The Walking Dead Vol. 7: The Calm Before

October 28, 2007 | Trades


The Walking Dead Vol. 7: The Calm Before
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Image Comics
$12.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

The world as you knew it is over and the walking dead will rip you to pieces if they get a chance.
But life could be worse.
All in all, things are pretty good, in fact, for former police officer Rick Grimes and a group of about 20 survivors in a world where the dead don’t lay still.
After some time on the road, they’ve settled into life in a well-protected former prison where they need not worry about a roaming zombie getting the munchies for them in the middle of the night and, in spite of all the death and horror they’ve seen since the old world ended, their lives are finally gaining some sense of normality.
And if that isn’t the perfect set up for disaster, then I don’t know what is.
The Calm Before, the seventh paperback collection of the most gripping ongoing horror book around — written by Robert Kirkman (Invincible, Ultimate X-Men) and illustrated by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn, opens with a wedding, contains a shocking confession, a long-awaited birth, a shocking death and features the return of the last person the survivors ever wanted to see again.

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