Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead is a series of graphic novels and novels created by American writer Robert Kirkman and American artist Tony Moore. The focus of the series is on Kentucky police officer Rick Grimes, who along with his family and many others, must survive a zombie apocalypse. The series is set in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2010, the series was premiered as a television drama adaptation, developed by Frank Darabont.

Robert Kirkman began his Walking Dead series in 2003, with the first graphic novel (Days Gone Bye) published in 2004. Each graphic novels is comprised of six issues of the comic book series. Tony Moore pencilled the first six issues, while Charlie Adlard has done the art ever since. The comic book series is currently ongoing. The “Governor” novel series began in 2011 with Rise of the Governor and concluded in 2014 with The Fall of the Governor, Part 2. Below is a list of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Walking Dead Graphic Novels


Days Gone Bye(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miles Behind Us(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Safety Behind Bars(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heart's Desire(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Defense(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Sorrowful Life(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Calm Before(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Made to Suffer(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Here We Remain(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What We Become(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fear the Hunters(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Life Among Them(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Too Far Gone(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Way Out(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We Find Ourselves(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Larger World(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something to Fear(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Comes After(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
March to War(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Out War, Part 1(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Out War, Part 2(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A New Beginning(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whispers Into Screams(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Life and Death(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Turning Back(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Call to Arms(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Walking Dead Books


Rise of the Governor(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road to Woodbury(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fall of the Governor, Part 1(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fall of the Governor, Part 2(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Walking Dead novels were written with Jay Bonansinga.

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  • Jonathan Melusky

    There is a new 2015 book out called “Descent” that can be added to the list after The Fall of the Governor Part 2.