Sunday 1 April 2012

The Walking Dead, Vol. 4: The Heart's Desire by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

Life in the prison starts to get interesting for Rick Grimes and the rest of our survivors. Relationships heat up, fizzle out, and change entirely almost overnight. By the end of this volume, relationships between key characters are radically changed, setting the stage for future events in The Walking Dead.

The fourth volume of The Walking Dead includes issues 19-24, and introduces the popular character Michonne. Although her sword-wielding intro is pretty awesome, I wasn't so impressed with her after she starts living inside the jail with the others. I'm hoping that her character develops a lot during the course of the series.

Anyway. About this installment--awesome, violent, unexpected, and still shocking. Just when you think things can't get any worse, they do. Friendships are tested, relationships fall apart, new ones begin... it's all here. I also liked how the group is now starting a conversation about the walking dead outside the fence, and also realise that they're not much different. The world has been reduced to a pack of animals doing the best they can to exist.

This is a study into what happens--and what people are capable of doing, as well as how easy it is to slip into total insanity--when there aren't any real laws and rules of society to follow.

Still really enjoying this series!

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