Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Walking Dead the Official Magazine #1 - Review

The Walking Dead the Official Magazine #1 from Titan and Skybound

If there’s one thing that’s true about The Walking Dead, whether it’s the comics or the TV show, it’s that people can’t get enough of it. And there’s good reason for that statement. Robert Kirkman has created a storytelling juggernaut that’s taken the world by storm. If you've been looking for a new outlet for your fandom of Kirkman’s Walkers, then The Walking Dead the Official Magazine is the answer.

Published by Titan and Skybound, the magazine has articles that relate not just to the comic book and TV show, but also has pieces on the actors, merchandise, and extras like the TV show Talking Dead. Each piece is well written, concise, and professionally constructed.

The overall design of the magazine fits well with the motif of the TV series and comic book. It uses color, balance, alignment, and enclosure to create an effective magazine. It’s one of the few magazines that I've read cover-to-cover because I wanted to.

My favorite part about this first issue was the bonus story “Just another Day at the Office” by Jay Bonansinga. The addition of actual prose stories into the magazine is a very unique choice. It gives people new to the series an inside look at Philip Blake (The Governor), who will be a major part of the new season of the TV show.

The Walking Dead the Official Magazine is a publication that will please any fan of Kirkman’s zombie series. So while you’re waiting impatiently for the next issue of the comic book or the next episode of the TV series on AMC, reach for this magazine. The first issue is on newsstands now.

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