Roving Punster wrote:I've heard the walking dead comic is excellent ... I'm a fan of the TV series that was based on it, but I've never read the source material.
My favorite comic book series of all time was The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman, by a very wide margin. I just finished one of my periodic rereadings just a few weeks ago.
These days I don't read anywhere near as much as I used to (which was around 2-3 novels a week).
I had the complete mint set of Sandman . I believe some of my nef yoos still have them , bagged and boarded ( or maybe not ) .
Gaiman also wrote some stories for MiracleMan/(MarvelMan) which if I recall correctly was written by the equally talented genius (IMHO) Alan Moore , published in the UK circa early eighties, years before Sandman.
I forgot who inherited those copies , but the title only lasted for a dozen issues or so .
If you love Gaiman's style , you must read this series , Moore wrote the majority of the books with Gaiman contributing near the end .
It was about 7-8 years before the dream king came back to life and i think you will enjoy it , however a couple of the stories are extremely horrific (IMHO) , 30 odd years later I still picture the images in my mind and shiver a wee bit .
You heard correctly about TWD comic , it is amazing , brutal , well written and illustrated . The black and white format suits the comic and compounds the dread . There is a risk of you losing sleep though , I found it hard not to binge read .
PS : I was a comic collector back in the day , nerdy enough to rival The Big Bang Theory boys .