Did you watch season 8 of the AMC series The Walking Dead recently? It’s a cracking show… sometimes. Sadly the past few seasons have been pretty awful. The first half of season 8 was crummy too, and I didn’t expect the last half-season to be any better.
I’m happy to report that I was wrong. Or wrong-ish. Season 8.2 wasn’t a return to the good old days, when everything was better than stuff now, but it was an improvement on 8.1. The dreaded Carl episode was as long drawn-out as I feared it would be, but at least he died. And although they went with the sickly-sweet option not to kill Negan, it could have been worse. Could have been better too. (What does that say about a TV show, that I’m happy it was only half crap?)
Anyway, if you like The Walking Dead, maybe you’ll like the comic on which it is based (and which is called, funnily enough, “The Walking Dead” too). The comic has been going for years and years. The TV show sort of follows the same plot as the comic (with important differences) and the comic has provided enough material to keep the show going for many seasons to come. Though Carl dying is a major diversion from the comic story.
After getting into the subreddit on The Walking Dead TV show, I started reading the one on the comic out of interest, and I got curious about the comic. I decided to read it, but being poverty-stricken/tight and stingey I didn’t want to pay for it, so I did what I always do when I want to read something for free – asked Google where I could download it for free.
And, as always, Google the Genie came up with the goods – in spades! Not just The Walking Dead, but millions (or thousands. Or hundreds?) of comics, to download for free. Getcomics.info.
I don’t know how this site could be legal – all those comics for free? Shorely not!! – but it certainly acts like it’s legit. But still… I wanted to share this discovery with others. But the subreddits have a strict “no illegal links allowed” rule, and it’d be a pain getting banned. So, I’m sharing it here instead.
Anyway, getcomics.info is a wonderful place. It has so many comics available for free. Current titles, like The Walking Dead, appear there promptly after release. And they also have a good back catalogue. For example, Transmetropolitan. This title came out for 60 monthly issues, and a few specials, then stopped, as was Warren Ellis’ strict five-year plan (actually he did really well managing to do it, what with the original imprint on which it was published, Helix, going down with almost all hands, and his having to jump ship to Vertigo at the last minute). I actually collected most of the series in hard-copy form (back when web comics were exotic beasts), and I actually found the entire series in .cbr format in a torrent some years ago. But I’ve always wanted to introduce the title to the rest of the internet… but I never got round to posting it on a site for free download… and now I don’t have to!! I just need to share a link to the appropriate page on getcomics.info. Here’s one – to download the 60 issues of the comic (in one beefy go):
=====>> https://getcomics.info/dc/transmetropolitan-vol-1-1-60/ <<=====
and another, to download the same stuff, but in the form of the 10 collected volumes (in one tremendous gulp):
So, I wanted to post a link. And now I’ve posted TWO !! Whoo hoo!!
A tip: when you click on the download button, you get taken to a sh.st page, and a notification box comes up saying “Click Allow to continue”. I don’t like clicking on notifications. So, I ignore the notification, and look at the box on the top right instead. It performs a countdown then says SKIP THIS AD. I click that, and get taken to the download which starts automatically. I DON’T click the button that appears to accept and install a browser extension. You can, if you really really want to…
So, go download some Spidery goodness!! You know you want to!!