The Walking Dead (Image)

    (Image, 2003-Present)
™ and ©2003 Robert Kirkman
Trade paperback and hardcover editions of series collect different issues.

One wouldn’t think that a comic book that borrows so heavily—deliberately or otherwise—from a mediocre British pseudo-zombie flick would sound promising. But Robert Kirkman not only makes it work, he makes it downright riveting.

The aforementioned film was the otherwise forgettable 28 Days Later, which opened with the story’s main character awaking from a coma to find that the entire world’s population was either dead or transformed into mindless, zombie-like creatures. Kirkman’s story opens in virtually identical fashion, complete with the usual undead clichés: slow-moving, flesh-eating, vulnerable-to-head-trauma, etc.

But what makes this volume so enticing isn’t scores of undead roaming the streets. Instead, it’s his character-driven story of a rag–tag group’s survival: survival, not just from decaying hordes of former humanity, but also from their own internal conflicts. The undead are not the story’s focal point; they’re a conflict—and only one of the story’s conflicts, at that. So Kirkman, instead, focuses on the story’s main characters and quickly makes it a page–turner. Buy this book and just try not to read it in one sitting.

— Jim Johnson

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#1

  10/1/2003
  $2.95
  $350.00
No copies available
 Robert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 (2nd printing)

  3/1/2010
  $1.00
  $7.00
3 copies available from $7.00
2nd Printing; Image Firsts reprint; Indicia reads title as Image Firsts: The Walking Dead #1Robert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 (3rd printing)

  4/1/2011
  $1.00
  $9.50
2 copies available from $9.50
3rd Printing; Image Firsts reprint; Indicia reads title as Image Firsts: The Walking Dead #1Robert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 (4th printing)

  12/1/2012
  $1.00
  $2.75
5 copies available from $2.99
4th Printing; Image Firsts reprint; Indicia reads title as Image Firsts: The Walking Dead #1Robert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation A

  8/1/2013
  $2.95
  $50.00
1 copy available for $50.00
Wizard Comic Con Chicago Exclusive cover by Ethan Van Skiver; B&w seriesRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation B

  8/1/2013
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
Wizard Comic Con Chicago Exclusive B&W cover by Ethan Van SkiverRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation C

  10/1/2013
  $5.99
  $16.00
3 copies available from $16.00
10th Anniversary EditionRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation D

  8/1/2013
  $2.95
  $24.00
1 copy available for $24.00
Wizard Comic Con Ohio Exclusive coverRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation E

  8/1/2013
  $0.00
  $36.00
No copies available
Amazing Arizona Con Exclusive coverRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation F

  8/1/2013
  $0.00
  $50.00
No copies available
B&W Amazing Arizona Con Exclusive coverRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation G

  8/1/2013
  $0.00
  $38.00
1 copy available for $38.00
Emerald City Comic Con ExclusiveRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation H

  8/1/2013
  $0.00
  $18.00
3 copies available from $6.00
Emerald City Comic Con B&W ExclusiveRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation I

  4/1/2014
  $0.00
  $13.50
1 copy available for $33.50
Wizard World Comic-Con NYC ExperienceRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation J

  4/1/2014
  $0.00
  $22.00
No copies available
2014 Special Anniversary Edition; Skybound Mystery Box; Limited to 2000Robert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation K

  4/1/2015
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
Las Vegas Wizard World Comic Con ExclusiveRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation L

  4/1/2014
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  $20.00
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B&W Escape VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation M

 
  $2.95
  $15.00
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Escape Color Variant signed by Robert Kirkman; Includes Certificate of Authenticity  

#1 Variation N

 
  $0.00
  $120.00
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Escape B&W Variant signed by Robert Kirkman; Includes Certificate of Authenticity  

#1 Variation O

  8/1/2013
  $0.00
  $10.50
1 copy available for $10.50
Wizard World RALEIGH B&W Exclusive Edition  

#1 Variation P

 
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
Wizard World Comic Con Chicago Exclusive Image SkyboundRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation Q

  11/1/2013
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
B&W cover; Wizard World Austin Comic Con ExclusiveRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation R

  6/1/2015
  $0.00
  $15.00
1 copy available for $92.30
Sacramento Wizard World Comic Con B&W ExclusiveRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation S

  5/1/2013
  $0.00
  $21.00
2 copies available from $28.00
Wizard World Philadelphia 2013 Comic Con ExclusiveRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation T

  5/1/2013
  $0.00
  $15.00
No copies available
Wizard World Philadelphia 2015 Comic Con ExclusiveRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation U

  12/14/2016
  $0.00
  $15.00
No copies available
Wizard World Comic Con Columbus Exclusive variantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation V

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
Wizard World Nashville 2015 Comic Con ExclusiveRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation W

  9/1/2015
  $3.99
  $3.99
1 copy available for $23.99
15th Blind Bag EditionRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation W (2nd printing)

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $4.50
1 copy available for $4.50
15th Blind Bag Edition Color Trade Dress Cover; B&WRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation W (3rd printing)

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $11.50
2 copies available from $11.50
15th Blind Bag Edition Color Virgin Cover; B&WRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation W (4th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $3.99
No copies available
15th Blind Bag Edition B&W Trade Dress Cover; B&WRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation W (5th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $3.99
  $3.99
No copies available
15th Blind Bag Edition B&W Virgin Cover; B&WRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $6.50
9 copies available from $5.95
15th Anniversary Variant Cover; B&WRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (2nd printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Alley Cat Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (3rd printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Albuquerque Comic Warehouse Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (4th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Comic Book University Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (5th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Comic Conspiracy Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (6th printing)

  9/1/2015
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  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Tardy’s Collectors Corner Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (7th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Comic Madison Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (8th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $2.50
10 copies available from $2.50
15th Anniversary Super-Fly Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (9th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Cosmic Comix and Toys Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (10th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Comic Androids Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (11th printing)

  9/1/2015
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  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Rubber Chicken Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (12th printing)

  9/1/2015
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  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Infinity & Beyond Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (13th printing)

  9/1/2015
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  $5.00
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15th Anniversary Comic Zone Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (14th printing)

  9/1/2015
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  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Kaboom Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (15th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Emerald City Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (16th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Bamf! Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (17th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Circle City Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (18th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Dark Tower Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (19th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Midtown Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (20th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Graham Crackers Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (21th printing)

  9/1/2015
  $2.99
  $5.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Fourcorners Comics & Games Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (22th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $15.00
  $15.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary BuyMeToys.com Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (23th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Multiverse Corps. Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (24th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Famous Faces & Funnies Comics and Toys Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (25th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Samurai Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (26th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Tate’s Comics + Toys + More Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (27th printing)

 
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Duncanville Bookstore Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (28th printing)

 
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary The Multiverse Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (29th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Bridge City Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (30th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Earth 2 Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (31th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Strange Adventures Comics & Curiosities Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (32th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Pop! Comics & Culture Emporium Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (33th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Legacy Comics and Cards Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (34th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Comic Madness Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (35th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary One Stop Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (36th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Comic Signal store variantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (37th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $4.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Giant Robot Comics store variantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (38th printing)

 
  $2.99
  $4.00
No copies available
15th Anniversary Excalibur Comics, Cards & Games Store Variant CoverRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (39th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Starbase 1552 Comics Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (40th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Geek Geek Nerd Nerd Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (41th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Comics Factory Store VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation X (42th printing)

  10/1/2018
  $2.99
  $2.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Gotham Newstand VariantRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#1 Variation Y

  8/1/2013
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
Wizard World RALEIGH Color Exclusive Edition  

#1 Variation Z

  10/1/2013
  $0.00
  $10.00
1 copy available for $50.00
Wizard World Nashville 2013 Exclusive Edition  

#2

  11/1/2003
  $2.95
  $93.00
No copies available
 Robert KirkmanTony Moore

#2 (2nd printing)

  2/1/2004
  $2.95
  $22.00
No copies available
2nd printingRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#2 Variation A

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $9.50
2 copies available from $9.50
15th Anniversary Blind Bag EditionRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#2 Variation B

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $5.50
2 copies available from $5.50
15th Anniversary Blind Bag Edition Color Trade Dress CoverRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#2 Variation C

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $3.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Blind Bag Edition Color Virgin CoverRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#2 Variation D

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $3.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Blind Bag Edition B&W Trade Dress CoverRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#2 Variation E

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $3.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Blind Bag Edition B&W Virgin CoverRobert KirkmanTony Moore

#3

  12/1/2003
  $2.95
  $50.00
2 copies available from $330.00
 Robert KirkmanTony Moore

#4

  1/1/2004
  $2.95
  $95.00
3 copies available from $1,150.00
 Robert KirkmanTony Moore

#5

  2/1/2004
  $2.95
  $31.00
No copies available
 Robert KirkmanTony Moore

#6

  3/1/2004
  $2.95
  $85.00
2 copies available from $185.00
 Robert KirkmanTony Moore

#7

  4/1/2004
  $2.95
  $111.00
No copies available
1st appearance of TyreeseRobert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#7 Variation A

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $9.50
2 copies available from $9.50
15th Anniversary Blind Bag EditionRobert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#7 Variation B

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $4.25
1 copy available for $4.25
15th Anniversary Blind Bag Edition Color Trade Dress Cover; B&WRobert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#7 Variation C

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $3.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Blind Bag Edition Color Virgin Cover; B&WRobert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#7 Variation D

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $3.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Blind Bag Edition B&W Trade Dress Cover; B&WRobert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#7 Variation E

  10/1/2018
  $3.99
  $3.99
No copies available
15th Anniversary Blind Bag Edition B&W Virgin Cover; B&WRobert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#8

  5/1/2004
  $2.95
  $66.00
No copies available
 Robert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#8 (2nd printing)

  7/1/2004
  $2.95
  $50.00
No copies available
2nd printingRobert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#9

  6/1/2004
  $2.95
  $58.00
2 copies available from $58.00
 Robert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#10

  7/1/2004
  $2.95
  $74.00
No copies available
 Robert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#11

  8/1/2004
  $2.95
  $43.00
1 copy available for $43.00
 Robert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#12

  9/1/2004
  $2.95
  $46.00
1 copy available for $46.00
 Robert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#13

  10/1/2004
  $2.95
  $47.00
No copies available
 Robert KirkmanCharlie Adlard

#14

  11/1/2004
  $2.95
  $34.00
1 copy available for $34.00
 Robert KirkmanCharlie Adlard
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