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BOOK REVIEW: The Walking Dead – Book Two by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn

| 19 December 2014 | 1 Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Walking Dead – Book Two by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn

Image Comics
May 2007, $49.95 AUD
Reviewed by Steph O’Connell

6/10

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Over the next eight weeks, I will be reviewing one Walking Dead book per week, to try and stave off the hunger for more episodes of the show. I will try and keep these a spoiler free as possible, but readers should be aware that a review may mention spoilers from previous books in the series.
Each one of these books comprises twelve issues of the comic. 

Apologies for the delay in getting this one up; retail at Christmas is killing my review brain. 

 

Review of Book 1

 

As the world continues to go further and further to hell, certain members of the group grow more unbalanced, and the group dynamic can become… tense. But with so many people in the prison, new and old alike, and the roamers outside the fence, how can anyone really know where the danger is coming from?

 

This collection of walking dead issues opens where the previous one left off. Newly arrived at the prison, with so very many walking corpses to clear out of the grounds before they can stop sleeping in the crowded RV.

In this issue we add to our team: Axel, Andrew, Dexter, Thomas, and Michonne, with a few familiar faces returning from the previous book.

I feel like a lot more happened in this book, but there was also a lot more in the way of unlikeable characters, or at least character traits. One of the peeves for me was the instance of cheating, with the cheater blaming the incident on the person who turned their head, including any consequences. Not an unrealistic response, but it definitely changes the way I look at that character.
There were deaths, lots of deaths, and once again they didn’t register anywhere near as much as the deaths on the show, but this could also be down to the fact that there are so many characters, and we don’t get to know them all very well. The deaths always hit closer to home when they’re a character we’ve grown attached to.
Though it was hard to keep track of them all at times, and there was a certain level of disconnect, things continued to happen that will keep you reading on, and though the characters just don’t seem to be able to catch a break, they’re not giving up.

Part two in this continuing story of survival horror is really just the beginning. While more happened in this book, I enjoyed it a little less than the first, but these characters have a lot more to face if they’re going to make it through this new world alive.

 

Review of Book 3

 

Stephanie O’Connell

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