The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye (The Walking Dead #1-6)
When is the last time any of us REALLY worked to get something we wanted?
How long has it been since any of us really NEEDED something that we WANTED?
The world we knew is gone.
The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.
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4.0 stars. You can see by the ratings and the other reviews of this book that a lot of people think very highly of this series and it is certainly justified. This is the kind of excellence in both writing and art that make the graphic novel an incredibly power medium when it is done well. Here….it is done very well indeed. The writing and the art are superb and I don’t think you could ask for better.
Basically, the set up is very familiar. It is a zombie apocalypse, society has broken down and t ...more
I appreciate Robert Kirkman wanting to write a social commentary and not just a horror story, but I don't know that he needs to state this in the introduction - all good zombie (and horror) stories are dealing with more than just the surface material, so Kirkman emphasizing his social commentary s ...more
This book is about don’t give kids guns. That’s pretty much it. But, sometimes, you know . . . zombie apocalypse . . . sounds like a good idea to give a kid a gun. And if you think that, you’re an idiot.
My dad used to keep a lot of guns in the house at one particularl ...more
We are amidst a Zombie phenomena, well they have been around since that movie Night of the Living Dead, But did not have as much coverage, there is so many novels and movies now with a zombie theme.
Some neat artwork here representing a zombie gore feast of a struggle for a band of humans against the odds for survival.
This is as most people know the genisis of the tv-series of the same name. I have watched one episode with some reservations due to the gore level and wanted to read the graphic no ...more
But it is every goodreader’s sworn duty, if you’ve enjoyed the show, to read t ...more
Well written. Vividly, horrifically, (in my opinion poorly) illustrated with images that stalk and haunt my waking dreams.
I vote - NO.
I have tried to destroy, give away and recycle this book but it keeps showing up on my shelf. It will not die.
I store a copy of the Zombie Survival Guide next to it and it seems to keep it at bay. It does a good job of obscuring th ...more
I get it, I get it!
I'm frugal, too. In fact, (view spoiler)[ We just got back from a family vacation. And the entire time, I couldn't get my youngest to eat anything they served for breakfast at the place we were staying. And they had EVERYTHING there!
Waffles with strawberries and whipped cream...yum.
But she's 6, and none of it tasted like Mommy's food.
On day 3, I spied their stash of Froot Loops.
Yes! We're SAVED!
Or not. 'Cause she sp ...more
The zombies! They are amazing, and he wrote them so well, you really feel for them, they aren't your crazed psycho zombies, or your fast constantly hunting zombies, no, they lounge around, ...more
So today while we stopped at the bookstore to pick up his copy of Ghost Story, I figured I'd grab the first volume of The Walking Dead. I'd heard it's quite different from the show, but I figured some things would be intact. Weeeeeellllllllllllllll....
One of th ...more
3.5 NO, RICK... THIS IS THE ONLY WAY! Stars.
Rick wakes from his coma to be thrust into the arms of the undead. When his wife and child are gone, he fears the worst...
I'm not a huge fan of comics, and these seem to be the only ones I can stomach... so naturally, I read them.
The storyline differs from the tv series and is better in some ways and worse in others. Like how a fair amount of information is not given in the comics but loads of information is given in the series.
The images are really ...more
It’s taken me a while to get around to actually reading the world’s most popular comic (The Walking Dead #115 was 2013’s bes ...more
So I'm finally getting around to it, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. It starts off with a bang, literally, and just keeps building from there. I LOVE the artwork, and though this is black and white only (not sure if other editions are color - I have the comp ...more
Before I review this, let me point out by stating that this is the first graphic novel that I've read. Gladly, It didn't disappoint. I'm not sure If i'm just so hyped over the TV show on AMC or what, but I enjoyed it. Let me also say how excited I was to find out Rick and his family are from Kentucky, aka my home state!
Now, for the Review!
The Author, Robert Kirkman, wrote a note in the beginning of the book, explaining to the readers that Rick was the main character ...more
Have always been a "zombie" fan.
Being a huge fan of the TWD show though...I shied away from the comics. I did not want to get any clues, and wanted to be surprised at every turn. I don't know why I waited so long! LOVED this!
As I read, I kept murmuring, "How pretty!" A strange thing to say about "walkers" "devastation" and "loss" I know. It could not be helped. The drawings are so detailed and simply beautiful! The story, as told through pictures, touched me.
It is a masterpiece that gave b ...more
I've never seen the TV show, but everyone has been saying it's good. Which is why I figured I would check out the graphic novel.
My assessment: the graphic novel is good. Artwork is nice, good pacing, interesting characters. A bit flat in some places, predictable in others, and I'd really like to see more of how society got to this state. Also, can a guy survive several weeks in a coma unsupervised? I doubt it.
SOBREVALORÉ el comic de TWD.
En parte es que me gusta mucho la serie algo que tengo que admitir y si me lo permiten es que cuando era niña le tenia miedo a los zombies (es ridiculo, pero cada niño tiene algun miedo) Bueno ya no tengo miedo de ellos, ahora me gustan mucho a pesar que sea algo tonto, en fín esta serie la conocí por un amigo a mediados del 2012 el me explico de la nada que había una serie llamada TWD, entonces la pasaban en F ...more
That’s the basic premise of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. The first volume follows our hero, Rick, as he tries to find his people and figure out just what the hell went wrong when he was under. Rick is eventually able to link up with his fam ...more
This was pretty freaking awesome, my very first graphic novel and what an introduction. Like many others I picked this up because I’m obsessed with AMC’s The Walking Dead and wanted, well I just wanted more. I was also curious about the graphic novels, I’d heard they were good but I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting much, I mean they’re comics right, how engaging can they be?
However DAYS GONE BYE captured my attention from page one and managed to hold me hostage fo ...more
i thought i would miss dixon, but i didn't.
the storyline made more sense then the one of the show.
it's also a little more gory then the show.
all in all, i really liked volume one, now on the the next one;)
***Indie 500 Buddy Read with the Shallow Readers! Indie Publisher this time: Image Comics***
There's not a lot to say about The Walking Dead that hasn't been said before. Here's my quick take on Days Gone Bye:
I wasn't expecting black and white, but it's oddly appropriate for TWD. I liked the fact that since the colors were missing, it felt like there was more detail put into the pencils. Also, I like seeing how the characters were envisioned BEFORE the actors were cast for the TV show. And if you ...more
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