Zombie Cliche Lookout: New Membership
As we have discussed many times during the tenure of this comic, working with other people will be absolutely essential in a zombie survival situation. That being said, there are a lot of caveats to that piece of wisdom. First, every new person you add to your group increases the amount of resources you need to survive. Another mouth to feed, as they say. That’s no small thing, procuring enough food, water, medical supplies, shelter, etc. for everyone will be a challenge at the outset, and will likely get more difficult the longer the zombie outbreak continues. Remember, you’ll be competing with other groups of survivors who need the same resources.
Another big issue is potential interpersonal conflicts within the group. The larger the group becomes the more likely it will be that people will have a hard time getting along with everyone. Lack of group cohesion and simmering resentment is a sure fire recipe for problems.
About this Episode:
I don’t know that it came across, but the idea with this episode was to show that Cheryl was hesitant about bringing any new people into the group. This is building on her troubles with Inez. Remember that? I know I need a refresher myself.
There will be no comic on Monday; I’m taking the day off in observance of Independence Day here in the US. Sorry about the day off after my long hiatus, but I’ll be out of town several days and want to keep building my backlog rather than burning some of it for one holiday.
Discussion Question: The Trouble with People
Assuming a zombie apocalypse, what would be your biggest concern about bringing strangers into your group? I know we have people from a lot of different backgrounds here, so I’m really interested to see everyone’s different perspective. As a parent, my big fear would be for the safety of my kids.