So finished Compendium 1 and right off the bat I will be looking out for compendiums 2 and 3 when Image next has a sale.#
I've struggled getting into Walking Dead in the past and while it looks great Robert Kirklands story leaves a lot to be desired. Its full of so many moments, like in many horror movies, when you find yourself screaming at the cast wondering why they are making the decisions they are. It can leave you asghast as the zombies (roamers, biters, whatever) change the way the operate, or appear purely to drive the plot, but based on any sort consistent behaviour patterns. Just like many horror movie beasties. The script can be ladden with many heavy handed, 'clever' bits of dialogue which come across as meaning to clear and insightful but are a little obvious and naff in reality, again comparible to da movies.
But like many horror movies for all its faults if the tension is handled well with at least some characters you engage with and care about it will keep you entertained. And that's just what these 48(ish) issues do. It was a page turner like few others. It has an almost unlimited supply of conflicit and edge of the seat moments. Its not afraid of killing folk off in keeping with its settingand as such the bulit in tension has real consequence. Which makes it really work well.
I've never read a Dan Brown book but given what my wife said when she did I image this is a similar experience. Its dumb fun... but then I'm a bit dumb and like fun, finally I'll be back for more after so many aborted attempts to try getting into this series which I always felt should be right up my street.