The first really successful comicbook about zombies spawned the first really successful TV show about zombies. Or is The Walking Dead the first and only one dedicated to the undead apocalypse? With many of the same people involved in both projects, there is a great deal of source accuracy in the TV show, which is admirable in the eyes of readers of the gridded page. Robert Kirkman, the creator and writer of the comicbook serves as not only the executive producer of the series, but has also written (or co-written) at least one episode of each season to date, including “Isolation”, the episode that aired right before Halloween of 2013.
Still, there is a big difference between the book and the show, from the events themselves to the unrated language and brutality that permeates every issue of the comicbook. That’s not to say that The Walking Dead is any kind of a tame show, but taking one look at, for example, the story thread of the Governor and a serious difference in the level of violence, cruelty and revenge is seen.
As of the 116th issue of the comicbook series, however, the characters of The Walking Dead are now engaged in all-out war. The Governor is a distant memory for Rick Grimes and his people, but someone (as a friend of mine described him) “ten times worse” than the Governor has filled that arch-villain gap with skull-cracking ease.