These are getting cranked out now. I think you have to be a die hard fan of the zombie genre and very forgiving of foul language.
I Love the genre, not as big a fan of the language used.
The series substitutes clever new ways to depict the zombie apocalypse with zombie AND human destruction at the expense of lasting, engaging character development.
Not being a comic reader, I'm disappointed the novels didn't take a deeper view.
I still enjoy the tv series most of the time but the world it has built is also beginning to trump the character building moments.