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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Descent

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Descent

  • Author: Jay Bonansinga,Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1466860774
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the original series created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead: Descent follows the events of The Fall of the Governor, and Lilly Caul's struggles to rebuild Woodbury after the Governor's shocking demise. Out of the ashes of its dark past, Woodbury, Georgia, becomes an oasis of safety amidst the plague of the walking dead – a town reborn in the wake of its former tyrannical leader, Philip Blake, aka The Governor. Blake's legacy of madness haunts every nook and cranny of this little walled community, but Lilly Caul and a small ragtag band of survivors are determined to overcome their traumatic past... despite the fact that a super-herd is closing in on them. This vast stampede of zombies, driven by inexorable hunger and aimed directly at Woodbury, becomes their first true test. But Lilly and company refuse to succumb, and in a stunning counteroffensive, the beleaguered townspeople save themselves by joining forces with a mysterious religious sect fresh from the wilderness. Led by an enigmatic preacher named Jeremiah, this rogue church group seems tailor made for Woodbury and Lilly's dream of a democratic, family-friendly future. The two factions meld into one, the town prospers, and everything seems hopeful for the first time since the plague broke out. But things – especially in the world of the walking dead – are often not what they seem. Jeremiah and his followers harbor a dark secret, the evidence of which very gradually begins to unravel. Along with a popular TV show also based on Kirkman's AMC comic books, The Walking Dead franchise is just getting better and better with Bonansinga's newest novel. In a stunning and horrifying finale, the world for Lilly and her close friends is turned upside down, and it is solely up to Lilly Caul to cleanse the town once and for all of its poisonous fate. These novels continue to be a great companion for fans of the television series and graphic novels!

Descent: The Walking Dead 5

Descent: The Walking Dead 5

  • Author: Jay Bonansinga,Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Tor UK
  • ISBN: 1743535384
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES AND INSPIRATION FOR THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AMC TELEVISION DRAMA "An essential read for any fan of The Walking Dead" Examiner.com Lilly Caul and a small ragtag band of survivors are determined to overcome their traumatic past. Still recovering from its troublesome history, the town of Woodbury, Georgia, becomes an oasis of safety amidst the plague of the walking dead - a town reborn in the wake of its former tyrannical leader, Philip Blake, aka The Governor. Lilly and the beleaguered townspeople save themselves from a vast stampede of hungry walkers, by joining forces with a mysterious religious sect fresh from the wilderness. Led by an enigmatic preacher named Jeremiah, this rogue church-group seems tailor-made for the people of Woodbury and Lilly's dream of a democratic, family-friendly future. But Jeremiah and his followers harbour a dark secret, and in a stunning and horrifying finale, it is solely up to Lilly to cleanse the town once and for all of its poisonous fate.

The Walking Dead: Descent--Exclusive Digital Booklet

The Walking Dead: Descent--Exclusive Digital Booklet

  • Author: Jay Bonansinga,Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 146687807X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 12
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A free promotional sampler containing the first chapter of the latest installment in the Walking Dead novel series!

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Invasion

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Invasion

  • Author: Robert Kirkman,Jay Bonansinga
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1466862734
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two opposing camps of ragtag survivors develop – each one on a collision course with the other. Underground, in the labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mine shafts, Lilly Caul and her motley crew of senior citizens, misfits, and children struggle to build a new life. But a secret ambition still burns in Lilly's heart and soul. She wants her beloved town of Woodbury back from the plague of walkers, and now the only thing that stands in her way currently roams the wasted backwaters of Georgia... Way out in the hinterlands, amidst the rising tide of walkers that seem to be pushing in from all directions, the psychotic Reverend Jeremiah Garlitz rebuilds his army of followers with a diabolical secret weapon. He has designs on the destruction of Lilly and her crew – the very people who vanquished his cultish church – and now, for the first time, he has the means to bring a special brand of hell down upon the tunnel dwellers. The final confrontation between these two human factions unleashes an unthinkable weapon – forged from the monstrous hordes of undead, perfected by a madman, and soaked in the blood of innocents.

Just Another Day at the Office

Just Another Day at the Office

A Walking Dead Short

  • Author: Robert Kirkman,Jay Bonansinga
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1466831960
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 36
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Just Another Day at the Office reveals the never-before-known details of how Philip Blake (aka The Governor) took full control of Woodbury. In this exciting story that takes place between The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury, Philip unleashes his full fury on the previous leaders of the small walled-off town. This one-man-army, a man on his way to becoming the fearsome Governor who will eventually go up against Rick Grimes and company, single-handedly takes on all foes, both zombie and human alike. Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's story was originally published in issue 1 of The Walking Dead magazine and contains approximately 3,500 words, along with an extended excerpt for The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Return to Woodbury

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Return to Woodbury

  • Author: Jay Bonansinga,Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • ISBN: 1466862750
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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To risk everything... She has weathered over four years of the apocalypse. She has done things that she would not have dreamt of doing in her darkest nightmares. But she has survived. And now, she has staked a claim in the plague-ravaged city of Atlanta. It is a safe haven for her people, rising high above the walker-ridden streets, a place of warmth and comfort. But for Lilly Caul, something is missing... She still dreams of her former home—the quaint little village known as Woodbury—a place of heartache as well as hope. For Lilly, Woodbury, Georgia, has become a symbol of the future, of family, of a return to normal life amidst this hell on earth. The call is so powerful that Lilly decides to risk everything in order to go back... to reclaim that little oasis in the wilderness. Against all odds, against the wishes of her people, Lilly leads a ragtag group of true believers back across the impossible landscape of walker swarms, flooded rivers, psychotic bands of murderers, and dangers the likes of which she has never known. Along the way, she discovers a disturbing truth about herself. She is willing to go to the darkest place in order to survive, in order to save her people, in order to do the one thing she knows she has to do: Return to Woodbury.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy

  • Author: Robert Kirkman,Jay Bonansinga
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1466862742
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy! The latest in Jay Bonansinga's New York Times bestselling series! What could possibly go wrong? For one brief moment, it seems Lilly and her plague-weary band of survivors might just engineer a better tomorrow. Banding together with other small town settlements, they begin a massive project to refurbish the railroad between Woodbury and Atlanta. The safer travel will begin a new post-apocalyptic era of trade, progress, and democracy. Little do they know, however, that trouble is brewing back home ... Out of nowhere, a brutal new faction has attacked Woodbury while Lilly and the others have been off repairing the railroad. Now the barricades are burning. Adults have been murdered, children kidnapped. But why? Why subject innocent survivors to such a random, unprovoked assault? Lilly Caul and her ragtag posse of rescuers will soon discover the chilling answers to these questions and more as they launch a desperate mission to save the kidnapped children. But along the way, the dark odyssey will take them into a nightmarish series of traps and hellish encounters with incomprehensible swarms of undead. And as always, in the world of the Walking Dead, the walkers will prove to be the least of Lilly’s problems. It’s what the human adversaries have in store for her that will provide Lilly’s greatest challenge yet.

My Descent Into Death

My Descent Into Death

A Second Chance at Life

  • Author: Howard Storm
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 9780385515214
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 160
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As I lay on the ground, my tormentors swarming around me, a voice emerged from my chest. It sounded like my voice, but it wasn’t a thought of mine. I didn’t say it. The voice that sounded like my voice, but wasn’t, said, “Pray to God.” I remember thinking, “Why? What a stupid idea. That doesn’t work. What a cop-out . . .” That voice said it again, “Pray to God!” It was more definite this time. I wasn’t sure what to do. Praying, for me as a child, had been something I had watched adults doing. It was something fancy and had to be done just so. I tried to remember prayers from my childhood experiences in Sunday school. Prayer was something you memorized. What could I remember from so long ago? Tentatively, I murmured a line, which was a jumble from the Twenty-third Psalm, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the Lord’s Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and “God Bless America,” and whatever other churchly sounding phrases came to mind. “Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. For purple mountain majesty, mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. Deliver us from evil. One nation under God. God Bless America.” To my amazement, the cruel, merciless beings tearing the life out of me were incited to rage by my ragged prayer. It was as if I were throwing boiling oil on them. They screamed at me, “There is no God! Who do you think you’re talking to? Nobody can hear you! Now we are really going to hurt you.” They spoke in the most obscene language, worse than any blasphemy said on earth. But at the same time, they were backing away. —From My Descent into Death Not since Betty Eadie’s Embraced by the Light has a personal account of a Near-Death Experience (NDE) been so utterly different from most others—or nearly as compelling In the thirty years since Raymond Moody’s Life After Life appeared, a familiar pattern of NDEs has emerged: suddenly floating over one’s own body, usually in a hospital setting, then a sudden hurtling through a tunnel of light toward a presence of love. Not so in Howard Storm’s case. Storm, an avowed atheist, was awaiting emergency surgery when he realized that he was at death’s door. Storm found himself out of his own body, looking down on the hospital room scene below. Next, rather than going “toward the light,” he found himself being torturously dragged to excruciating realms of darkness and death, where he was physically assaulted by monstrous beings of evil. His description of his pure terror and torture is unnerving in its utter originality and convincing detail. Finally, drawn away from death and transported to the realm of heaven, Storm met angelic beings as well as the God of Creation. In this fascinating account, Storm tells of his “life review,” his conversation with God, even answers to age-old questions such as why the Holocaust was allowed to take place. Storm was sent back to his body with a new knowledge of the purpose of life here on earth. This book is his message of hope.

The Fall of the Governor: The Walking Dead 3

The Fall of the Governor: The Walking Dead 3

  • Author: Jay Bonansinga,Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Tor UK
  • ISBN: 1743513526
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES AND INSPIRATION FOR THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AMC TELEVISION DRAMA "An essential read for any fan of The Walking Dead" Examiner.com Woodbury, a gated compound offering food and protection, should be a safe-haven against the monstrosities that are the Walkers; undead who amble across the land. But greater things threaten the inhabitants under the tyrannical rule of The Governor. In the final instalment, all the threads and mysteries of the first two books will come together in a tour de force of action and horror. Iconic characters from the comic book will finally make their entrance onto this nightmarish stage. And readers will experience a terrifying finale befitting the cultural phenomenon that this great series has become.

Zombies!

Zombies!

Tales of the Walking Dead

  • Author: Stephen Jones
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1620876515
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 604
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Collects twenty-six stories about zombies from such masters of the horror genre as Edgar Allan Poe, Karl Edward Wagner, H.P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker, and Brian Lumley.

Blind Descent

Blind Descent

The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth

  • Author: James M. Tabor
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 0812979494
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 286
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Documents the 2004 race between American and Russian scientists to dive to the planet's deepest spot, profiling each nation's team and expedition leaders while explaining how both sides were ultimately victorious.

The Descent of Alette

The Descent of Alette

  • Author: Alice Notley
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140587647
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 150
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A poetic collage explores the realities of war veterans, strangers, the mentally disturbed, and the homeless as witnesses to the passing of the world

Fear the Hunters

Fear the Hunters

  • Author: Robert Kirkman,Tony Moore
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781607061816
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 136
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The group addresses religion as it takes in a shady priest, and Rick and Abraham attempt to locate Dale after he's kidnapped.

Descent into Hell

Descent into Hell

A Novel

  • Author: Charles Williams
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504006631
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 216
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In this provocative, classic metaphysical thriller, a group of suburban amateur actors plagued by personal demons and terrors explore the pathways to heaven and hell Certain inhabitants of Battle Hill, a small community on the outskirts of London, are preparing to mount a new play by the neighborhood’s most illustrious resident, the writer Peter Stanhope. Each actor struggles with self-absorption, doubt, fear, and sin. But “the Hill” is not like other places. Here the past and present intermingle, ghosts walk among the living, and reality is often clouded by dreams and the dark fantastic. For young Pauline Anstruther, who is caring for an aging grandmother and frightened by the specter of a doppelgänger who gets closer with each visitation, the prospect of heaven exists in the renowned playwright’s willingness to bear the burden of her terror. For eminent historian Lawrence Wentworth, the rejection of his desire pulls him deeper inside himself, leaving him vulnerable to the lure of the succubus and opening wide the entrance to hell. A brilliant theological thriller, Descent into Hell is an extraordinary fictional meditation on sin and personal salvation by one of the twentieth century’s most original and provocative literary artists. Charles Williams, a member of the Inklings alongside fellow Oxfordians C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, has written a powerful work at once profoundly disturbing and gloriously uplifting, an ingenious amalgam of metaphysics, religious thought, and darkest fantasy.

The Fall of the Governor Part Two: The Walking Dead 4

The Fall of the Governor Part Two: The Walking Dead 4

  • Author: Jay Bonansinga,Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Tor UK
  • ISBN: 1743530897
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES AND INSPIRATION FOR THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AMC TELEVISION DRAMA "An essential read for any fan of The Walking Dead" Examiner.com The Walking Dead series of original novels, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic, reaches its crescendo in The Fall of the Governor, Part Two. From coauthors Robert Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic book and executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping fourth volume in this richly woven, page-turning saga. In Rise of the Governor, über-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In Book Two, The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake's twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury's ever-tightening barricades. In The Fall of the Governor,Part One, classic characters from both the comic and television series, including Rick, Michonne, and Glenn, finally made their appearance in the Walking Dead novel series, only to discover that the Governor is a very dangerous enemy. Now, after a pulse-pounding series of events, the Governor and Rick face off one last time, and only one of them will be left standing. . .

The Killing Wind

The Killing Wind

A Chinese County's Descent Into Madness During the Cultural Revolution

  • Author: Guo Jian,Stacy Mosher
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190622520
  • Category:
  • Page: 336
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Over the course of 66 days in 1967, more than 9,000 Chinese "class enemies" - including young children and the elderly - were murdered in Dao, a county in the Hunan province. Commonly known as the Daoxian massacre, the killings were one of the many acts of mass violence and radicalism thatrocked China during the Cultural Revolution. However, in spite of the scope and brutality of the killings, there are few detailed accounts of what took place on the ground. Years after the massacre, writer and editor Tan Hecheng was sent to Dao to report on the official investigation into the killings. Unable to publish his findings in China, in The Killing Wind he provides a first-hand investigation of the atrocities, exploring how and why the massacre took place. Tanblends his research with the recollections of survivors, offering a vivid account of the massacre and its aftermath. Dispelling much of Mao Zedong's mythos of peasant revolution, Tan reveals that the killings were unprovoked, and carried out with stomach-churning brutality. Far from the tyrannicallandlords depicted in revolutionary propaganda, most of the victims were hard-working, peaceful people who were technically considered part of the rural middle class. Other victims were peasants themselves, targeted because they had offended their killers in political or financial disputes. More than a catalog of horrors, Tan also offers a poignant meditation on memory, moral culpability, and the failure of the Chinese government to come to terms with the crimes of the Maoist era. By painting a detailed portrait of the massacres, The Killing Wind makes a broader argument about the longterm consequences of one of the twentieth century's greatest human tragedies. A compelling testament to the victims and survivors of the Daoxian massacre, The Killing Wind is a monument to historical truth, one that fills an immense gap in our understanding of Mao, the Cultural Revolution, and thestatus of truth in contemporary China.

The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

  • Author: Robert Kirkman,Jay Bonansinga
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250013445
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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The first book explained how the Governor was created; this thrilling sequel to The New York Times bestseller further reveals his ruthless, inhuman conquest of Woodbury The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised shelters. But the Walkers are multiplying. Dogged by their feral hunger for flesh and crippled by fear, Lilly relies on the protection of good Samaritans by seeking refuge in a walled-in town once known as Woodbury, Georgia. At first, Woodbury seems like a perfect sanctuary. Squatters barter services for food, people have roofs over their heads, and the barricade expands, growing stronger every day. Best of all, a mysterious self-proclaimed leader named Philip Blake keeps the citizens in line. But Lilly begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. . . . Blake, who has recently begun to call himself The Governor, has disturbing ideas about law and order. Ultimately, Lilly and a band of rebels open up a Pandora's box of mayhem and destruction when they challenge The Governor's reign . . . and the road to Woodbury becomes the highway to hell in this riveting follow-up to Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's New York Times bestselling The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.

Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

  • Author: Elijah Anderson
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393070385
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.

The Final Descent

The Final Descent

  • Author: Rick Yancey
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442451556
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 320
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In the fourth and final horrific adventure in the award-winning Monstrumologist series, Will Henry encounters unprecedented terror, a terror that delves into the depths of the human soul. Will Henry has been through more than seems possible for a boy of fourteen. He’s been on the brink of death on more than one occasion, he has gazed into hell—and hell has stared back at him, and known his face. But through it all, Dr. Warthrop has been at his side. When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will’s loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his young apprentice’s devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career—and he must face it alone. Over the course of one day, Will’s life—and Pellinor Warthrop’s destiny—will hang in the balance. In the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they will face a monster more terrible than any they could have imagined—and their fates will be decided. “Beyond a simple finale, this is a brave statement about the duplexity of good and evil, and the deadly trap in which all of us are snared” (Booklist, starred review).

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Parts 1 and 2

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Parts 1 and 2

  • Author: Robert Kirkman,Jay Bonansinga
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 9781250073105
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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The epic finale to Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's New York Times bestselling Governor storyline! The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, continues with The Fall of the Governor. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third novel in this richly woven, page-turning literary saga, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake's twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury's ever tightening barricades. And now, in The Fall of the Governor, the Governor's descent into madness finally erupts in a tour de force of action and horror. Beloved characters from the comic book, including Rick, Michonne, and Glenn, finally make their entrance onto this nightmarish stage, and fans of The Walking Dead will see these characters in a whole new light. Simmering grudges boil over into unthinkable confrontations, battle lines are drawn, and unexpected twists seal the fates of the innocent and guilty alike.