Review: The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman Illustrated by Tony Moore

© Image Comics, 2013.


How many hours are in a day when you don’t spend half of them watching television?

When is the last time any of us REALLY worked to get something we wanted?

How long has it been since any of us really NEEDED something that we WANTED?

The world we knew is gone.

The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.

An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe causing the dead to rise and feed on the living.

In a matter of months society has crumbled.

No government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV.

In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living.

Via Goodreads


As part of my willingness to succumb to my boyfriend’s endeavor of getting me into comics, I chose to grab the first volume of The Walking Dead. I figured I’m a huge fan of the show and I hear the comics are better so…. why not? And boy, my friends who told me that were not wrong.

The storyline of the comics is definitely a bit different than the tv show, and that makes for a bit more interesting plot. Here, the Grimes family is from Kentucky. A small town there, actually. When the outbreak occurred, Lori took Kyle and went to Atlanta under the belief it would be safer and from there… well, we know the majority of the story. Only, we don’t know just how much of a badass young Carl truly is in the tv series until much later.

Personally, I can’t wait to get back to the library for the next copy – which I’m hoping to do later this week!

Rating: 💀💀💀💀💀

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