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The Walking Dead Book 1 [Hardcover]

Robert Kirkman
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Oct. 12 2010 Walking Dead (12 Stories) (Book 1)
This hardcover features the first 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone needing a slightly heavy object with which to fend off the walking dead.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read March 21 2009
I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to recieve Volume 2 in the mail. It is in black and white, and has nice artwork. There is some great shots of Zombies bitting the dust.

I think the story is really character driven. There is some good action as well, but naturally it isn't a bunch of super heroes slaughtering Zombies left and right. Instead these are humans trying to survive, and you can feel their plight. It really drives home what a zombie appocalypse might feel like. Especially the mental issues (breakdowns etc.) that the characters go through.

Also this is one of the better Hardcovers I bought, nice thick durable cover, without a slip cover. The paper quality didn't feel cheap or anything. No wasted pages on bonuses, but some fantastic art included at the end.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This whole series is awesome Oct. 12 2008
It's pretty rare I become so addicted to a book or graphic novel that I literally have trouble puttng it down. This whole series is a fantastic drama about survivors of a zombie holocaust.

It delves into the characters an stories more than Romero ever could, and the action doesn't ever let up. The constant twists and turns reminds me of being addicted to Lost when it first came out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Collection of this Amazing Story July 5 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
First off these hardcover editions that Image is putting out for Spawn and Walking Dead are amazing. There is no slip cover so the cover you see in the picture is actually printed on the hardcover which is awesome because you don't have to worry about damaging the slip cover.

This collection begins the walking dead epic if you are a fan of the show and want to learn more about the walking dead universe this is a great place to start. It is very different from the show in the sense that the core of the stories is there but the TV show does diverge off into its own set of stories. This collection is fantastic the black and white really conveys the end of the world hopeless feeling you get from the walking dead. The glossy pages really bring out the black and white art of Tony Moore (who leaves the series a few issues in) and Charlie Adlard. Robert Kirkman has a great grasp of Dialogue and really makes you feel for the characters. The best part about these stories is nobody is safe, there is no horror movie rule book anyone can and will be killed and it makes for fantastic on the edge reading.

If you are a collector like I am you will love collecting these books they look awesome side by side on your shelf and really become a Jewel of any collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't stop reading it!! Dec 2 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I had heard some people talking about this series. Then I saw the news about it being turned into a TV show. I wanted to see what all of the buzz was about. I'm so glad I did.

I didn't want to stop reading these comics. This first set in the series has me hooked.

You're drawn in to the story from the first few pages. It expertly fleshes out the characters and all the issues they are facing in a time of crisis. It dives deep into their minds and explores what real people would actually do in the event of a zombie appocalypse. (You never know, it could happen with all the experimental chemical weapons nations have been creating over the years.)

The presentation of the book itself is excellent! It's a very sturdy hardcover book. Well worth the money. The little extras in the back are great too.

I also really enjoyed the art styles used in these comics; the artists are insanely talented individuals.

I'm ordering the next couple of hardcover books shortly. I would highly recommend this comic book series to anybody who enjoys a great story, amazing artwork...and zombies. Haha!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best comics I've read yet! Oct. 5 2009
Now, I'm fairly new to the whole comic scene, though in the past few months, I've overwhelmed myself with back issues, current issues, graphic novels, and hardcover books containing collections such as this one (my wallet hates me for this hobby and my need to cover all angles!) and this one is right up at the top.

The story is fantastic, and the people are fleshed out, and react in ways which you can relate with if you were in their shoes. The fact that the book is intense, and thrilling when zombies are basically second to character development says worlds about the writing. Robert Kirkman has a skill that'll have you flying through the pages (though don't go too fast and miss the great art!) and leave you craving for more...like a zombie craves brains! (Okay...that was lame, I'll admit.)

The art, done by both Tony Moore (First half) and Charlie Adlard (Second half) is all around great. You'll notice the change right away, and it'll take a few pages to get used to it, but they're both so we'll done and similar enough that you'll fall back into the groove fairly fast.

I finished this entire book in one sitting and I'm eagerly awaiting book 2, 3 and 4. Here's hoping this one continues to run for a long time to come...as if it were being chased by a zombie! (Okay, that one was even worse...)

Highly recommended to anyone looking to read a fantastic story, with beautiful artwork!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book April 21 2012
By paul
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love how the book is made and the quality of the book,there is a lot of differences
from the tv series,i could not be more happy with this book and cant wait to read them all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
a great addition to the walking dead collection.
Published 29 days ago by Debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Good book
Published 3 months ago by Elisha
2.0 out of 5 stars Way too fast paced for character development
I started out as a fan of the show, and then decided to read the books. The show has you feeling anxiety and "when-will-this-situation-resolve" tension, but that came from... Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book.
A must have for any W.D. Fan. Hardcover and great story. Worth every dollar. You will not be disappointed with this purchase.
Published 8 months ago by Anthony Fortunato
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it before you watch the show.
Much better than the AMC series! You will be very happy you picked this up before you watched the show!
Published 9 months ago by Faith Pirie
5.0 out of 5 stars Blew my Mind
This series I was not hooked on right away. I began watching the show and someone recommended the books. I thoroughly enjoyed the show but love the books even better. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series
Like a little boy awaiting xmas, I await the release of the next book in this series. The only downside is that you have to wait long enough for the next one to come out :(
Published 13 months ago by JT
5.0 out of 5 stars Très bon, Graphiquement et émotionnellement!!
Des dessin très spontanée qui font ressortir toute l'émotion de cette série... encore mieux que la série TV... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Gregory PAIRE
5.0 out of 5 stars Super!
I receive it in a few days! I recommanded to order this item! I will order again from your internet site!
Published 18 months ago by Linda Cormier
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!
I love how these books always keep you wanting more! I will definitly be getting all of them, I'm almost there already
Published 20 months ago by missi
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