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The Walking Dead #2

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2003
By: Paul Brian McCoy



Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Tony Moore

Publisher: Image

Officer Rick Grimes continues his journey to Atlanta in search of his wife and son against a backdrop of zombie apocalypse. I donít really have a whole lot to say about this one. Itís just good writing and good art. The characterizations are consistent and realistic. Rickís emotions are very close to the surface and a possible breakdown seems eminent if something good doesnít happen to him soon. This is the most compelling hero Iíve read in a comic in years.

The artwork is realistic, as well, which really makes the appearance of zombies every now and then, even more powerful. The black and white format is perfect for this title and contributes to the overall near perfection of the book. Kirkman is obviously sticking to his guns here when he says heís not writing a horror comic. This is about the people whoíve survived so far, and Kirkmanís able to create believable, sympathetic characters from their first appearance. I donít know how he does it. Itís like magic or something. People appear, and immediately they seem real and vital and important to the story overall.

This is the best book Iím reading right now, hands down. The art is great. The writing is great. The look and feel of the storytelling is superb on all counts. Thereís not a single false step with this book in two issues. It just keeps getting better and better.



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