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The Walking Dead, Book 4 Hardcover – December 15, 2008
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After I started reading the book, I was interrupted by a few life events, so I was forced to put it down for a few weeks. However, once I found the time to read again, I was locked in until I had finished the entire book. It's that good, and that interesting. In addition, there are many storylines that play out much differently from the television show, so if you are hoping to still be shocked and surprised, this book will deliver in spades. Some of the main characters in show who hadn't made it to the prison are still around, and others who are still present in the TV series (now in season 6), meet their end in these pages. For that reason, if you enjoy the The Walking Dead universe, it's worth your time to explore both the show and the comics.
In summary, Book 4 picks up right where Book 3 left off, with plenty of character development, plot progression, and surprises to keep you on your toes throughout. As soon as I reached the final page I was disappointed Book 5 wasn't on my book shelf ready for me to keep reading. Also, as noted in my other WD book reviews, the comic book covers at the end of the book look fantastic. Highly recommended.
1. The series is what the television show is based on, not the other way around.
2. When I say "roughly," I mean roughly.
Now, this volume is where the source material for Season Three and the first half of Season 4 came from. So if you're looking for an experience that won't spoil the television series also, this is a safe bet if you're caught up on the series. A lot of people (like me!) don't want spoilers for upcoming episodes, so it's quite important to note. So long as you're caught up on the TV series, this won't give any future possible spoilers.
With that being said, this hardcover volume deviates enough from what the show offers that it isn't predictable either. Yes, the major plot points are there. However, they are resolved quite differently and more horrifically. There's more than enough differences to make the hardcover series more than worth it for people to grab and read.
I'm a huge fan of the TV show The Walking Dead and when I discovered it was bases on a comic book series I had to get them and read them. Of the differences between the show and the comic I've really noticed, is there still is no Darrel. He's like one of my favorites on the show. Also Carol isn't the tough woman like on the show and Carl isn't the reserved adult behaving kid like on the show either. Hershel didn't lose his leg as in the show either and Dale is still alive and he's the one who lost the leg. Rick is taking a terrible beating in the comic. He's now lost a hand, thanks to the Governor, and he's gut shot in this book too. He's a tough cookie. I like Lori the least in both the show and the comic and she finally dies in this book. However, it's not during childbirth, she's shot and when she falls she smashes the newborn Judith. Sophia is also still alive. Dale and Andrea are in a relationship, she hasn't defected to Woodbury. Michonne is very different from the show as well. Things are done to her by the governor that are just evil. She gets her revenge on the Governor but I was disappointed she didn't kill him. Woodbury attacks the prison, like the show, and this is when Lori dies Also Michonne and Tyreese are taken captive. In the show it's Hershel who gets his head cut off by the governor; in the comic it's Tyreese. And the governor has a very disturbing relationship with his daughter. It's good she's a walker now, because he was molesting her. The governor in the show was just a loving father who couldn't let her go.
There are many differences from the show but it's still a very enjoyable story and read. If you like the Walking Dead TV series, you must read the books too.
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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 1 month ago by Yusuf Kudsi
Was expecting a used version, but to my surprise I got it new! Great value.Published 3 months ago by Shaun
Love the story. Just when I thought it was going to be like any other story, something surprises me. Great read and it keeps you entertained wanting more.Published 5 months ago by Edgar