I've seen a lot of these top ten type things done and they always run in reverse order, but Bobby don't play that way. I'm going to start you off with my fave right off the bat.
I just have to say I'm still amazed at how well this book reads after the second or third time and I still add the newest issue to the top of my must read stack every time it comes in. There's been times I'm tempted to change the name of the store to Walking Dead & More considering how many copies of the trades I go through every month. No matter what a customer asks for in a read, I always seem to end up steering them to this title, and I can't think of a single time I've sold someone the first volume and not seen that same person back in less than a week to pick up the next( and sometimes every volume available). The world record has to be 40 minutes. A fellow was in just last Tuesday, and apparently got partway home on the subway while reading volume 1 and turned around and came back to the store, and the first words out of his lips was" I need to know what the hell happens next"
My good friend Chuck was in the store yesterday and commented he's never read it because he's not into zombie comics. Well Chuck I know what you're getting for Christmas now and let me assure you this isn't just a zombie story. I don't have the words to describe how well written the characters are in this book. In fact I think what helps me sell it is the part of my speech where I just start stammering and my pauses between words get longer as I search for a way to say, " This is the best freakin comic I have ever read" And 4 years in, I still count the days until the next issue arrives. Let me just say in closing that the title of the book doesn't refer to the zombies.The survivors of whatever the hell caused this, are themselves The Walking Dead.
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