Zombie Cliche Lookout: A Gentle Push
People are always the truly dangerous forces in zombie stories. Sure, zeds will take out a lot of people, especially during the early parts of the zombie outbreak. But once people settle into the new rhythms of life, the zeds are generally a pretty minor problem (with exceptions, of course). The hard part is figuring out which living people are dangerous, and which you can trust. Sure, you can trust your gut, and that will probably get you halfway there or more, but to really separate the wheat from the chaff, you’ll need to engage with some of your freshmen level psychology course, and do some analysis.
And now you’re thinking Russell is a bad guy, right? What, do you expect him to lure Stew off into the woods where he’s going to club him about the head and shoulders with his comically oversized wrench? Okay, fair enough; he just might.
About this Episode:
I had originally scripted Russell actually pulling Stewart out of the hole in the third and forth panels. It turns out, that’s pretty tough to pull off with LEGO. I tried and failed a few different methods, and ultimately just had to do things a bit more simply. Unfortunately I couldn’t get it to look decent.
Discussion Question: What’s Russell’s Deal?
Building on my above hint (or misdirection, if you will) above, does it seem like Russell is being a bit evasive? Is that just how he is, or is he dancing around something with poor Stewart?
Yeah, this isn’t really much of a deep thinking style question, but I think it’s fun to read through some of your speculation. The only problem is that you guys often have better ideas than me, a fact about which I am deeply resentful.