TBT Review #20 | The Walking Dead, vol. 2

Posted January 4, 2018 in Book Review, TBT Reviews / 3 Comments

throwback thursday reviewsThrowback Thursday Reviews is a weekly meme here @ A Weebish Book Blog. It is a chance to tweak old book reviews, share them with others, and perhaps fall in love with some old favorites.

*By tweaking reviews I do not mean I will be changing review ratings or my opinions, since those are likely to change over the years . I will only be changing grammar errors, wording, sentence structure, etc.

Happy New Years, y’all! For the first TBT Review of 2018, I chose the sequel to a series everyone has heard of: The Walking Dead. I have been itching to get back into this series, and now that I’ve fixed up this review, my craving to read book three is even harder to resist. 🙂

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 2: MILES BEHIND US

TBT Review #20 | The Walking Dead, vol. 2Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman
Illustrator: Charlie Adler
Series: The Walking Dead #2
Published by Image Comics on November 24th, 2004
Genres: Horror
Pages: 136
Format: Paperback
Source: Public Library
Purchase on: Amazon | B&N
Also by this author: Days Gone Bye
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An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors on their tragic journey in search of shelter. Characters live and die as they brave a treacherous landscape littered with packs of the walking dead.

MILES BEHIND US picks up where DAYS GONE BYE’s major cliffhanger left off. The group is once again travelling by RV and struggling to find a new home. They make new friends when on their journey when they stumble across a couple more survivors on the road. They are happy to make new friends (ones that don’t shamble and crave human flesh), however, after the events of volume one they are wisely wary of their new members.

Winter creeps up on our crew at a startling pace. The snow and harsh weather is both a blessing a curse. Survival grows easier in certain ways, but far more difficult in others. I am really enjoying the way Kirkman creates a suspenseful scenes. They pop out of nowhere and scare the bejesus out of me! Just like a horror movie. It makes for one thrilling—and terrifying experience!

I find that I am also able to stomach the Lori/Rick drama better in the comics than I ever could in the show. I can’t explain why, but it’s probably because I can stomach/relate to fictional characters more than actual human beings. This probably has more to do with my own antisocial tendencies than the actor’s skills.

MILES BEHIND UP was suspenseful, thrilling, and has me on the edge of my seat for the next installment of The Walking Dead.

 

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About Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co-founders of that publisher.

Robert Kirkman’s first comic books were self-published under his own Funk-o-Tron label. Along with childhood friend Tony Moore, Kirkman created Battle Pope which was published in late 2001. Battle Pope ran for over 2 years along with other Funk-o-Tron published books such as InkPunks and Double Take.

In July of 2002, Robert’s first work for another company began, with a 4-part SuperPatriot series for Image, along with Battle Pope backup story artist Cory Walker. Robert’s creator-owned projects followed shortly thereafter, including Tech Jacket, Invincible and Walking Dead.

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