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The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1 [Black & White] [Paperback]

Robert Kirkman , Cliff Rathburn , Charlie Adlard
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
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May 19 2009 Walking Dead Compendium (Book 1)
Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48. This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes' waking up alone in a hospital, to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel's farm, and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot: The Governor. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM REVIEW Dec 18 2011
By C
I'll get right to it...Loved the tv show, needed more. Bought the Compendium due to its affordable price (compared to the issues, omnibus', and books). I then, once again, needed more. So I purchased books 5, 6 and 7. I am all caught up now, still wanting more. The compendium is a great price for what you get in return, but if you like to keep or collect these types of books, then you might want to buy the individual books. They look nice on the shelf and they are well priced here compared to the stores.

FYI: this compendium is like buying books 1, 2, 3 and 4.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value April 17 2010
I had already been a fan of the Walking Dead series, along with all other titles written by Robert Kirkman, but the one problem I always had was price... paying four bucks (Canadian) for a comic that wasn't even coloured!!
So I found excuses to stop spending the money every month, and thought no more of it... until I came across this compendium. What a great deal! The very large- but well put together-book contains the first 50 comic stories from the series, so what would have ended up costing me over 200 bucks ended up being less than 35.
Any fan of Zombie stories has to treat this as a must-read. The characters are ultra-believable, and the stories very exciting. Oh, and the fact that there is no colour- perfect! Suits the tone of the comics to a tee.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So worth it! June 17 2010
This is hands down the greatest zombie fiction that I have ever read. It's like a Romero film that never ends with all the gore, story and kickass characters that is to be expected in a great zombie epic. There is a despute about if the switching of the artist for the novel (from Tony Moore, to Charlie Adlard) lessened the quality of the novel or gave it a lesser artistic value somehow. I'm here to say, it absolutely does not! Both guys are brillant at drawing for graphic novels and now that there are some many volumes, I'm sure Charlie Adlard will be the one everyone thinks of when it comes to this graphic novel. But don't let me try to convince you. Take a look at the WD Volume 1 (Tony Moores artwork)and compare it with any of the following volumes done by Charlie Adlard. Some will agree, some will disagree but one things certain, there is no better zombie fiction out there. And for the price on this compendium that includes the first 48 volumes, it doesn't hurt to take a chance. Believe me, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Obviously it's not only myself and that of fellow reviews who feel this way because it has even caught the attention of the big wigs in hollywood. AMC has bought the rights to the novel and is currently filming the first couple of episodes coming out this fall. So go, run or drag yourself and grab this, you'll be glad you did!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Oct. 19 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've watched Seasons 1-2 of the tv series before I started reading this and I gotta say, the graphic novel is even better ! A LOT of things happen in the first 8 chapters and the author is not afraid of doing anything to keep us really interested. I just received the Compendium 2 (extremely fast shipping again, got it the day before it was out) which I had pre-ordered, and already read the first 2 chapters. Like some said, if you like the tv show and you like graphic novels, just buy the 2 compendiums, you won't regret it. The only regret I have is that I'm going to have to wait a long time to be able to read compendium #3 :P I'l probably end up buying them separately
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read if you've got the stomach for it Jan. 25 2012
By Fanchon
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Getting the compilation is the way to go. But the book is very heavy and doesn't sit well unless you have it in your lap or on a table. Don't expect to be able to cosy up to it in bed.

And why would you? It's bound to give you night terrors! This book is very graphic, but well written. It doesn't hold back any punches. Prepare to be disgusted with humanity, in a realistic fashion. I will never be the same. And neither will any of the people I push this book on!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Rob Slaven TOP 50 REVIEWER
So far hundreds have already reviewed this title so I'm not likely to say anything new or particularly interesting but I did want to put in my handful of bullet points.

* The 12 and 14-year-olds in the house love the television show and enjoy graphic novels so when I got this I thought we could all read it. No way in hell. The show is violent and so is the compendium but the sex and language in the book is just too much. Today's teens may be desensitized to violent stuff going down but the amount of sex and innuendo is just too much. Plus the language is far too... realistic. Great for me, great for them when they're 20.

* When I consider the amount of artwork that went into this thing I'm just flabbergasted. Sure some people like to draw but this is 1000+ pages. Wow. You have to respect that.

* I'm a bit of an anal retentive book nerd so when I got this I was in mortal fear of the binding. It's huge. It's heavy. I expected a split spine within 200 pages. Not so. I've come to the end and the binding is as perfect as ever. Color me relieved.

* I've seen the series. I've read the first compendium. On the series the characters do seem somewhat better developed; probably because it's been pretty hard for me to tell people apart. In the compendium the theme seems to be better preserved. We seem to see these people spiraling down into depravity with greater acuteness. Could be my imagination too but that's just my sense.

* In general I don't do a lot of graphic novels and it took me a while to adjust to the reading order for the bubbles and I still don't pay nearly as much attention as I should to the illustrations. I'm just reading bubbles 90% of the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mental and Social Torture.......and Zombies.
I really enjoyed this book, I read a chunk of it previously, but finally sat down a read start to finish. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Wade A
5.0 out of 5 stars Huge and nice, high quality pages and printing
The book: Huge and nice, high quality pages and printing.

The story: A lot better than the tv serie. If you like zombie, It is a must read. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Roland
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe
I'm a big fan of the tv series. I was expecting more from the comics
Published 18 days ago by Eric Berard
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Im reading it along with the show. I try not to read too far ahead. Its not exactly the same as the show. Still enjoyable :)
Published 28 days ago by Allison
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Published 1 month ago by SyracuseO
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Je trouve que ma bd est vraiment belle et l'envoie ses fait très rapidement je suis satisfaite.
Published 1 month ago by julie lamarche
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great books and even better being on sale :)
Published 2 months ago by dee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
really good story !
Published 2 months ago by Andréa
5.0 out of 5 stars Love not having the mass amount of individual comics to ...
Love not having the mass amount of individual comics to store so this compendium was awesome. Also love the story itself. Great buy, amazing pricing and quick delivery!
Published 2 months ago by Kathleen Brow
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