Zombie Cliche Lookout: Team Up
Shaun of the Dead, one of the best zombie films ever made, has a couple really good quotes about people coming together for the common good. The first is a bit more serious: “The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation”. The second quote is a bit sillier: “As Mr. Sloan always says, there is no ‘I’ in team, but there is an ‘I’ in pie. And there’s an ‘I’ in meat pie. Anagram of meat is team… I don’t know what he’s talking about.” So teamwork is a bit of theme in the film, as it is in a lot of zombie fiction in general.
As we’ve discussed before, an individual is both limited in what they can accomplish and extremely vulnerable. With some others watching his/her back and helping spread out the labor, however, they can get some serious stuff accomplished.
About this Episode:
Well everyone, we’re getting things on the rails for the wrap up of the comic. I’ve got a rough outline of the remainder of the strips, with about half of them written out. The ending itself is going to be pretty open ended. I haven’t decided if I’m going to have a The Lady and the Tiger style ending or not, but I’m definitely leaning in that direction.
Discussion Question: Getting in the Middle
So far, this is the only other group our heroes have run into. Sure, they’ve met a couple people here and there, but this is the first actual group (assuming Henry is being honest of course). That means they have absolutely no knowledge of this other group of presumably bad people. If this was your call, would you get involved? What would inform that decision, and to what extent would you invest yourself in Henry’s cause?