Should the Walking Dead comic be in color or black and white?

Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9004 posts) - - Show Bio

Tell me what you guys think:

#1 Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Black and white for sure. I think it would take away from the overall value of the story if it were to include color. For me, I've always viewed it like watching an old 1940s movie whenever I read a Walking Dead comic, which I think is pretty cool. Awesome video by the way :)

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33066 posts) - - Show Bio
@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

Black and white for sure. I think it would take away from the overall value of the story if it were to include color. For me, I've always viewed it like watching an old 1940s movie whenever I read a Walking Dead comic, which I think is pretty cool. Awesome video by the way :)

I agree, I think the colour would ruin the affect the book is going for. I even would go as far as saying the TV show should be in black and white.
#3 Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

Black and white for sure. I think it would take away from the overall value of the story if it were to include color. For me, I've always viewed it like watching an old 1940s movie whenever I read a Walking Dead comic, which I think is pretty cool. Awesome video by the way :)

I agree, I think the colour would ruin the affect the book is going for. I even would go as far as saying the TV show should be in black and white.

I just thought of that! I mean..if the show is is this good in color, imagine how it would be in b&w? It would be like Natural Born Killers was..except no Woody Harrelson, hehe. Or even like George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33066 posts) - - Show Bio
@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

@spiderbat87 said:

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

Black and white for sure. I think it would take away from the overall value of the story if it were to include color. For me, I've always viewed it like watching an old 1940s movie whenever I read a Walking Dead comic, which I think is pretty cool. Awesome video by the way :)

I agree, I think the colour would ruin the affect the book is going for. I even would go as far as saying the TV show should be in black and white.

I just thought of that! I mean..if the show is is this good in color, imagine how it would be in b&w? It would be like Natural Born Killers was..except no Woody Harrelson, hehe. Or even like George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead.

Or Sin City
#5 Posted by Billy Batson (57957 posts) - - Show Bio

It's perfect at the way it is.
BB

#6 Posted by airbound_dude (65 posts) - - Show Bio

it's great in black and white, plus it's cheaper for image comics as well. I personally like to pay attention to details, it gives it a special notch to the series.

#7 Posted by Dork_Lord (3 posts) - - Show Bio

A lot of my favorite comics (including JTHM and Stray Bullets) have been in black and white, and Walking Dead is no exception. There's a lot of reasons to keep it in B&W, and not too many advantages I can think of to colorizing it. Including those already mentioned, there's also the gore factor. There's a lot of blood in this book, and if that were in color, it might overshadow all the great story and characterization. That would be a shame, because I think of this book as a statement on the human condition, not just a mindless splatterfest. So yeah, I'm add my vote to the B&W tally.

#8 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

: gore vs human condition - that's a good point. Thinking about it that's exactly what I like about TWD, too, although I do like gory movies. Wasn't the TV series supposed to be in b/w as well but the network (or so) insisted on color unfortunately?

I think TWD is awesome as it is. Colored cover - b/w pages. That's all we need.

Batman's b/w volumes are great, too. Thanks for mentioning JTHM. I had never heard of it before and will check it out soon.

#9 Posted by The Stegman (23982 posts) - - Show Bio

Color, i can't stand watching/reading black and white

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