The Walking Dead, vol. 2

Writer(s): Robert Kirkman
Artist(s): Charlie Adlard
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 978-1582407593
Price: $29.99
Page count: 264
Year Released: 2007
Status: in print
Original Source: The Walking Dead 13-24
Other Collected Edition(s): The Walking Dead, vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars and The Walking Dead, vol. 4: The Heart’s Desire
Genres: horror; romance/relationships; suspense/thriller
Recommended for Fans Of: zombies!!!
Possibly Objectionable Material: violence; gore; nudity; coarse language
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Also in This Series: preceded by The Walking Dead, vol. 1; followed by The Walking Dead, vol. 3

Plot Summary
Rick and his crew begin clearing out the prison in the hopes that they have found a permanent place to live. The fences are intact, the buildings are secure, and surely the kitchen is fully stocked with provisions. But aside from zombies, will they find anyone else left in the prison?

My Own 2 Cents
In this volume, all the buddy-buddy, "we're all in this together" feelings begin to fray around the edges. The social niceties begin to break down a bit, and Rick--the moral leader of the group--starts to transform from the gentle guy we met in the first volume to a somewhat more blunt and hardened individual. Which makes complete sense, considering what he and the rest of his group have gone through.

As with the first volume, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. This series is addictive in a way that no other series is. As opposed to many series that start great and begin to slowly peter out, The Walking Dead actually gets better with time. As the characters grow and become more complex, Kirkman provides them with situations that challenge them even more. A powerful book.