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ROBERT KIRKMAN is best known for his work on "The Walking Dead "and "Invincible "for Image Comics, as well as "Ultimate X-Men "and "Marvel Zombies "for Marvel Comics. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics and is an executive producer and writer on "The Walking Dead "television show.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Walking Dead (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Image Comics; Regular edition (January 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158240805X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582408057
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.6 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (256 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Erik Olson VINE VOICE on June 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
"The Walking Dead" is one of the best comic stories I've read, and I've been into the medium since the early 70s. This is the third collection of the ongoing series; the first two are "Days Gone Bye" and "Miles Behind Us." The plot is this: America has been overrun with cannibalistic zombies, and the few remaining human survivors struggle to hang on. The main protagonist is Rick Grimes, a cop who awakens out of a coma (a la "28 Days Later") to this new and horrifying state of affairs. After some close calls, he reunites with his wife and young son. He soon becomes the leader of a group trying to find sanctuary in a world gone mad.

In "Safety Behind Bars," we pick up with Rick and company as they attempt to put down roots in a maximum-security prison. Rick is certain that it will be an easily defensible home, but he hadn't reckoned on finding four living occupants - and they aren't guards. The two factions settle into an uneasy truce, but events conspire to bring about yet another cliffhanger confrontation (that's why I hate waiting for the next installment).

I enjoy this series for a number of reasons. First, it accomplishes what the creator intended: to show what happens after the typical zombie movie ends. Robert Kirkman's desire is to follow Rick for years and watch him grow and change as a person who's trapped in an extreme situation. Second, the story centers on what we really want to see in a good zombie yarn: how the humans react to and deal with a post-apocalyptic world. Finally, Rick, his family, and the others are three-dimensional characters, with strengths and weaknesses that come to light under duress and create the series' bread-and-butter conflicts.
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Safety Beind Bars is the third collected volume of Robert Kirikman's excellent The Walking Dead comic book series from Image Comics. This volume collects issues 13 through 18 and it continues that journey and travails of surviving in a world overrun by the undead. As the tagline of the books proclaim, in a world ruled by the dead we are forced to finally start living. This is so true in Safety Behind Bars as Kirkman and returning artist Charlie Adlard tell the story of Rick Grimes and his band of survivors as they come across what they think will be their salvation from the threat of the hungry dead: an abandoned prison complex.

The last we saw Rick, Tyrese, Lori and their ragtag band of survivors they had just been forced off the the presumably safety of the Herschel farm after the tragic events which transpired within its fences. But Safety Behind Bars starts off with the group discovering an abandoned prison complex that may just solve their shelter, safety and food problems. Once again, Kirkman's writing is tight and to the point. The characters of Rick and the rest of the survivors continue to evolve as the days and months pass by in the journey to survive. What they find in the abandoned prison is both safety and danger, but not in the way of most people thought it would come in. Sure there are still zombies both inside and outside of the prison's security fences, but as the enormity of the crisis finally crashes on everyone --- that there won't be a rescue --- the survivors reach the threshold of their breaking points to the detriment of everyone involved. It's especially tragic for Tyrese as a tragedy pushes him to acting on his base instincts in an act of vengeance that is both understandable and horrifying.
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The story is great, I got hooked to the show on A M C.... And found this and thought oh great...but no, I can not zoom, or rotate phone to make it better...for the price I should be able to use this to the best of the phones abilities
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My review has zero to do with the storyline and everything to do with the product.

If you know the Walking Dead series, then what else is there to say? The TV series follows the books fairly closely, though there are marked differences, and how you like or don't like it will depend a lot on which you did first: read the books or watch the TV series.

Most importantly for me, however, is that I got these because I'm a beginning Spanish student and wanted to get something I would enjoy reading and which used idiomatic, every-day conversational Spanish versus "book Spanish". In that regards, these books are extremely helpful, in spite of some minor grammar or spelling issues, which are, I suspect, more the result of sloppy editing than a mediocre command of the language. Being that the books are published in California, I suspect the Spanish is "Mexican" Spanish, as some of the words and phrases used are "unknown" or "sound strange" to friends in Spain. A lack of space in the cartoon boxes sometimes results in poor spacing between words, so that "periods" and/or commas can't be seen, which affects comprehension. Nevertheless, an excellent and entertaining way to learn another language.
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I got this comic book after watching the Walking Dead TV Series. The graphic novel has a few points of departure from the film. The characters are deeper and more developed in the film; the plot is better developed in the graphic novel. The novel lacks the atmosphere and a sense of abandonment of the film, but the book has better characterization of the characters' past lives. If I like one, I would check out the other, they complement each other.
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