To Buy or Not to Buy [the Comic]… That is the Question [This Fan of THE WALKING DEAD TV Series Has]

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After six episodes of bloody awesomeness, THE WALKING DEAD will end its all-too abbreviated first season this Sunday night at 10PM. Where things get really interesting though is that unlike most shows that go on an extended hiatus leaving fans will little more than the occasional webisodes (see: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), fans of THE WALKING DEAD have at their disposable a wealth of material in the form of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book that serves as the basis for the hit AMC series. An alternative which raises a question we’re hoping fans of both the television show and comic book might be able to help us with: Will reading the comic, like say the first compendium that we’re a mere click away from purchasing on Amazon, ruin the shock and awe of the TV show? Or are they different enough entities to be enjoyed on their own?

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  • They are different enough where the comic will not ruin the show for you. The comic is absolutely awesome, and honestly, I don’t see how anyone who has read it first can even enjoy the tv series. It is terrible in comparison.

  • They are different enough where the comic will not ruin the show for you. The comic is absolutely awesome, and honestly, I don’t see how anyone who has read it first can even enjoy the tv series. It is terrible in comparison.

  • Ace

    I can’t speak to these comics b/c zombies aren’t my thing. But, it has been my experience that when they use a book series for a TV show (True Blood–Sookie Stackhouse; Vampire Diaries), they change the plot enough to keep it more than interesting for those who may be spoiled by the books. Which makes sense since that is your built in audience b/f the show hits the airwaves.

  • rkw219

    Read it. No question. The last ep deviated so much from the comic, you’ll be safe. And the comic is AMAZING, truly.