The Walking Dead Compendium One – Comics On TV

The Walking Dead - Compendium OneThere’s been quite a few shows and movies about zombies over the years but I have to say there have been none better than The Walking Dead which recently wrapped its first season on AMC.  If you haven’t seen it I’d highly recommend you check it out.  Even though it’s on TV, it’s not for the squeamish or faint of heart.  You’ve been warned.  And while it’s a tremendous show it pales in comparison to its source material.

The Walking Dead first brought us zombie-filled terror in the form of a black and white comic book.  The comic run started in 2003 and is written by Robert Kirkman.  I’d hate to meet this man in person cause based on his story telling he’s one messed up individual.  If you’d think that a black and white comic couldn’t be “gory” you’d be (pardon the pun) dead wrong.  Artist Charlie Adlard (and formerly Tony Moore) creates an environment that is nothing short of terrifying.

Without going into too many spoilers, zombies have taken over the world and this book follows the survivor’s plight as they search for a cure and continue to live their lives. The Walking Dead Compendium One collects the first 48 issues into one mammoth book.  It’s a great way to get into the story especially if you don’t care about cover art.  If you’re a zombie story fan I’d HIGHLY recommend The Walking Dead.

For those that are interested, at the time of this writing there have been 84 issues of The Walking Dead released in single issue format.  The first season (6 episodes) of the AMC television series covers roughly the first 6 issues of the comic.  Season 2 is set to begin airing on October 31, 2011.

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