Rick promised the Hilltop colony that he and his group would protect them from the Saviors, which is led by Negan. But, Rick doesn't realize what they are up against. Soon enough he does and really has to think of what to do next.
Negan finally shows up in this volume. I've heard a lot about him and people have said he is worse than the Governor. So far, that seeming to be true. It was a good volume, but [of course I'm upset about Abraham and Glenn. Glenn died in a really horrible way, thanks to Negan. So far I think this is a great series. It keeps wanting to read and wanting to find out what happens next.
Providing a much-needed ramp-up to what had been a slowly stagnating series, Volume 11 of Kirkman and Adlard's version of the zombie apocalypse goes for the juggler in a short, nasty story-line that is extremely impressive. Those who questioned any human could provide a credible threat to Rick and his group after the events at the prison might now have reason to pause before proclaiming such ill-considered judgements, because while none of the antagonists here stand anywhere near the Governor in terms of character, their methods and rationale for what they do is fantastically barbaric and equally memorable.
I suspect I would have rated this one even higher had it not been for the fact I viewed the television show's version of these events first. But I can still appreciate what Kirkman scripted here, as to my mind, the hunters and their ultimate fates play out more effectively in this format.
4 Lack of Choices for The Walking Dead: Fear the Hunters.
This could be the book that changes everything. This installment has so many shocking moments and two very shocking deaths. I am extremely interested in seeing where all this is headed. I still find myself questioning Rick's leadership skills. He seems to underestimate his actual enemies and treat people that mean him no harm as if they have killed his dog. I would say he is possibly the worst judge of character I have ever had the pleasure of reading about, but then that is what makes the series so endlessly interesting.
This was perhaps one of the more intense installments in the series (and certainly the most intense so far in the second compendium.) I was actually shocked enough at one point to say "holy crap" out loud.
So many things happen in this graphic novel, but perhaps the most shocking (and yet somehow also inevitable) were the cannibals. When you consider the world these people are living in and the scarcity of food it should be surprising that some people would turn to cannibalism if the opportunity presented itself. Despite that inevitability, it still managed to shock me.