The band of survivors led by Rick Grimes have faced innumerable challenges in the zombie-infested world of the Walking Dead. In their struggles to stay alive they have faced many threats and tragedies and have come to realize that the living can be just as dealy a threat - if not more - as the undead. But after finding and settling in with the Community - another group of survivors who have begun to rebiuld society within their closely guarded walls - they face a situation they were unprepared for in Image Comics' The Walking Dead Vol. 16: A Larger World (978-1-60706-559-3, $14.99), which collects issues #91-96 of the comic series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.
The community has survived the terrible events of No Way Out, although at a steep cost. Rick finds himself thrust into leadership of the group, but not everyone agrees with this new development, and dissention threatens the stability of the community. Meanwhile, the discovery of a mysterious stranger brings a startling revelation: there are several other established and thriving communities in the area. With this information comes a proposition: Rick's community can join these others in a network of trade and support. But as tempting as the offer sounds, Rick can't help but be suspicious… especially as new threats begin to rear their heads.
As a groundbreaking horror comic, a hit AMC TV series, and a bestselling prose novel, Robert Kirkman's saga of endurance in the face of both inhuman and human terrors has consistently earned applause from critics and readers. As the comic closes in on what promises to be a critical turning point, and with the popularity of AMC's The Walking Dead series showing no sign of decreasing, Walking Dead newcomers can use this volume as a jumping-on point for the survivors' graphic novel exploits, as it begins a new era in the series.