Friday, February 20, 2009

The Walking Dead

I have never been a big fan of zombie stories. Enter The Walking Dead, an absolutely fantastic ongoing comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore. This is a story of survival in a world overrun by zombies, where despair and panic are daily rituals. The series protagonist, Rick Grimes, is a small town cop from Kentucky who wakes up from a coma to discover that he now inhabits a world plagued by zombies. The Walking Dead is a wonderful character study in which we witness the devolution of man to his most basic and primal self. Stress and despair takes an ugly toll on all of the characters, pushing many past there psychological limits. It becomes clear early on that the remaining humans have as much to fear from each other as they do from the zombies. A gut wrenching and realistic human drama set in a fantastical zombie apocalypse. Who new?


  1. Looks awesome. I might pick this up. Nancie also loves zombie stories.

  2. I really think you should. I totally recommend it.