10 Comics Similar to Walking Dead
Mysterious and dangerous creatures like Zombies, Vampires, Werewolf have always fascinated the masses. But there can’t be a better combo than a dark story topped with a Zombie tale. Zombie tales are one of the most interesting storylines out there. And an iconic figure in the Zombie genre is ‘Walking Dead’. From novels to comics and from television series to games, they (Walking Dead) have ticked all the boxes. However, today we’ll be focusing on the post-apocalyptic comic book series ‘The Walking Dead’ which is created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. If you have read this comic book and are fan of the comic book or are into sci fi horror zombie kind of stuff then this article is a must read for you. We’ll be talking about 10 Comics similar to Walking Dead, so do give it a read.
10 Comics Similar to Walking Dead
The first name in our list is a bit surprising because Marvel aren’t known for dark stuff. But when it comes to these comics (Marvel Zombies) they don’t disappoint us at all, in fact it is refreshing to see something dark from the Marvel Universe. Another bonus for the fans who wish to read something similar to The Walking Dead is that Marvel Zombies is written by Walking Dead’s writer Robert Kirkman. The comic book series was published by Marvel Comics in 2005. It was a limited comic book series with only 5 issues. The story of the comics is quite dark where the Marvel Heroes are shown as Zombies. The book is a treat for Zombie and Superhero comics fans.
Y: The Last Man
Y: The Last Man is another great option for post-apocalyptic comic book genre fans. The comic book series is written by Brian K. Vaughan. It was published by Vertigo Comics in 2002 and the comic book series saw an impressive run in the market till 2008 (with more than 50 issues). Vertigo is known for their dark, adult and violent graphic content. The comic book line is an imprint of DC Comics which was established in 1993. The storyline of the comic book series is about a small group of characters in a post-apocalyptic setting (where the earth and humanity has collapsed or is collapsing). In the comics ‘Y: The Last Man’ everything with a “Y” chromosome suddenly drops dead. The only exceptions who are saved from it are Yorick Brown and Ampersand (his pet monkey).
Next on the list is another comic book series by Vertigo. Preacher is created by the duo of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The comic book series was published in 1995 and was there till 2000. The supernatural, satire, action comics has more than 60 issues with 5 special issues. The comics series follows the story of a man who gains heavenly power. Then the man, alongside his ex-girlfriend Tulip and vampire best friend Cassidy, goes on a mission to find God. During their journey the trio encounter several enemies and obstacles.
The Boys is a violent dark superhero tale of survival with a twist. The comics series was published in 2006. The initial issues of the comic book series were published by WildStorm Productions but from the 7th issue onwards Dynamic Entertainment started publishing the comics series. This comic book series has 72 issues in total and had a market run till 2012. With the immense success of the 2019 Amazon Prime webseries ‘The Boys’ the comic book series has again created buzz in the market and has started attracting people.
The 5th name on our list is another Robert Kirkman created comic book series ‘Invincible’. The series is a long running and popular comic book with more than 140 issues. It was published by Skybound Entertainment in 2003 and it saw a successful run from 2003 to 2018. The story revolves around a young high school boy Mark Grayson aka Invincible. The story begins as a great coming of age story for a young superhero (Invincible) which eventually turns into a full-fledged superhero action thriller saga.
Southern Bastards: Here Was A Man
‘Southern Bastards: Here Was A Man ‘is a compelling human drama set up in a small town in Alabama. The comic book series is created by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour. The comics series was published by Image Comics in 2014 and is an ongoing comic book series with 20 issues published till date. The comic book has also received the prestigious Harvey Award in 2015.
DMZ: On The Ground
DMZ: On The Ground is set in the aftermath of a Second American Civil War, where America is divided between the United States of America, and the Free States of America. The dark comic book series is by Vertigo and was published in 2005. It was created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli. The comic book series has 72 issues.
Fatale: Death Chases Me
‘Fatale: Death Chases Me’ is a gripping book created by the trio of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips and Dave Stewart. ‘Fatale: Death Chases Me’ is a story about an immortal woman named Josephine. She is cursed, to infatuate any man she comes across. The series takes us through her journey and depicts her story where Josephine tries to understand what happened to her and also tries to avoid the cult which is trying to capture her.
Babyteeth is a comic book series created by the iconic American comic book writer Donny Cates. The comics series is centered around young Sadie Ritter. Who tries to survive with her family after giving birth to the Antichrist. The comic book has a dark tone with few surprising moments of humor here and there. The series has a lot to offer for fans who are into supernatural, dark and mysterious comics.
The last name on the list is ‘DCeased’. When talking about dark stuff how can we forget DC and how can DC shy away from creating a dark Zombie storyline for its fans. The comic book series depicts how some of the world’s greatest heroes (DC Superheroes) would approach the humongous problem (zombie apocalypse). DCeased is an action packed and drama. It was a limited edition comic book series published by DC Comics. The comics series was published in 2019 and had 6 issues. It was written by writer Tom Taylor and illustrated by Trevor Hairsine.