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The Walking Dead Compendium, Volume 1

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Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48. This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes' waking up alone in a hospital, to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel's farm, and the ...
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Overview

Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48. This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes' waking up alone in a hospital, to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel's farm, and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot: The Governor. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living.
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My recommendation is if you are a fan of the Walking Dead tv series, and you feel you want to read the largest chunk of the collected graphic novels in the lowest price per "chunk" format... pick up this compendium!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607060765
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 5/6/2009
  • Series: Walking Dead Series
  • Pages: 1088
  • Sales rank: 2,506
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman

ROBERT KIRKMAN is best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics and SKYBOUND. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics and is an executive producer and writer on AMC's critically acclaimed television series The Walking Dead. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    DO NOT BUY THE NOOK VERSION - This review is strictly for the NO

    DO NOT BUY THE NOOK VERSION - This review is strictly for the NOOK version of this item. The NOOK version is not the comic. It's a 15 page text document - probably from Wikipedia or some such place - that talks about the TV show. If you buy this item, GET THE PHYSICAL BOOK. I just got a refund from B/N for the NOOK version, so no harm, no foul, but I was pretty steamed when I got what I did.

    25 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Best Zombie Comic of All time.

    I have been collecting this comic since the beginning. It will change how you view the zombie apocalypse. The author is not afraid of shocking and pissing you off. You may find a character that you love and that seems crucial to the story line and then like if the end of the world was actually happening they get snatched away from you. I get lost in these comics, they are just amazing. If you love comics, read it. If you don't like comics, read it. If you can't read, learn to read and then read it. No joke, it's that good.

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2010

    The Zombie Story That Never Ends

    There are things in life you can count on, that you know for sure you will have to deal with one day. Remember the famous saying, "Nothing is certain except death and taxes and the dead rising from their graves to feast on the living."? Well, in order to prepare for the inevitable zombie holocaust, in between games of Left 4 Dead, read The Walking Dead.

    Drawn in stunning black and white, The Walking Dead is far from your typical comic book tale. It is a story we all know, one of zombies infesting the world, wiping out most of mankind and a small group of survivors that must learn to work and live together in order to survive the horrors of the world. Where The Walking Dead separates itself, is that it never promises hope. There is no cure, no army waiting to save our survivors, nothing. It is about survival, pure and simple.

    Writer Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard deliver the bleakest book on the shelf, and it is incredible. Each issue horrifies and pushes the limits of the horror genre in any medium. The characters are never safe, and just when you get attached to someone, they are consumed by the never-ending wave of undead or worse yet, one of their fellow survivors. The Walking Dead can be hard to read at times, and that's part of what makes it so good.

    So, before there is no more room in hell and the dead begin to walk the Earth, read The Walking Dead. It's an awesome comic book and you might even learn a couple survival tips. If nothing else, it will keep you from running to the nearest shopping mall like an idiot when the undead begin to roam free. That's the first place they'll look for you.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Complete ripoff

    Makes it sound like it is volumes 1-48. In gact is just a 15 page review of tv series. Want my money back

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    Fantastic read!

    The graphic novel series, which inspired the TV show, is a wonderful commentary on society. As others have pointed out, the "walking dead" in the title are not actually the zombies, but the survivors who simply try to endure in a dead world without civilization.
    Kirkman delivers a masterpiece of zombie fiction that transcends horror stories to be a truly creative commentary and satire on American life.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Is this really it?

    i just read the sample but its not the comics at all do i need to buy the book to actually get it

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Outstanding

    I rarely read comics, but this one came highly recommended by a friend. After watching the TV show and being somewhat disappointed, I was apprehensive about the comic. I LOVED the comic. The characters are complex, interesting, and the plot is ever-changing and interesting. I read the entire compendium in one sitting. I could not put it down. Great stuff. The content is very adult and violent, but also very well done and tasteful enough for a mature young adult. Absolutely superb storytelling. I highly recommend it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2013

    DO NOT BUY THE NOOK VERSION!! IT IS NOT A COMPENDIUM OF THE COMI

    DO NOT BUY THE NOOK VERSION!! IT IS NOT A COMPENDIUM OF THE COMIC BOOK BUT A SYNOPSIS OF THE TV SHOW!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    I should of read the reviews. If you have a Nook HD Plus do not

    I should of read the reviews. If you have a Nook HD Plus do not order, it's 15 pages of text overview of the tv show. No comic at all, the customer service put me on hold for over 30 minutes to get my refund. Infuriating. B&N please fix this issue. Love the show though.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2012

    This is nice! First time I read it. Was good.

    This is nice! First time I read it. Was good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2012

    Waiting until Compendium Volume 2 comes out

    I enjoyed this since it doesn't quite follow the show so I don't actually know what is going to happen next.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    If you love comic books or want to get into them, then you need to read this collection of The Walking Dead!!

    I hunted up and down for this collection of volumes 1 through 8 of The Walking Dead series and I will never regret it. This book will wrap you in not because of the zombie slaughtering but the emotions and the changes that you see the characters go through. You will cry, fall in love with characters, and hate certain characters(ex: the Governor). I recommend this book for anyone who loves comic books but the content in this book is not meant for little ones under 14 years of age and I say that because I am a 15 year old who is allowed to read the series but, it contains a lot of blood and some sexual content. If your into comic books or want to get into them buy this book and you'll be looking out for the next volumes like I am currently awaiting volume 11:Fear the Hunters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Misleading

    Very mislesding description

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

    The Nook "Version" is a 15 page text. It is NOT The W

    The Nook "Version" is a 15 page text. It is NOT The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1. This is the first totally deceptive "book" description that I have found on the Nook site. Very disappointing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Do not buy!

    Not the comic at all! Only 15 pages about the show. I'm so pissed, definitely calling B&N. They need to fix this false advertising problem!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Do Not Order the Nook book! It is 15 pages explaining The Walkin

    Do Not Order the Nook book! It is 15 pages explaining The Walking Dead! I called Barnes and Noble right away and received my money back. Barnes and Noble informed me its the publisher that made this mistake.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

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    WAY cheaper than buying the volumes as themselves...1000 pages o

    WAY cheaper than buying the volumes as themselves...1000 pages of goodness.  Highly recommend. I enjoy the TV Show a bit better though because I am a film fanatic

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    I decided to start reading this series because I'm obsessed with

    I decided to start reading this series because I'm obsessed with the TV show...this is one of the best ways to read the first half of the series without searching for all 48 comics.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2012

    I read it because I like the show and ...

    Warning : Beware of spoilers!!!!

    I decided to read this compendium because I really love the tv show. I really did like the comic storyline but there are some major difference between it and the tv show. I like the overall storyline of the comic but would not put it in the top ten of comic titles that I have read.
    I was quite shocked when Shane died early on here. It had a major impact on how both the arc of the tv show and comic developed. Only time will tell where the story goes from Herchel's farm on tv.
    Its hard to compare the two. If anything, I think the comic has given me a better appreciation for the process of developing the show and why certain characters were added.
    If you are thinking of reading the comic, go with this edition for 35 bucks. The art is good and the "Governor" story arc is definitely greatest strength of this part of the story line. You will be shocked at the ending of this volume.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2011

    Please let us be able to buy it on the Nook!!!

    Its amazing! Read my brother-in-laws copy and knew id be getting my nook! Couldn't wait to buy it!!! But its not avaiable for the Nook: ( that's its only downfall.... but again... its amazing!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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