Published on July 27th, 2012 | by Alex Giles0
The Walking Dead Volume 8 ‘Made to Suffer’ – Review
This book contains all of issues Forty Three to Forty Eight.
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Writer/Creator: Robert Kirkman
Art: Charlie Adlard
Paperback: 136 Pages
Publisher: Image Comics
So this review is for volume eight and I swear the books are getting faster to read with each volume I pick up, along with crazier and grimmer to the max.
After the preparations that were made in volume seven for the incoming Governor and his peeps, the prison is finally attacked with the main man (Governor) riding in the tank which is also surrounded by several other cars full of his townsmen who are all also armoured up.
As it kicks off the fight/battle/war doesn’t really go as it should have for either side with Governor and his crew having to back down to regroup before a second attack, when this happens some of Ricks crew want t go after them and attack whilst they least expect it, some want to prepare for the next attack, whilst others just want to flee the prison altogether. I suppose to some extent all three plans are used in one way or another by individuals and it was a great read.
We get the back story of how the Governor is still alive and walking along with the book showing us how he managed to lie and deceive the townsfolk into helping him attack the prison which was all good as it was questions I had been asking myself. We are also shown how he treads his zombie daughter which is a tad bit mad and I will explain it too you in two words which is ‘necrophilia and incest’. It all does go to show us how messed up, cruel and twisted the Governor is and I cant wait to season 3 to watch it on screen.
Come the end of this volume and a lot of people die, I mean A LOT which is making me want to read the next couple of volumes which is already ordered from fish4comics.
This volume is very intense with about three WTF moments for me (especially the last death to baby Judith).
Kirkman likes to drag you in by feeling emotion for the characters and actually caring for them before wiping them out. The book finish’s with probably less than half of the prison group alive and I’m, really looking forward to seeing how Rick and Carl cope with this from now on.
I have to say that through the volumes I am really loving Carl the more I read and I am so glad he is not one of the ones to be dead yet, with the loss of his mum and sister now.
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