Walking Dead behind bars

The Walking Dead Vol. 3: Safety Behind BarsThe Walking Dead Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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…

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Some pretty gruesome scenes in this one.

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Excellent continuation, pity about the artwork…

The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind UsThe Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The change in artwork is a little jarring. Pity that the artist changed, right now I‘d say I liked the art in the first volume more.

Getting on the road…

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Tyreese!

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And I looked up Hershel’s, Dale’s and Andrea‘s alter egos from the TV show, to get a better feel for who is who… Carol looks totally different!

This volume made it clear for me that on the surface, yes, it‘s about zombies and the apocalypse. But, really, this is about relationships and about what makes us tick. Nicely done.

I really liked Hershel and his take on zombies. That scene on his farm, when they open the barn door—wow, that was really great. The suspense was superb.

Rick was a little wooden and one-dimensional in this. And , boy, did Allen go on my wick!

Excellent ending, looking forward to the next volume! Good afterword by Simon Pegg.

One star off for the change in artwork.

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Walking the Walk…

The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone ByeThe Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finally, finally reading this. Here we go!

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I read Issue #1 some time ago and was fairly ambivalent about it. But since then I have read a lot of comics—good ones, fairly bad ones, prize winners—and this is very good! Great story telling and character development, good pacing, great artwork… I really enjoyed this first volume and I will definitely keep going.

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