I recently wrote a piece about Robert Kirkman and his revival of the zombie subgenre. This article went up on http://www.best-horror-movies.com, but it’s certainly a piece that should resonate with HNR readers. Therefore, I certainly wanted to share this with you all.
Check out a quick excerpt from the article before you head over and read this beast in it’s entirety!
Despite these factors, Robert Kirkman’s brainchild, The Walking Dead has found a way to not only survive in society, but to genuinely thrive. Most will remember that the now ultra-popular Image Comics effort didn’t spring from the gate an immediate fan favorite. It took time for Kirkman’s ongoing comic to catch on with readers. But catch on it did, in a major, major way. The Walking Dead eventually inspired fans to follow the undead religiously and that resulted in a small screen adaptation from AMC. It also inspired damn near every indie filmmaker with a few friends to try their hand at “filmmaking”. But aspiring filmmakers weren’t the only ones who caught the new zombie flu floating in the air with the pollen. Novelists around the globe caught the virus, and suddenly zombies went from struggling shells to the new “it” thing once more, in multiple mediums.
Again, this is a piece you don’t want to miss (especially from me: a guy who absolutely loathes zombie fare). Check the full article out right here!