Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Walking Dead Vol. 1- NCCD


Huge fan of the Walking Dead TV show here, but for some weird reason, I have never read the comics.  Maybe it is because they started at a point in my life when I wasn’t really reading many comics.  Anyways, I saw the TPB of the first six issues at the library and couldn’t wait to dive in.  Fans of the show, it is quite a bit different.  I won’t ruin it for you, but people don’t die in the same order as they do in the series.  Kirkman does a really good job with pacing in the story and it reads pretty quickly.  The art is good and suits itself to the story very well. 
In other news, Marvel has announced that buying any paper comic will grant you an e copy of the book as well.  This is to be done with special codes and the magic of the internet.  You will have to have the marvel app to get the books and these apps are available for ios and Android.  There isn’t an app for unjailbroken kindle fires as of yet, but I am sure that there will be by the launch date in 06/12.

7 comments:

MRanthrope said...

wow, Marvel's trying to get two birds with one stone nowadays eh? Good for them.

The Angry Lurker said...

Got to be better than how the series is going for me at the moment.....

DEZMOND said...

what about the ethical aspect of the comics, Bud? Do they have people who fight for good too, or just Shanelike idiots?

Budd said...

Dez, Shane is in the comics but his flame was bright and burned itself out. For the most parts through issue 10 it is about people trying to help each other.

DEZMOND said...

I wonder what will happen in Sunday's finale :)

Pat Tillett said...

I read the comics and LOVE the series. There is a bit too much drama for me (and not enough Zombie trashing), but I still love it. Been on the road for a while so I have to catch up with my DVR when we get home.

Nick said...

I recently bought the Walking Dead Compendium, which is massive and I'm making my way through it. So far so good. Things definitely vary from the TV show, but the spirit of it seems to match each other well.