Published on February 25th, 2013 | by Alex Giles1
The Walking Dead Volume 11 ‘Fear the Hunters’ – Review
This book contains all of issues Sixty One to Sixty Six.
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Writer/Creator: Robert Kirkman
Art: Charlie Adlard
Paperback: 136 Pages
Publisher: Image Comics
I think that this volume is perhaps my favourite of all so far, it is not the fastest paced and felt almost like a bridge volume with a mini story to perhaps fill in between two big story arcs.
Volume eleven is possibly even more dark and twisted than usual with hardly any zombies actually in it. I think the real horror comes from the fact the twisted darkness lies with actual living people, actual humans who have had to lower themselves to using fear to capture others and then eat them.
It’s clear by now that Kirkman has a set format of six issues that run together to form one big longer narrative and it works well so why not stick with it.
This volume starts as all the others did at the end of the previous volume, here we have the group continuing onwards to Washington. Very early on in this volume both the twin boys die which causes the group to halt for a bit and try to re asses what is going on. One of the twins kills his brother and when he the group are discussing what to do Carl goes in to the van and kills this brother. The group don’t find out who done it until Carl opens up at the end of the book and tells his dad but I think most people realised it had to be done as in volume 10 the signs were there that he was growing up to be a serial killer when we saw him playing with the inside of an animal.
We meet a few new characters in this volume and early on there is a priest who doesn’t seem to be telling them the truth about his whole situation, turns out he ends up being a selfish a hole that turned away his flock when the apocalypse started in fear of using up all his rations.
The cannibal group are watching our usual guys and the two groups spend a lot of time trying to out think each other and get the upper hand hoping the other will make a mistake that they can grab on to.
Although these cannibal characters (and the priest) are new we still get to learn a bit about their back stories and what has drove them to the situation they are in.
There is another great conversation in this volume with Abraham and father Gabrial talking about the Christian faith which is a great little bit put in by Kirkman.
Overall another fantastic volume and I can’t wait for the next.
It’s strange because in the comic books I absolutely love both Carl and Michonne but on TV I find them both a tad irritating, perhaps Carl needs more screen time.
Also I found in this volume the art looked a little rushed with some faces looking very similar but I can live with it, just hope they sort it out for next one.
The Walking Dead Volume 1 ‘Days Gone Bye’ – Review HERE
The Walking Dead Volume 2 ‘Miles Behind Us’ – Review HERE
The Walking Dead Volume 3 ‘Safety Behind Bars’ – Review HERE
The Walking Dead Volume 4 ‘The Hearts Desire’ – Review HERE
The Walking Dead Volume 5 ‘The Best Defense’ – Review HERE
The Walking Dead Volume 6 ‘This Sorrowful Life’ – Review HERE
The Walking Dead Volume 7 ‘The Calm Before’ – Review HERE
The Walking Dead Volume 8 ‘Made to Suffer’ – Review HERE
The Walking Dead Volume 9 ‘Here We Remain’ – Review HERE
The Walking Dead Volume 10 ‘What We Become’ – Review HERE