Filed under: 9 stars, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead
Book 4 was a bit more of a soap opera than a Zombie action tale but things really hot up in “The Best Defence”. The sight of a mysterious helicopter crashing a few miles from the prison causes three of the survivors to go investigating. What they find is a horror beyond imagination and things will never be the same again for those characters. I don’t want to go much further with the description about what happens as it would really be a spoiler. Back at the prison there were still some wacky relationship happenings but the body count wasn’t as crazy as the first 4 volumes.
Kirkman manages to keep a real sense of tension in this TPB and you are never sure which character is going to go crazy or get killed off next. Volume 5 is probably my favorite volume so far and my jaw literally dropped at some of the things that happened in it. Charlie Adlard’s artwork is spot on and I am really beginning to appreciate the way he captures human feelings through their expressions. The book ends on the type of cliff hanger where you just want to rush out and read the next volume to find out what happens next. [ISBN-13: 978-1582406121] . 9/10
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