Robert Kirkman‘s serial masterpiece follows a group of survivors as they try to navigate their way through a zombie apocalypse. The focus is mainly on Rick who, back in issue #1, wakes up from a coma to find that the world has gone to hell. That initial premise is reminiscent of 28 Days Later, but the similarities end there. That said, I won’t be going into a full synopsis of the series since it’s much more fun to discover on your own, so check out Image Comics, or the Wikipedia entry for the full low-down.
The zombie genre has been done, re-done, and done to death, but Kirkman has a way of telling a story that keeps you engaged without focusing solely on random zombie attacks (which are still fun). Marry that with Charlie Adlard‘s astounding artwork (and Tony Moore’s from issues 1 to 6), and you have a series that’s immediately addictive and reads way too fast. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that upon discovering The Walking Dead, I burned through the first 8 collections in about 1 week and now have to suffer while I wait for the monthlies.
So, if you haven’t already acquainted yourself with The Walking Dead, I can’t recommend this series enough. If you’re a fan of the whole zombie thing, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of The Walking Dead, and if you haven’t, well, get to it and start reading!
I wasn’t going to draw any parallels between the undead and rabid Walking Dead fans impatiently waiting for the next issue but hey, I just did. Who could resist?
The Walking Dead Issue #60 will be released on April 15