Judging by your comments, it seems that you enjoy both "The Walking Dead" television show as well as the comics. The people I know who are longtime fans of the comic really hate, or at the very least, are frustrated with the show (citing a great departure from the "much better" literature). I've only seen the show, and I enjoy it, but I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the show vs. the comics and do you think longtime readers are justified in their frustration with the show. Thank you!
Asked by bbautista
I absolutely love both, and I actually know several other longtime readers of the comic who also love the tv show.
One of the things I love the most about the show is that there are characters that aren’t in the comic and the plot very seriously deviates, so I get to enjoy both and still never know what’s coming. I think it’s what makes the both series fantastic, and very satisfyingly unpredictable.
Aside from that, I think the quality of both versions of the Walking Dead story is top notch. The tv show has just been stunning in its special effects, choice in actors, and in its handling of a post-apocalyptic world that is full of a lot of really heavy questions about who we become without our longstanding societal constructs. (The name of the series is a reference to the people living in this fictional world, not the walkers.)
The comic is… well, it’s the original, brilliant story from my favorite comic writer, Robert Kirkman (who turned this fangirl’s original iPad into a ZombiPad at 2010, still squeeing about that). I could go on and on about how great that series continues to be, but let me just say it remains one of my all-time favorites, and I love getting my gut-twisting plot-related heart attacks in double dose these days from two artistic mediums that are both really well suited to this story.