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The Walking Dead: Book One

24 Aug

Title: The Walking Dead: Book One

Author: Robert Kirkman

Publisher: Image Comics 2010

Genre: Graphic Novel; Zombies

Pages: 304

Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Reading Challenges: Graphic Novels

How I Got It: borrowed from library

This hardcover features the first 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone needing a slightly heavy object with which to fend off the walking dead.

Very much in love with this series already.  The drawings, all black and white, show such emotion and movement in single frames.  It’s just fantastic.  I especially loved the pages of no dialogue, but multiple single frames acting out the screen.  Just beautiful.  And I definitely agree with the black and white coloring.  Somehow it makes everything more bleak and horrifying.  Even the zombies look scarier.  s great.  Each one has its own story to tell and mysteries to solve.  But I think my favorites are Rick (duh!) and Tyrese.  Both are those kind of people anyone would be lucky to have in the zombie apocalypse.  I just hope they don’t die soon.  I like them way too much.

To be honest, I watched the AMC series before reading the graphic novel.  They are alike, but not alike.  Many of the characters are the same in the beginning, but the series definitely branches off on its on at some point.  And I’m okay with that.  These are two different entities.  They can be different.  So I’ll keep reading the graphic novel and keep watching the series.

 

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Posted by on August 24, 2011 in Book Reviews

 

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