Zombie Cliche Lookout: One at a Time
When it comes to zombies, everyone knows that they’re not terribly threatening on their own. Well, the slow ones anyway. The quick ones are a lot more challenging, even by themselves. But I digress; everyone knows that the best way to fight zombies is to do it one at a time. Of course, that’s often not possible, but we’re talking about best case scenarios here, so bear with me.
When there are multiple zombies, the smart survivor finds every advantage. He/she separates single zombies from the group, and dispatches them when they’re less threatening. Or they try to, anyway. In stories like this, the plan usually starts off going really well, and then something goes wrong. And then something else. Soon, there’s a cascade of disaster, and all that’s left to do is to try to weather the storm.
About this Episode:
Yeah, I know I’ve started two episodes in a row with a double-width first panel. Don’t worry, this is the last time for a while. I wanted to create a bit of a juxtaposition between the last episode and this one, with Sam stepping into the foreground and disrupting the zombie’s full control of the area. I dunno. Sometimes I like to do stuff like this.
Discussion Question: Zombie Combat Strategies
Building on the above, what should Sam’s next move be? He’s destroyed one of the zombies, but there are still two left. Both have noticed him, and they’re right next to each other. Oh, and only a few steps away from him. And let’s not forget that this is a zombie story, so we never can tell when there might be several more zombies, just out of the frame, ready to shamble in and make a bad situation worse.