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The Walking Dead: Compendium One

The Walking Dead: Compendium One

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By: Robert Kirkman, Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
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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: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Rick Grimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through all the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living.

Introducing the first eight volumes of this fan-favorite series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48.
Our Take
Wow. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Seriously. By now, everyone knows about the Walking Dead, thanks to the runaway hit that is the TV adaptation on AMC. Before the TV show though, this monthly comics was one of the many Image’s flagship titles; and for good reason. The Walking Dead flat out rocks. It’s not just another zombie book (although there wouldn’t be anything wrong with that if it was), but the series has some of the most intriguing characters you’re likely to find in contemporary releases. It’s so bloody passe to say it, but as the story goes on, it becomes less about the zombies, and more about the struggle to carry on life once you’ve lost everything.
Collecting the first 48 issues of the series, this compendium comes in at a hefty 1088 pages… making it the “biggest” single comic collection I’ve ever bought. There’s something seriously satisfying about holding such a weighty tome when reading, although you may need to find somewhere comfortable to lay it down from time to time!
Verdict: A strong, strong recommend.