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The Walking Dead.

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  • LuqLuq Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    TexiKen wrote:
    #90
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    Spoilers regarding 90, speculation regarding future, spoilers regarding approximately issue 46 or 48:
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  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    Luq wrote:
    TexiKen wrote:
    #90
    Spoiler:
    Spoilers regarding 90, speculation regarding future, spoilers regarding approximately issue 46 or 48:
    Spoiler:
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  • InkyblotsInkyblots Registered User regular
    I'm wanting to start reading the comics and I'm wondering if anyone has picked up the The Walking Dead: Compendium One, it's the first 8 volumes and 30 dollars seems like a better deal than spending 10 dollars each volume. But then again the collector in me wouldn't mind having seperate TPs....

  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Registered User regular
    The experience of reading the compendium is terrible. It's too small in terms of page size and too big in terms of page count. If you're looking to read for the experience you should opt for the trades/hard covers. If it's all about just getting the information of the plot down then go for the compendium.

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  • InkyblotsInkyblots Registered User regular
    Thanks I think I might go for the Hard Covers as they come with some bonus material apparently, and I could probably pick them up from B&N on my way to work.

  • LuqLuq Registered User regular
    Luq wrote:
    TexiKen wrote:
    #90
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    Spoilers regarding 90, speculation regarding future, spoilers regarding approximately issue 46 or 48:
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    I meant the human condition as a whole. They're both missing important pieces, some more tangible than others.

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  • azith28azith28 Registered User regular
    I had never read the comics until recently...I watched the first season of the TV show and really liked it. so i decided to pick up the first 50 issue trade paperback.

    I gotta say that after reading that, and even knowing the TV show is not exactly following the series, I cant bring myself to watch season two. It's like watching the titanic movie...you know the boats going to crash, and you know that pretty much nothing but bad things are going to happen to the cast in season two heh.
    Its just too depressing.

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  • TraceofToxinTraceofToxin King Nothing Registered User regular
    The show barely follows the comic at all though, it's actually nice to watch the divergent timeline. Like having Spider-man and Ultimate Spider-man. Same premise, different storylines.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen knowing me knowing Yule a Partridge in a Pear TreeRegistered User regular
    #91
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  • psycojesterpsycojester Registered User regular
    TexiKen wrote:
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    Hadn't considered that but i'm hoping so.
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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    The show barely follows the comic at all though, it's actually nice to watch the divergent timeline. Like having Spider-man and Ultimate Spider-man. Same premise, different storylines.

    This a hundred times. I've got a bunch of friends that were wary about the show being so separate from the comics, but I think it's done a fantastic job of following the general plot, while making some new stories.

  • MorblitzMorblitz Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Luq wrote:
    Luq wrote:
    TexiKen wrote:
    #90
    Spoiler:
    Spoilers regarding 90, speculation regarding future, spoilers regarding approximately issue 46 or 48:
    Spoiler:

    I meant the human condition as a whole. They're both missing important pieces, some more tangible than others.

    This interests me a lot, actually.
    I recently got into the comics because I had the opportunity for access to them all and devoured the 7 years worth of issues (wow) very quickly.
    I noticed that they put in a mailbag and I started reading Kirkman's editorials and a few of the letters before the zealous fanboism of them led me to move on to the next issue, but one thing I did notice in regards to the visceral reaction a LOT of mail writers seemed to experience from certain events:
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    Also it's so weird reading up on this thread, now that I can actually talk or read about the comic series. Something that I read no more than yesterday, was discussed here in April, not to mention what would have been discussed a year ago or more. I feel like I'm reading ancient history, being late to the party like this. Them's the breaks with monthly issues eh.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen knowing me knowing Yule a Partridge in a Pear TreeRegistered User regular
    Really dug the reveal with #92
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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Ya , I was getting tired of the whole, if they aren't with us, they MUST be cannibal rape crazed fringe humanity!
    (Altho that's become a general beef for me with most apocalyptic stories lately, but it's a whole different tangent)

    Seeing
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  • TexiKenTexiKen knowing me knowing Yule a Partridge in a Pear TreeRegistered User regular
    Ya , I was getting tired of the whole, if they aren't with us, they MUST be cannibal rape crazed fringe humanity!
    (Altho that's become a general beef for me with most apocalyptic stories lately, but it's a whole different tangent)

    Seeing
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    Yep. There's so much stuff worth exploring that can make the series really work beyond a gore fest
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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Oh man, Tex, that puts an entire new level of fear into the concept of
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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Registered User regular
    I agree. The new direction is very exciting.

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  • TraceofToxinTraceofToxin King Nothing Registered User regular
    This thread is always so dead and it makes me angry because the comic is a million times better than the show. Shit, the show thread has more discussion of the comic than this thread.

    So, who's ready for;
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  • TexiKenTexiKen knowing me knowing Yule a Partridge in a Pear TreeRegistered User regular
    This thread is always so dead and it makes me angry because the comic is a million times better than the show. Shit, the show thread has more discussion of the comic than this thread.

    So, who's ready for;
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    I do hope they keep the idea going that
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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    I'm wondering if the upcoming "Something To Fear" arc is meant to be a red herring. Obviously we're supposed to think the gang will have reason to fear the new community but I'm thinking it will be more along the lines of "now that we have something good, we have something to fear". ie: losing that something.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I'm wondering if the upcoming "Something To Fear" arc is meant to be a red herring. Obviously we're supposed to think the gang will have reason to fear the new community but I'm thinking it will be more along the lines of "now that we have something good, we have something to fear". ie: losing that something.

    That is an amazing thought right there.

    (speculation after seeing Something To Fear covers/preview art thingy)
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  • TraceofToxinTraceofToxin King Nothing Registered User regular
    Maybe Rick's group becomes the group to fear?

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  • Can_CalyxCan_Calyx Registered User
    My expectation is
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    Those Days Different.
  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Registered User regular
    Awesome cover for TWD 100. Spoilers in it as it depicts every character ever killed.

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
  • CadeCade Eppur si muove.Registered User regular
    I've been reading my Walking Dead Compendium that I got the other week, a thousand plus pages of TWD bliss. Can't wait until they make another, anyways got a few thoughts since it's been a few years since I read a lot of this and with the TV show having aired two seasons there are a few things that go through my mind, so here we go. Warning random spoilers.
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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Anyone get the new issue? I guess I should talk in spoilers.
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    So, officially, how many covers are there for issue #100? I'd like to get a few of them.

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Registered User regular
    I want to say that there's four. One of them is apparently chromium (ugh).

    I agree with your comment in your spoiler tag too. I kind of feel like TWD has become this steady stream of people dieing. I'm not sure if that's a criticism or not considering the material but I do know that the series was getting dangerously boring for me - and I never even had a problem reading through the prison arc month to month.

    That being said, if this new arc (Something to Fear) is going where I think it's going (ie: our cast is the group to be feared) I can appreciate the new direction. I know I haven't been this into the book for a while.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen knowing me knowing Yule a Partridge in a Pear TreeRegistered User regular
    I like what it's done so far, and I really dig the optimism Rick has in face of basically being the enforcers of this new world. I also have a new respect for Eugene, that's something I never expected from the guy.

    I also really appreciate how much faster this has been compared to the Governor standoff around the #50 mark. It's just boom boom boom a fight an issue, which is a lot better than talking about what might happen and blabbity blah.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    That being said, if this new arc (Something to Fear) is going where I think it's going (ie: our cast is the group to be feared) I can appreciate the new direction. I know I haven't been this into the book for a while.

    My mind if fucking blown. I never thought of it like that. Wow.

    This is my first time reading month to month (I started with about #95 or so). I usually get the trades. I don't know if I can quit getting single issues, although I am not fond of any of the covers I have gotten so far.

    I plan on getting as many issue #100 covers as I can. That is the only reason I have stayed with single issues (to have the issues leading up to #100).

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Count me in the group who put the book down for a while. Just caught up and while the recent surprise didn't have the impact it should have because of my hiatus I like what is happening.

    I would really like it if in the next few issues
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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Registered User regular
    I kinda feel like they already did that with the group of cannibals.

    I just kind of like the idea that what Rick and Co. have been through has been particularly bad when compared to other survivor's experiences. This, in turn, has shaped them into something they never thought they'd become - major hardasses. It's not good and it's not bad - it just is what it is and now they need to be utilized based on their unique skills.

    It's also interesting when you look at the fact that Rick is a cop and a natural leader. He's effectively built up some sort of twisted version of a post apocalyptic police squad without even really trying.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    He's effectively built up some sort of twisted version of a post apocalyptic police squad without even really trying.

    This needs to be a new Walking Dead series. Hahaha.

    I am liking all the ideas that have been brought up in here.

    I thought it was pretty interesting. Getting me excited for issue #100.
    Robert said that the 100th issue actually has a moment that will top every other violent, bloody moment in the whole series. I know you can’t say anything specifically, but do you agree with his assessment?

    Yes, I can say that. I know what he’s got planned, but he hasn’t sent me that part of the story. He did say he was going to send me some reference, which he told me to get ready for. I’m looking/not looking forward to receiving that. [Laughs] Let’s put it this way; I know what happens, but I don’t know exactly how it’s going to be described. Also, I know Robert changes his mind. He did something in issue #98 he never told me about and that almost made my eyeballs stick out on stilts, so he’s very good at that.

    One of the variants for issue #100. I don't think I will pick it up, but still nice.
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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    I kinda feel like they already did that with the group of cannibals.

    I just kind of like the idea that what Rick and Co. have been through has been particularly bad when compared to other survivor's experiences. This, in turn, has shaped them into something they never thought they'd become - major hardasses. It's not good and it's not bad - it just is what it is and now they need to be utilized based on their unique skills.

    It's also interesting when you look at the fact that Rick is a cop and a natural leader. He's effectively built up some sort of twisted version of a post apocalyptic police squad without even really trying.

    Good point. I took a major break from the comic and kind of forgot about that.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen knowing me knowing Yule a Partridge in a Pear TreeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2012
    Walking Dead #100 looks to break 330,000 copies. It has nine covers, and I'm not exactly sure if it's having variants quotas in the way Marvel and DC do it in the 1:200 range (one of the covers is), but that's still an impressive feat for an indy book these days. I think Buffy Season 8 #1 only got to 95k or something a few years back. This makes the issue sell even more than Civil War #1 and AvX #1, who sold 260k and 225k respectively.

    I think Ottley's cover is the best of the bunch in the link.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I want both Adlard covers, Silvestri, and Otley.

    Quitely is bleh to me since it isn't a main character for a huge event.

    McFarlane I don't know. Just doesn't appeal to me.

    Hitch's is too far away looking.

    Phillips is meh. Also doesn't appeal to me.

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    Would've been nice to get Tony to do a cover but I guess he and Kirkman aren't exactly friends these days.

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    So, uh, what? (No spoilers in the link)

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    Maybe the bad group's leader? A super zombie? Just the name of a gruesome weapon that one of the main bad guys use? Carl changing genders? Thoughts? I am excited for #99 tomorrow.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen knowing me knowing Yule a Partridge in a Pear TreeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2012
    My first gut reaction? It's based on Kenny Rogers' song by the same name:



    The lyrics could easily sync up with something that might happen, maybe with Andrea or even a new female character from Hilltop.

    Either that or zombie Lucille Ball thinks Ricky Grimes is her long lost husband.

    edit: or! it's
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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Ooooooh. I like your spoilered part.
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