Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Walking Dead: Compendium 2 by Robert Kirkman

Dear Walking Dead fans,

Is the anticipation of waiting a week in between AMC's Walking Dead episodes getting to you? Is Eugene really a scientist with top secret information on what caused the zombie apocalypse or is he just some guy with a mullet? Who will survive this season? Are there anymore survivors left in Robert Kirkman's world or is Terminus going to be one huge let down? 

You don't have to wait until the end of the season to find out the answers to these questions. Stop by the library and check out The Walking Dead: Compendium Two by Robert Kirkman! This title is a continuation of The Walking Dead: Compendium One which was reviewed in October. 

Rick and Carl have survived the destruction of the prison, but are still haunted by the deaths of Lori and Judith. They are on the road again, fighting roamers and searching houses for food and safety. At one of the homes, Rick miraculously receives a phone call from a mysterious group of survivors hoping to interview him before they invite him to their hideaway. After several days and several conversations, Rick realizes that the voice he is hearing is Lori's and that there is no group waiting to take them in. Disturbed by how close he is to madness, he packs up and leaves to find survivors from the prison attack. He meets up with Michonne, Maggie, Glenn, Andrea, Dale, and the rest of the prison group back at Hershel's Farm. 

Once the group reunites, they are visited by several new groups of survivors. Some seem harmless (Eugene, Abraham, and Rosita make their entrances here) but others are even more sinister than the walking dead. The group is convinced to move on from the farm because of the threat of zombie herds and Eugene's promise of sanctuary in Washington DC. It's a perilous journey, but they finally arrive and find several communities there. Rick is once again thrown into a leadership position, but instead of focusing purely on survival, he's decide to focus on building a life for himself and for Carl. But how hard is he willing to fight and how many people is he willing to kill to have a chance at living again?

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