Zombie Cliche Lookout: Parting Gift
Mention zombies to a crowd of high school or college aged guys, and the conversation will turn to weapons in less than a minute. Why? Well, because it’s fun, that’s why. Naturally, there are different approaches one can take with weapons. People often fall into two camps: camp gun, and camp melee weapon. There are pros and cons with both approaches, and, like all things, the best answer likely lies somewhere in the middle.
Want to survive the zombie apocalypse? Be smart, and use every advantage you have. When you can, be quiet and take out zombies with a bat or a machete. When things get nasty, grab that gun and start blasting. Either way, be versatile. Remember the old maxim: when all you have is a hammer, every problem starts looking like a nail. When all you have is a machete, you’re forcing yourself to approach zombie defense in more or less the same way every time, even when that approach would be suicidally dangerous.
About this Episode:
I know there’s nothing going on there, but I really like the way panel three turned out. Sam has psyched himself up to get going, and he’s understandably upset about the delay Tara is causing him, which will let doubt start to creep in.
Discussion Question: Guns or Melee Weapons?
Let’s go back to the discussion above, and turn ourselves into high school boys for a few minutes. Let’s say you have to choose either a gun or a melee weapon in a zombie survival situation. Both would be basic, let’s say either a machete or a nine millimeter pistol with one loaded magazine. Which would you choose, and why?