The Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1

June 1, 2009 | Trades

The Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1
Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard
Image Comics
$59.99 US (Paperback)
**** 1/2 (out of five)

There really is no excuse for not having read The Walking Dead, yet.

The individual issues have been coming out (almost) every month for over five years and many key issues have been reprinted.

There are nine trade paperback collections (made up of six issues each); four hardcover collections (containing 12 issues apiece); and — for those with refined tastes (and cash to spare) — two deluxe “absolute” style slip-cased hardcover editions that feature 24 issues each.

For the few people that haven’t read this ongoing horror masterpiece, which centres around former police officer Rick Grimes, his family, and a rotating cast of characters as they try to stay alive in a world overrun by the flesh-hungry living dead, there is a new, affordable option.

The Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1 pack the first 48 issues — some of the most chilling and dramatic tales in recent comic history — into one hefty volume for just $60. That’s $1.25 an issue, as opposed to the $2.99 monthly cover price.

Such a good deal on such a great book should be enough to convince any stragglers it’s time to finally catch up.

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