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    Wow...the last episode...I'm not sure I can even wait until February for it to continue! Definitely going to check out the novel after the praise it has gotten on here.

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    This may just be me getting semantic and assigning a term, but I figured that "graphic novel" tended to be a term used by people that felt that "comic" either implied that it was humorous or intended for children. I think some of the other definitions that have been given are far more accurate. I refer to the Walking Dead as both, but I'm sure it falls more under the definition of a comic book.

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    Yes. Definitely a comic book, especially given that Image and Kirkman are still putting out a monthly. A bound collection of monthlies should properly be referred to as a trade paperback. Something like Maus is truly a graphic novel. It was never sold as anything but a book (as opposed to monthly 22 page installments).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad to the Bone View Post
    "Graphic novel" was originally a marketing term coined by Marvel to describe a series of deluxe, oversized, squarebound one-shots.
    Quote Originally Posted by dropforge View Post
    A graphic novel consists of original content and is marketed as a standalone all-in-one visual narrative.
    Okay, that's what I assumed simply based on the words used: "graphic" and "novel". I guess what confused me was how people started using the words either interchangeably or incorrectly.
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    sorry, didn't realize the correct term
    I've only ever seen the bound book form of Walking dead (and didn't even know it came out as monthly, as I don't really follow a lot of comics or the comic genre in general). I do like some graphic novels (like Persepolis) and also some comics, but am no expert on what the correct terms are. Anyway, whatever they are called, I enjoyed the first book / compilation of Walking Dead. I may have to pick up some more at some point.
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    Do you watch the show, Lynnette? I think it took some time for the writers/producers to find their footing, but this season has been really good.

    Speaking of which, I - and some others here - have commented before how the 2nd season was often disappointing. Talking with my niece, recently, who watched the first two seasons on Netflix in less than a week, she said watching season 2 in just a couple of days really made a difference. She liked S2 better than S1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    ...she said watching season 2 in just a couple of days really made a difference.
    Sometimes that can make a huge difference. In the exact opposite case, my wife and I watched most of "Lost" like that (over a couple of weeks though) and after the second season I couldn't stomach it any longer. I was left with a feeling that I would have enjoyed it more on the one-episode-per-week basis. Certain lame plot devices would have been more well "hidden" (or more likely to have been forgotten by me) but instead became painfully obvious.

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    yeah I definitely watch the show and am really into it.
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    RE: Graphic novel vs Comic Book

    I noticed on the opening credits that it says: "Based on the Graphic Novel by Robert Kirkman (et al)"

    Now, to me it's pretty clear it's a comic, but I wonder if they chose to call it a graphic novel because it sounds more "grown up."

    Whatever you call it, it's the first time in my life that I've read a comic, so it'd definitely gotten my attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffo621 View Post

    Whatever you call it, it's the first time in my life that I've read a comic, so it'd definitely gotten my attention.

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    Not sure if you're interested in exploring more, but there are quite a few really good series going on, some of which are now in trades. Saga is a great sci-fi epic that's just getting going. The Manhattan Projects is a twisted, psychology mess that gives an alternate history to the dawn of America's nuclear era. The New Deadwardians was an interesting zombie/vampire mash-up. And if someone doesn't have plans to make American Vampire into a tv show or movie or something, then the world is stupidier than I thought.
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    I loved the way Andrea got Philip trapped in the warehouse w/all the zombies. What I hated was the clichéd way in which he came "back from the dead" and captured her. That said, the ending made for a WTF moment.
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    I didn't think the way Phillip came back was a cliche at all, I thought it was rather unexpected and surprised me.

    This weeks ep. ended well, I sort of wondered how Merle was going to work out for the group. Next week's showdown should be good too. I think this season is the best one yet, and again I'll hate to see it go, but at least Mad Men will be starting up. For a few of the episodes I thought the walkers weren't quite the threat or were a bit on the weak side, but I know it was to further the story along.

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    I thought it was great. Instead of doing the expected, and dumping Michonne in front of the gov, we got a zombie parade, and ambush, and a zombie Merle. I hope they end the season on a similar high note.

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    Love the Zombie parade. Let's all march to the sounds of Motorhead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants
    I didn't think the way Phillip came back was a cliche at all...
    Really? It was straight out of Friday the 13th, without the music:

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    Which, btw, was a rip-off of Halloween:




    What's clichéd about it is the audience is led to believe that the heroine is safe and the villain dead, except that he's not really.
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    For what it's worth, I didn't think the gov was dead, but I also didn't think he was outside the the prison.

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    Watched Sunday's (3/24) episode last night. I thought it was the best one of the season - one of the best overall. Lots of great zombie action, and some really interesting developments.

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    Yes, I have to agree. Pretty intense. I am already predicting Darryl's reaction to the events...but I hope I'm wrong about that. Next week will be interesting for sure.

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    My wife is posting this on Facebook:

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    That's really funny, Jerol.
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    i gotta say i was a little dissapointed with the how the whole thing went down with Merle and the G'vner, since he was the Guv's chief enforcer at one point he should of done a lot more damage in Woodbury than he did. oh well, the use of Motorhead and Nuge along with Darryl's encounter with him at the end will be some of the highlights of the series.

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    wow...I did not see that particular death coming.
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    Oh well......, see you in seven months.
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    I really thought they were going to try and wrap up the Governor storyline this season.

    Funny thing is, not a lot happens in the comics between the Governor and the next big storyline I was really looking forward to where the show was going next, but I guess we'll have to wait.
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