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Book Title: The Walking Dead, Issue #4|
Format files: PDF
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v The author of the book: Robert Kirkman
Edition: Image Comics
Date of issue: January 2004
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Read full description of the books The Walking Dead, Issue #4:Rick tells Shane about his doubts, staying as close to the city as they are but Shane dismisses them. Rick decides if they have to stay they all need to be armed so he and Glenn head to the city to get guns. Rick and Glenn ask Jim where the closest gun store is and to their dismay they find it far into the city. The two men decide to go anyway and on the way Glenn tells Rick about how Jim got out of the city. Jim's family had acted as a human shield for Jim and he saw them get ripped apart as he escaped.
Rick has an idea to keep the undead away, he smears blood from a dead zombie all over his and Glenn's body. Rick's idea works and they are not bothered by the zombies as they walk to the gun store. Finding a shopping cart and filling it they head back to the camp but it begins to rain and washes the blood away from them. Running out of the city Rick gets bitten but his leather jacket protects him. As Lori waits in the rain for Rick, Shane tries to comfort her and talks about a night they shared but Lori tells him that was a mistake and now that Rick is back he needs to let it go.
Tensions rise between Shane and Rick and its starting to affect the rest of the group. And the one thing I really, really was hoping was only going to be in the TV series I'm finding originally started in the comics. I'm referring to the fact of gutting a walker so that they can get the stink on them to blend in. Oh course, seeing Glenn be sick was kinda funny in the comics. It made me feel sorry for him but laugh at the same time. I really enjoy this issue and I'm surprised by it as well. Just when I think the series went and added something that wasn't in the comics, BOOM it shows up. The tank! Right after Rick's plan of walker stink works they just stroll down the road to the gun store and along the way...tank!
Another credit to my fandom to Tony Moore! Around page 14 or so, the actual tank page...the detail. I know I keep saying it but seriously. If you don't buy the comics fine but pick up an issue or graphic novel and thumb through it a sec! DETAIL! You can see the flies buzzing around the corpses and walkers! Even Rick and Glenn have them. You can't see the flies on the two so much on the tank page, but its noticeable when they finally find the gun store and get a cart to go shopping. The only complaint and its not really even that but at the end.... Did Lori's face grow longer? I mean I know she was sad about Rick leaving to go off and do something again, and I know Shane was hounding her about their "special one night" but I think you can actually see her face grow longer over three frames! It's kind of funny!
Besides the awesome issue and detail and artistic value, I should probably have mentioned it before now, but the lettering on this issues are amazing. Robert Kirkman, of course, understands the story more than anyone since he created it, but to actually see his lettering brings highlights to the story that may not have been there before. I love how the larger lettering really captures the sounds and the double speech bubbles highlights the importance of that one word or phrase in it. HURRY! It wouldn't be the same if Kirkman just bold faced it. Bold facing and double bubbles really make you pay attention world of hurt they are going to be in if they don't hurry or whatever it is in the bubble. Being clear and legible is a plus as well. Some times, I have come across a few comics where the lettering and the colors don't mix very well and you either can't read it cause it bleeds with the background, or the words can be one of five different ones.
This whole comic didn't really happen in the series. The series characters used a walker to go and get a vehicle, not weapons, to drag the other walkers away from the building so that they could leave and make it back to camp. The "gun shopping" kind of happened. They didn't go to a store but went back to the tank in the middle of the road to get Rick's bag of weapons from his old precinct. The rain scene did happen in that while Rick and Glenn were making their way to a vehicle to drive the walkers away, the rain completely washed away the stink. And as far as Shane and Lori talking in the rain go.... well, it wasn't raining, but they talk/yell at each other several times. In fact, more than one time, Lori has to tell Shane to leave her and her family alone and that what they had didn't and doesn't matter anymore.
There are of course things I love and hate between comics and TV series and they are to numerous right now to list all in one sitting, but I do in fact really love this issue. There is so much action in this issue and so much more dramatic detail. Ripples in the water when Glenn drops the guns, the shading and blurred vision of walkers while the downpour of rain occurs, the tank page, but the one that gets me the most excited is the story line. It is such a small thing in this issue that I am almost embarrassed to say it, but the little change of Rick and Glenn putting the walker stink on for the guns made more sense to me than them putting it on and going through all the vomiting and near hits from biting for a vehicle that may or may not have keys and may or may not run in the show.... I really can't explain it, but to me weapons would have been worth more of the risk than pulling walkers away from a building that was going to be over run eventually in the first place. But hey that's just my two cents. Anyways....
I recommend as always to fans of The Walking Dead Universe, zombies, dystopian and apocalypse genres.
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Read information about the authorRobert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co-founders of that publisher.
Robert Kirkman's first comic books were self-published under his own Funk-o-Tron label. Along with childhood friend Tony Moore, Kirkman created Battle Pope which was published in late 2001. Battle Pope ran for over 2 years along with other Funk-o-Tron published books such as InkPunks and Double Take.
In July of 2002, Robert's first work for another company began, with a 4-part SuperPatriot series for Image, along with Battle Pope backup story artist Cory Walker. Robert's creator-owned projects followed shortly thereafter, including Tech Jacket, Invincible and Walking Dead.
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