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No character is safe
on 27 May 2010
Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead is a 'never-ending' dystopian Zombie survival horror, designed to satisfy the fan who has been left wondering what happens next after the credits have rolled in zombie-flicks. This is Book 4 in the series (as the title might suggest!) and collects issues #36-#48. Animated by Charlie Ardlard, the series is entirely black & white, apart from the vivid and artistic covers of the original issues which are collected in the back of the books.
In Book #4, things are shaping up nicely for our survivors and they begin to let themselves dare to hope. Having found Woodbury prison, cleared it out and resecured the perimeter, ploughed up the yard and planted crops it looks as though they may have a chance at a future. However, when a routine foray into the surrounding towns for supplies turns into an encounter with another survivor settlment who have devised a rather different way of surviving this new world, doubts start to grow whether the walking dead are really the worst enemy they face...
What sets The Walking Dead apart from other comics is that you cannot see it coming at all; usually stories have a central set of characters that are held high & dry above the turmoil and you have no real fear that they will die when placed in peril. This is not so in TWD and it creates an electric sense of tension throughout the story.
Highly recommended for dystopia fans, zombie fans and graphic novel readers in general, a shining beacon for the genre!!