by Robert Kirkman
genre: graphic novel
I don’t have much experience when it comes to zombies but that’s about to change. I’ve already read the first book in The Walking Dead series and must say I really enjoyed it. And to expand my zombie knowledge I have Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith on my TBR pile. So, I should become rather knowledgeable once I’ve finished this series and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
It really didn’t take me long to rip through this book. It is such a great story and is full of action. The story continues to move forward, which I think is a problem with some graphic novels. If you’re looking for a story about zombies and the battle between the living and the living dead this would be the book for you.
Robert Kirkman’s story starts in a hospital when the main character of the story (Rick) comes out of a coma due to an incident you catch a glimpse at the very beginning. As the story progresses we see learn about defeating the zombies and living a life surrounded by these living dead. The whole story seems to be well thought out and the artistry is amazing, each panel is wonderful.
I wish I knew how this world came about and what caused so many zombies to exist in the world. At this point in the story their has been little to no indication of what may have caused this. If I were to guess I’d say it’s some kind of biological thing. That’s the only thing that could logically explain what’s going on here. I really hope that this is explained in later books or I may get really frustrated with it.
Again this is a great book and would recommend it. The illustrations are wonderful and simple, working with just black and white images. It’s truly wonderful and if zombies are your kind of thing this is one you shouldn’t miss.