The Walking Dead – Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore

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Rick Grimes, Sheriff of a small town in Kentucky awakes in a hospital. Comatose after being shot while on duty, Rick finds the world abandoned of all things living and is faced with walking undead, who attack him on sight. He returns home to find his family, son Carl and wife Lori, gone. He meets his new neighbor, who points him towards Atlanta. After retrieving supplies from the abandoned Police Station, Rick sets off to Atlanta to search for his family.

Seeing as it is Halloween month, I have decided to continue my reading of short stories or comics with elements of “horror”. A few days ago saw the review of Pumpkinhead   and today I bring you issue number 1 of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead (TWD from here on out). If I have it correct, this was the comic series that started before what most people know today as the hit TV series of the same name. I have also did a review of the first novel: The Walking Dead- R.O.T.G- R Kirkman J Bonansinga earlier this year. I am, or rather was a fan of the series until my pc decided to break and I never got around to getting it fixed or a new one. Being a fan, does not influence the short review of the comic that will be coming in a bit. I discovered I had this issue on my phone only yesterday on my i-books account. I cannot remember how that ever happened as I never pay for books in digital form (have not yet at least).

We follow the story of Rick Grimes, who just wakes up same as in the series premier. There is no one in the hospital, the world seems to have turned upside down in the wink of an eye. To Rick at least, he does not know he just woke up out of a coma…
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The comic is all black and white and in my opinion the drawings were pretty well executed, no pun intended… It all made out for a very short read in the end, with only about 35 pages. It did bring back some nice memories of that first time I saw that first episode. I was hooked from the start too where I ended up not being able to watch anymore, because pc problems…

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…Problems….

More about this comic I do not have to say apart from that I gave it 4 out of 5 on GR. Might be some fanboying going on with that rating, seeing as it was so short, but who cares right? I will definitely be on the lookout for more free issues in the future, but I am in no current hurry, last time I read the comics were nearing the 200th issue mark… I would recommend this to those who are also fans of the show and maybe to those who have never heard about TWD. If zombies and the choices humans make in dire situations interest you this is a series that will tickle all your fancy.

Hope you have a great day.

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13 thoughts on “The Walking Dead – Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore

  1. My brother tried to get me to read that series, for about 2 years. But I resisted, not being a big horror fan, and thinking zombies are pretty boring. Especially in black and white. Meh!

    (Note: TMNT was just fine in black and white though, so I can enjoy the colorless medium, when it strikes me)

    Then I started reading it one day, and well, it wasn’t super great.(yea, I can be picky!) My brother “Keep reading!”. So I trudge along, and the artist changes, which helps a bit….but then I reach a point, and I just couldn’t stop reading. Each issue, I just wanted to know what happened next to the characters!

    That’s the story of how a black & white horror comic became one of my favorite comic series of all time.

    I am sadly way behind, but plan on catching up in a big long marathon at some point.

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    1. The comics are worth it then? I mean i have seen how fans went on about how the show went against the comic and at some point kirkman had to appologize for killing of a character? Wtf, is there no such thing as writer’s freedom? If you want something done, write your own great show and see how people piss on it…

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      1. I read the comics first, probably going to around issue 100. Tried watching it the show, being a big fan of the comic, but I feel they really misfired on the show. I think I got through 3 seasons, and gave up. It is really popular for some reason, but to me the comics is where it’s at.

        Personally, I have no problem with them deviating from the comic. They made a few minor changes initially, and I thought that was kind of cool, because suddenly I didn’t have any idea where they were going.

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      2. I think the comic starts to pick up when Charlie Adlard comes on, his art is more moody and more fitting for the series. I think the TV has already lifted the best stories from the comic, so you probably won’t have too many surprises. The major emphasis in the comics is survival, and so they are doing a lot of mundane things which they didn’t in the show. The zombies are more like a natural disaster, that they have to deal with. The greater danger is other humans.

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    1. If you are a fan of the series, most definatly worth it. I gott the first comic for free of of ibooks… i see there are sites that lets you read these. Do not know if that is legal tho. Thank you for stopping by

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