I guess this is what boredom does, it makes you do boring stuff. Here’s the run down on the supposed spoiler from the comic book and the show. Notice how they’re not the same. Just a heads up: There’s no Daryl, Merle or T-Dog in the comic book.
Comparing the show to the comic is natural for those who is up-to-date on the comic. Getting bent out of shape when someone says “Carl lost an eye and Rick lost his hand” makes you look like a fucking cry-baby. Shut-it-up already.
I’m going to make this a comparison post and I’ll let you decide if the comic is better than the show and vice versa.
The show starts off just like the show in a sense. It starts off with Shane and Rick getting into a gun battle with a bunch of gun-toting rednecks.
Rick gets shot and wakes up in the hospital. He calls for a nurse, no one answers so he tries to get out of the hospital bed and he falls out of it.
He gets to his feet to leave his hospital room when he does he notice everyone is gone. The difference here is he gets in an elevator to the first floor. When the door opens a zombie falls to the floor; scaring rick. He screams for help but no one answers, so he continues on.
He reaches the cafeteria and there’s a bar across the door handles; keeping whatever is in there…in there. He takes the bar off door to look inside to see it filled with walkers.
The walkers notice him and Rick demands for them to stop, but of course, they don’t. So Rick breaks for an exit but not before a walker dives on him sending both him and the walker down the steps. The walker breaks his neck. He locks the door behind him by using his belt.
He’s now in the parking garage, looking for a car that he can use, but to no avail, he’s out on his luck. He will have to find other means.
He leaves the hospital and it’s no better than what was inside. He notices a dead corpse before he notice the bike. He gasps and what-not. Both him and the walker exchange grunts and then Rick hops on the bike and rides off but he stops, gets off the bike and drop to his knees. He’s trying to wrap his head around what he’s seeing of course.
Moments later, I guess he gains his composure and continues on.
In the show the neighborhood is neat for the most part, but in the comic it’s not. The street looks like a tornado or a few ran through it. His home when he arrives to it, looks no better.
He runs throughout the house looking for his wife and son (you know this part). He heads back outside just to be met with a shovel to the head. Morgan asks Duane what did he do to him. Duane thought he was going to eat them, Morgan proclaims that he was alive and to help him get Rick inside. (See, just slight differences nothing big…yet.)
Rick isn’t tied up to a bed, he’s not interrogated or anything. Rick sits down and Morgan and Rick discuss the “monsters” that were inside the hospital over dinner. He then explains why he was in the hospital while they sit in front of a fire. Rick mentions his in-laws that stay in Atlanta where the radio broadcast told everyone to go so they could be “protected”.
It’s not until they reach the police station that Rick gets Morgan’s and Duane’s name and tells him that he’s a cop. They raid the gun locker (no showers taken) they then leave and Rick gives them a police car to use; even tells them not to bang it up because they’ll have to bring it back when things return to normal. HA!
A lot of stuff of course is cut out for the show or changed because of how much time they have. So I’m going to do a lot of skipping myself.
Let’s get to the parts people complain about the most….