I’d heard of The Walking Dead, but haven’t read any comics for quite a few years. My source for comic books had always been my childhood friend who now co-owns Top Comics. Throughout college and those years between degrees, he’d fill up a long box of comics when I was home and sort it according to: titles I like to read, titles I should read, superhero comics, and random titles that he didn’t care whether I read or not. My guess is The Walking Dead would be in the “titles I should read.” It’s fast paced and gritty, but it also has good timing in terms of action and drama.
If you’re wondering what it’s like, just imagine Cormac McCarthy re-wrote The Road but with zombies. Read it, enjoy it, and remember gunshots only attract more zombies.