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    MOSTCAPABLEONE

    [1]Jul 16, 2012
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    In the comics, was it ever explained or revealed:



    1) How people contracted the infection that wasn't bit


    2) Where the infection came from


    3) Ifa cure exists


    Please let me know...


    Thanks in advance!


    Edited on 07/19/2012 7:36am
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    Yamaqasi

    [2]Aug 11, 2012
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    No, no and no.

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    MOSTCAPABLEONE

    [3]Aug 13, 2012
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    Yamaqasi wrote:

    No, no and no.



    Wow....

    Thanks!
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    CodrinStavri

    [4]Aug 15, 2012
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    Everebody is infected. Death activates the diesease. Zombie bites are poisonous and will cause you to die thus activating the infection. If a zombie bites one of your limbs and you severe that limb in time then you wont turn.

    Nobody knows where the diesease comes from.

    So far there is no known cure.
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    MOSTCAPABLEONE

    [5]Aug 16, 2012
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    CodrinStavri wrote:
    Everebody is infected. Death activates the diesease. Zombie bites are poisonous and will cause you to die thus activating the infection. If a zombie bites one of your limbs and you severe that limb in time then you wont turn.

    Nobody knows where the diesease comes from.

    So far there is no known cure.


    As a reader of that comics, do you think it is a good thing for that comic that there is so very little known about the origin, cure, or dynamics of the disease?
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    D-DawgMan1

    [6]Aug 20, 2012
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    MOSTCAPABLEONE wrote:
    CodrinStavri wrote:
    Everebody is infected. Death activates the diesease. Zombie bites are poisonous and will cause you to die thus activating the infection. If a zombie bites one of your limbs and you severe that limb in time then you wont turn.

    Nobody knows where the diesease comes from.

    So far there is no known cure.


    As a reader of that comics, do you think it is a good thing for that comic that there is so very little known about the origin, cure, or dynamics of the disease?


    I also read the comics, and to be honest, I think not knowing that wasn't really a factor. The comic books focus more on the survival of the people and shows how people change in the zombie world. The Walking Dead is not a reference to the walkers: it is a reference to the "living survivors". They have lost their former selves and feel dead in this new world.

    Some of them killed other people just to survive. Others like the Governor took control of a city and sadistically tortured someone and had people fight for other's entertainment. The goal of the comics is to focus on the survival of the group and to show how these characters have changed. What you have to do in order to survive in a zombie apocalypse. They never spent time on trying to find out why the walkers happened because it didn't matter to them.
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    MOSTCAPABLEONE

    [7]Aug 21, 2012
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    D-DawgMan1 wrote:
    MOSTCAPABLEONE wrote:
    CodrinStavri wrote:
    Everebody is infected. Death activates the diesease. Zombie bites are poisonous and will cause you to die thus activating the infection. If a zombie bites one of your limbs and you severe that limb in time then you wont turn.

    Nobody knows where the diesease comes from.

    So far there is no known cure.


    As a reader of that comics, do you think it is a good thing for that comic that there is so very little known about the origin, cure, or dynamics of the disease?


    I also read the comics, and to be honest, I think not knowing that wasn't really a factor. The comic books focus more on the survival of the people and shows how people change in the zombie world. The Walking Dead is not a reference to the walkers: it is a reference to the "living survivors". They have lost their former selves and feel dead in this new world.

    Some of them killed other people just to survive. Others like the Governor took control of a city and sadistically tortured someone and had people fight for other's entertainment. The goal of the comics is to focus on the survival of the group and to show how these characters have changed. What you have to do in order to survive in a zombie apocalypse. They never spent time on trying to find out why the walkers happened because it didn't matter to them.


    Thanks!

    But wouldn't you think there would be groups dedicated to trying to find out about the origin, cure, or dynamics of the disease to try to change things back to the way it was so that it wouldn't be about survival any longer? If things would continue as you stated, eventually there would be no more humans left...
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    bluebimmer33

    [8]Sep 4, 2012
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    Unless your a genetic scientist or a doctor how would you go about doing that? There is no power and there are billions of walkers trying to eat you. You can't just hang out in a cozy lab with all your high tech gadgets studying the walkers/disease. The only thing people would be concerned about is surviving.
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    MOSTCAPABLEONE

    [9]Sep 6, 2012
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    bluebimmer33 wrote:
    Unless your a genetic scientist or a doctor how would you go about doing that? There is no power and there are billions of walkers trying to eat you. You can't just hang out in a cozy lab with all your high tech gadgets studying the walkers/disease. The only thing people would be concerned about is surviving.


    As scene in the last season, the CDC in Atlanta was dedicated to that cause. There was a scientist there as there is undoubtedly many scientist still left in the world that would want to work on this disease not only for survival but also for scientific curiosity. The CDC is not the only such center that examines diseases. There are some private and government ran agencies (some underground) that do as well and that do not necessarily have to rely on the same power source as the CDC in Atlanta did.

    Also, in the next season, we will see a society created by the Governor that is not concerned so much about surviving. There has to be other such societies that do exist in the world that have men of science there who can study the origin of this disease and its nature.
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    OdumC

    [10]Sep 24, 2012
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    Yeah it seems a bit more realistic in the comics that it happened as fast as it did and everyone is still pretty clueless as to what actually happened. it felt like the CDC scene in the show was throwing the tv audience a bone and an explanation and somewhat strayed from the comics stance that "It's about the survivors, not the zombies"
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    MOSTCAPABLEONE

    [11]Sep 28, 2012
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    OdumC wrote:
    Yeah it seems a bit more realistic in the comics that it happened as fast as it did and everyone is still pretty clueless as to what actually happened. it felt like the CDC scene in the show was throwing the tv audience a bone and an explanation and somewhat strayed from the comics stance that "It's about the survivors, not the zombies"


    But my point is that there are several agencies that would not be caught clueless if this situation actually happened. As soon as people started waking up from the dead, there would have been Government agencies especially military backed ones, as well as underground agencies trying to figure out stuff. That doesn't seem like it is remotely the case in the comics or the show.
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    Marburg66

    [12]Nov 5, 2012
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    You need to keep in mind that in the world of the WD, society has completely & utterly collapsed...as far as anyone knows, (characters, readers & viewers alike) there is simply no longer any such thing as government agencies, ect. Everyone's primary concern is survival & won't waste the time & resources trying to figure out why & how it all happened. It's simply not important in the context of the story. While people adapt & learn more about the walkers over time, Humanity will never be saved by anyone, ever.

    Edited on 11/05/2012 11:08am
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    OdumC

    [13]Nov 5, 2012
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    Also the side note that in most zombie lore (WD is one) Zombies aren't a known thing. they call them walkers, biters etc... so assuming they would know about headshots is a stretch.

    Imagine you're a soldier in Atlanta when the infection starts. Soldiers are trained to shoot at center mass, I.e. torsos. a headshot is a lot harder. it's like trying to shoot a butterfly as opposed to shooting the bush it's hovering over. Unless you're a tournament skeet shooter, you're at a disadvantage

    so again, Imagine you're a soldier, a wall of these crazed things is rushing, you don't know all the particulars, just that these are sick people. unless you're a card carrying sociopath, that means you might choke as opposed to opening fire on a group of people and if you do, you're shooting for what you're trained for.. the chest.

    there would be some lucky shots, but in the confusion would they realize right off that a headshot did the trick for sure? or was it this diseased persons been shot 30+ times so it just took enough damage to finally drop? would they be able to spread the word about the headshot during the chaos?

    Sure, if you imagine an orderly line of sharpshooters all aiming for stationary heads, problem solved, mass outbreak unrealistic. if you imagine the chaos though, it's very believable.
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