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Episode 511: Panel to Screen Comparison

This week we have a medium-faithful episode I would say. Character-wise and plot-wise very much in step with the comic (almost everything in tonight’s episode is covered in Volume 12: Life Among Them), with some stretching. The biggest difference is Rick’s level of mistrust. In the comic he also doesn’t trust Aaron but they overcome it without too much action. In the show Rick goes to much greater extremes (checking the cars, leaving at night, changing the route, etc). So let’s check it out.

AARON CONTINUED

I didn’t want to talk too much about Aaron’s purpose last week, for people who haven’t read the comic (who ARE you people?!). But this week we see that he is indeed recruiting for his walled community. Rick greets Aaron the same way in both the comic and the show:

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Rick does this a few times in the comic. He loves knocking new people out. You can also see that Michonne inherits Abe’s post-punch line. I guess she’s more Rick’s right-hand man at this point.

In the comics Aaron also has a strong relationship with his partner, Eric. This hasn’t changed, although Eric didn’t break his ankle.

Aaron-Eric-Reunion-comparison-s

Also, it was Eric that had the listening device, not Aaron. And it wasn’t a huge deal in the comic.

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MICHONNE DISAGREES

Pretty similar between the two, Michonne is the voice of reason. She tempers Rick’s mistrust by pointing out that Aaron offers real hope.

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THE ROAD TO ALEXANDRIA

As mentioned in the intro, this probably is the most different from the comic, but that doesn’t mean a big scene wasn’t pulled from the comic! In Volume 10: What We Fear, Rick, Carl, and Abraham are returning from Rick’s hometown with Morgan when they encounter a herd and proceed to plow through it.

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Look familiar? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I also think this is the first time Rick encounters a massive herd.

Although they just catch a glimpse of DC in the show, in the comic it’s MUCH different. Guess you should read if you want to know…

DC-comparison-s

I guess the brush with DC in the comic is kind of changed to the zombie pile-up and forest chase to the water tower in the show.

And last, we have our first glimpse of Alexandria:

Alexandria-Arrival-comparison-s

A little more grandiose in the comic but the walls and gate are pretty similar. And I think in the show they want to keep what’s on the other side of the wall a little more mysterious…

That’s it for this week! What other biggies did we miss?!?!

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PLEASE CHECK OUR RECAP AND DISCUSSION FOR THIS EPISODE:
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  1. carlyyougoonie February 23, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Love it! I always end up going back and re-reading these chunks!

  2. BASTET. February 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    This comparison was definitely helpful!

  3. cmoverbeck February 23, 2015 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    They didnt encounter Heath and his group befire they got to Alexandria. Think they will be inside instead? Also, who is Deanna?

  4. GovernorPhillip February 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    In the comic, Isn’t the walls made of concrete not steel?

  5. MaximumParty February 23, 2015 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Man so cool, i was pumped for the panel to screen this week, i saw a few but i didnt realize there were so many close scenes, well done guys

  6. Abaddonlive February 24, 2015 at 12:17 am - Reply

    This episode was by far the best episode of the whole series so far.
    So intense and calm at the same time. And the car lights turning red, holy crap that was awesome!
    And the look on Abrahams face when he saw DC; he was just like a 5 year old girl who just got a pony. Man, I would see this episode at least 4 times before the next one comes out. Thank you for this!

  7. Zimovskij February 24, 2015 at 2:22 am - Reply

    They also forgot the flare gun thing. it was a cool moment.

  8. sha25 February 24, 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Brilliant !! I love those comparisons.. This is the same I do while watching.. Bravo!

  9. ronnyhaze February 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply
  10. Mark Jackson February 27, 2015 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    During the commersh I had just leaned over to my wife and mentioned the funny line Abraham had after the comic punch, then it came back and Michonne immediately says it! I laughed my ass off. I didn’t remember Michonne’s line in the comic being so close to the show, though. Love the panel to comic comparisons!

  11. Father_Desmond February 28, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Really like the take of Scott Gimple, he knows how to combine the both realities of The Walking Dead.


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