1100 pages of pure genius. Kirkman is a fantastic writer, and it shows with this series. Despite already spanning over 50 comics, the series stays fresh and original. The fact that Kirkman pulls no punches helps a lot. Often times, characters are fleshed out and given entire back stories, before being killed off without remorse.
There is no doubt that this is an adult book, containing the same amounts of gut-exploding, limb-removing, bloody violence as the best zombie movies out there.
While I personally prefer Moore's artwork (only present in the first part of the book), the rest still looks great. The entire thing is black and white, back-to-back, but it's well shaded and the detail in each frame is finely balanced, so it never gets tiring to read.
In essence, any zombie fan, or anyone looking for an involving and long-running series should definately check this out.