Updated on 16 October, 2021
No fan of The Walking Dead would be caught without at least considering Rick Grimes as the central character. This beloved adventure-thriller series has captured the hearts of countless viewers in the United States and beyond. The comic quickly became a sensation following its premiere on television in October of 2007. Based upon the highly acclaimed book series by Robert Kirkman, the television show was created to be an alternative version of the undead. No one was safe from being turned into a walking dead.
For those unfamiliar with The Walking Dead, here is a quick introduction. You meet the beautiful baby who is the main protagonist in the first few pages of the comic. As events are revealed throughout the series, you quickly discover that she is the sole survivor of a family of zombies. As the story unfolds, Rick (ghan-ee) and his family have to learn how to survive and move forward.
The Rick and Zombies series is now in its third season on cable. Each new season has featured a different central character. This past year's featured a new zombie, Negan, who was introduced in the third episode. Negan started out as an honorable and powerful warlord, but is now struggling to control the chaos within his own army and living under a constant watchful eye of the undead.
In the first issue, Rick and Lori are asked to join a group of survivors in New York City. The group is comprised of a woman suffering from amnesia, her husband, a boy, and his friend, Abraham. While everyone seems happy on the outside - except for the boy who is very suspicious of everything - Negan arrives and starts terrorizing the group. Once he has them all cornered, he proceeds to kill every single person in his path, sacrificing only his own life.
Rick is brought back in the middle of the night, along with Abraham and a herd of walkers, to find that Negan has killed everyone else. Now, he is on the run from the undead and Rick wants to take him down a safe path, away from everything. Unfortunately, it will be too late for everyone, as Negan crushes Abraham's family. When Rick and the others arrive at the campsite, they discover that Negan has gone into the woods and turned all of the other walkers into zombies.
The next few issues of Rick Grimes comics feature the return of some familiar characters, like Abraham and Lori. They help to defeat Negan and in the end, help Rick save the rest of the group. However, as we know, things don't go as planned and the warlord returns again, taking over the city. The storyline of the comic after this one constantly evolves and changes as Rick and the others struggle to stop him from taking over. The series ends with Rick deciding to move on and look for a new place, leaving everything up to Abraham and Lori.
This version of the Rick and The Giant Rick Grimes Comic series is one that not only captures the audience that the show has already achieved, but it also brings back some old characters that had no part in the original story. These additions really make the comic more interesting. However, it can be said that most of these additions are just rehashing the same events that have already been shown in the television show - no new or interesting elements. However, there are a few interesting things that I noticed about this comic.
First of all, the art that is done for the comic is excellent. It's clean lines and sharp image quality make the comic entertaining to read. Also, the graphic design of the character is quite unique, and I think that it adds to the fun of reading the comic book series.