Not many people know this, not even my wife - who I think despises my macabre interests just a little - I am a big zombie fan.
So it surprised even me that I held out on The Walking Dead for as long as I did.
I read the first two trades a long time ago, and felt that they were good, if a little over-written.
I watched the first season of the show, and loved it, up until the CDC ending.
Yet I still held out.
Last week, with the first two seasons of the show appearing on Netflix, I caught up.
Season 2, I remember, got some mixed feelings across the social networks. I, however, think that it is one of the best television series I have seen in a long time.
I'm pretty picky when it comes to television shows - time really is of the essence, and I don't want to dedicate tens of hours on something I'm not that into.
The Walking Dead season 2 is fantastic character story telling. I urge writers to watch it, and think about the arcs of all the characters in the show.
Most importantly, the dynamic of those character relationships shifts seismically with a simple thing - the meeting of any new person.
I signed up for season 3, caught up with that, and have dug out my old trades (I had 1-8, order 9-10 and borrowed 11-16 from a friend).
Book one and two are still over-written, but it's a great idea for a comic, and a fantastic television series.
Also, all indie comic book creators should be eternally grateful to the success of The Walking Dead - it opened up doors to new readers that mainstream comics have been slamming shut for years.