The original Walking Dead comic — now on iPhone
On the bus ride home from elementary school, I’d press my nose against the window waiting for my house to appear. “Thanks!” I’d yell, as I hopped off the bus with my backpack dragging all over the concrete. My first stop was the mailbox. There was only one thing I was looking for, my Disney Adventures magazine. Every issue had my favorite comics–Sonic the Hedgehog, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin.
When I grew up, I started subscribing to the big boy comics like Spiderman, Daredevil and Thor. I also bought every collection of Calvin and Hobbes and Bone. Then I went to college and left my comic book hobby behind. That changed last week.
While browsing the new Apple iPhone apps, I came across “The Walking Dead #1” comic. With the upcoming adaptation on AMC, I decided to download the free app and give the comic a shot.
I’m glad I did. The comic was a very quick and entertaining read. With the faintest touch of the screen, a beautiful monochrome comic cell filled the screen. Not to mention, the story is great. It’s grisly, simple and engaging. I might have to buy the next comic in the series.
Check out some of these screen grabs: