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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #45 on: 29 November, 2013, 06:58:22 pm »
Just reading 117  :o

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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #46 on: 08 December, 2013, 11:16:53 am »
I've ordered the Walking Dead collection (issues 1-48) from Amazon.£29.70 reduced from £50.

I've never read the Walking Dead, and am very much looking forward to its arrival.

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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #47 on: 11 December, 2013, 04:26:53 pm »
Are they moving to a two week issue programme?
the hack pages seems to give that idea
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference and the promise of an early bed

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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #48 on: 13 December, 2013, 10:10:23 am »
Are they moving to a two week issue programme?
the hack pages seems to give that idea

Just finished the latest collection (Vol 19 'March to War'), and there were quite a few pages within obviously rushed.
I find it hard to criticize Charlie Adlard though- he's an amazing storyteller, and has kept to a monthly schedule that will probably never be heard of again in the world of comics.

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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #49 on: 15 December, 2013, 05:16:47 pm »
Are they moving to a two week issue programme?
the hack pages seems to give that idea

That was the initial idea but they scaled it back to 18 issues a year I think. Maybe 20.

The art has suffered terribly as a result. The full page of Maggie in 118 look amateur and the dynamic and decay from when it was just CA on art duty has been lost.
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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #50 on: 02 January, 2014, 12:48:01 pm »
Just finished Volume 19 (which I think goes up to Issue 114) and wasn't impressed. The human conflict wasn't enough to compensate for the lack of Zombies (plus, despite initially liking Negan's *really* hateful attitude,  haven't we done the "humans are as bad/worse menace" several times already).

This whole Negan thing is really dragging and his dialogue really grates.  There are now way too many characters who are so obviously the creations of a writer rather than just ordinary joes in extraordinary situations.

Every time I see a ninja ass-kicking Jesus or a person pretending to be a Knight or a rasta with a pet tiger, it pulls me out of the moment. I know we've always had samurai weilding Michonne on the scene and obvious comic book villains like The Governor but this just feels too much.
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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #51 on: 02 January, 2014, 01:05:59 pm »
While it does feel a little comic-book-guy to be thinking: "these tigers and ninjas in my zombie book are totally unrealistic", I have to agree. My big beef with the Washington storylines is how pretty much every plot twist and source of tension comes down to speed of communication between the various enclaves.  While I'm prepared to give Kirkman a pass on the 'why does nobody have a working watch' issue since that was a very early mistake, I can't get over the idea that nobody has laid hands on a few walkie talkies and some batteries.  I have two sets in my own house and I don't even own a katana!

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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #52 on: 02 January, 2014, 04:49:57 pm »
While it does feel a little comic-book-guy to be thinking: "these tigers and ninjas in my zombie book are totally unrealistic", I have to agree.

Ha ha! It does seem a little nebbish, to be sure.  If Vampires and Werewolves turn up in it, I'd totally stop buying it, even though, to an outside observer, that attitude would make no sense whatsoever. ;o)
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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #53 on: 07 January, 2014, 11:56:15 pm »
I have just started book 8. Carl has just awoke from his coma after losing his eye. Poor bastard.
I digested books 6 and 7 yesterday. have book 9 to follow.




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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #54 on: 08 January, 2014, 12:19:19 pm »
about that time of 'ennie, meanie, miney, moe' it felt like a drawn out exercise in torture=porn comics.

Just got round to reading volume 17 there, does this type of thing, and most of the violent scenes in Walkding dead, count as torture porn? ive never watched any of those hostel-type films so really dont know what defines it.

As for this volume itself, I loved it as a little sensational guilty pleasure but really, i don't know if i could call it quality. As for the WD series in general, i think its been sagging for a while now. I remember absolutely adoring Volumes 1-8 of the trade, and despite only reading them once, id be able to go thru what happened in the plot of each cos they stuck in my mind. Since then however, the series kind of blurs into a good-enough lump, i vaguely remember what happened in it and just about know the characters but all in all its bland enough. Increasingly ive noticed that the main reason it entices you is how sensational it can become. Ill be honest tho, ill still read it for a good while to come, its a nice little guilty pleasure once or twice a year..

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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #55 on: 12 January, 2014, 06:04:04 pm »

Dammit, Issue 119, didn't expect that ending!

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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #56 on: 13 January, 2014, 08:28:57 pm »
Just finished book 9.
Did anyone else feel angry at the demise of Glenn.
Also how far behind is the collection? It finishes with the meet of Rick, Jesus, Dwight, Ezekiel and tiger.

Charley's War book X next.




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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #57 on: 13 January, 2014, 10:45:08 pm »
vzzbux book 9 takes you up too issue 108, monthly issue 119 just came out.

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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #58 on: 13 January, 2014, 11:32:35 pm »
TY.
Christmas for book 10 then.





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Re: The Walking Dead Comic thread
« Reply #59 on: 15 January, 2014, 12:47:19 pm »
vzzbux book 9 takes you up too issue 108, monthly issue 119 just came out.

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Eh? Are these hardback books or fatter trade paper backs? The TPBs I get only have about six issues per book?
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