Review: The Walking Dead, Volume 2: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars, Genre: Graphic Novel/ Zombies, Pages: 136, Level: Easy

An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors on their tragic journey in search of shelter. Characters live and die as they brave a treacherous landscape littered with packs of the walking dead.

Volume 2 continues the story of Rick and a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse. They find a farm and have a short stay there. Of course there is some loss.

It is interesting to see how the characters react under extraordinary circumstances. And of course their reactions to new people and other ways of dealing with zombies is also interesting. Make sure to read the afterward by Simon Pegg.

It is difficult to tell too much about the plot without giving things away. Suffice it to say that Volume 2 is another page turner. I recommend you resist the urge to tear through it. Read it slowly and scrutinize the pictures. The art is so well done.

What I really like about this series is that it doesn’t pull punches. People die. It is vicious. Survivors can be mean and greedy. Catastrophe brings out the best and worst in people. This series shows both.

As I mentioned in my review of Volume 1, I had never read any graphic novels before this series and The Walking Dead made a convert out of me. I really enjoy this series.

Reviewed by Christina

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