Triumph of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman's Zombie Epic on Page and Screen

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All zombies are created equal. All zombie stories are not.

From its humble beginnings as an indie comic book, The Walking Dead has become a pop culture juggernaut boasting New York Times–bestselling trade paperbacks, a hit television series, and enough fans to successfully take on any zombie uprising.

Triumph of The Walking Dead explores the intriguing characters, stunning plot twists, and spectacular violence that make Robert Kirkman’s epic ...

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Overview


All zombies are created equal. All zombie stories are not.

From its humble beginnings as an indie comic book, The Walking Dead has become a pop culture juggernaut boasting New York Times–bestselling trade paperbacks, a hit television series, and enough fans to successfully take on any zombie uprising.

Triumph of The Walking Dead explores the intriguing characters, stunning plot twists, and spectacular violence that make Robert Kirkman’s epic the most famous work of the Zombie Renaissance. The Walking Dead novels’ co-author Jay Bonansinga provides the inside story on translating the comics into prose; New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry takes on the notion of leadership (especially Rick Grimes’) during the zombie apocalypse; Harvard professor Steven Schlozman dissects the disturbing role of science in the television series; and more.

Triumph of The Walking Dead features a foreword by horror legend Joe R. Lansdale.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Fun and informative . . . Triumph of The Walking Dead successfully manages to do what any collection of its sort intends: Help us understand why the series is so good (and successful), while enhancing our enjoyment at the same time."
—Bookgasm

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936661138
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 748,688
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


James Lowder has worked extensively on both sides of the editorial blotter. His credits include the bestselling, widely translated novels Prince of Lies and Knight of the Black Rose, short fiction for such anthologies as Shadows Over Baker Street and The Repentant, and comic book scripts, role-playing game material, and hundreds of reviews and articles, including essays for the BenBella titles The Unauthorized X-Men and King Kong is Back! As an editor, he's directed book lines or series for a variety of publishers and has helmed more than a dozen critically acclaimed anthologies, including Curse of the Full Moon, Hobby Games: The 100 Best, and the Books of Flesh zombie anthology series. He's been a finalist for the International Horror Guild Award and the Stoker Award, and has won five Origins Awards and a silver ENnie Award.

The New York Times Book Review describes Joe R. Lansdale as a writer with “a folklorist’s eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur’s sense of pace.” Lansdale is the author of thirty novels and over two hundred short stories, articles, and essays. His work has received an Edgar, two New York Times notable books, seven Bram Stoker Awards, the British Fantasy Award, the Inkpot Award, the Herodotus Award for historical fiction, and many others. His novella “Bubba Ho-Tep” was made into a cult movie of the same name. His work has also been filmed for Showtime. His latest novel is Devil Red, published by Knopf. Online at joerlansdale.com.

Jay Bonansinga (author; The Black Mariah, co-author with Robert Kirkman of upcoming Walking Dead novels)

Jonathan Maberry (New York Times bestselling author; Patient Zero, Zombie CSU, Marvel Zombies Return)

Kim Paffenroth (professor of Religious Studies and zombie scholar; Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Visions of Hell on Earth)

Lisa Morton (author and screenwriter; The Lucid Dreaming, A Hallowe'en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writings Over the Centuries)

Kyle William Bishop (English professor at Southern Utah University; American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead)

Craig Fischer (professor at Appalachian State, comic scholar; The Comics Journal, The International Journal of Comic Art)

Kenneth Hite (game designer and writer; Zombies 101, Trail of Cthulhu)

Kay Steiger (editor of Campus Progress and author; The Atlantic, Bitch Magazine, In These Times)

Ned Vizzini (young adult author; It's Kind of a Funny Story, Be More Chill)

Scott Kenemore (author; The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead, Z.E.O., The Art of Zombie Warfare)

Brendan Riley (professor at Columbia College Chicago, author; Journal of Popular Culture, The Amazing Transforming Superhero)

Arnold T. Blumberg (instructor at University of Baltimore, author; Zombiemania, The Big BIG LITTLE BOOK Book)

Vince Liaguno (author, anthologist, and editor; Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet, The Literary Six, Butcher Knives & Body Counts)

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Table of Contents


“Foreword: The Walking Dead, with Entourage” – Joe R. Lansdale
“Introduction: In Medias Apocalypsis” – Jim Lowder
“The Pathos of The Walking Dead” – Kyle William Bishop
“Take Me to Your Leader” – Jonathan Maberry
“Four-Color Zombies” – Arnold T. Blumberg
“A Novelist and a Zombie Walk into a Bar” – Jay Bonansinga
“Meaninglessness” – Craig Fischer
“Zombie People” – Brendan Riley
“No Clean Slate” – Kay Steiger
“Happy (En)Trails” – Vince A. Liaguno
“Rick and Rand” – Ned Vizzini
“Postmodern Merlin” – Kenneth Hite
“Feel Better?” – Steven Schlozman
The Walking Dead and Dance of Death” – Lisa Morton
“Rick Grimes: A Zombie Among Men” – Scott Kenemore
“The Hero Wears the Hat” – David Hopkins
“‘For Love Is Strong as Death’” – Kim Paffenroth
Cover art and interior zombie art – Rafael Kayanan
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Dissertations on the walking dead

    I bought this book thinking it was going to show how Kirkman made a modern empire out of a comic, but was immediately disappointed. This book is about peoples thoughts and observations of TWD. Comparisons of Kirkman to Lovecraft and Romero get old as you read this. Its like a philosophical debate, with everyone repeating the same thoughts.... I would give negative stars if it were possible.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    darkfang

    darkfang sits ( didnt the clan camp move i cant find the name of the new book do you know what it is )

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    darkfang

    darkfang smiles and giggles a little ( thier training to be mighty warriors ) she licks silverkits head and smiles as she runs off to play with her brother

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    darkfang

    darkfang smiles and licks his cheek ( thats great i hope i passed mine i wount know untill the last day of school) she sits her stomach swelling with kits

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    darkfang

    darkfang smiles and lays down in thier nest

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    darkfang

    darkfang pads in ( alright and i have great news your going to be a father soon ) she smiles ( bla.....i mean sweetflower our medicine cat told me )

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    darfang

    darfang licks his check ( i love you too and i know your not )p.s im not going to be on this weekend im going to my dads house ( im glad i finnaly found a mate like you )

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    darkfang

    darkfang pads in ( ok im here ) she smiles

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Snaketail

    Um. Well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Zombies....Not Something New

    ”Mr. Valid”, I am gobbling up ebert zombie story that I can find, and at 42 years of age, I can honestly say that what you call over saturation is actually quite a thrill for us still not jaded by life. Additionally, ”Anonymous”, 40 drops the u and becomes forty, this for those who complain about editing constantly. I am however, refusing to buy this book, as NO zombie anthology is worth over $10.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    The zombie

    It is like a kids book but ten times more boring:(

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    @(makes valid points) ...below

    Uuummmm are YOU the one that is supposed to be making a "valid" point?? Because (rofl) SUDDEN love affair with zombies.?? SUDDEN?? I'm curious.....where have you been, Mr. Valid, for the last fourty years? Under a rock I presume???

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Makes valid points

    With americas sudden love affair with zombies and about how their oversaturation into the mainstream has ceased what they use to be scary.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    I was the first person to write a review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Is this a good boook

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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