The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us

The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us - Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard This issue features the original scenario at Hershel's farmhouse -- which plays out quite differently than the television show's take on it, and is eerier, I feel. The TV program does do a good job of pacing, even if it sticks to the more stereotypically American conflicts of family, adultery, guilt, justice, etc. -- moreso than anything in the graphic novel. By contrast, the comic has a more diverse cast (with more vocal and active non-white characters), and seems far more interested in the recognition of individuals losing their sense of humanity than worrying about whom fathered who's child. As a result, the reader comes away wishing the TV adaptation would take bigger risks. It is the end of the world, after all.