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  • Published: Orange, CA : Image Comics, 2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Graphic Novel

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  • 1582403589
  • 1582406723

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The walking dead. Volume 1, Days gone bye

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Call number: Adult Graphic Novel / Walking

Available Copies: Traverwood Adult, West Adult

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Get Ready to Be Addicted

I was introduced to "The Walking Dead" series when my sister brought home the first season of the TV adaption. I loved it so much I thought I should begin reading the graphic novels. I'm really glad I did. This is an excellent series that keeps you on your toes. You never know who's going to survive or not. Yet, I love this series because it also explores human nature and the psychological aspects of what societal breakdown does to people. Warning: once you start reading this series, you will begin to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.

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I had trouble adjusting to the changes in artwork, but the story was great.

Walking Dead

A great start to the series. I love how an understanding of the new zombie world is revealed to you as slowly as it is to Rick. You don't know how bad the epidemic is, how intelligent the zombies are, what made them undead, or if there is any place worth running to. A suspenseful and fast moving read.

You will devour this series

Not one to generally take much interest in graphic novels, this came to my attention via the AV Club in an article about how AMC (Madmen, Breaking Bad) is turning this series into a live-action show. I was intrigued enough to check this series out.

I'm glad I did.

There are so many levels of enjoyment here. The storytelling, the art, the writing. And for those who think of the worst case scenario, as realistic a depiction of what life would be like if zombies took over the world as you'll find anywhere.

This series is not afraid to kill off its characters, and many of the characters evolve (more like devolve) from book to book.There is quite a bit of action in these books, but also quite a bit of character development.

One interesting aspect is the limited knowledge the surviving characters have as to their situation. The lead character wakes from a coma to a near-empty world.Most of the characters have the limited information they were given before communications ceased. Many think that if they were to make it to the cities like the government told them to, they would be rescued. However, the cities were the hardest hit and now completely unsafe.

This brings up another point, when it comes to our own survival, how much should we rely on our government and others? There comes a point when we need to start being responsible for our own lives. Just how soft have we become in our day-to-day lives? What will it take for us to really start living?

"The Walking Dead" provides a lot of food for thought, and if you read it before bed, a fuel for some bad nightmares.

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