I'm a long time fan of G.I. Joe back to the 80's where my collection started. Today, I love "The Walking Dead", "Uncanny X-Men", "Captain America", "Fantastic Four" and still read "G.I.Joe"
I was looking for something different to read, getting away from the super hero comics that dominate my collections. I wanted something different and since I loved all those walking dead/zombie movies and most of the 80’s B rate zombie flicks, I honed my search for a good zombie title.
That’s when I came across Image’s “The Walking Dead” series. From the first issue I was hooked and had to read more. It was not just the storyline that grabbed my attention; it was the feel of the comic that kept me coming back issue after issue. These comics made me feel like the first time I watched “Night of the Living Dead” and the moment when the first zombie smashed the man’s head off the tombstone.
The writers captured that “old style” horror feel by using just black and white cells to tell the story. I have a love for the old horror movies, Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon and this series makes me feel like I’m watching a classic horror flick.
The storyline is great as well, the characters develop and react to so much as they just try to survive. And the writers do a great job of keeping you on the edge of your seat as the plot unwinds. It seems just when you start to settle in and think things are going to run a little smoothly and the characters are getting a much needed rest, it all explodes on them in ways that I have not been able to predict. You know its coming but you don’t see it until its right on you.
I started reading them back in December and managed to get through the first 35 issues in 2 weeks. I could not put them down, I wanted to know what’s going to happen next. I was reading well into the night and early in the morning I was so addicted.
Another thing that has attracted me is how the writers are able to make the zombies just as alive and full of character as the main characters. I love how they use human nature to describe the actions of the zombies. How the “swarm” works, much like people’s natural tendency to stop and look at an accident even though they know they are causing a backup is much like how the zombies swarm.
The only thing that I shy away from in this series is the language by the main characters. I’m a conservative father of two and even though my wife and children have never read this, I still feel a little strange about the “F” bombs. I also understand that this comic is not for children and if this were to really happen, the language would be used. I just grew up reading the comics of the 80’s and if you did too, you understand where I’m coming from.
So, if you are looking for a good horror/zombie series with a spooky feel and some awesome storylines, pick this one up.
Awe , it’s still 2 weeks until issue #78 comes out..
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