Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Line Breaks
Holding the line when it comes to zombie defense is a difficult thing, especially when you’re undermanned and under-gunned. Unlike human or animal attackers, there is absolutely no defeating the undead enemy psychologically; there is not scaring them of breaking their spirit. In a conventional battle, the attackers might be dissuaded after seeing a few of their compatriots go down, but the zombies don’t care. They have one directive: the feed on the living. They could watch a thousand other zombies killed in front of them, and it wouldn’t make any difference. Clever defenders might use this to their advantage.
Regardless, holding defenses against zombies is going to be a temporary measure. Unless it’s a small group, there’s simply no way you can stand up to an enemy that doesn’t tire, get injured, or get discouraged. Also: there tend to be a lot of zombies, so reinforcements are all but guaranteed for them. For you? Not so much.
About this Episode:
I don’t know why, but I really like this last panel, mostly because the action continues, but it totally out of focus in the background since the focus shifts to Karen. Some might find that cheap, but I like it.
Discussion Question: Use the Zombies’ Single-Mindedness Against Them
You’re all smart people here. You’re creative and clever. Therefore you should all be able to figure out some way to exploit the zombies’ complete lack of strategy, forethought, and ability to work around obstacles and danger. You know that they’re going to press on mindlessly while they believe that food is available, so what can you do to exploit this?
Because zombies lack coordination, I’ve always thought it would be cool to trick them into getting themselves stuck somewhere. For instance, imagine luring dozens of them into a basement, only to escape out a tiny window using a ladder. After you remove the ladder and thorough block the stairwell, those zeds aren’t going anywhere.