The Walking Dead C/D

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I read the bulk of the first two hardback collections last night (have about 1/3 of the second one to go; in the prison, Rick's shot Dexter in the head), and really enjoyed it.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 12:46 (eight years ago) link

Tension mostly seems to come from wondering when the next porn-eriffic double-page Death of Your Favourite Character will occur

Yikes, OTM me, last year. Anyone read #100 yet?

Scik Mouthy, I don't really enjoy it, but I can see why other readers would -- which I guess is a weaselly way of saying I don't like it. But I guess it's rare for comics creators to get the time to build such an expansive world. I'm just not sure I like what he's done with it.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:37 (eight years ago) link

I gave up on the series a few years ago (pretty soon after half of the cast had been killed by the Evil Moustache Guy and his henchmen) because it didn't feel like Kirkman was willing to advance the main plot in any substantial way beyond Shocking Character Deaths, and those were getting tired too. I don't think zombie apocalypse is a good setting for a series that goes on year after year after year, because it severely limits the kind of stories you can tell within it, so if you at some point you need to actually conclude the story unless you want to bore the readers. (And in zombie apocalypse stories the conclusion usually involves either killing everyone, or a cure being found; is The Walking Dead's plot anywhere near something like that at the moment?) At least with Invincible Kirkman still manages to do some fresh things in his stories even after 10+ years, because the superhero setting has (by design) a lot more storytelling options than the zombie one.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 19:22 (eight years ago) link

I never regret turning my back on this series at issue #24.

Matt M., Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:43 (eight years ago) link

is The Walking Dead's plot anywhere near something like that at the moment?)

Killing everyone--certainly very few of the original cast are left. But the back-matter is pretty much clear in stating that it will never go down the cure (or explaining the cause of the zombies) route

computers are the new "cool tool" (James Morrison), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 23:36 (eight years ago) link

six years pass...

he got around to killing rick, if anyone still cares

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 7 June 2019 20:44 (one year ago) link

My buddy was making a sweet living inking this for quite a few years but now what’s his name has decided to start inking himself :(

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 June 2019 20:54 (one year ago) link

yeah, that's as of this issue right?
i imagine it was a plum gig.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 7 June 2019 21:00 (one year ago) link

does he get money off the trades?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 7 June 2019 21:00 (one year ago) link

i read the t0rrentz of this but it is basically pedestrian and boring and i should stop, plus kirkman seems like a terrible dickhead

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 7 June 2019 21:02 (one year ago) link

That’s a good question. I don’t think so? I feel like the writer and penciller are usually considered the ‘composers’ of the piece.

Anyway Stefano is mad talented so it’ll be cool to see what he does next.

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 June 2019 22:20 (one year ago) link

I have no interest in reading this & regret the loss of a job for a person, but it’s cool when long-time assembly-line artists change their process, especially when it means taking on more authorship

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 7 June 2019 23:20 (one year ago) link

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