Walking Dead 1 & 2

Since I live only a block away from the most amazing comic book store I've ever walked into, it's needless to say my reading has picked back up.

First up is the first two books about an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions that has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living(you know...that old chestnut). In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Rick Grimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through all the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living.

Tony Moore's art work is amazing. He breathes life into the Dead, compensating for Rober Kirkman's poor writing. I feel Kirkman is a great story teller but not a great writer. His dialogue is rough, cliche, and forced yet the roads of his story interesting and...addicting? Addicting because although the characters seem to speak the language of robotics you still care about them and their situation and can't wait to see what happens next.
To finish up with Moore. His art of picture telling is becoming a favorite. The composition and depth is real and deep. His structure and images tell more of the story than Kirkman's words. 

Walking Dead is a fun read especially if you love the genre. But the salvation is in the pictures.

Reviewed by: shea
2 Comment(s)
Avid Andy said...
The artwork looks cool. I long for the zombie apocolypse.
Amy said...
love tha art.