I'd heard good things bandied about with regards to this series, but hadn't read any of the issues - I noticed a copy in my local library so decided to give it a whirl.
What can I say, other than it was absolutely brilliant - captivating - I couldn't put it down.
The characterisation and plot is right up there with anything Gaimen, Miller, Moore, Morrison, Mignola or Niles have produced at their very best, whilst being in it's own right completely unique.
Yes it's basically a survivor story, and yes there are zombies, but what makes this such a fantastic read is the huge depth and individuality of each character - this fast paced chapter in the series races across the page like a movie, and the stark graphic allows the reader to fill the gaps with their own imagination.
If this review comes across as mawkish, then so be it, but based on this copy, I've snapped up a copy of the omnibus covering vols. 1-8 and will be picking up the remaining vols. so far.
Outstanding - can't recommend it highly enough.