An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the deadto rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled:There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. RickGrimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. Acouple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and onlyever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through allthe death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled bythe dead, we are forced to finally begin living.