Monday, November 05, 2012

The Walking Dead, Volume 4: The Heart's Desire by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn (2010)

Things are still hopping in The Walking Dead, Volume 4: The Heart's Desire by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn (2010). After narrowly escaping a mutiny that would have kicked them out of their prison sanctuary, the group settles in and begins planting crops to help supplement their diet of canned food and peanut butter. A new woman enters the scene, having fought her way alone through zombies for much longer than anyone else, and she quickly shakes things up by bypassing Carol and making moves on Tyreese. In a small group like this, little conflicts quickly explode and by the end it is hard to tell who is actually more dangerous: the humans or the zombies. Some nice moral quandaries in this one as well -- this is great stuff!

2 comments:

David said...

I bought the first 4 collections of Walking Dead on the Comics app way back when the TV show first started, and I was left cold. I reread them a few weeks ago, and my disenchantment was confirmed. I honestly don't see what people love about this comic. The dialog is terrible, the characters are unlikable and flat, the story drags, and (after the first volume) the art is nothing to crow about. I think the TV show is far better than the comic, and the first two seasons of the TV show have only had a few great moments with a lot of yawn-inducing hours in between.

Spacebeer said...

I'm liking the comics a lot so far -- I think he's doing some really interesting things with plot and the usual zombie conventions. I haven't seen any episodes of the TV show, so I don't have that to compare them to.