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Triumph of The Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman’s Zombie Epic on Page and Screen
Edited by James Lowder
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All zombies are created equal. All zombie stories are not.

From its humble beginnings as an indie comic book, The Walking Dead has become a pop culture juggernaut boasting New York Times—bestselling trade paperbacks, a hit television series, and enough fans to successfully take on any zombie uprising.

Triumph of The Walking Dead explores the intriguing characters, stunning plot twists, and spectacular violence that make Robert Kirkman’s epic the most famous work of the Zombie Renaissance. Jay Bonansinga, the Walking Dead novels’ co-author, provides the inside story on translating the comics into prose; New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry takes on the perils of leadership during the zombie apocalypse; Harvard professor Steven Schlozman, MD, dissects the disturbing role of science in the television series; and more.

Triumph of The Walking Dead features a foreword by horror legend Joe R. Lansdale.

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Posted November 21st As geeks with discerning taste ourselves, we know they can be hard to shop for.

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Though our parent publisher BenBella has exhibited at Comic-Con before, this will be Smart Pop’s first year with a booth–and we’re jumping in feet (or is that spines?) first. Jennifer, Heather, and I will be in San Diego for four days (plus preview night!) packed with signings and giveaways for our 2011 titles. You’ll find us at B-4, in the back right corner of the exhibit hall.

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What People Are Saying

TRIUMPH OF THE WALKING DEAD successfully manages to do what any collection of its sort intends: Help us understand why the series is so good (and successful), while enhancing our enjoyment at the same time.

— Alan at Bookgasm

Editor James Lowder has assembled an impressive collection of Walking Dead essayists who examine not only the popular comic book series and TV show but the Zombie phenomenon as a whole...an interesting book that zombie fans are sure to love.

— Collectors' Corner

One does not have to be a devotee of either the comic book or the television series to enjoy this compilation of reflections on the enormous popularity of Kirkman’s contribution to the subgenre....[Triumph of the Walking Dead] is a most refreshing read that probes the appeal and acclaim of the comic book, while taking a penetrating look at the success of the TV show which amplified upon it.

— Dave at HellNotes.com

 Triumph of the Walking Dead is a rich reading experience that while lacking any photos or illustrations is still engulfing enough to keep you clinging to its pages. The edition is one of the few books out now that takes an analytical view while still staying well within the scope of common reading.

— HorrorNews.net

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