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A Toast Of Flesh As “The Walking Dead” #1 Celebrates 10 Years

Comic - Walking Dead 1

I haven’t really done one of these “Comic Book Milestone” posts after only a ten year span of publication but with the breakout hit that “The Walking Dead” became this was very necessary to do. Published ten years ago this month by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” #1 was written and created by Robert Kirkman and featured art by Tony Moore. The series was set around a group of several individuals, primarily Police Officer Rick Grimes who after recovering from a life threatening gunshot wound awakens in an empty hospital and finds the world around him being slowly overrun by the living dead. The series is printed in black and white and while I don’t personally like those methods I feel that the level of gore is better delivered by not showing us so much vivid red. As a lifelong comic’s fan I am really surprised that I missed out on this when it first was released but then again I was much more into the superhero stuff to let it bother me all that much. My first glimpse of the actual comic was when I got a first issue reprint at the Book Expo back in 2011. I loved it and planned on ordering the trade paperbacks before cash got a little thin so I decided to wait until the compendiums were next on sale. Clearly this is one popular title and if you see anyone getting rid of single issues at a garage sale for cheap do yourself a favor and stock up on them (provided they are not the reprints of said originals).
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