The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and
frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.
An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to
rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no
government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled
by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living.
Out on their own, danger lurking around every corner, our ragged band of
survivors tries to live long enough to reach Washington D.C.
Collects The Walking Dead #55-60.