`` The Walking Dead `` By Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, And Charlie Adlard

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Fear of the unknown has been an effective psychological dynamic fueling curiosity for ages, and the notion of a zombie apocalypse has become omnipresent in all aspects of today’s modern culture especially in media programming. Fueling this fascination is AMC’s The Walking Dead (Darabont, 2010) fashioned on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. This series has experienced widespread acceptance in today’s pop culture, capturing the People’s Choice Award for favorite cable drama in 2014 as well as the Critics’ Choice Television Award for most bingeworthy show in 2015. Ratings for The Walking Dead over the past six seasons show that millions of viewers tune in each week averaging approximately 12-13 million viewers regularly indicative of the appeal that zombie apocalyptic entertainment has had on today’s culture in relation to total population. The connection the industry has created with viewing audiences in regards to a zombie apocalyptic world has resonated through our imagination, as it has brought the comic book pages to life in a way that the graphic illustrations of the printed account are unable to accomplish. The interest in the end of the world as we know it has encapsulated the entertainment world in areas of print, television, cinema, and video game entertainment. For instance, the 2013 Paramount Pictures blockbuster hit, World War Z, promoted further transformation of what defines a zombie grossing $500 million globally

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