Put simply, the Walking Dead series, created by Robert Kirkman, is one of the most engrossing comic books series that I have had the pleasure of stumbling across. The Walking Dead Book One Hardcover collects the first 12 issues of the Walking Dead series, which introduces the main protagonist throughout the series, Rick Grimes, and the zombie infested world he finds himself inhabiting.

It begins like many a zombie film. Rick wakes up from a coma to find that the dead have risen. His wife and his son are no where to be seen. Rick is a Police Officer, so he is probably as well equipped to deal with a zombie situation as anyone. When he learns that survivors were encouraged to head to major cities for safety, he sets out for Atlanta, in the hope that he'll find his wife, Lori, and son, Carl, there. When he arrives in Atlanta he finds that it has been over run with undead, but soon fines a small party of survivors out the outskirts of the city. Lori and Carl are amongst them.


Rick learns that his former partner in the police force, Shane, escorted Lori and Carl to safety, and it's pretty clear to everyone, besides Rick, that something has gone on between Lori and Shane. As time passes, tension builds between Shane and Rick, with Rick wanting to move the survivors to a safer area, while Shane is determined to stay. This all builds to a confrontation that closes issue 6.

The second main story arc, beginning in issue 7 focuses on the survivors picking up camp and hitting the road. Along the way they are joined by a big tough guy, Tyreese, his daughter and his daughters boyfriend. When Carl is accidentally shot and wounded, the group stumble upon a farm, inhabited by another small group of survivors. Will Carl survive? What is the disturbing secret that farm owner Herschell keeps in his stable? Pick up the book and find out.

If I had to describe the Walking Dead series it would be a Dawn of the Dead soap opera. Kirkham has described the series as being written for those people that have seen the original Dawn of the Dead and wondered what happened to the survivors once they took off in the helicopter. It's an ongoing story of survival, and the first 12 issues at least, are perfect.

Overall I'd give this a resounding 10 out of 10.

Entertainment Weekly Collector's Edition Guide: The Walking Dead NEW Cvr 1 of 2
Entertainment Weekly Collector's Edition Guide: The Walking Dead NEW Cvr 1 of 2 $11.19
Time Remaining: 3h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $11.19
The Walking Dead, Book 1 by Robert Kirkman Hardcover Book (English)
The Walking Dead, Book 1 by Robert Kirkman Hardcover Book (English) $27.88
Time Remaining: 5h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $27.88
2011 NON-SPORTS UPDATE Magazine LOT of 4 VF+ 8.5 #1 3 4 5 The Walking Dead
2011 NON-SPORTS UPDATE Magazine LOT of 4 VF+ 8.5 #1 3 4 5 The Walking Dead $19.25
Time Remaining: 5h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $19.25
The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye TWD Robert Kirkman Image Comics
The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye TWD Robert Kirkman Image Comics $9.99
Time Remaining: 6h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
The Walking Dead Ser.: The Walking Dead : Rise of the Governor 1 by Robert...
The Walking Dead Ser.: The Walking Dead : Rise of the Governor 1 by Robert... $3.99
Time Remaining: 7h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $3.99
Walking Dead comic book lot 79 thru 138 plus more 1, first appearances 80 90 100
Walking Dead comic book lot 79 thru 138 plus more 1, first appearances 80 90 100 $410.00
Time Remaining: 9h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $410.00
THE WALKING DEAD - VOL.1 DAYS GONE BYE (2015)
THE WALKING DEAD - VOL.1 DAYS GONE BYE  (2015) $9.99
Time Remaining: 9h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
THE WALKING DEAD - VOL.1 DIAS PASADOS (2013) (IN SPANISH)
THE WALKING DEAD - VOL.1 DIAS PASADOS  (2013)  (IN SPANISH) $12.99
Time Remaining: 10h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
Thief Of Thieves 1 / CGC 9.6 / Comic Book / Walking Dead / Outcast / Kirkman
Thief Of Thieves 1 / CGC 9.6 / Comic Book / Walking Dead / Outcast / Kirkman $89.95
Time Remaining: 10h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $89.95
The Walking Dead #15 (1st Print) Kirkman / Image Comic Book !
The Walking Dead #15 (1st Print) Kirkman / Image Comic Book ! $49.95
Time Remaining: 10h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $49.95
Thief Of Thieves 1 / CGC 9.8 / Comic Book / Walking Dead / Outcast / Kirkman
Thief Of Thieves 1 / CGC 9.8 / Comic Book / Walking Dead / Outcast / Kirkman $179.95
Time Remaining: 10h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
The Walking Dead Volume 20: All Out War Part 1 TP : All Out War Part 1 TP by...
The Walking Dead Volume 20: All Out War Part 1 TP : All Out War Part 1 TP by... $12.98
Time Remaining: 10h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $12.98
Walking Dead 154 CGC 9.8 1st app Beta 1st Print
Walking Dead 154 CGC 9.8 1st app Beta 1st Print $76.73
Time Remaining: 12h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $76.73
The Walking Dead 100, NM Todd Mcflarlane Variiant 1st app of Negan
The Walking Dead 100, NM Todd Mcflarlane Variiant 1st app of Negan $23.01
Time Remaining: 12h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $23.01
Walking Dead #132 CGC 9.6 1st FULL Whisperers and ALPHA 1st Print Image
Walking Dead #132 CGC 9.6 1st FULL Whisperers and ALPHA 1st Print Image $63.94
Time Remaining: 12h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $63.94
WALKING DEAD #114 SEPT 2013 COMIC BOOK ROBERT KIRKMAN PENDING WAR NEW 1
WALKING DEAD #114 SEPT 2013 COMIC BOOK ROBERT KIRKMAN PENDING WAR NEW 1 $4.95
Time Remaining: 12h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $4.95
WALKING DEAD #110 ROBERT KIRKMAN IMAGE COMIC BOOK MAY 2013 NEW 1
WALKING DEAD #110 ROBERT KIRKMAN IMAGE COMIC BOOK MAY 2013 NEW 1 $4.95
Time Remaining: 12h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $4.95
Image WALKING DEAD the WHISPERER WAR #157 A.B - #162 A,B pt 1-6 of 6 12 books
Image WALKING DEAD the WHISPERER WAR #157 A.B -  #162 A,B pt 1-6 of 6 12 books $49.99
Time Remaining: 13h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Image Comics Walking Dead 1st Print #92 1st JESUS NM NICE Book!
Image Comics Walking Dead 1st Print #92 1st JESUS NM NICE Book! $75.00
Time Remaining: 13h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
THE WALKING DEAD CHRONICLES BOOK + DVD LOT FEAR SEASON ONE 1 NEW!
THE WALKING DEAD CHRONICLES BOOK + DVD LOT FEAR SEASON ONE 1 NEW! $18.00
Time Remaining: 13h 26m

This post has 1 comment.

  1. SK
    01 May 09
    12:48 pm

    10 out of 10!
    I’ve read some other good reviews about this. Might be worth checking out.

-->