Thursday, June 19, 2014
Graphic Novel Review: "The Walking Dead: Book One" by Robert Kirkman
This book is the basis for the hit television show - of which I have only watched the first season. Most of this book is covered in that first season - though I suspect that it gets into the second season as well. And maybe things are exactly the same, or perhaps some characters were created for the show or will show up later in the books. I don't really know.... But I will say that the illustrations and dialogue here effectively move the story along quickly and with necessary suspense and emotion.
Rick Grimes is a great main character. It is obvious that he is the hero - the do good cop that keeps his head in tense situations and the one that everyone can look up to. Even so, it was good to see him lose his cool a little and show that he is not exactly superhuman. He is surrounded by a diverse cast of characters as well, and I like learning about their histories, and their quirks. My brother has let me borrow the first three books of the series, so I will obviously be reading on. This was a great quick read to insert between two books of similar genres... nice way to mix it up a bit.
The Walking Dead: Book One
by Robert Kirkman
Image Comics, 2006, 2010
Series: The Walking Dead #1
Source: Borrowed from my brother :)