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THE WALKING DEAD _ highly recommended

October 3, 2009

I’ll be honest, this whole zombie craze is getting a little old (already.)  I’ve never had anything against the zombie genre (be it movie or comic) but things like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies are just, well, stupid.  So, with that said, I’m dangerously close to turning my back on zombies altogether and I’m willing to bet I’m not the only one.   Now, I hear good things of Zombieland so there’s still some life to the genre but the backlash is inevitable… I only hope it hangs around long enough for The Walking Dead to have a successful run on network television.

What is The Walking Dead?  It’s a monthly comic book, a kick ass comic book, soon to be a weekly series on AMC.  Not only is it, in my humble opinion, the best zombie tale of them all but it’s also one of the gorier and grittier I’ve come across.  The best part of the comic though, besides awesome shotgun-to-zombie-face action, are the characters, the remaining humans, and their fucked up relationships and interactions.  That’s what really gets you hooked.  It’s less about the why are the undead trying to eat our brains and more about the that fucker slept with my wife while they thought I was dead… which is going to make for great television.  The comic, which has been published monthly by Image Comics since 2003 has enough meat to it to last a few seasons so unless the writers/filmmakers completely screw it up, or the zombie genre falls back into its grave (ha – that was a zombie joke), this show should be quite entertaining.

If you’re into zombies and/or comics, I highly recommend you pick up the (easy to find) trade paperbacks.  Created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, this series is probably one of the best non-superhero trades out there.  I’m also a huge fan of Moore’s art and have often looked upon the early issues of The Walking Dead for inspiration (one day I will complete a graphic novel, I swear.)

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  1. March 28, 2013 8:20 pm

    Sorry, but the running zimobe is kind of a stretch. Without a beating heart to deliver fresh blood and oxygen to the muscles, running is pretty much out. Rigour mortise sets in pretty quickly, too.A zimobe bite drains its victim effectively enough on its own, which means that the system is being drained and almost poisoned. A person barely capable of movement just prior to death wouldn’t be able to just get up and run as a zimobe.The strength of the zimobe is in their mass numbers, not intellect or agility. And the fact that they can continue to survive as long as the brain remains intact.

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