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The Walking Dead. Volume 1

When we decided to sample our first graphic Novel since "The Watchmen" there was a bit of confusion on how approach "The Walking Dead".

Well, this makes the most sense to me......

Its Volume One, or the first 6 comics-roughly 150 pages and available en masses in our local library systems-although seemingly very popular is the vast majority our checked out. So get on the waiting list soon if that is they way youre going.

Anyway, a review from Publishers Weekly so you know what you are getting into

Taking a well-worn genre—flesh-eating zombies overrun the world and the unlucky surviving humans must deal with the gruesome aftermath—and approaching it from a purely character-driven point of view propels this series into the spotlight from out of nowhere. This collection of the first six issues of the ongoing series opens with police officer Rick Grimes awakening from a gunshot-induced coma. From here, he's immediately dragged into a world where dangerous revenants are shambling amok without any sort of an explanation. From the moment Grimes comes to, it's a harrowing battle to avoid hordes of decomposing zombies and a hope-against-all-odds search for his missing family. Grimes makes his way to Atlanta, the nearest large city where there may be other living people, and events take several unexpected turns upon his arrival, as he meets up with a rural encampment of survivors. Of course, as in recent hit movies 28 Days Later... and Dawn of the Dead, the last humans may turn out to be as much a danger as the zombies. Forceful scripting that gives the book a strong grounding in reality, crisp b&w artwork, a shocking final sequence and brisk, gory proceedings elevate this book from the trash heap of pedestrian horror comics.

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  • Teresa J.

    sorry i can't make it. but if you plan to read the next novel i would love to come. i love walking dead.

    February 25, 2013

  • Jeff V.

    Class, yo :/

    February 22, 2013

  • Calvin R.

    Yes David, you have to take into consideration that for a good half the people in the group this is their first graphic novel. So its a new experience for a lot of folks and we dont want to over (or under) whelm them.

    1 · February 12, 2013

    • David M.

      no worries> Just not much to discuss. Better drink more !

      February 12, 2013

  • David M.

    Very short novel. Is that really all we are reading? Just volume one?

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love ro MeetUp, but a bit far for me. Darn! :-(

    February 5, 2013

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