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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most gripping of the series so far
Just when you think that the survivors have settled in the prison Robert Kirkman throws a whole new situation into the mix which'll make you wish you'd brought book 6 as well.

The sudden appearance of a helicopter creates new opportunities for the motley band of survivors, as well as a whole heap of trouble. More than any of the books so far, this one is not...
Published on 29 Jan 2007 by M. I. Hasted

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but quite short
Bought this as a trial for comics on the kindle fire hd, works well but sometimes the text is really small.

Went for this title as I have seen a few of the episodes on tv and quite liked it, although the tv version is different as some of the characters are dead before this stage but are still whole here, takes a little to get used to but enjoyable all the...
Published 18 months ago by pockets


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most gripping of the series so far, 29 Jan 2007
This review is from: The Walking Dead Volume 5: The Best Defense: Best Defense v. 5 (Paperback)
Just when you think that the survivors have settled in the prison Robert Kirkman throws a whole new situation into the mix which'll make you wish you'd brought book 6 as well.

The sudden appearance of a helicopter creates new opportunities for the motley band of survivors, as well as a whole heap of trouble. More than any of the books so far, this one is not for the faint hearted.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, 21 Jun 2009
This review is from: The Walking Dead Volume 5: The Best Defense: Best Defense v. 5 (Paperback)
The best zombie works are always intense. Dawn of the Dead - original and remake, for example. But this is the grimmest, most intense zombie story yet - the comic book form is perfect for it. Hard to read and yet you can't put it down. Prison life continues, the residents discover another camp and on the story goes. Brutal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark and darker, 29 April 2014
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This review is from: The Walking Dead Volume 5: The Best Defense: Best Defense v. 5 (Paperback)
The Walking Dead continues to be an exercise in how much darkness the audience can endure with Robert Kirkman getting increasingly darker with each succeeding volume.

Besides the very graphic nature of the series already featuring an ample number of decaying zombie corpses feasting on human flesh before being shot/hacked at in the head, we’ve had execution-style murders, multiple suicide attempts, amputation and decapitation, child murder, and now: repeated gang rape! … Where will Kirkman go next? Well, there’s a relatively unscathed pregnant woman in the cast – given Kirkman’s penchant for sadism, particularly toward women, I’ve got a bad feeling about what’ll happen to both mother and baby!

Anyway, in this volume, the gang continue to clear out the prison when Glenn and Rick see a helicopter go down. They set off with Michonne to look for survivors and possible news on the outside world but discover they’re too late and another group has taken them away – but who and why? The trio soon discover a nearby fortified town of survivors and meet their leader, the cruel ‘n’ crazy Governor.

I’m glad the series finally has a plot and a villain because the soap-opera nature of the survivors’ stories in the increasingly boring prison was getting really old fast. That the group now have enemies in the better-armed redneck survivalists is only a good thing and has definitely given the series a shot in the arm.

And while the series has been grim as hell so far, the Governor single-handedly takes the series down to even darker territory. Ruling over his small town of hillbilly morons by providing them entertainment in the form of gladiatorial fights between “normal” people with chained zombies on the fringes of the arena, and with dozens of decapitated heads in boxes in his house in lieu of a TV, Rick and co. have stumbled into a nightmare where they find out what it would be like if Jeffrey Dahmer were leader of a town.

Despite more gruesome amputations/decapitations and the aforementioned horror of one of the characters being gang-raped, Kirkman’s crafted a morbidly fascinating volume that raises the stakes of the series and gives the group’s story an edge it didn’t have before. Will Rick and co. make it back to their loved ones or will they perish at the brutal hands of the Governor? I don’t know but I’m definitely going to read the next volume to find out – I guess slowly introducing progressively darker elements does inure audiences to the terrible places you take them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is still a Thumbs Up title., 13 May 2012
This review is from: The Walking Dead Volume 5: The Best Defense: Best Defense v. 5 (Paperback)
Apocalypse stories usually follow a predictable path. Deal with your surroundings. Sort your internal problems. Find another group of survivors. Is that other group a happy, well balanced team of people? Well you know how the stories go don't you. Whilst is might be seen as a predictable or even disappointing development, broadening the world of our protagonists is a necessary step to keep the story fresh and interesting. There is a nice twist at the end showing Kirkman isn't getting lazy and still has plenty of rabbits up his sleeve.

The art too pulls some tricks out of the bag. The panels get shaken up and its quite surprising what a little shift in geometry can do to keep the reader on their toes. You think you know what is going on but do you really? Is Kirkman setting us up for a fall or is he trying to give Garth Ennis a run for his money in the gross-out stakes. This is still a Thumbs Up title.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Governor's here to kick ass!, 25 Jun 2014
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the introduction of the governor, amazing volume that has brilliant subtle links that really expand on the plots from the TV show, bets volume in quite a while!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great book, 23 Jun 2014
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this was a great book really enjoyed it i would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the series
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4.0 out of 5 stars fab, 9 April 2014
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Can not wait to start the next book, I love this series. It explores the characters lives and their survival fantastically!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Walking Dead: Vol 5, 19 Mar 2014
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Awesome. After watching the series, I decided to begin reason the comics and I have not been disappointed. Superb graphics,emotionally charged characters and as more zombies than you would care to shake a stick at. Bring on volume 6. Thank you, Robert Kirkman. The modern day zombie king
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb., 13 Mar 2014
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This was a great installment to the series, and I would recommend this to any fan of the tv show or just zombie fansi General.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great comic, 6 Mar 2014
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Huge fan of the walking dead. This comic really digs deep into the story, and when you have finished you'll be itching to get the next one
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