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The Walking Dead

Book 1, Days Gone Bye : A Continuing Story of Survival Horror
Kirkman, Robert (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Police officer Rick Grimes is shot on the job and wakes up a month later to find that the world that he knows is gone. Zombies have taken over and are killing and eating those who are still alive. He sets out toward Atlanta in the hope that his family is still alive and endures many horrors along the way.
Authors: Kirkman, Robert
Statement of Responsibility: created by Robert Kirkman ; [Robert Kirkman, creator, writer, letterer ; Tony Moore, penciler, inker, gray tones ; Charlie Adlard, gray tones ; Cliff Rathburn, gray tones]
Title: The walking dead
Book 1, Days gone bye : a continuing story of survival horror
Publisher: Berkeley, CA. : Image Comics, c2011
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Notes: "Originally published in single magazine form as The walking dead #1-12"---P. [2]
Summary: Police officer Rick Grimes is shot on the job and wakes up a month later to find that the world that he knows is gone. Zombies have taken over and are killing and eating those who are still alive. He sets out toward Atlanta in the hope that his family is still alive and endures many horrors along the way.
Subject Headings: Zombies Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction Epidemics Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction Survivalism Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction Dystopias Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction Cannibalism Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction
Genre/Form: Horror comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Topical Term: Zombies
Epidemics
Survivalism
Dystopias
Cannibalism
Additional Contributors: Moore, Tony - 1978-
Adlard, Charles - 1966-
Rathburn, Cliff
Image Comics
ISBN: 9781582406190
1582406197
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC K
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May 15, 2013
  • Octillion rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read the book after watching the first 3 seasons of the AMC show. Compared to the show, the settings are the same (Atlanta, the camp, etc), but the characters are a lot different so it changes the story completely... and not in a bad way.

If you love the show, you should totally read the books. It's also a great read for the summer or a busy schedule because it's easy to start and stop without feeling lost.

Jan 06, 2013
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Horrible! Just horribly sexist and written. I couldn't get past the fact that Lori knew she couldn't get past the first year of college and simply dropped out. I would love to say the show and the novels are two different things. Sadly, the same vein of sexism holds true in the show.

Great series, love love love it!

Mar 04, 2012
  • butterflyluvr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great series. Well written, and well illustrated. An imposing subject (apocolypse) is turned into a bigger nightmare with the addition of zombies. Society collapses...

The comment below about sexism is misplaced, and shows how little that person understands the real world.

May 02, 2011
  • Read_at_MarkhamPL rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A great zombie comic. After I finished reading it, I was afraid to walk in to another room in fear of finding a zombie there! ;D
I would like to read the next installment, but I think I'd be too scared. hehe.

Zombies! "Rich with complex characters and situations, full of gasp-inducing plot twists, it's no wonder AMC chose to make a TV series based on this graphic novel series."
Top 10 Books of 2010: Amber Elbon, newsletter/web producer

Nov 14, 2010
  • mymarkhamlibrarytrstn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wow i never knew the library had this book

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Jan 06, 2013
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Mar 04, 2012
  • butterflyluvr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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