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This book is presented in hardcover, roughly the same size as the comics. Inside, it collects cover art of the single issue volume 1-50, trade paperback volumes 1-8, Books 1-4 and Deluxe Hardcovers 1-2. There are also sketches and unused designs.

If you are a collector of the comics, you already have majority of the art. The reason to buy this book is probably the commentary if you're interested in how they come up with the covers. Creator Robert Kirkman, artists Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard look back in hindsight at what they like and the ones that didn't work out well.

The art is beautiful but there are a few misses as well - all that are mentioned in the commentary provided.

This book is more for the ultimate collectors. Casual fans probably can do without it. Besides, most of the cover art can be found easily online.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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on 28 May 2013
This will take you a little while to work though, but for any fan of the hit comic books series 'The Walking Dead' it will be a joy to uncover and learn more about each cover for each issue.

It will inform you of things you may have missed, remind you of those great issues that you read many years ago and give you a few Geeky facts that you can share with your friends or possibly the wife or husband who isn't into the whole 'comic book scene'.

In full colour and printed hardback this is an investment that many should make to learn more about their favourite comic book series 'The Walking Dead'.

A definite buy alongside the trade paper back volumes (or compendiums), as you can lend this and them out to all your friends and convert them to read something great in their spare time!

Also, many people started collecting the comics latter than the first 50 issues or have opted in for the trade paper back route, this gives you access to the covers many don't own and with volume 2 coming out soon (July 2013), there should be many more to come as 'The Walking Dead' continues.

Give it a read, you wont be disappointed!
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on 6 January 2011
I'm a longtime fan of The Walking Dead. This book collects all of the fantastic, macabre covers to date with sketches, insight and footnotes from the people who made them possible. Moore and Adlard offer interesting tidbits of info as to how they created the images but Kirkman comes accross as self centred and incredibly dull. His comments are so banal that I actually ignored his writing from about the halfway point of the book. Kirkman's writing in the series proper is usually exciting and grim, but here adds little.

In summary, this book contains excellent artwork and I recommend you only give Moore and Adlard your time.
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on 23 September 2012
Was a fast delivery but it is a short book and with not much writing. I was able to read it all in one sitting that lasted maybe a couple of hours. It does show you all the covers and the writing from the creator (Robert Kirkman) and the lead artists (Tony Moore for a bit but to date its Charlie Adlard) is very informative. It really is for those who enjoy the comic book series enough to want to know more, but if you are someone who bought the Trade-Paper-Backs like me and didn't get the covers with it, then buying this so you have the covers is good. The paper is nice high class gloss as well. A great buy? Indeed.
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on 28 July 2015
Pretty good insight into the covers this includes full pages of artwork for covers for issues, trades, annuals and compendiums with a brief description on the pieces by Kirkman & Moore or Adlar includes smaller pics of Kirkmans outline sketches. Hope they do a volume 2
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on 10 February 2016
Well this is a great book if you like the walking dead. But if you are looking for stories,then this is not the book for you.
It is all to do with the walking dead art covers. It is a book worth having.
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on 6 April 2015
Very happy with this, I turned the covers in to two big poster collages.
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