This blog hasn’t been abandoned! I fell quite ill a month ago, even got to spend a couple of weeks in hopsital, and I wasn’t really reading or writing much during that period. I’m back home and settled now, and I’m feeling much better, so I’ll be catching up on the few books and comics I actually got through.
Before I was sick, I read the latest installment of The Walking Dead. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this comic. The dialogue’s always been a bit stilted, and there were a few trades in the middle of the series of which I just wasn’t a fan, but this latest trade is up there as one of my favourites.
The series tends to go through fairly predictable arcs, and we’d just finished a calm, so the inevitable storm was on its way. This trade definitely delivered on that. It’s basically a gore fest, but it contains some great moments, including one of the more shocking panels of the series. I’m usually more of a fan of the calm, character driven trades, but I really enjoyed this one.
While the series does still keep my interest, it would be nice to stray from the repetitive cycle of finding a safe haven, thinking everything is getting better, and then running when it all goes to hell. This trade’s ending does make promise of some potentially interesting changes in attitude and character, so I’m a little more excited than usual to see what happens next.