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Walking Dead Trailer

walking-dead-vol-1-days-gone-bye-kirkmanI love Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead series of graphic novels. They came about when Kirkman was frustrated at how much he loved zombie movies, only to have them all end and not explore the continuing effect on society – the collapse, the adjustment, the rebuilding, the progression of events after the initial crisis. So, he decided to write it himself. With 13 volumes so far (I have ’em all), the series is fresh and interesting. It ranges in tone from heartbreakingly hopeful to unthinkably horrific to occasionally even uneventful and dull, much as I imagine attempting to survive in the circumstances would. The story’s main character is Rick Grimes, a police officer who is shot in a standoff with a criminal, and wakes from coma in the hospital to find the world he knew, along with his wife and child, gone. Grimes sets out to look for his wife and son, to find what is left, to help where he can, and to survive. Other characters rotate in and sadly, often out, of the story.

If you’re a fan of zombie stories (it’s okay, everyone has to be a nerd about something), this series isn’t to be missed. The story is thoughtful, the art is fantastic, and I look forward to the rest to come.

And now, it’s going to be a television series, too! Please, please AMC – do it right. Don’t screw this up. From the trailer, I feel pretty optimistic that this could be good.

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