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The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (original 2004; edition 2006)

by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore (Illustrator)

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Title:The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
Authors:Robert Kirkman
Other authors:Tony Moore (Illustrator)
Info:Image Comics (2006), Edition: Volume 1, Paperback, 144 pages
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Tags:Graphic Novel

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The Walking Dead, Volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman (2004)

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I've been an avid watcher of the television show based on these comics since it started. I was happy to find out that the show intentionally takes a different route from the comics, so as not to prevent people from reading them. I just finished this comic and will say that I am pleased with it. The characters are recognizable enough from the T.V. characters I'm used to and the story is oddly enough less frustrating and more fluid. I guess the television medium requires everything to be dramatic and drawn out. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the show. ( )
  Klp.Krista | Apr 6, 2014 |
I really liked it

1. Creepy
2. Zombies!!!!
3. Shane really scared me in the end.
4. The zombies are creepy, disgusting and terrifying - its perfect.

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  AmandaEmma | Mar 26, 2014 |
Interesting to see how much the original graphic novel differs from the TV show, even from the very beginning. ( )
  LouisVillains | Mar 20, 2014 |
This book was "just okay". I found it to be somewhat predictable. Nothing new or overly surprising. The black and white art was good.. and appropriate to the story. I don't think I'll be in any hurry to look at any of the sequels. ( )
  CaliSoleil | Mar 5, 2014 |
Never before has grey-scale art been so perfectly bloody.

It's black-and-white violence and angular, Americanised style can take some getting used to, with it's cartoon and comic-inspired looks all the more jarring for fans of horror art; and the plot gets off to a slow start - but givn time to get into it, 'Days Gone Bye', cringe-worthy title regardless, unfolds until a deeply-rooted morale tale well illustrated despite the restraints of it's limited colours.

A definite recommendation to anyone who enjoys the true morality of zombie tales - the political and personal depth of Romero is given a true homage in this cmic. Those there for bloodshed and shabling, moaning things might be better off picking up one of Remore's modern-day, plot-stripped DVD remakes instead.
  EMaree | Feb 11, 2014 |
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Taking a well-worn genre—flesh-eating zombies overrun the world and the unlucky surviving humans must deal with the gruesome aftermath—and approaching it from a purely character-driven point of view propels this series into the spotlight from out of nowhere. This collection of the first six issues of the ongoing series opens with police officer Rick Grimes awakening from a gunshot-induced coma. From here, he's immediately dragged into a world where dangerous revenants are shambling amok without any sort of an explanation. From the moment Grimes comes to, it's a harrowing battle to avoid hordes of decomposing zombies and a hope-against-all-odds search for his missing family. Grimes makes his way to Atlanta, the nearest large city where there may be other living people, and events take several unexpected turns upon his arrival, as he meets up with a rural encampment of survivors. Of course, as in recent hit movies 28 Days Later... and Dawn of the Dead, the last humans may turn out to be as much a danger as the zombies. Forceful scripting that gives the book a strong grounding in reality, crisp b&w artwork, a shocking final sequence and brisk, gory proceedings elevate this book from the trash heap of pedestrian horror comics.

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Robert Kirkmanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, TonyArtistmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Rathburn, CliffColoristmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Please do not combine with The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1, The Walking Dead Book 1 or The Walking Dead Volume 1 Deluxe HC. The "volumes" are trade paperbacks which collect 6 issues, while the "books" are hard covers which collect 12 issues, the "Deluxe HC" collects 24 issues and the "compendium" collects 48 issues.
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An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. 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.
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Police officer Rick Grimes is shot on the job and wakes up a month later to find that the world that he knows is gone. Zombies have taken over and are killing and eating those who are still alive. He sets out toward Atlanta in the hope that his family is still alive and endures many horrors along the way.… (more)

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