Thursday, October 20, 2011

Review: The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye - Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore

An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Rick Grimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through all the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living.

Let me just say that if I became a zombie, I would gladly snack on Robert Kirkman's brain. He's so incredibly cool and talented with a gruesome imagination . . . he has to taste delicious!

So when the time comes and "The Walking Dead" becomes an imitation of real life. . watch out Kirkman because I'm coming for you! 

"To me, the best zombie movies aren't the splatter fests of gore and violence with goofy characters and tongue in cheek antics. Good zombie movies show us how messed up we are, they make us question our station in society . . . and our society's station in the world. They show us gore and violence and all that cool stuff too . . . but there's always an undercurrent of social commentary and thoughtfulness." 

Give me "Dawn of the Dead" over "Return of the Living Dead" any day." 

No one in the entire zombie-lovin' world can claim to be a true zombie fan and not love 
"The Walking Dead"

I was crazy about the show and now I'm crazy about the comic book series. . . not that I had any doubts that I would be. 

Is it entirely unique and original? Of course not. It's surviving a world infested with zombies. 

But between the great artwork, the interesting characters, and the "Oh shit!" ending, this graphic novel has quickly become one of my favorites. 

For those of you that have watched "The Walking Dead" on AMC, the show doesn't stray too far from the graphic novel, but there are enough variations to keep you entertained. 

Now I'm off to read The Walking Dead (Volume 2): Miles Behind Us. 


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