In a world where so many dark creatures of myth have been re-imagined into angst ridden teen dramas the zombie is one of the few stand alone figures that can’t be reasoned with. With books like “World War Z” by Max Brooks, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Seth Grahame-Smith, and so many more it is difficult to pick one story to speak on, but after reading “The Walking Dead” by Robert Kirkman.

This is a story that focuses on Robert Grimes a small town policeman that was severely injured in the line of duty and was put in a coma, he then awakens finding himself alone in a hospital filled with the undead. From there a series of events both fortunate and unfortunate occur to the group that Robert finds himself traveling with.

If you haven’t been able to tell from my vague description I am honestly trying to not give away anything, no spoilers no matter how small. This series has been collected into a series of graphic novels, and due to it being an ongoing series it comes out monthly. It is one of the best zombie oriented stories that I have had the pleasure of reading. From the twists and the darkness of what a zombie apocalypse could do to society, to the maturation of every character that survives long enough to change. The stress that Kirkman shows the characters being under, and their ability to function like a rational group is amazingly well done and well worth reading.

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