Sunday 2 September 2012

The Walking Dead Compendium - Volume One

This particular post has nothing whatsoever to do with Brompton bikes, photography, London, or Apple products. It is about a graphic novel I stumbled across.

The graphic novel in question is. 'The Walking Dead Compendium - Volume One.' Now I do have to make something very clear. I have never bought a comic let alone a graphic novel. I have never had the slightest interest in purchasing anything comic-like from the 'Forbidden Planet' in London, despite passing it to and from the way to work for about fives years, when I worked in that part of London. I have however purchased this particular one.

This is totally brilliant!

The television series, 'The Walking Dead' has been really good and I've enjoyed watching it. I was looking on Amazon to see when the second series of the television programme, was out and saw this. I don't know what made me buy it, but I did. Apparently, the television show is based on the graphic novel of the same name that was published on a monthly basis.

Compendium One is 48 issues worth and over 1000 pages thick! Since I got it I haven't put it down. If you have seen the television show, you will see some similarities as you turn the pages but there are significant differences.

The artwork - all suitably black and white - is excellent and the storyline is brilliant. You can see why it made its way to the television.

I am probably 2/10 of the way through so far and enjoying every page. The pages are bound really well and the paper is high quality. This is approaching four years worth of monthly graphic novels and represents great value for money.

So engrossed in it have I become (that sounded like Master Yoda) that I have preordered Compendium Two, which is out in October.

If you like your zombie films or the television show, you really cannot go wrong with this. If you think you wouldn't like a graphic novel, think again.

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