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Starting to wear thin
on 4 October 2012
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 8 in the series (as the title might suggest!) and collects issues #85-#96. Animated by Charlie Adlard, 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 #8 we find our survivors dealing with the aftermath of their decision to stay and fight the herd. As they mop-up and take stock, it becomes clear that they can survive here. But when a stranger named 'Jesus' arrives offering a trade deal, they are dubious. Does Jesus really hold the promise of a future for their community?
I love the WD - by book #8 - you're either a fan or a madman to be still reading. However, it's really starting to grate as the characters just seem to be working through the permutations of who they can sleep with inside the community - zombies are a brief concern and the whole thing has begun to slow down in pace and look to the future. Whilst this is the natural step for the story - Kirkman might do well to remember why his readers picked the book up in the first place - zombies, dystopia and survival. Anyhow, definitely one of the slower books and there are a couple of typo's in the artists notes in the back - not the end of the world (pun intended) but poor show.
Highly recommended for dystopia fans, zombie fans and graphic novel readers in general, a shining beacon for the genre!!