When The Walking Dead first came out on TV, I was hooked. Yes to zombies, yes to real people struggling with life... yes to it all! After a while I became aware that the TV series is based off the comic book and yeah, I was interested in it but never went out of my way to grab the first book. Well a friend moved down the street from us and he has all of them!! So we borrowed them. I read through the first two compendium books in a day. If you didn't know... these things are the size of bibles! They are huge. I stayed up until 4am to finish reading the second one because I got so into it. (Thats why I don't pick up books often, if I get into something. I get INTO IT!) Okay lets get to the good stuff.
So obviously I'm going to say that if you're at all into the TV series, then go pick up the first book. It is so good! It's better that the series. Yes the TV show is based off the comic books, the characters names are almost all the same but there are a lot of differences. There are characters in the TV show that aren't in the comics and vice versa. In some cases characters that live a long time in the TV show, die early on in the comics. Its interesting how the show gets a lot of things from the comics but at the same time they go do their own thing, like add their own sub stories or introduce their own characters. Anyways, why do I feel that the comic is better than the series? Because there no censorship, a lot more bad shit happens to the group. I'm not even going to get into it because spoilers. The people in the comics are a lot more... crazy. You can see that this new world is affecting them more, it drives them to do some screwed up shit. A couple of them shocked and surprised me. (The good kind of shocked and surprised) and I know for a fact they won't show them on TV, or if they do they'll hint at it but not actually say anything, because its TV guys... Okay I have to stop here because I could go on and on about how awesome the show and comics are. I love them both so much.
This was such a good read! It's basically a story about The Joker but told by one of his henchmen/a guy that works for him. I know the average person probably get that's Joker is a bad guy but he is a lot worse in this comic book. (I'm assuming he's a lot worse in almost all comic books because they can get away with more) Anyways I liked it. A nice dark story, showing you some crazy stuff Joker does to people, showing you his crazy... plus I did like the funky artwork. Funky in a good way!