- Publisher: Image Comics
- Format: Paperback | 132 pages
- Dimensions: 226mm x 345mm x 13mm | 318g
- Publication date: 4 December 2012
- Publication City/Country: Fullerton
- ISBN 10: 1607066157
- ISBN 13: 9781607066156
- Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 5,165
The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. 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: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living. In this volume of the NYT bestselling survival horror, Rick and his band of survivors work to build a larger network of thriving communities, and soon discover that Negan's "Saviors" prove to be a larger threat than they could have fathomed. Crossing Negan will lead to serious, dire consequences for the group; it seems that for the first time since the Governor's reign of terror that Rick may have Something to Fear.
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By 365 Graphic Novels 22 Nov 2012
After months of slow but necessary build up we finally have another killer volume. And killer in the Kirkman sense of the word as the author/ butcher gets busy on his remaining cast.
To present a credible threat to our band of heroes takes something special. After the Governor and everything else they have endured it takes a different kind of menace to cause fear in Rick and the reader too. Kirkman has been driving us mad with trivialities and doldrums and the day to day boredom that much of a zombie aftermath would entail.
Did we make the mistake of believing the rosy glow on the horizon was something good? Time for us readers to get our comeuppance. There are shocks, surprises a wonderful twist and some hard to stomach brutality, the like of which we have not seen in ten volumes.
The art is great and there is nothing that distracts you from the drama unfolding before you. A real master of the craft isn't seen through spectacle and gratuity but through the subtle nuances that affect you without noticing why. Adlard knows his characters and his readers well and a small change of expression or shift in eye-line saves Kirkman a dozen words. This black and white world feels so authentic.
Definitely the most dramatic and engaging volume for some time. Definitely a Thumbs Up!