Daily Archives: January 16, 2009

Bring Out Your Dead

Walking Dead Vol. 9The Walking Dead, Vol. 9: Here We Remain trade paperback
The Walking Dead #s 55, 56 & 57

Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist/Cover artist: Charlie Adlard
Gray tones: Cliff Rathburn
Letters: Rus Wooton
Editor: Aubrey Sitterson
Publisher: Image Comics
Price: $14.99 US (trade)/$2.99 US each (individual issues)

I’d missed an issue or two of this series last year and lost touch with it for a while, but last week’s release of the latest trade-paperback collection offered me the chance to get caught up. I opted to read them all in one sitting the other night, right before I went to bed. Big mistake. My God, the nightmares — they were unrelenting. And really, that may be the best compliment I can give to storytellers Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. The horror — both physical and psychological — bored into my brain and was persistent in its successful to influence my unconscious thoughts. After reading Here We Remain and subsequent chapters in the ongoing zombie epic, I was reminded of the powerful plotting and characterization that have made The Walking Dead such a success, and of the synergy between writer and artist that’s been an integral part of that success.

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