Title: The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear
Author: Robert Kirkman
First published November 21, 2012
132 pages, Comics
ISBN: 9781607066156 (ISBN10: 1607066157)
In the latest installment of the acclaimed survival horror series, Robert Kirkman leads us into a world where danger lurks around every corner. Rick and his resilient group of survivors are determined to forge new alliances and build a thriving network of communities.
However, their plans are soon disrupted by the arrival of Negan and his ruthless “Saviors”. As tension mounts and stakes rise, the group realizes that crossing Negan could bring dire consequences.
For the first time since the reign of the Governor, Rick and his team may have Something to Fear. This gripping volume collects The Walking Dead #97-102, and is a must-read for fans of the series.
About the Author
Meet Robert Kirkman, a talented comic book writer from America. He’s famous for his exceptional work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, and Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics.
He has also teamed up with Todd McFarlane, the co-founder of Image Comics, to create the series Haunt. Interestingly, he’s the only one among the five partners of Image Comics who did not co-found the publisher.
Before his fame, Kirkman’s first comic books were self-published under his own Funk-o-Tron label. He collaborated with his childhood friend Tony Moore to create Battle Pope, which was published in late 2001.
Along with other Funk-o-Tron published books such as InkPunks and Double Take, Battle Pope ran for over two years.
In July 2002, Robert started working for another company, creating a 4-part SuperPatriot series for Image, along with Battle Pope backup story artist Cory Walker. He soon followed this up with his own projects, including Tech Jacket, Invincible, and Walking Dead, which were all creator-owned.
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