The Walking Dead, Vol. 1 by Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Vol. 1

How many hours are in a day when you don't spend half of them watching television?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us really NEEDED something that we WANTED?The world we knew is gone.The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe causing the dead to rise and...

Details The Walking Dead, Vol. 1

TitleThe Walking Dead, Vol. 1
Release DateFeb 19th, 2013
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Horror, Zombies, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics, Comic Book, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy

Reviews The Walking Dead, Vol. 1

  • Lola
    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 ...
  • Nat
    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 e...
  • Anne
    Kudos to Image Comics for saving all that money on a colorist (better, Erica?)!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 sp...
  • Stephen
    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 ...
  • Jon
    I wanted to really like volume one of The Walking Dead. Most people do like it. They like it a lot. I didn't, which doesn't make anyone better or smarter than anyone else, we just have different tastes.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 materi...
  • Alejandro
    The days won't be same anymore! This is the first volume of the softcover editions of "The Walking Dead", collecting the comic book issues from #1 to #6.Creative Team:Writer: Robert KirkmanIllustrators: Tony Moore Additional gray tones to inking: Tony Moore Chapter One 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 ex...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Whether you’re a comic book fan or a television buff, one thing remains certain: Rick Grimes is a badass. 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 realise...
  • Carol
    Oh yeah......I'm in. "The world we knew was gone." 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 ...
  • Tina Haigler
    Honestly, I'm probably the one person on the planet that hasn't watched much of the TV show but I was surprised at how much more quickly things in the comic happen. I feel like season one was probably Vol. 1 and 2 combined. Rule number one for reading this: Do not get attached to any of the characters! At least one person dies in each one, at least they do in the first three volumes, and in most cases it's 2 or more deaths per volume. You can lik...
  • Warda
    We all know about the show. I never enjoyed the show. But this. Now, this I liked a lot.
  • Delee
    Ohhhhhhhhhh Yeah- I'm hooked!
  • Annie
    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 daw...
  • Meredith Holley
    Okay, is this where the random bolding phenomenon is coming from?? Have you all known this and not told me? Is it just so you can laugh behind my back? See? I can’t even randomly bold if I try. It always ends up being for emphasis. 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 ...
  • Lou
    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...
  • Jessica
    I really liked this! I've watched a few of the first episodes on TV, and honestly I liked this so much more. Maybe it's because I'm a baby and I don't think the zombies look as scary as in the show? Maybe that's part of the reason. But this was really good!
  • Laurie –A Court of Books–
    "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...
  • Dirk Grobbelaar
    I’m also one of the stooges who came to the party late. That’s to say, I watched the series before reading the book, or graphic novel to be exact. Heck, when I purchased “the complete season one” I wasn’t even aware that it was based on a book. Now, when something like this happens, there is absolutely no way to undo it. There is no way to un-remember the visual medium and any first impressions, so it’s all spilt milk.But it is every ...
  • Brendon Schrodinger
    For everyone not in the know I have a soft spot for apocalyptic fiction. My first SF read as a burgeoning nerd was The Day of the Triffids. It certainly moulded me into the reader that I am today. But although these stories are fiction, the more scientifically removed from reality zombie type apocalypse is by far not my favourite. Nuclear fallout, deadly virus, environmental collapse; these all seem entirely plausible. But there is no precedence ...
  • Justin
    I'm a complete amateur when it comes to this stuff, but I'm really enjoying my time exploring comics and graphic novels. It's hard to rate them because I don't have anything else to really compare them against since I've only read two, so four stars is my baseline for now. 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 somet...
  • Shannon
    I think some of the pleasure of reading this graphic novel was taken away from watching the first two seasons of the TV series. There obviously weren't that many surprises and I would say 75% of the graphic novel was like several of the episodes. Without giving spoilers I'd say certain parts of the TV series were better. Probably because they built on the comic which came first. Then again, some instances of the graphic novel were better than the...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Wow. I probably won't review all of these, but I really enjoyed this one. Shane was cuckoo crazy, Lori is still as annoying as she is on the tv show. No Daryl, but he wasn't in the books. Looking forward to more!
  • An
    A completely inappropriate birthday gift for someone with necrofobia - or pseudonecrofobia - or hemi-necrofobia - or pauci-animafobia.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 ...
  • Sam Quixote
    Officer Rick Grimes gets shot in the call of duty and goes into a coma. When he awakens in the hospital weeks later, he finds himself alone in a world where the zombie apocalypse has happened – and his family have disappeared. So begins Rick’s journey to find his family as, in a world where the end can come at any moment, he and the other survivors become the walking dead. It’s taken me a while to get around to actually reading the world’...
  • Anthony Chavez
    Kirkman does an amazing job with setting up this story. I can see why this series has gotten so much acclaim and had such success. I did however, watch the first season of the show before I knew it was a graphic novel. And once I started reading I finished this volume in a couple hours without putting it down.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 co...
  • Sarah
    I don't watch the TV show but I really enjoyed this comic. It was interesting and I liked how it focused on people and what would happen to people if there was a zombie apocalypse. I loved the introduction. I really liked the work Tony Moore did too. The comic has left me wanting more and I can't wait to see what happens in the rest of the comics.
  • Steve
    I know I'm late getting on this bandwagon...4 stars. Good start to the story.
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    I've been watching The Walking Dead for years on AMC (though I'm not up to date on the latest season), but this was my first time picking up the graphic novel series that inspired it. I've been told by so many people that the graphic novels are incredible, so I finally decided to see what the hype was about. Those people were not wrong, let me tell you! I LOVED this graphic novel. The art is fantastic (and I was amazed by how similar some of the ...
  • Ayman Gomaa
    well i hate it's in white&dark not colours and i hate Daryl isn't in the comics but still the story is really magnificent 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 xDreally enjoyed it :) xD
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Gruesome, intense, and addictive, this first dive into the nightmare of Rick Grimes and the Zombie Apocalypse is a gory but beautiful achievement for a graphical novel. Inked in black and white, the black blood has an even more lugubrious impact as do the faces of the Walkers. The way that the story is unveiled from a narrative point of view was great and unforgettable. I read it after watching the first few seasons of the show and remain pleased...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    So far it's really interesting to see how DRASTICALLY different the TV show is... I mean, SHANE. WHAT.