Friday, June 29, 2012

The Walking Dead - Vol 16: A Larger World

It's tough waiting for these to come out - even if Walking Dead is one of the series with the least turn-around time between issues and their trades, it's a tough wait, and what's worse is how damn quickly you can burn through the book and left demanding and desiring more.  It's not fair to compare this to the television show because this is so far removed, especially in where they are and in what's going on right now.  If you want a bit of a spoiler, essentially they're starting to get to the point where they wonder if they can't rebuild society, and what their place in it will be.
This particular issue is a bit of a hallway between what's come before and what's coming next.  They're starting to connect to the world larger than themselves and realize that they're just one group of many, and that for me is very exciting to consider.  I'm such a fan of the comic that I think that the series itself would do no harm in actually just following it's lead.  I wonder how it'll approach some of the harsher stuff that's to come, especially now that they're into the prison storyline. 
What I like particularly about where we're at in the comic world of this story is that we're in the same mindset as the survivors, we're not sure who to trust and who not to.  We're always on guard.  If nothing else Kirkman has succeeded it putting us right into his heroes shoes and I thank him for it.  Rumour is that he has up to 300 issues planned for this series - which means we're not even a third into it.  Sounds good to me - keep 'em coming!  If you're a fan of the series and you haven't read this - stop what you're doing right now and get on it!  You can probable bypass the Rise of the Governor novel, but if you're a completist you'll probably check it out at some point as well.

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