An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Rick Grimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through all the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. - GoodreadsTitle: Days Gone By (Vol. #1)
Series: The Walking Dead
Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: September 26th 2006
Pages: 144 pages
Genre: Graphic Novel
I finished reading this back around April of this year. It is not exactly like the television version with the same name. Though it starts out like it does in the show, it goes a completely different way by the 2nd volume.
However, this is an amazing graphic novel series! Kirkman did a fascinating job with the way he spent time focusing on the characters rather than the undead. It's not the type of read for just anyone, but it really is worth a read, once.
I feel if you already have seen the show or haven't yet and wish to, then you should pick up a copy because it'll help fill in those gaps or answer questions that the show hasn't yet. It surely helped make sense as to HOW everything played out; where as in the show they kind of went a different route that from what I've read in articles and seen on the preview for the new season, they are going back to the comic series story line.
So now is a good time to jump on the bandwagon for the graphic novel series.