Someone gifted me “The Walking Dead” volume 4 a few years ago. So I’ve finally caught up with volume 1, which follows cop Rick Grimes’ misadventures into a Zombie infested America.
Writer Robert Kirkman’s introduction to the series was befitting start to the zombie world, since it helps the viewer understand the creator’s perspective.
“To me, the best zombie movies aren’t the splatter fests of gore and violence with goofy characters and tongue in cheek antics. Good zombie movies show us how messed up we are, they make us question our station in society…”Kirman says and delivers us just that through the series.
It all starts with Rick Grimes waking up from a coma in what looks like an abandoned hospital. Baffled that there’s nobody around, he tries to get out of the building only to be met with strange, horrifying looking creatures that cannot communicate. It doesn’t take him too long to find the truth and now his only quest is to find his wife and kid who he believes must have headed to Atlanta.
Just like Rick, the reader too eases in to the grim reality of a world that’s no longer normal. Robert Kirkman’s kick-ass story-telling combined with Tony Moore’s incredible inks, has the reader hooked to every page (obviously). The art-work is so graphic and good that it doesn’t even need a live action series to bring it to life. Although now I am definitely curious about the American TV adaptation of this series which is available on Netflix.
Once I was done reading volume one, I was just appalled at how there are so many more volumes to read and how I haven’t read them yet! On the bright side – there is a lot more to look forward to!
A fabulous five on five star from me. No complains.