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"Wasn't easy. Seeing people... happy."
on 26 July 2010
The Walking Dead is up to volume 12 (#67-72 of the comic) & while most writers would be struggling for new ideas by now, Robert Kirkman proves he's still able to pull the rug out from under his readers' feet, as yet again, this series unexpectedly changes direction. Rick & his band of survivors are running low on food as they travel through zombie-infested America towards Washington, in the vain hope that society has not entirely collapsed. They've spent 14 months being tortured, hunted by cannibals & seeing loved ones end up as the living dead & zombie snacks, so the last thing they are expecting to come across is a normal, suburban town full of normal, suburban people!
Walled off from the outside world, kids play & women gossip & bake while the walking dead shamble around outside. Their leader certainly seems a lot more friendly than the Governor (although that's not saying much!) but how can they trust him after everything they've been through? And how will they fit in with 'normal' people after everything they've seen & done - particularly in volume 11?!
I may be an adult but when my copy arrived from Amazon today, I immediately read it from cover to cover like a kid at Christmas. That's because The Walking Dead still surprises & intrigues, still has great characters, great ideas, excellent art & zombies by the shedload. And in this case, it has a last page that left me desperate to get hold of volume 13! If only they could publish them faster...