Walking Dead: Volume 27: The Whisperer War, The (2017)
Fiction Review by The Gravedigger
For those of you who are just familiar with the AMC series, the original graphic novel is a bit different. Think of the television show as an alternate reality with some of the same characters. It's several years after Rick and his allies defeated the psychotic Negan and the Saviors. Now they face a new threat called The Whisperers, people who dress up in the skins of the zombies and live amongst the undead herds. Rick is in a relationship with Andrea (who was killed off in the AMC series and portrayed much older). One-eyed Kyle is dating a girl who is the daughter of the leader of the Whisperers. She didn't like her life and defected to have a more "normal" existence. Negan, after having been kept as a prisoner for all these years, begins to prove himself as an uncomfortable ally-and he even manages to kill Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers. This causes a war-because the second in command, Beta, wants to kill them all and he may have the power to do it. Let's just say that by the time you get to the last page you'll realize that big changes are ahead for those who survive...
The one thing with the graphic novels is that they never get boring-there's always new dangers, surprises and you honestly have no idea what's going to happen, which is great. It's the reason I keep on reading these stories. In comparison, the television show is tame compared to the books. Highly recommended.