I too am a huge fan, although I will admit that it took the series to get me into buying the comics. I have up to book four thus far of the hard backs. I like that the series is following the comics so closely, yet throwing enough change-ups in there to keep it's own identity. I absolutely love the Telltale offering of their take on the series as well, though it is following the canon of the comics. I wish more games could be had that have the various types of play throughout.
And since I was exposed on Biohaze by Stu for being a cold-hearted prick on my comments over there. The final moments of last nights episode definitely pulled, no check that, hooked the heart strings up to a monster truck and mashed the gas.