The Walking Dead is an American post apocalyptic horro drama television series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way. The Walking Dead (Comic) First issued in 2003 by publisher Image Comics, the comic is written by Kirkman with art by Moore (issues # 1 - #6) and Charlie Adlard (issue #7 onward). Moore continued to do the covers through issue #24.