The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic comic book series created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. The series was first published by Image Comics in 2003 and ran for 193 issues until its conclusion in 2019. The comic book series was adapted into a highly successful television series, which premiered in 2010 and ran for 11 seasons.
The Walking Dead follows the story of a group of survivors as they navigate a world overrun by zombies, known in the series as “walkers.” The series is known for its intense and graphic violence, as well as its focus on character development and emotional storytelling.
The series primarily follows the character of Rick Grimes, a former police officer who awakens from a coma to find that the world has been overrun by zombies. Rick becomes the de facto leader of a group of survivors, which includes his wife Lori, his son Carl, and other characters such as Andrea, Michonne, and Glenn.
The series explores themes of survival, family, and morality in a world where the rules have been completely upended. As the characters navigate the dangers of the post-apocalyptic landscape, they must also confront their own demons and struggles, including issues of grief, trauma, and mental illness.
One of the defining features of The Walking Dead comic book series is its willingness to take risks with its storytelling. The series is not afraid to kill off major characters or to explore controversial topics, such as the morality of violence and the dangers of cults and authoritarianism.
The Walking Dead has been highly praised for its character development and emotional storytelling, as well as its exploration of complex themes. The series has won numerous awards, including the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series in 2010 and 2011.
Here are some of the most collected Walking Dead comic books:
The Walking Dead comic book series is a landmark in the post-apocalyptic genre, known for its intense violence, complex characters, and willingness to take risks with its storytelling. The series has had a profound impact on the comic book industry and popular culture as a whole, and its legacy will continue to be felt for years to come.