The Walking Dead: All Out War by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

In the past ten years I got so tired of reading The Walking Dead, I was truly bored with these twelve All Out War action-packed issues.

Gosh, ten years was too much – I need to give it up. Bury the dead, huh.



The Walking Dead Vol. 115-118 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

Decided to catch up on several months of unread issues of The Walking Dead – and quickly went through volumes 115 to 118. The thing is, if you read just one issue, it's boring – but if you read at least three at once, you get the pace.
Kirkman went into a new story arc called All Out War, a total of 12 issues (8 more to come), with people going after people, guns trotting et al.
The most interesting thing about the comic book now is to compare it to the AMC series – the storyline has never been the same, sure – but even character wise, actions and personalities differ a lot. On TV, the bad guys start the war, while Rick proposes to lay down everyone's guns and quietly live in peace – while in the original comic book world, Rick is the attacker, and his motto is – no killer must be left alive. Gruesome and much more real, eh.

The Walking Dead #112 by Robert Kirkman et al

Finally, a good one this one. Yikes!


The Walking Dead vol. 111 by Robert Kirkman et al

This “you got no guts” thing is soooo Citizen Noxie, hehe.


The Walking Dead #110 by Robert Kirkman et al

Reading it volume by volume, 25 pages each per month, is total waste. Should I go back to at least semi-annual 6-volumes-a-piece books?


The Walking Dead #109 by Robert Kirkman, Charles Adlard and Cliff Rathburn

Emmm. Nothing to report.


The Walking Dead, vol. 108 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn

A no-content volume. Uh-huh. Серия опять сдувается помаленьку. All the juices sucked out by the TV show, yeah.

The Walking Dead vol. 106 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn

The only thing interesting about volume 106 is the question on last page – and it remains unanswered.


The Walking Dead, vol. 103-105 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn

Intrigued by the increased action and gore in the collected volume 17 of The Walking Dead: Something To Fear (Glenn was literally butchered, for X's sake!), and more and more attracted to digital comic book universe, bought the 3 last issues of monthly installments for Comics app by comiXology. Man, do they look awesome! Nicer than kindle, that's for sure.

Storyline going the way it should've – less zombies, more nasty butchers, hell on earth, huh. Rick is having some hard time big F way. Now waiting for #106 this January. Yeah!



The Walking Dead vol. 17: Something To Fear by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn

Important change for me – after very long deliberation and sixteen volumes on my shelf, I stepped over my collecting craze and bought #17 electronically for kindle (kindle for ipad, that is, of course). Cheaper, faster and the quality of scan was great. Amazon promised panel-by-panel view – but somehow they lied.

While vol. 16 was boring as hell, in vol. 17 (actually, numbers 97-102 of the actual serialized comic) the hardcore action returns. And given these bits were likely created in parallel with Walking Dead: The Game by Telltale Games (which is absolutely fabulous and beats both the comic book AND the TV series combined – something I couldn't have expected) – similar topics appear. Bandits taking 1/2 of the supplies – or killing all. Zombies are nearly out of the picture. As usual, people are worse and scarier. Looking forward to vol. 18 – or should I start buying original 103, 104 volumes etc?