Do you feel cosy and comfortable sitting where you're sitting now?
Let's ruin it.
Despite being a story of people who usually make it, The Walking Dead comics aren't that positively oriented. What's positive about a world full of mindless brain-eating zombies with very few living healthy humans left? (Don't answer, I know that for some of you it's a paradise). Come and take a closer look at these comics from a diffrent way than usual.
The basics. The Walking Dead is a black and white monthly comic book series, written by Robert Kirkman and brought to its visual life by Tony Moore. These two guys are the creators of the serie, however, Tony Moore was replaced from issue #7 by Charlie Adlard (which didn't stop him from making the covers through issue #24). And, of course, there's also Cliff Rathburn, who's responsible for shades. In 2010, the comic serie received Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series at San Diego Comic-Con and in the same year, a tv serie based on the comics premiered. The comics have been translated into several languages, for example Japanese, Spanish, Polish, French and Turkish.
About the plot, I won't talk in details, as there are still people out there who haven't read the comics nor watched the tv show, so let's stick to general information and without spoilers - you can find those on wikipedia anyway. The main character is Rick Grimes, a police officer, who got shot and fell in coma. He wakes up in a hospital, thinking at first that everyone abandoned him, but soon after he finds out that he's not alone at all - there are zombies everywhere! He runs for his life and by an accident meets Glenn, a living and healthy young man, who brings Rick to his camp. And there Rick finds out, that luckily his family survived... and not only them. Since then, they're doing everything to stay alive and not bitten by the foul creatures.
The series has been so far collected into several diffrent collections: trade paperbacks (6 issues each), hardcovers and omnibus and compendium editions. Besides this, in April 2012 there was released a video game and another one is planned for 2013. Also, AMC released an animated film based on the first part of issue #1 with art from Tony Moore, animation by Juice Films and voice acting by Phil LaMarr.
If you feel like taking a long journey through a grim and dangerous world, take a look at these comics. There's been released the 100th issue recently and the creators say that there are going to be many, many, many more!