TOC: ‘Triumph of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman’s Zombie Epic on Page and Screen’ Edited by James Lowder

Smart Pop Books has posted the synpsis and table of contents for their new book of essays about the television show The Walking Dead: Triumph of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman’s Zombie Epic on Page and Screen

Here’s what it’s about:

All zombies are created equal. All zombie stories are not.

From its humble beginnings as an indie comic book, The Walking Dead has become a pop culture juggernaut boasting New York Times-bestselling trade paperbacks, a hit television series, and enough fans to successfully take on any zombie uprising.

Triumph of The Walking Dead explores the intriguing characters, stunning plot twists, and spectacular violence that make Robert Kirkman’s epic the most famous work of the Zombie Renaissance. Jay Bonansinga, the Walking Dead novels’ co-author, provides the inside story on translating the comics into prose; New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry takes on the perils of leadership during the zombie apocalypse; Harvard professor Steven Schlozman, MD, dissects the disturbing role of science in the television series; and more.

Triumph of The Walking Dead features a foreword by horror legend Joe R. Lansdale.

And here’s the table of contents:

  • Foreword: Triumph of the Walking Dead by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Introduction: Triumph of the Walking Dead by James Lowder
  • The Pathos of The Walking Dead by Kyle William Bishop
  • Take Me to Your Leader by Jonathan Maberry
  • Four-Color Zombies by Arnold T. Blumberg
  • A Novelist and a Zombie Walk Into a Bar by Jay Bonansinga
  • Meaninglessness by Craig Fischer
  • Zombie People by Brendan Riley
  • No Clean Slate by Kay Steiger
  • Happy (En)Trails by Vince A. Liaguno
  • Rick and Rand by Ned Vizzini
  • Postmodern Merlin by Kenneth Hite
  • Feel Better? by Steven Schlozman
  • The Walking Dead and Dance of Death by Lisa Morton
  • A Zombie Among Men by Scott Kenemore
  • The Hero Wears the Hat by David Hopkins
  • “For Love Is Strong as Death” by Kim Paffenroth