The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Volume 1, Days Gone Bye

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, c2010
ISBN: 9781582406725
1582406723
Branch Call Number: GN KIRKMAN 2010
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Moore, Tony 1978-
Rathburn, Cliff

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Police officer Rick Grimes wakes up a month after being injured to find that Zombies have taken over and are killing and eating those who are still alive. He sets out to find his family.

I'm a little astonished that I love this so much. The art is horrifically graphic (as is fitting), but the characters and the story so compelling--I think I'm liking it more than the TV series. - Seana


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Cynthia_N Jan 06, 2017

I enjoy the television series and a coworker was telling me I needed to read the graphic novels because there are some differences. I'm glad I gave these a try! If you are a fan of show give these a shot while you wait for the next episode/season.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 30, 2016

For fans that want to get into the comics, this would be the greatest place to start at. Like the first episode, it explains the situation Rick Grimes is in during the zombie apocalypse. He was shot and went into a coma, then wakes up in an abandoned hospital. He searches for his family only to find his home to be empty and a father and son living next door. The father (Morgan) explains the nature of the situation to Rick. The government had told people to relocate to major cities for their protection. Rick assumes that his wife and son had went to Atlanta because his wife’s family lives there. He then goes to Atlanta to only find the city riddled with zombies, but ends up at a camp where his wife, son, and best friend are. What is so good about this story is that the conflicts are all man verses man, instead of the obvious man verses zombie. The comics are amazing; no character is safe, not even Rick. What differs with the show is that the comics are more mature and gruesome. Fans of the AMC show will love the comics just as much as they love the series.
- @reviewsfromthe9 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Weetbit
May 27, 2016

I had watched The Walking Dead with my friend, seeing as I had no other way to see it, but could never really get excited about it. But upon reading the first graphic novel of it, I immediately became interested in the story - the comic feels like it elaborates a little more on the characters as opposed to trying too hard to set the scene.

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Yelrissh
Jan 08, 2016

Just finished watching other people playing the video game of this and thought the story plot line is interesting so i've read the original comic book itself, would definitely recommend you to read it if you are a comic book lover and reader.

Last_Nights_Readings Aug 25, 2015

I am not an avid comic book reader unfortunately, but due to the hype of the show I was aware of this and being a fan of the show, the comic delivered just like the show did.

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lori2486
Aug 06, 2015

Loved it!! I like how the show actually follows the graphic novel, just missing a few characters! Can't wait to read more!

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Jakeflo
Mar 24, 2015

The show was based on this graphic novel. Not the other way around

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Macazan
May 26, 2014

Excellent graphic novel. The dialogue and action flow very well together. Love the similarities and the differences between this and the tv show. I would recommend this for ages 14+ due to language and mature themes (the writers REALLY like the F-word!)

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acej
Dec 03, 2013

I have come from being a fan of the television show, and just have now decided to read the comics in it's original story line. I am very much pleased thus far with the first volume. I found the characters just as intriguing and interesting as in the show. I love reading about character development and this has plenty of it to offer. I love the little differences. Rick is still my favorite.

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dixiedog
Sep 02, 2013

The Walking Dead – Vol. 1, Days Gone Bye - I love the television drama series ‘The Walking Dead;’ need I say more? I have already read volume two through eighteen; it took me five months to get book one due to demand for this book in particular? I really enjoyed these graphic novels but I am disappointed that they are in black and white only. Due to some of the content, I recommend them for teens 16 years of age and older. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

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