Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead: Book One

book-binding-mustreadMost people who know me know I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead. Well, to be clear, I was a huge fan of the show. I just received a hardback edition of The Walking Dead: Book One, which is a volume containing quite a few issues of the comics, all presented on slick, high-quality paper. The comic version of the series is COMPLETELY different. Don’t expect to see some of your favorite characters from the show live past the first fifty pages. In fact, don’t even expect some to show up at all. That being said, there are many story arcs and plotlines that are completely absent in the show, and even the characters are presented differently, personality wise. Kirkman’s writing is fast-paced and depicts real people well, while still maintaining the flow of a comic. The illustrations presented by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn are exquisitely detailed, and, in conjunction with the presentation of the book as a whole, beautifully meshes to create a unique feeling and engaging world. As a huge fan of the show, I love being able to read through “season 1” and still be completely and utterly surprised in many instances. If you are a The Walking Dead fan already, you should pick up Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead: Book One. The comic is easy and quick to read, is beautifully presented, and gives readers another, original glimpse at a series they already feel familiar with.

Source: Jake Depew, Assistant Editor