Looking for a last minute giftable? B&N is selling The Walking Dead Compendium, Volume 1 for $29.99 — half of the regular $59.99 price — but only until 2:59 am December 20th, so don’t dawdle.
At 1088 pages, this collection of the first 48 issues of THE WALKING DEAD have proven a great entry point into the world of Rick Grimes vs the Zombies — even at that price it’s a consistent bestseller.
BTW if you want some kind of idea of how pervasive THE WALKING DEAD has become due to the TV show, during a long subway ride home from a holiday party, The Beat overheard hipsters on the L talking about what kind of guns were the best to kill zombies on the show. Upon getting off the subway, we were regaled with TINTIN posters and a bus with a WALKING DEAD ad on the side. Comics: inescapable.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.