Remember a time before The Walking Dead was a ratings juggernaut for AMC, when it was just a critically acclaimed comic book series by Robert Kirkman? Believe it or not the television show hasn’t entirely eclipsed the source material, and Kirkman and company keep churning out great issue after great issue.
The 17th collection of The Walking Dead, entitled “Something to Fear,” is slated to hit comic shops on November 21st. The volume gathers together issues 97-102, and here is a look at the cover art.
The cover, with its crew of headless, well-armed men, paints an ominous picture that illustrates danger lurking within.
In this volume of the NYT bestselling survival horror, Rick and his band of survivors work to build a larger network of thriving communities, and soon discover that Negan’s “Saviors” prove to be a larger threat than they could have fathomed. Crossing Negan will lead to serious, dire consequences for the group; it seems that for the first time since the Governor’s reign of terror that Rick may have Something to Fear.
The habit of keeping up with monthly issues of my favorite comic books has fallen by the wayside, and over the last few years I have taken to waiting until the trade paperbacks hit the shelves to catch up on my stories. This might even be the best way to experience The Walking Dead, you get to experience a complete story arc in a single package (usually a single sitting). A single issue simply whets your appetite for more. Even these compendiums fly by so quickly that they leave you wanting more, and it doesn’t help matters that the volumes usually end on a high-tension cliffhanger.
Despite Kirkman’s work on the television series, The Walking Dead continues to be one of the best ongoing comics on the market. If you haven’t read it, do yourself a favor, and pick it up.