Recent Reads: The Walking Dead Vols. 1-6

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead Vols. 1-6

After six seasons of watching AMC’s The Walking Dead, I finally broke down and purchased the graphic novels (six volumes at a time) by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Tony Moore. For those like me who haven’t read the comics/graphic novels, I’m not going to go into spoilers unlike my earlier Season 6 Finale musings. Some thoughts…

Since taking the above picture, I just realized that each cover is a single piece in the panorama. I never considered this until placing them side-by-side.

I’m surprised at the number of story differences between the two mediums – mostly characters and motivations since the plot is relatively similar.

So far, TV-version Rick is more tempered than the comic book Rick-tatorship character.

So far, I like the comic book version of Carol far less than the TV version.

So far, both comic book and TV versions of Lori are equal and I’m not sad about their paths (provided the comics tread the same path).

So far, comic book Andrea provides a bit more story and makes TV’s Dale far less creepy.

So far, comic book Michonne is a bit more intriguing than TV Michonne (although I really like both).

So far, comic book Glen & Maggie are similar. The weird thing is I think a case could be made for each version to say they’re more realistic characters.

So far, I like TV Tyreese more than his comic book counterpart. There’s just a depth that I haven’t seen yet in the comics.

Carl is Carl. ‘Nuff said.

Okay, if you’ve read the series or watched the series, feel free to weigh in here. I’ll ask that you leave spoilers out for those who may not have caught up. Thanks and I’ll see you in the comments section.

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