To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Walking Dead Omnibus Volume 1 Hardcover – December 13, 2011
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The story and characters are very well done, and the flow of the story benefits from it's ongoing nature. The characters have time to evolve, their plight has time to set in, and the world has time to start moving on. I found myself really emphathizing with the characters as their world fell apart and their food became scarce, I found myself getting excited for them when they found safe places to stay, and I found myself growing sad and angry for them as they faced perils not only from without, but also from within. Kirkman's story telling is straight forward, but he has a strong grip on his world and it's affect on his characters.
The first seven issues collected here are drawn by artist Tony Moore, with the remainder of the book being drawn by Charlie Adlard. Moore is a bit more talented, and his issues look a little better, but Adlard does a fine job with facial expressions and story telling as well. I would have preffered Moore's art for the entire run, but overall the art is good throughout. Also, while this book is black and white, the art is grayscaled very well, giving the book much more depth than most black and white comics I've seen.
As stated in the previous review, you don't need to be a Zombie fan to enjoy this book. I've never gone out of my way to watch a Zombie movie before, but I truly enjoyed this book. Strangely enough, I have now ordered a couple other Zombie books from Amazon to see if I enjoy them as well.
The Walking Dead Omnibus Volume 1 attempts to combine issues 1-23 all under one cover, and does so very well. The comics are published without break to create one continuous story. The paper and binding is of professional quality, and it feels great in your hands. Also with this edition are some never before published behind the scenes sketches and drawings now made available for the first time.
For die hard collectors it should be noted that this is the 2nd edition, and not the 1st.
My one gripe with the Omnibus edition is that it does not contain the Letter Hacks section that is published with the original comics. But this small imperfection is only a personal opinion, and doesn't effect the quality of the story at all.
For someone looking to add the walking dead canon, this edition is high quality reproduction that will look beautiful on your bookshelf.
The only downside is you have to wait a lot longer to catch up on the series because these books come out many months after the comic.
The Amazon discounted price makes it worth it, it would be tough to justify at the full retail price.
I watched the TV series and wanted to read the books, which is a different story line and character development (so far). I have only read the first two chapters in Volume 1 but have enjoyed them. My only issue is that I tend to expect the characters in the TV series, which doesn't always mesh one for one, in the books.
DO NOT ASSUME THESES ARE FOR KIDS! They are comic books but they are certainly not for kids. There is sex and violence galore. But if you like that sort of thing these interesting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I finally have all 6 of these. As a die hard walking dead fan, these are a must. Oversized, thick pages illustrate the comic better than ever. Read morePublished 4 months ago by VG1500
Payed for a brand new book but I defiantly got a used one. The outer cover/box was slightly damaged and it did not come in sealed plastic. Read morePublished 5 months ago by cole
I'm totally HOOKED.
Remarkable story and art.
The Omnibus is superbly crafted.
The volume that started it all in a gorgeous book. Really, deluxe editions ("tome editions") like this are worth it to avoid losing art to the gutter.Published 6 months ago by Echo Lemming
I loved the show. But the show does not compare to the Graphic Novel. Same basic plot but so much more gore and all the stuff they can't show or recreate on television. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Awaken
This Omnibus edition is definitely the way to go for any hardcover Walking Dead fans! I recommend this 110% over the compendium for many reasons. One, the art work is enlarged. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Angela
Different from the tv show and definitely worth the read. I love the size of the Omnibus and the quality of the pages. I would recommend!Published 8 months ago by Kate Cassidy
After reading the first few volumes of this hyped work, I can assure that this comic book writer is mediocre at best. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gregory Samsov