If you aren’t familiar with the AMC series, The Walking Dead, then you must be living on another planet. It’s by far the best show right now, followed closely by Sons of Anarchy and the long running and morally challenged Dexter. My love for The Walking Dead started back in mid 2010, just before the first season of the show premiered. I would always see my boyfriend reading the graphic novels, freaking out and cursing when something presumably crazy happened. I finally asked him “What’s so good about this series?” He bought me the first 11 volumes (he didn’t want me touching his precious copies) and told me to find out that answer myself. I read all of the volumes (each about 140 pages) in two days. I was like a fiend. I couldn’t believe that such a simple premise that has been done a millions times before managed to be so unique and captivating. You can read my review of the first volume here.
We attended San Diego Comic Con that year as well and I was overwhelmed by the hype for the upcoming AMC show. I didn’t want it to ruin my love for the graphic novel or distort the characters that I’d become so invested in. Beyond the world-building in this series, the characterization reigns supreme. Kirkman and Co. delivers a bit of brilliance in making you like such vile characters. The desperation of their situation really shines through. Give the show a try if you haven’t already. You won’t be sorry.
A friend of mine reached out to me and asked if we wanted to be part of an event for The Walking Dead. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk more about this series. THE WALKING DEAD BLOGNATION brings you a group of bloggers who will infect you with all things related to The Walking Dead. We will review the show, books, and graphic novels and host giveaways. Our event kicks-off today and will continue every Saturday until the end of this season.
Macmillan Audio and Run For Your Lives are official sponsors of the event.
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