Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Walking Dead Compendium 1 - Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn

To expand my literary breadth, I try to read one graphic novel a month.  Let's not even mention the multiple comic book that I subscribe to, but keep holding to read because I don't like cliffhangers.  I've been hearing a lot about The Walking Dead because of the AMC series, so I headed over to my local comic book store to check out the trade paperbacks of the comic book series.

I was planning on buying a trade paperback for $15, but the next thing you know, I'm walking out with the compendium containing the first 48 issues!  1055 pages later, I'm hooked.  I'm not going to give away the story, but the general story is similar to 28 days later.  A cop wakes up in the hospital, only to find out the entire population of the US has turned into a zombie nation.  He works his way towards Atlanta and hooks up with a group of non-zombified humans and tries to survive.  They eventually take over a prison to keep themselves safe... and everything turns crazy.

It is a great story with cool art that doesn't slow down!  It is all in black and white, which really adds to the creepy vibe.  The coolest part is, this is only the first half of the story that's been published so far.  Looks like I'm only 7 trades behind!


  1. You've got to be kidding me? Wow, ONLY 7 trades behind... best get reading, boy!

  2. Cool deal. I ordered it on Amazon and it should be in tomorrow. My only worry was it being so large and being paperback that the spine might have issues. To get more info please visit