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Old 12-27-10, 09:17 PM
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I breezed through issue 78 in the last 3 days. I almost feel a little bit dirty after all the mayhem and death i've read throughout the series, but damn if I can't stop reading and want to find out what happens further to Rick and his crew. Some of the deaths and actions are just incredibly shocking, yet in the context of the world totally understandable. Yikes, what a trip.

What are the single issues up to now? Can anyone spoiler for me what's been happening for them now in the recent issues?
Up to issue #79 I think. 1 issue a month (give or take a week).

As for a plot without giving too much detail...

Spoiler:
Basically 7 or 8 issues with what is left of our survivors trying to adapt to a small community that managed to hole itself away in a tiny utopia while they slowly tease a giant shit-storm of death approaching. Think of the Alamo here...
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Old 12-27-10, 10:20 PM
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I ordered HC 5 Sunday and despite a predicted delivery date of Wednesday, it arrived today. It's another zombie night!
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Old 12-28-10, 10:45 AM
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Re: The Walking Dead (and other zombie discussion)

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Up to issue #79 I think. 1 issue a month (give or take a week).

As for a plot without giving too much detail...

Spoiler:
Basically 7 or 8 issues with what is left of our survivors trying to adapt to a small community that managed to hole itself away in a tiny utopia while they slowly tease a giant shit-storm of death approaching. Think of the Alamo here...
Thanks, for some reason I thought there was a lot more beyond that. I guess not, they must be getting the trades out really quickly.
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Old 12-28-10, 02:19 PM
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One quick question though. Generally, how quickly are the individual issues released? It seems like there's a new issue every 3-4 weeks, a new volume every 5-6 months and a new HC every year... give or take a couple months. Does that sound about right? I'm just curious when I can expect to see HC book #7. Would June or July '11 sound about right?
New issues come out once a month, TPBs around twice a year, hardcovers around once a year.
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Old 12-28-10, 02:45 PM
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At the end of issue 48

Spoiler:
one of the other tribe's women, Holly, I think, turns on the governor [EDIT: The name is actually Lilly]. Were we supposed to know who she is, or was she just a random new character?

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Old 12-28-10, 05:24 PM
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Re: The Walking Dead (and other zombie discussion)

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At the end of issue 48

Spoiler:
one of the other tribe's women, Holly, I think, turns on the governor. Were we supposed to know who she is, or was she just a random new character?
We met her once before as someone who was sympathetic to our group... wasn't she a nurse with the doctor? (Its been awhile for me).
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Old 12-29-10, 10:05 AM
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Just finished HC #5 this morning then freaked myself out when I heard a thump outside the front door

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We met her once before as someone who was sympathetic to our group... wasn't she a nurse with the doctor? (Its been awhile for me).
Hmm, it's possible. I just scanned through the main Woodbury sequences in the compendium and didn't turn anything up but I could have missed something. I could google it but it's not worth the risk of turning up a future spoiler. Mostly just curious.
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Old 12-29-10, 10:13 AM
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I don't recall her being introduced before either.
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Old 12-29-10, 11:34 AM
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Well, I just ordered the next five TPBs, the latest of which (volume 13, I believe) is on sale at Amazon for $7.99 today.

That'll keep me hip-deep in zombies for a little while, anyway.
13 is $6.99 today

I just ordered TPBs 11-13. While I liked HC5, I saved about $3 buying TPB 11-12 instead of HC6. I worried slightly about having a consistent look on the shelf but I had to buy TPB 13 anyway (cause I don't want to wait for HC7).
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Old 12-30-10, 03:44 PM
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13 is $6.99 today

I just ordered TPBs 11-13. While I liked HC5, I saved about $3 buying TPB 11-12 instead of HC6. I worried slightly about having a consistent look on the shelf but I had to buy TPB 13 anyway (cause I don't want to wait for HC7).
Got these today, a day earlier than scheduled!

It's going to be a shock when the well runs dry.
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Old 01-23-11, 07:16 PM
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I finished TPB 13 today, and now the long wait begins. Such a good series to keep me interested 78 issues in.

Ah, I couldn't resist reading the wikipedia article and found out what happens in the next issue or two (79-80). Nothing I wouldn't have expected, though.

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Old 04-08-11, 08:05 AM
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Issue #83
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Old 04-08-11, 09:02 AM
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agreed!
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Yeah.
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Old 04-08-11, 11:26 AM
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And I'm supposed to wait for June to get my TPB 14? Are you trying to force me to go the floppy route?
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Old 04-08-11, 01:30 PM
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How is the weekly experiment faring? Is it over already? On the CGS podcast, Brian Hibbs said that it wasn't selling at all, mainly because there are already so many ways to read the series (softcover collections, hardcover collections, omnibus collections, etc.)
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Old 04-08-11, 03:25 PM
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I can't remember the last time a comic made me gasp, but issue 83 definitely did it for me.
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Old 04-08-11, 09:49 PM
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Agreed, #83 was a big HOLY SHIT issue. I suppose there's some hope that that "thing" will resolve itself into a positive outcome, but it doesn't look good. (Trying not to spoil anything here...)

I would assume that the weekly reprint series is going to bomb. Nobody has really done those kinds of reprints since the 80s; the trade paperback market has likely supplanted any kind of demand such reprints would fill. I think the last one was Marvel's Classic X-Men (which, for the first three or so years of its run contained new story pages and back-up stories).
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Old 04-09-11, 10:29 AM
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I can't imagine the weekly series succeeding unless they put it in places for impulse buyers who wouldn't know that it's available in other formats (grocery stores? I don't think an AMC zombie series is that mainstream). And if you're trying to build up a weekly habit, it doesn't help to have a series that only lasts six episodes.
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Old 04-09-11, 10:58 AM
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Jesus fucking christ, this comic is relentless and unforgiving. It's like they're just thinking of the worst way to torture Rick possible
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Ah, I wish I hadn't read even that little bit of info
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I just wonder how much longer it's going to go on.....it's insane!
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I got the Walking Dead Compendium One paperback (HUGE paperback!) from Amazon for $28.99 w/ free shipping. I'm not sure If I should read the whole thing and spoil the next season of the AMC series for me, or if I should watch the next season first and spoil the book??? (Although, I hear from the complaints of book fans that the show plays pretty fast and loose with being faithful to the comic story, so it may not matter).

Also, season one DVD of the series is only $9.99 now.
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I got the Walking Dead Compendium One paperback (HUGE paperback!) from Amazon for $28.99 w/ free shipping. I'm not sure If I should read the whole thing and spoil the next season of the AMC series for me, or if I should watch the next season first and spoil the book??? (Although, I hear from the complaints of book fans that the show plays pretty fast and loose with being faithful to the comic story, so it may not matter).

Also, season one DVD of the series is only $9.99 now.
I don't think it'll ruin anything. It'd be like holding off watching the GI.Joe cartoon as to not spoil the next live action movie; the two are recognizable as being the same property... but that's about it. Aside from the first episode, the Walking Dead TV show only hits about 20% of the book's marks.
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Old 04-19-11, 03:56 AM
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I read the whole compendium and a bunch of the TPBs then watched the first season. There wasn't a ton of overlap in the first season and you're going to get a bit of spoilage either way, so you might as well enjoy the book that you have instead of waiting till the fall or whenever.
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