Do You Miss The Walking Dead?

These titles should refresh your memory and hold you over until October...

Get more background on Woodbury and The Governor with these books:

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
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Are you missing the TV show The Walking Dead like I'm missing it? This is the first book in a trilogy and it is a great start.


This book works on two levels: If you are a fan of The Walking Dead and have read the comic books, it gives you some background to the sadistic Governor. On the second level, if you have not read The Walking Dead, it gives you an inkling of what's possible to come on the series and may make you want to run out and just buy the Walking Dead Omnibus.

This book starts out with a group of guys (four) and one of them has a daughter. They are basically trying to figure out what happened, why there are undead and deal with day-to-day survival. Be warned: The end will knock the wind out of you. You really don't see what's coming.

It's a fast read and enjoyable. You don't have to be a fan of the show to enjoy.
(Review by Tracy Lucas)

The Walking Dead: the Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
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We follow Lilly Caul through a journey of living on the road and constantly relocating because of the zombie plague. Because there are more zombies roaming the countryside, she has to stay on the move and live in various encampments and buildings. She stumbles on Woodbury, which initially seems to be a utopia from the dead. 

Lilly arrives at Woodbury as The Governor is actualizing on his power.
Seeing injustice being done by The Governor, Lilly forms an alliance with some fellow residents to challenge The Governor and the beginnings of his horrific reign.  
 

If you want to know what life in Woodbury was like, read this book. However, I felt as though I were pushing myself through the book because something was lacking. Some of Lilly's actions confused me: Why should she avenge a death after it happens instead of preventing it? The ending was interesting to me, but I felt it could all have been wrapped in a better package. (Review by Tracy Lucas)

Refresh your memory by reading the compilation comics that predate the show:

days gone bye miles behind us safety behind bars the hearts desire the best defense

If you look closely at the dead across the bottom, they line up as one long undead parade!

Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse by checking out this CDC "Zombie Preparedness" guide.

Have a look at some other zombie books and movies:

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Check out the first season on DVD and see if you can remember who was called "Officer Friendly," how the gang got together, and the role of the CDC.
i am legend
 
The original writer of the classic zombie story --before George Romero's classic, Night of the Living Dead -- was Richard Matheson.

Read the short story that the subsequent movie was based on and learn the truth behind Robert Neville and how he survived after.

This story not only differs from The Walking Dead but it delivers a punch at the end that will leave you wanting more.
y the last man
 
In the summer of 2002, a plague of unknown origin destroyed every last sperm, fetus, and fully developed mammal with a Y chromosome -- with the apparent exception of one young man and his male pet.

Aided by the mysterious Agent 355, the last human male, Yorick Brown, must contend with dangerous extremists, a hoped-for reunion with a girlfriend on the other side of the globe, and the search for exactly why he's the only man to survive.
marvel zombies
 
From the mind of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and torn from the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four! On an Earth shockingly similar to the Marvel Universes, an alien virus has mutated all of the world’s greatest super heroes into flesh-eating monsters! It took them only hours to destroy life as we know it — but what happens when they run out of humans to eat?!? Follow their search for more food — and witness the arrival of the Silver Surfer!
Always remember...don't open the door...they are all dead inside!
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