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The Walking Dead.

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  • Dorktron9000Dorktron9000 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Honestly, I wish he would just quit killing off characters for a bit. It's hard never seeing them catch a break.

  • BrizzleBrizzle Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Honestly, I wish he would just quit killing off characters for a bit. It's hard never seeing them catch a break.


    Catch a break? Dying and not coming back as a damn zombie is the biggest break they can catch. Cause you know living in a world where every one is trying to kill you is really fucking fun.

  • Dorktron9000Dorktron9000 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Brizzle wrote: »
    Honestly, I wish he would just quit killing off characters for a bit. It's hard never seeing them catch a break.


    Catch a break? Dying and not coming back as a damn zombie is the biggest break they can catch. Cause you know living in a world where every one is trying to kill you is really fucking fun.

    I liked it when things in the prison evened out a bit and we got genuine character drama and not more shit hitting the fan. The comic is one titanic clusterfuck after another for the characters and I'm starting to feel like a sadist for enjoying it.

  • BrizzleBrizzle Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Brizzle wrote: »
    Honestly, I wish he would just quit killing off characters for a bit. It's hard never seeing them catch a break.


    Catch a break? Dying and not coming back as a damn zombie is the biggest break they can catch. Cause you know living in a world where every one is trying to kill you is really fucking fun.

    I liked it when things in the prison evened out a bit and we got genuine character drama and not more shit hitting the fan. The comic is one titanic clusterfuck after another for the characters and I'm starting to feel like a sadist for enjoying it.

    It feels like the total carnage is over for awhile, and I whole heartedly agree with watching the main cast get constantly shit on and still not be able to wait for the next issue.

  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Does anyone else get the feeling
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  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Braggadocio Open up the trunk, release the mech, Increase the power to the shield to protect, I never hit eject.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    werehippy wrote: »
    Does anyone else get the feeling
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    I didn't get that feeling. It really wouldn't fit the feel of the book.

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  • DeMoNDeMoN Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    So, at what point is this book supposed to be slow? Because I've gone through the first 4 trades, and it definitely hasn't happened yet.

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  • BrizianBrizian Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Regarding the newest issue. A couple of questions:
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  • theparttimetheparttime Registered User
    edited May 2008
    he's setting up for a status quo change for ish 50.
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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    So is anyone left? I kinda assumed it would move into a "Man and his Boy roaming the post apocalyptic wastelands" sort of deal - which could definitely be cool.

    Or maybe switch characters altogether, showing an all new perspective - maybe even tackling the "what happened" issue? Maybe meet up with his kid later...?

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  • BrizianBrizian Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Spoiler:

  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Brizian wrote: »
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    I pretty much look forward to anything though.

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  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Braggadocio Open up the trunk, release the mech, Increase the power to the shield to protect, I never hit eject.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Fallingman wrote: »
    So is anyone left? I kinda assumed it would move into a "Man and his Boy roaming the post apocalyptic wastelands" sort of deal - which could definitely be cool.

    Or maybe switch characters altogether, showing an all new perspective - maybe even tackling the "what happened" issue? Maybe meet up with his kid later...?
    Spoiler:

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Well, Kirkman has already said that we'd be seeing the father and son combo (from early in the series, and from the Christmas story) soon. Also, it's been sort of established that zombies can be tamed, to an extent (Michonne's brother and boyfriend).
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    Also, I assume Rick had issues with axe-braining the zombie in the latest issue because he's sick/exhausted, not because Kirkman is introducing super-duper-zombies that shoot laser beams out of their eyes and spit bees at you.

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  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Braggadocio Open up the trunk, release the mech, Increase the power to the shield to protect, I never hit eject.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I think it would be cool to see a zombie that had bees flying of it's mouth.

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Some spoilers re: upcoming covers
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  • mugginnsmugginns Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Do you have a link to those

    edit: link is here:

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=16494

    Spoilers on that link.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm about half way through Book 1, and man... It really is a good read. The art is fantastic!

  • GrifterGrifter TorontoSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    I'm about half way through Book 1, and man... It really is a good read. The art is fantastic!

    http://www.tonymooreillustration.com

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Grifter wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    I'm about half way through Book 1, and man... It really is a good read. The art is fantastic!

    http://www.tonymooreillustration.com

    Wow I may have to get one of those shirts. Thanks for the link. :)

  • Suicide SlydeSuicide Slyde Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I was browsing my local library looking for something to read when I noticed a graphic novel section, so I said to myself, "whatever I'll bite." They had what I expected X-Men, Superman, and Spider-Man trades but then I noticed Invincible and The Walking Dead, I had heard they both were really linear and hadn't really wanted to shell out the money on top of my weekly addiction to play catch up so I picked up 1 & 2 of The Walking Dead and 1 of Invincible. That was yesterday, I've finished all three trades. I literally read them all cover to cover nonstop and I'm planning on doing it again. Unfortunately #3 of TWD is checked out and I have no idea when it will come back, hopefully soon, but Invincible should tide me over until TWD comes back.
    In the mean time I'm wondering how I can convince my library to carry more, the selection leaves a lot to be desired. The Japanese manga lobby, however, seems to have a lot of pull there, I do not care for this.

  • chowder_monkeychowder_monkey Registered User
    edited May 2008
    redfield85 wrote: »
    So, trade vol. 8 isn't coming out till July 30? What horse shit.

    LINK

    EDIT:

    On wiki, it says May 29. Hmmm.

    ALSO A LINK
    The guy I asked at Barnes & Noble said it was going to come out on June 4th.

  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Owenashi wrote: »

    So that was pretty good. Usually the 6 page previews of anything suck, but that does the job nicely.

  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Braggadocio Open up the trunk, release the mech, Increase the power to the shield to protect, I never hit eject.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I love this book so much I will not look at any previews.

    Even thought you bastards tempt me. :D

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Toxic Toys wrote: »
    I love this book so much I will not look at any previews.

    Even thought you bastards tempt me. :D

    I am happy I didn't look at any previews. Awhile back I was watching Blaire Butler's comic podcast and she was talking about one of TWDs that I hadn't read yet (I wait for the trades). I immediately stopped the podcast. I am glad I did. I just finished reading vol. 8 and my God I need to see what happens next.

    So, what issue does vol. 8 actually stop at? I wouldn't mind getting a few regular ol' comics of the new issues.

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  • mugginnsmugginns Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So what did you guys think of the latest issue, and where the book is going?
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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    It seemed like a necessary 'breather' issue, and based on the cover, we know that something happens next issue.

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  • The Dark HillbillyThe Dark Hillbilly Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I'm a big fan of this series. It's a little off from time to time, but for the most part I love it. The last collected arc was really great...
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    I almost broke down and bought the single issues and I'm glad I waited.

  • LunchboxV3LunchboxV3 Mechanical Maniac Lynnwood, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Been reading this since issue 1. I loved it in the beginning but once they got to the prison it just sorta dragged out. It's picking up again which is good.

    Sorry for not using a spoiler tab but c'mon.

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  • The Dark HillbillyThe Dark Hillbilly Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I fully agree with you. There needed to be some change.
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  • ZombieAsumaZombieAsuma Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I saw Robert Kirkman having dinner at one of the local mexican restaurants (Casa Fiesta) on Wednesday. He waved since he apparently remembered me from when he spoke at my comic book writing class in college (he visited like 4 times). Its pretty neat living in the same town as him. It's probably the ONLY perk of Richmond, Kentucky.

  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I fully agree with you. There needed to be some change.
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    In retrospect, I think it was by design - show folks gettng complacent, show them going stir crazy, and then see what happens.

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  • The Dark HillbillyThe Dark Hillbilly Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I fully agree with you. There needed to be some change.
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    In retrospect, I think it was by design - show folks gettng complacent, show them going stir crazy, and then see what happens.

    I think that you are right about it being an intentional lull in the chaos. Even knowing what the ultimate result would be, you can't say that the lull was the most exciting part of the series. It definitely reads better in one sitting.

  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Braggadocio Open up the trunk, release the mech, Increase the power to the shield to protect, I never hit eject.Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I fully agree with you. There needed to be some change.
    Spoiler:

    In retrospect, I think it was by design - show folks gettng complacent, show them going stir crazy, and then see what happens.

    I think that you are right about it being an intentional lull in the chaos. Even knowing what the ultimate result would be, you can't say that the lull was the most exciting part of the series. It definitely reads better in one sitting.

    I really enjoyed it. It may not have been the most exciting action wise, but a lot went down that really showed you who these people were and what they became.

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  • theparttimetheparttime Registered User
    edited August 2008
    issue 51
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    love this series.

  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    issue 51
    Spoiler:
    love this series.
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  • EckoEcko Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    KVW wrote: »
    issue 51
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    love this series.
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    Go crazy?
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    I'm pretty sad, because this summer I finally just read through trades 1-8 of TWD, and it was great..but I feel like this series is better suited for trades, so now I must wait...and try/fail at not looking at spoilers.

  • Evil AvatarEvil Avatar Registered User
    edited August 2008
    werehippy wrote: »
    So that was pretty good. Usually the 6 page previews of anything suck, but that does the job nicely.

    Is it just me or does the number of pages in each issue seem to keep getting smaller? I enjoy a good letters column like the next guy, but why are there 6 pages of letters instead of 6 extra pages of story?

    To me, the reason the series seems to have slowed down is that they are just giving you so little story in each issue. A 6 page preview is almost the entire comic at this point.

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Cap's Kooky Quartet Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    It's just you. Twenty-two pages of art/story per month, and then the other stuff (lettercolumns, pinups, whatever) in addition to that. The letters aren't taking away from anything, he's just taking a tact from Bendis.

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