The Walking Dead: Compendium Two by Robert Kirkman

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Title: The Walking Dead.
Compendium: 2.
Writer(s): Robert Kirkman.
Penciler(s): Charlie Adlard.
Inker(S): CHARLIE ADLARD.
Gray Toner(S): CLIFF RATHBURN.
Letterer(s): Russ Wooton.
Publisher: Image Comics.
Format: Paperback – Compendium.
Release Date: October 16th 2012.
Pages: 1068.
Genre(s): Comics, Horror.
ISBN13: 9781607065968.
My Overall Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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20 thoughts on “The Walking Dead: Compendium Two by Robert Kirkman

  1. It seems to me that if even a very small fragment of the worlds military survived, they could fly around in jets and kill zombies by the bucketload. And since the zombies can’t reproduce (I assume), then eventually they’d be wiped out.
    Obviously, bring “real life” to a zombie apocalypse isn’t a winning combination, but things like that always pop into my head when I hear about things like this.

    Are issues like that addressed?

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    1. The thing is, what’s going on in the world is a mystery to everyone. The protagonist woke up from a coma to find the world in a state-wide quarantine. It’s deserted pretty much everywhere, everything is abandoned, zombies roam around, etc. The mystery behind the origin of these zombies is what<s super slowly exposed throughout the series. Since the military seems pretty absent in this series, so far, it can be assumed that the origin of these zombies could be from them, for example. I also imagine that they couldn't just hop onto jets and raise hell on cities since that means killing innocent people too. Just like they can't just nuke the States and move on hahah I also imagine that fuel is not unlimited there too. Since all the production and trade markets will be closed off, embargoed, and all. Then again, I guess anyone could start speculating and trying to explain those "logic" / "real life" things that could stop a zombie apocalypse hahaha The story is still lots of fun if you're intrigued in a survivor tale filled with nightmarish human behaviour! 😀

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          1. stupid wordpress! I was using the notification area to reply and it didn’t include almost half your reply. sigh.

            Anyway, all that stuff you mentioned, is exactly why I wouldn’t watch a show like this. I’d be like “Well, why don’t they X, Y and Z?!?” and get extremely frustrated that the writers are living in hollywoodland instead of the real world.

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  2. Glad to see you’re halfway through and still loving it. I hope the final 2 volumes deliver just as much. I noticed in your review of the previous volume that they were planning to rerelease these in color. Is that something you’re interested in, or do you think you’ll prefer and stick to the original black and white?

    Just watched the video. What’s up with the Star Wars characters? I thought it was a zombie story! 🙂

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    1. Having seen the later seasons of the show, I can only expect things to remain amazing in the 3rd compendium! For the time being, I don’t plan to but, once I finish this series and look into rereading these, I might give those colour editions a try just to see if it adds anything. I won’t lie that I grew to love this black and white style.

      Hahahah I don’t know what to tell you. I stopped around season 9 or 10 myself. I can’t imagine where things have gone nowadays. I told myself that maybe once I finish the comics, I’ll finish the TV series just to see if they stuck to the source material or went in… a different direction. 😀

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    1. I personally prefer the comics far more than the show. The first couple of seasons of the show aren’t bad though, but as of, maybe season 3 and onwards, it gets a bit mundane/repetitive with an occasional amazing episode. I’d tell you to give the comics a try IF you are interested in the premise.

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  3. I’m still hesitant to start this series. Looks good, but zombies are not my jam 😉 Have you finished the whole series or are you writing reviews as you go?
    Great review, Lashaan!

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    1. I’m actually spacing out my omnibuses and reviewing them when I get around to them. It’s mostly because I watched a good chunk of the show and vividly remember key plot lines and am trying to forget the details as much as possible so that I can fully enjoy the source material. 😛 Thanks for reading, Ola! If it’s any help, the series is more often focused on the characters, their psychological trials, and the whole survival aspect of the post-apocalyptic setting than the zombies themselves. 😉

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  4. This has probably been said before but I will say it anyway – I feel like this show IS the walking dead. I mean 11 seasons?!
    How do you feel about reading the same tale over and over again? If you know the plot, does it matter if it’s a TV show, a novel, a comic, etc?

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    1. Hahaha I gave up somewhere around season 9 because of how tired I was of what the showrunners were doing with the story but people tell me that it got better… It definitely matters, especially when you’re checking out the source material because it delivers the story differently. All mediums offer something different in terms of experience and it’s what I appreciate from it all. I also space these out so that my memory of the story in one format is blurry enough to properly appreciate the story in another format. 😀

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