Saturday, March 19, 2016
Triumph of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman's Zombie Epic on Page and Screen
author: James Lowder
average rating: 3.99
book published: 2011
read at: 2016/03/19
date added: 2016/03/19
'Triumph of the Walking Dead' Edited by James Lowder is a series of essays that came out of few years ago. It's still a bit relevant because although it was printed after the first season of the show, events that were taking place in the comic have been in more recent episodes.
The essays are great and a lot of fun to read. Arnold T. Blumberg talks about the history of zombies in comics, and how they were once banned, but crept their way back in. Kay Steiger talks about race and gender politics in the show and how they persist even in a world gone crazy. Ned Vizzini has an essay called 'Rick and Rand: The Objectivist Hero in The Walking Dead' that speaks on Rick and his changing philosophy and how it relates to Ayn Rand. Even though the CDC and Edwin Jenner was never featured in the comics, this gets mentioned quite a few times. My favorite episode is by David Hopkins and it makes a case that Carl might be the true protagonist of the series and his role as the 1.5-Generation Immigrant in this strange new land.
In all cases the essays are intelligent well written. Most of the essayists are familiar with the comics series and all are familiar with the TV version. For fans of the show and comic, there is a lot of thought provoking material here.
I received a review copy of this ebook from BenBella Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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