Interviews

The Walking Dead: Death in Primetime

Robert Kirkman, Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Gale Anne Hurd, and Josh McDermitt on How a Show About Zombies Has Conquered Television

Apr 20, 2015

On October 30, 2010—the day before AMC aired the first episode of The Walking DeadRobert Kirkman had no idea what to expect. He knew he had a strong storythe success of his Walking Dead comic book series had proven thatand he knew there was nothing remotely like that story on TV. More

Oct 12, 2014

Given Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's contrarian reputation—he has boasted on numerous occasions that the intensity of Daryl Dixon fans has made him more eager to kill off the character—I half expected him to be a combative person to interview. In fact, he's exactly the opposite. Five minutes late for our conversation, he apologizes profusely, then gives me 10 more minutes of his time than he'd previously agreed to, even though he has a full day at the New York Comic-Con ahead of him. Talk to him for just a few minutes and it becomes clear that what might appear to be a desire to torture Walking Dead fans is really Kirkman's dry wit. Who would have guessed that the man who has plumbed the depths of human despair in his work would also harbor a dark sense of humor? More

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Robert Kirkman's Four-Panel Terror Shambles Onto TV

Oct 06, 2010

"This is not good.” Those are the foreboding first words you read in the debut issue of Image Comics’ The Walking Dead. There is no over-the-top internal monologue from a main character, or omnipresent narrator clueing you in to the overall through-line. It’s just a bleak, monochromatic landscape, punctuated by telephone poles and a pivotal police shootout. More


Reviews

The Walking Dead Vol. 13: Too Far Gone

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Written by Robert Kirkman; Art by Charlie Adlard; Cover by Cliff Rathburn

Dec 17, 2010

Now that AMC has wrapped its highly successful six-episode first season of The Walking Dead, it's a great time to reflect and dive back into the books that made zombie geeks initially fawn over the show. Robert Kirkman's thirteenth paperback volume, Too Far Gone, finds the group "safe" inside the Alexandria Safe-Zone community near Washington, D.C. More

The Walking Dead: Compendium One

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Written and created by Robert Kirkman; Art by Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, Cliff Rathburn, and Rus Wooton

Jun 15, 2009

Image's The Walking Dead: Compendium One is a hulking 1088-page softcover graphic novel that collects Robert Kirkman's ongoing zombie masterpiece. The "compendium" series collects the first 48 issues in one shot and it's a worthy edition to any discerning comic book enthusiast's library. The astonishing fact that Kirkman's post-apocalyptic comic can spawn yet another repackaging testifies to its hardcore fans, who will probably pick it up even if they picked up the smaller volumes along the way. This series is still salient. Another batch of potential fans could pick it up at their local shop and devour it like the rest of us did the first time. More