Comic Book Review: The Walking Dead, #7-12 (Miles Behind Us)

"The Walking Dead is an American monthly black and white comic published by Image Comics beginning in 2003. The comic was created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore (replaced by Charlie Adlard from issue #7 onward) and chronicles the travels of a group of people trying to survive in a world stricken by a zombie apocalypse.

"The Walking Dead is centered around Rick, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies. As the series progresses, the characters become more developed, and their personalities shift under the stress of a zombie apocalypse. Fighting growing despair — and sometimes each other — the group searches for a secure location which they can finally call home."

Rick finds his family, and best friends Shane near Atlanta, just like he suspected, and living with a group of survivors. But the happy reunion doesn't last long. After a few turn of events, causing a growing body count, the remaining survivors decide it's finally time to leave their encampment and seek out a safer, more permanent shelter. This time around, secrets are being revealed, and new ones are being kept. Not too long after losing a few friends, a small group come into contact with the survivors and decide to tag along. This proves to be a blessing in disguise, giving the group a much needed helping hand.

I can see this comic is just going to get better and better as time goes on. Kirkman has rooted this tale deep in character, and the development of these apocalyptic survivors is the most important aspect he plans to flesh out. This is horror in top form, and I'm definitely along for the ride.

Best quote: "He's gotta stop shitting on us sometime, y'know?"

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