Zombie Cliche Lookout: Post Action Recap
After a big action scene, our heroes usually need to get out of tunnel vision mode and figure out what else has been happening while they’ve been giving the bad guys (or zombies, whatever) great heaping quantities of what-for. Generally speaking, they often choose to do this right in the middle of the battlefield (or wherever the action just occurred), often when there are still plenty of dangers lurking out.
You see this trope pretty often in war movies, especially those that have a single central hero. Braveheart is the examples that springs to mind for me. William Wallace seems to be constantly taking a break from the fighting, even as the battle is still going on in the background (although the fiercest fighting has indeed ended).
About this Episode:
The leader of the escaped convicts has now zombified in the background, and we can’t see the prisoner that Barb initially shot, nor do we know what Barb looks so concerned about beyond the forth wall. But if I was a betting man, I’d be betting a lot on zombies.
I mean, this is a zombie comic, isn’t it? It just makes sense that there would be zombies.
Discussion Question: Zombie Animals
This one has come up more than once in the comments: do you like it when animals can turn into zombies too, or do you prefer when it only affects humans. And, if it does affect animals as well, should it only zombifiy certain types of animals? For instance, should only animals that are fairly closely related to humans (like chimpanzees) be able to turn into zombies?
I tend to not like zombie animals. I like it better when zombies are only humans. It keeps things simpler, and I like the sameness of only one “kind” of zombie, so to speak. I think when you introduce animals zombies, you’re getting into “special” zombie territory, like a video game.