I’ll admit that I’m not much of a comic person so it is no surprise that I had never heard of the Walking Dead by Jim Somerville. Yes, it’s a zombie comic called the Walking Dead that has nothing to do with the zombie comic called the Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman. The Walking Dead comic book by Jim Somerville actually predates Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead by about 14 years.
I haven’t read it and probably won’t (more on that below) but here are the similarities between them. They both
- are zombie comics
- are black and white
- have excellent artwork
- are called the Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead by Jim Somerville seems to be out of print but you might be able to get your hands on them. Unfortunately, they are expensive for comics. There are no digital options either. So even though they look interesting, I’m not willing to fork out this kind of cash for some comics and that is why I probably won’t read them.
I found a few at Bonanza.com too.
The Walking Dead by Jim Somerville was published by Aircel Comics (a.k.a. Aircel Publishing) which was a Canadian comic book publisher that was active between 1985 and 1994. There were 4 comics in the series and a special. I don’t know what the special means. It might just be a different print of The Walking Dead #1.
Here are some things that I read about on various sites. The zombies are quite intelligent, can form plans, co-ordinate and use weapons. The President is a prominent character. He wears an eyepatch and he’s trying to find a cure for the zombie virus because the First Lady is infected. Yup, his wife’s a zombie.