being pushed--their psychological, physical, emotional limits are being tested and the story is well-developed enough to make you interested in following them through the next volume.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)

    This is a hardcover bind up of twelve issues of The Walking Dead and we join the fun already in progress. It should be called "If You're Happy And You Know It... Guess What?" or "Bumps, Stumps, and Amputees!" The story arcs from life at the prison through having to leave through the actions of the power mad and blood thirsty Governor, and a lot of their friends are horribly lost. The graphic novel is a different story from the show and I really like that. The Guv looks and acts nothing like the o This is a hardcover bind up of twelve issues of The Walking Dead and we join the fun already in progress. It should be called "If You're Happy And You Know It... Guess What?" or "Bumps, Stumps, and Amputees!" The story arcs from life at the prison through having to leave through the actions of the power mad and blood thirsty Governor, and a lot of their friends are horribly lost. The graphic novel is a different story from the show and I really like that. The Guv looks and acts nothing like the one in the novel, and the whole story plays out differently as well. We happily welcome Judith in this book WITH Lori and Rick and Carl and that's just aces in my book. Great story!!! I happily inhale every one---these are graphic novel gold to me, from the story to the artwork. I like seeing how different characters are that are still there. The best graphic novel; I love it!!

  17. 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.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amy Bailey

    This volume starts off slow and then ends with a bang. Super exciting, but so much death. I've lost count of the number of people lost in this book. Super depressing. This volume starts off slow and then ends with a bang. Super exciting, but so much death. I've lost count of the number of people lost in this book. Super depressing.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    Wow.

  20. 5 out of 5

    nanette

    mmmm here be spoilers!! ah, 'made to suffer' Indeed. (;_;) poor carol - i really felt for her, despite her various melodramatics. totally the opposite of her tv counterpart. the final scenes where rick abandons the prison while walkers overrun it once again is so bleak, especially after all that's happened, after everyone who didn't make it (the GREENES. billy boy showed such promise. and i liked axel. you follow me?). i found it a little surprising that he didn't go back for lori, but it was an mmmm here be spoilers!! ah, 'made to suffer' Indeed. (;_;) poor carol - i really felt for her, despite her various melodramatics. totally the opposite of her tv counterpart. the final scenes where rick abandons the prison while walkers overrun it once again is so bleak, especially after all that's happened, after everyone who didn't make it (the GREENES. billy boy showed such promise. and i liked axel. you follow me?). i found it a little surprising that he didn't go back for lori, but it was an impossible situation. before the governor's final attack, carl's nihilism showed itself, and now after it... well, i'm predicting that he's going to become very hardened, like we saw for a time in the tv show - shooting first and asking questions later. so: with half the crew gone and the rest separated, it's going to be interesting to see what happens next - a lot of grieving, but there is one upside: i think eugene's arrival will come soon, and im SO EXCITED for that!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    B.A. Wilson

    These stories are dark, graphic, and intense. I love that. Pages: 304

  22. 5 out of 5

    Reading Robyn

    The comics are soooooo much darker than the show. The image of the Governor was gross, and I almost cried losing some of the characters again.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Monadina

    Wow wow... Total Epicness! Truth be told I wasn't that impressed with the first book. Probably because I've seen the TV show first. Don't get me wrong, book one was still good but I thought the AMC's Walking dead was better. Dunno. But I continued reading and after every book I found myself thinking that the series are just getting better and better. And just when I thought that they can't surprise me with anything, Kirkman proves me wrong. I just love his twist in the story. Anyhow, the pace rea Wow wow... Total Epicness! Truth be told I wasn't that impressed with the first book. Probably because I've seen the TV show first. Don't get me wrong, book one was still good but I thought the AMC's Walking dead was better. Dunno. But I continued reading and after every book I found myself thinking that the series are just getting better and better. And just when I thought that they can't surprise me with anything, Kirkman proves me wrong. I just love his twist in the story. Anyhow, the pace really caught up by now and I've been devouring this series for two days straight.*No life.* Gosh, what a ride it has been... Not to reveal too much, this is me through the book: Guess what happens here! HAH! Been waiting for that moment for so effing looong! So in case you didn't notice, I LOVED IT! Okay... gonna start reading the next one now :)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Marcus Gipps

    Although I was a little put off by some elements of vol 3, this series is quite astoundingly good, and I wasn't going to stop reading it just because of a little gruesomeness. It's a book about zombies, there's bound to be some unpleasantness, after all... I just needed a little time to get over the bad things that happened to the characters I'd grown used to. To be fair, any book that has such that kind of impact on me must be pretty good, especially given how few comics actually cause me to re Although I was a little put off by some elements of vol 3, this series is quite astoundingly good, and I wasn't going to stop reading it just because of a little gruesomeness. It's a book about zombies, there's bound to be some unpleasantness, after all... I just needed a little time to get over the bad things that happened to the characters I'd grown used to. To be fair, any book that has such that kind of impact on me must be pretty good, especially given how few comics actually cause me to respond to their characterization. Kirkman is a writer with an eye for good dialogue and interpersonal relationships, and the black and white art perfectly suits the story he is telling. This volume collects issues 36-48 of the comic (which is up to 75 or so now, so I've got a way to go to catch up), and marks a fairly major change in the set-up of the story. It isn't a good change (for the characters, anyway), although I think I was a little less upset by this volume's cruelty, perhaps because I'd been a bit numbed by the previous one. It will be fascinating to see where things go from here, though - I've already got vol. 5 on order... I read the hardback, ISBN: 9781607060000, one evening in early October.

  25. 4 out of 5

    João Batista

    Well, it could be better, but as we already know something of Kirkman, this book was another of his tests into tempting us to HATE him! How can anyone create nice characters just to do what he does to them? All right, we should not like one specific Walking Dead character, as they will ultimately die - as you all know... we just do not know HOW he will kill them. I cannot stand Glenn and Maggie: "Maggie, where's Maggie?", "Glenn, where's Glenn?" Their anxiety to have a baby in such a fucked up wo Well, it could be better, but as we already know something of Kirkman, this book was another of his tests into tempting us to HATE him! How can anyone create nice characters just to do what he does to them? All right, we should not like one specific Walking Dead character, as they will ultimately die - as you all know... we just do not know HOW he will kill them. I cannot stand Glenn and Maggie: "Maggie, where's Maggie?", "Glenn, where's Glenn?" Their anxiety to have a baby in such a fucked up world... Women in Kirkman's TWD are not that strong, apart from Michonne, of course! But even Michonne ended up crying remembering such a stressful situation she had with The Governor... And the ending scenes? So much blood and slaughter! The prison must be taken from the group by the 'enemy' from Woodbury; they resist; they kill; they die... There's a strong connection with the novels, but in the novels Lilly Caul is supposed to be the main character, so, let us await the last novel to be published.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Hayden

    Alright, so even for graphic novels, it's rare for me to sit down and blow through the entire thing at midnight, but these next twelve issues of The Walking Dead had me absolutely glued to every page. I don't want to go into detail to avoid any spoilers, but this Book starts the story arc called No One Is Safe, and believe me, they have me convinced. I don't believe I've ever been so utterly at the mercy of a storyteller since I read Koushun Takami's Battle Royale. The sheer unpredictability and Alright, so even for graphic novels, it's rare for me to sit down and blow through the entire thing at midnight, but these next twelve issues of The Walking Dead had me absolutely glued to every page. I don't want to go into detail to avoid any spoilers, but this Book starts the story arc called No One Is Safe, and believe me, they have me convinced. I don't believe I've ever been so utterly at the mercy of a storyteller since I read Koushun Takami's Battle Royale. The sheer unpredictability and insanity Kirkman brings to every issue is unlike anything I have ever seen in horror, or any genre for that matter. This is the one that solidifies the series, for me, as one of the best comics ever. I'd say I can't wait to tear into Book Five, but truth be told, I'm already about fifty pages into Book Five before I even got around to writing this review. Yeah, it's that good. 5/5

  27. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    Rick, Glenn and Michonne have made it back to the prison from Woodbury with missing body parts (Rick's hand) and lots of scars, especially the kind that don't heal. Life goes on behind the fences of the prison and just when this group of survivors begin to relax and see some renewal in the birth of Lori's baby, Woodbury comes calling with tragic consequences for everyone. This is indeed the saddest of all the books so far. I wasn't too sure if I could continue after Book Three because of its vio Rick, Glenn and Michonne have made it back to the prison from Woodbury with missing body parts (Rick's hand) and lots of scars, especially the kind that don't heal. Life goes on behind the fences of the prison and just when this group of survivors begin to relax and see some renewal in the birth of Lori's baby, Woodbury comes calling with tragic consequences for everyone. This is indeed the saddest of all the books so far. I wasn't too sure if I could continue after Book Three because of its violence but Book Four has made it so I have to go on. I have to know what happens to Rick and who has survived this last battle for survival.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Meagan

    Though the TV series definitely has its highlights and some characters that I miss here, the comics are quickly winning my affection. They're very well put together story and art and the whole sha-bang. They're just addicting and a good read. The only reason I'm not half way through book 5 right now is because I don't have it yet. I know I should give it the review it deserves, but since I'm late on posting about these, I'll hit that up with Book 5. Right now, I just want to say that these are g Though the TV series definitely has its highlights and some characters that I miss here, the comics are quickly winning my affection. They're very well put together story and art and the whole sha-bang. They're just addicting and a good read. The only reason I'm not half way through book 5 right now is because I don't have it yet. I know I should give it the review it deserves, but since I'm late on posting about these, I'll hit that up with Book 5. Right now, I just want to say that these are good and worth the read.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tricia

    This series just keeps getting worse. More misogynistic, more pointlessly brutal, more sexist. It's gotten so bad that I keep them in my car to read when I have free time instead of bringing them into the house where my kids can see them. I am all for a little zombie killing, but the characters are so awful to each other that it's getting harder to justify reading them for any reason. So unless you're like me and just want to see the differences between the show and the comic, you're better off This series just keeps getting worse. More misogynistic, more pointlessly brutal, more sexist. It's gotten so bad that I keep them in my car to read when I have free time instead of bringing them into the house where my kids can see them. I am all for a little zombie killing, but the characters are so awful to each other that it's getting harder to justify reading them for any reason. So unless you're like me and just want to see the differences between the show and the comic, you're better off just skipping these altogether.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Talia

    I'm super close to finishing Book 8, and it's so interesting to see how the comic books differ from the TV show. Although some characters and storylines are the same, the differences are far more vast. I told a friend reading the comic is almost like watching the show but in an alternate universe. If you are a fan of the show, I recommend the comics. They are amazing - artwork is incredible, storylines are intense and they're just a great read. Get them! Read them! I'm super close to finishing Book 8, and it's so interesting to see how the comic books differ from the TV show. Although some characters and storylines are the same, the differences are far more vast. I told a friend reading the comic is almost like watching the show but in an alternate universe. If you are a fan of the show, I recommend the comics. They are amazing - artwork is incredible, storylines are intense and they're just a great read. Get them! Read them!

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