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Book one of the Walking Dead

Comic book about the travels of a group of people trying to survive in a world stricken by a zombie apocalypse.

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A dark tale about the end of civilization

  • Aug 12, 2008
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I am always a big fan of the post apocalytic genre, I love movies like the Mad Max series and the Romero zombie films.  And one gripe I always have is that the endings of those movies rarely leave you feeling satisfied, since it can't go on forever, and they need to resolve it somehow.  When I found out about The Walking Dead comics, it really piqued my interest, since it will be an ongoing series about this group of people trying to survive not only the zombie outbreak, but also the breakdown of society.  The comic is very dark and violent, you may want to steer clear of this series if you don't want to see the horrific image of characters (including children and baby) we come to know well killed off in grisly fashion.  For those people who can stand the violence and the tone of hopelessness, the comic offers a very solid story and several cliff hanger moments.  All in all, the comic is very entertaining and delivers on its premise - a never-ending tale of zombie apocalyse.

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July 25, 2009
trashcanman reviewed this series as well--a very in depth review. It sounds like a really terrific comic. The awful part is that I'm already more than 63 (!) issues down! We're talking major bucks just to catch up.
July 25, 2009
That WAS the Amazon price for a trade paperback!
 
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review by . June 17, 2010
I'm a huge fan of anything related to zombies, so of course I couldn't pass this series up. I quickly read all the trade paperbacks and am eagerly waiting for the rest of the series, as well as the television show coming on AMC sometime this year. Although zombie stories have been told in movies, books, and comic books for years, The Walking Dead manages to keep the subject fresh and alive...so to speak. There were a few characters who I disliked at the beginning but eventually grew to like …
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I was originally from Taipei, Taiwan, and I moved to the united states when I was 16 years old. I lived in Champaign, Illinois for 6 years before moving to California and have been here since.   … more
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The Walking Dead is a ongoing comic series about a group of survivors of a zombie apocalyse.  It started similar to 28 days later, a police office named Rick Grimes who was wounded on duty and went into a coma, woke up weeks later and found the hospital abandoned, and upon further investigation, found out the world is now overrun by zombies, and his family no where to be found.  He believed his wife and son went to Atlanta to find shelter with relatives, and the story unfolds when he found his family and a group of survivors on the ourskirt of Atlanta.

Creator: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Tony Moore (issue 1 ~ 6), Charlie Adlard (issue 6 ~ present)
Publisher: Image Comics
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ISBN-10: 1582406197 (hbk.)
ISBN-13: 9781582406190 (hbk.)
Publisher: Image Comics
Date Published: August 2, 2006
Format: Book One [First 12 Issues]
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