Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Clean Getaways
When it’s time to sneak away from a horde of zombies, things rarely go easily for characters in fiction. After all, if they did, it really wouldn’t be much of a story, would it? No matter how careful and deliberate they are about killing or drawing away all the zombies, there’s always at least one that somehow slips through the cracks. And, almost without fail, that zed is going to show up just as the most vulnerable character is making their escape. Or, if not the most vulnerable, then perhaps the fan favorite. Either way, it’s a cheap and easy way to ratchet up the tension just a bit.
About this Episode:
Taking a week off can be tough for me, because I tend to forget about things. For instance, in this case I completely forgot that I had done a transitional episode to move the clock forward so these next few strips take place at night. So I shot and edited the episode, and then realized my mistake when I went to upload it to the site. Oops. Good thing adding a low light effect is relatively easy.
Discussion Question: Fan Favorites
Writing the zombie cliche lookout above made me think: which character in Bricks of the Dead would be the fan favorite? Would there, in fact, even be a fan favorite?
I’m going to start off by offering up two guesses: Murphy, and Sam. Murphy because he’s the most traditionally heroic character in the series, and is kind of a badass. Sam because he’s my personal favorite, and thus has probably ended up getting a bit more development that his costars.
Naturally, I’m not including Scrimshaw and similar non-canon characters here. Because everyone loves Scrimshaw, so it wouldn’t be a far fight.