Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Grieving Widow
One of the big defining characteristics of the zombie apocalypse is the rather sizable body count. Whenever you get a corpse, ambulatory or otherwise, there is always a corresponding set of family, friends, and other associates left in mourning. Unless, you know, the deceased was a real jerk. Showing grieving survivors isn’t something zombie movies go into terribly often, outside of showing the principal characters get over the surprising (not actually surprising) death of one of the other main characters. The fact that most of them had already lost their entire family never really makes too much of an impact.
Of course, survivors are generally pretty busy doing other things: fighting zombies, building barricades, gathering supplies, etc. That makes their apparent callousness a little more understandable. But still, during some quite moment, that loss is going to hit you. And if you’ve put off your mourning for a considerable period of time, it’s going to hit you hard.
About this Episode:
So we finally have a name for “Dad”, Abraham. I named him after Kris Kristopherson’s character in Blade, Abraham Whistler. He was always more interesting of a character than Wesley Snipes, anyway.
I tried to drag out the reveal as long as possible, mostly because I was really enjoying all the awesome names you guys were coming up with for the character. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end.
This Wednesday is Independence Day in the United States (we also call it the Fourth of July for some reason, don’t ask me why). Since it’s a national holiday, I’m going to be taking it off. Thus, no comic.
Discussion Question: Celebrating in Zombie Apocalypse
Celebration is an important part of community, and will likely continue on even during the inevitable zombie apocalypse. What sort of things will we be celebrating in the post-zombie world?