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Triumph of The Walking Dead

A Zombie Among Men

Rick Grimes and the Lessons of Undeadness
by Scott Kenemoreon The Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman’s epic comic book series is called The Walking Dead.

Not The Whiny Humans.

Can we agree on that much? Can we all accept that this, at least, is fact and not just “my opinion”?

Can we?

Good.

Because there’s a reason he gave it that title.

Kirkman’s phenomenal series makes perhaps the strongest case in contemporary fiction for the superiority of the zombie over the human. It is on the positive traits of zombies that Kirkman has chosen to focus his narrative, and rightly so. In the dark and apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead–so expertly limned by Kirkman–it is the zombies and not the humans who consistently find ways to persevere, who succeed, eventually, in obtaining their goals. Wherever they are and whatever they are doing, zombies always have the advantage. They triumph where humans fail. They endure in situations that would leave living persons totally obliterated. These dynamic, ever-stalwart, and supremely self-assured … read more»

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