The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
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The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.
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
This is the first volume of the softcover editions of "The Walking Dead", collecting the comic book issues from #1 to #6.
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Illustrators: Tony Moore
Additional gray tones to inking: Tony Moore
DAYS GONE BYE
Rick... Officer Rick Grimes at your service.
This chapter is the epic beginning of the mega popular franchise of The Walking Dead that first was comic books, then expanded to a TV series and now there are even pros ...more
As it begins, the gunslinging Officer Rick Grimes, hurt in the line of duty, wakes up alone....well almost alone in the hospital. No wife and no best friend-partner watching over him; no nurse or anyone answers his call, and then he finds some of them and realizes the world is not the same.
THE WALKING DEAD comic graphic novel was a quick way to introduce me to the story that family and friends have recommended to me for years....and now I'm ho...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
"It's not the same as killing the dead ones, Daddy."
"It never should be, son.
It never should be."
I'm so glad I finally decided to read the comic! It was so powerful to have more depth and more layers to the story, and the comic form is as addictive as the series. It is basically the same story in both but it still gave me the feels.
I felt peace, hope and calm
I felt pain, sorrow and grief
I felt hatred, heartbreak and disappointment
It is so weird to see the character so unaware of what wi ...more
But it is every goodreader’s sworn duty, if you’ve enjoyed the show, to read t ...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
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
I LOVED this graphic novel. The art is fantastic (and I was amazed by how similar some of the characters look to the actors/actresses who were c ...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
it's not focusing only on zombies but it focus more on human react in this disaster and how they change and telling us to not give up and keep surviving after all xD
really enjoyed it :) xD
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