Originally Posted by Copyboy
Does anyone know if this is based on 28 Days Later or was 28 Days Later based on the comic of The Walking Dead or is one a rip-off of the other or is there just no connection at all? The whole waking up in the hospital to a zombie apocalypse angle seems to be a bit too coincidental.
It's just a coincidence, and the Walking Dead writer commented on this when his book came out. The two properties were released so close together (Walking Dead was after) that it would be difficult for Walking Dead to have piggybacked/copied 28 Days' story. Essentially, this was the story Walking Dead wanted to tell, and the writer wasn't going to let 28 Days Later's similarities make him change it.