“The Walking Dead” has won the hearts and souls, if not the flesh, of Comic-Con fans, detached observers and the media. Whitney Matheson of USA Today’s Pop Candy gives it the official thumbs up in her recap of Comic-Con 2011:
The Walking Dead is more lively than ever. If I had any doubts about Dead‘s staying power, I don’t anymore. The show attracted a multitude of zombie fanatics to its panel and booth, where there was a permanent traffic jam. Creator Robert Kirkman has become a bona fide superstar.