Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Walking Dead (Compendium 1) by Robert Kirkman - Ashley's Pre-Reading
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Title: The Walking Dead: Compendium 1
Author: Robert Kirkman
Year Published: 2009
Synopsis: In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living. With The Walking Dead #1-48, this compendium features more than one thousand pages chronicling the start of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning story of zombie horror, from Rick Grimes waking up alone in a hospital, his band of survivors seeking refuge on an isolated farm and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot, The Governor.
Why?: I've been watching the TV show based on the comics, and it's one of the most well done dramas on television right now. So, I wanted to see where it all started. I know the comics are different from the show, as it is with all shows and movies based on books, but I think both will be excellent in their own way.
Expectations: I expect zombies! And an excellent plot that's similar to the show but also different, with some characters that didn't quite make it to the show. Also, a lot of controversy, mystery, and guns.
Judging a book by its cover: People, who I assume are the main characters, are along the top, while zombie versions of them line the bottom. I would most likely pick this up in a bookstore or a library, because who doesn't love zombies?