Hi folks. I hope Alex (our esteemed Uncle Gorby) doesn’t mind me borrowing his column from time to time while he’s on hiatus.
I wanted to point you towards another fun distraction. Since the Walking Dead is now a successful TV Show, it’s as good a time as ever to get introduced to the comic.
Luckily for you, Newsarama has put up the first issue for you to read!
The Walking Dead #1 is a black and white book put out by Image created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore.
I’d actually never read any of it before today, but I really enjoyed this first issue. It’s extremely easy to get into, with no plodding beginning or unneeded explanation. It leaps right into the heart of things – showing you what makes the main character tick.
I’ve never been a big fan of zombies (I don’t like gore, believe it or not) so the book wasn’t really on my radar. But it’s reminded me that good horror is really all about exploring humans, not monsters.
Check it out!