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The Walking Dead, Book 3 Hardcover – October 12, 2010
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Book 3 reprints issues 25-36 of the ongoing comic book series. The same material can also be found reprinted in the paperback compilations The Walking Dead Vol. 5: The Best Defense and The Walking Dead, Vol. 6: This Sorrowful Life. The trend of focusing more on conflict between humans that began with the last book is even more prevalent here. The Governor is truly demented and is at least as big a threat as the zombie hordes shuffling around. The scenes between he and Michonne are especially brutal, and some of it is pretty gory. Fortunately, the very worst of the physical damage is not depicted graphically although enough is that this is not for the squeamish. There aren't many opportunities for laughter and smiles in this story, it's a pretty intense portrayal of what can happen when people face extreme dangers.Read more ›
Second, for true fans, book 3 is the book that introduces "The governor," who serves to finally bring the point home to Rick that the dead are the least of his worries. It is other survivors that the group really has to fear, because once civilization has fallen, all bets are off, and the strongest will live at the weaker's expense.
The dead are slow-moving and stupid, if thinking at all. They are easily outwitted, especially by a group. But the governor and his men are both clever and merciless, and there is nothing stopping them from destroying Rick, his family, and the rest of the group, except perhaps Rick himself. There are no police. There is no army. This is survival of the fittest, and the reader of this book asks himself here, is it Rick or the governor who is fit to survive in this new world?
After all, the governor has managed to assemble an an entire community to support him, while Rick has just barely managed to keep his people alive.
Note that this book is violent, really violent, perhaps the bloodiest of the series to date. The core of the story is a vicious mutilation/rape/torture scenario. Bland for moviergoers, I think, but pretty shocking for readers of comic books, and even fans of this series.Read more ›
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if you liked the TV series you have to read the graphic novel too it is so good but it would be way better if they did not change the first artist "Tony Moore" :/Published 2 months ago by Yusuf Kudsi
Im slowly growing my collection getting one book at a time as I finish them! If you are a fan of The Walking Dead I highly recommend these books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ashley Ortiz