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The Walking Dead (Comics)

Updated on February 26, 2014

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The Walking Dead is a series graphic novel, written by Robert Kirkman, which sets on a zombie apocalypse. The story centers on Rick Grimes, a police officer who woke up from coma only to find the world has changed, and a group of survivors, whom Rick meets. Together they face lots of problems such as zombies, which has taken most of the population.

The story also features on morality and how the remaining survivors try to build their own community with their own rules. A reader of this graphic novel would also find themself with a feeling of sadness in some scenes from the graphic novel which also makes the story a bit emotional. Especially if the story is continuosly read, the reader will also find how the characters change throughout the story in order to defend themselves.

What's great about the comics is a TV series was made based on it although some plots appear to differ. But if you'd like to explore more of the details in Walking dead, I'd suggest you read the comics

Main Characters

  • Rick Grimes - A police officer who wakes up from coma only to find that the world most of the people turned into zombies.
  • Lori Grimes - Rick's wife. As you read more, you will learn how much he loved her.
  • Carl Grimes - Rick's son. Though his childhood was ruined because of the crisis, he always tries to be strong like his father.
  • Shane Walsh - Rick's best friend who also lead the first group of survivors whom Rick found.

More characters will be revealed upon reading the issues

Life will never be the same again

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Zombies

Zombies are dead reanimated corpse which serves as the main antagonists of the story.

The Zombies in the graphic novel share similarities from the ones in Night of The Living Dead by George Romero which involves walking slowly and eating living persons. Like most zombie stories, a bite would cause a person to turn into a zombie, although there is something slightly different from Kirkman's version which can be also found in the plot of the story.

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The Walking Dead Motion Comic - A Preview for Issue #1

Just for a preview for chapter one, we have a motion comic, created by AMC. The Motion comic also follows the same art style found in the graphic novel.

Features Issue 1 of the comic book series. Rick wakes up in the hospital after comatose only to discover that the world has changed.

There's us and the dead. We survive this by pulling together, not apart. - Rick Grimes

The Walking Dead TV Series

A video adaptation was also made by AMC which was based on the comic. The show had some slight differences with the comic book in terms to the plot and characters. Although I believe you will still enjoy watching this.

watch the trailer for The Walking Dead

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Other Issues to Check out

Here are also other issues of the walking dead.

The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us
The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us

The team leaves Atlanta to find another place for refuge

 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars
The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars

The party finds safety on an abandoned prison

 
The Walking Dead:  Compendium One
The Walking Dead: Compendium One

A compilation of the first 8 chapters

 

Robert Kirkman's official site - don't miss it!

Robert Kirkman is an american comic writer who wrote the Walking Dead as well as with other well known comic books like Marvel Zombies. A reader letter section can be also found at every end of the comic book which shows Kirkman answering questions from the readers.

Tony Moore was the illustrator of the comic on the first issues who was later replaced by Charlie Aldard from issue #7 which the readers might also notice a slight change in the illustration.

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