Originally Posted by Doctanian
If you don't follow the comics at all, it's pointless. If you follow the comics event for event, it's pointless. You have to balance originality and familiarity so comic people are pleased and newcomers won't have everything spoiled for them. The TV show does a damn good job at balancing this. My only issue was the amount of dialogue in season 2.
I agree with everything that you said except that the TV show balances the comic events with original events. None of the events of the comic have been shown since the pilot. Since then it's all been a distant adaptation. At this point it's going to be Daryl who survives being locked in the gym full of walkers.