Quite frankly I couldn’t be more excited about AMC adapting The Walking Dead comic book into a live action series. Two years ago, at Baltimore Comic Con I patiently waited in line to meet the creator, Robert Kirkman and have him sign a couple of my favorite issues along with the first trade paperback. When it was my turn, I thanked Kirkman for writing just a phenomenal comic and more importantly getting me back into comics.
The story which Kirkman has given for us over 70 odd issues deals much more with the horrors that man can do, than the looming threat of the zombies themselves. The zombie apocalypse has merely the beginning for the story’s protagonist Rick Grimes. Which, is a perfect way to underscore this first production still of actor Andrew Lincoln as policeman Rick Grimes.
Now, after a thorough examination I went back to The Walking Dead Vol. 1 thinking that I’ve seen this picture before.
After combing through I found what I was looking for, when Rick ran out of gas in his cruiser. Now I’ve made a composite image out of three separate panels of the scene captured above, but from a reverse angle.
From the looks of it, Frank Darabont appears to be exceedingly faithful to the source material. I’m sure that AMC’s production blog will be unveiling juicy bits as the show moves along. Unfortunately we’re going to have to wait until October until The Walking Dead premieres.