The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye (The Walking Dead #1)
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The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.
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This is so, so, so, so good. It doesn’t try to be disgusting and it doesn’t mainly focus on the zombies, surprisingly. It’s more about the little community of survivors and their relationships, their helping each other out, their trying to find a way out of this pit of death. I felt desolate to see some characters gone too soon or left behind, but I have some hope of seeing new ones in the future that will make me stop missing the departed ones.
Great, great comic series.
This review contains *spoilers* for both the tv show (season 1 &2) and the graphic novel.
I absolutely loved the first two seasons of The Walking Dead, so I decided why not give the comic books a chance. And I was not disappointed.
This volume brought back so many memories of the show for me and reminded me of just how much I loved it— even with the jump scares.
But The Walking Dead doesn’t only focus on the gore of killing zombies, it also explores how people deal with extreme situations a ...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!
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
He’s resourceful too, a real survivor. When other members of the fledgling group are panicking and running around like headless chickens, he acts. When they argue about the next move they should take or which option is safest, Rick, again, acts. He doesn’t mess about. You’ve got to give it to the small town sheriff, he quickly realises what he must do to keep his family alive. And it isn’t p ...more
I have to believe that readers of dystopian fiction or apocalyptic fiction harbour the belief that the world bound by the printer’s ink is definitely looming; would one day come true. Or at the very least hope it does. I myself cannot stop from venturing into the implications of the dawn of the walking dead. (see what I did there? Too obvious? :/ ) What would I do first? Ah the possibilities! Of course the romance would strip away if such a dawn actually arrives...tut tut tut. I would possibly f...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
I watched the first few seasons of the show, but then I lost interest when they just wandered around a farm for episode after episode. I get bored easily so I moved on to something else, probably Breaking Bad or something, I d ...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
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
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
If you have seen the first/second episode of the show, you basically know what goes on in the first volume with some minor changes. Someone lives, some characters don't exist and some characters aren't in the show.
The zombie apocalypse is upon the characters in this book (and they have never heard the word zombie). A lone police officer wakes up to this world ...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
I haven't read many graphic novels so we'll see how this goes.["br"]>["br"]>
This. Was. Incredible.
This takes the beginning of the story - Rick wakes up in a hospital room, with vague memories, alone. At first glance, the hospital seems empty, but Rick finds that's not quite true.
He makes it out and on toward home, in a surreal wave of post hospital haze, borderline starvation, and situationa ...more
I told myself, despite the huge amount of hype, that I wasn’t allowed to watch the show until I read the graphic novels. The stars have finally aligned!
I loved this. Although there have been many movies, books, etc., of late about zombies, this graphic novel still managed to make the topic fresh and entertaining. I particularly enjoyed following Rick, the main character, as he awakes from a coma and discovers that the wor ...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
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
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