Zombie Cliche Lookout: A Diversion!
Once again, this cliche will be by no means unique to the zombie genre. In all honesty, it’s probably much more at home in cartoon shows than zombie stories. Regardless, I absolutely love when a story decides that the best approach to solving a problem is to create some sort of diversion to distract the bad guys while the good guys get stuff done. The more impractical and silly the distraction, the happier I am. My favorite recent example is the song and dance that Starlord used at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy to allow his friends to get their plans together. Hilarious and effective, just as all true diversions should be.
About this Episode:
Yep, I’m abusing the narrow focus area again. I’m a monster. I’m not ashamed.
You may have noticed that I’ve been a little slow in responding to comments, and some haven’t been addressed at all. I’m sorry about that. Things in my non-zombie-comic life are pretty damn hectic right now. So please don’t think I’m an asshole, I’ve just been really busy. Hopefully things will settle down soon. In the meantime, I’m really glad I have a couple weeks of buffer on the comic.
Discussion Question: Zombie Clothes:
Another one from BrickVoid today. “[Speaking of clothes and using zombies as a potential resource] having had these zombies roaming around in clothes they haven’t changed for ages, depending on how far into the zombie apocalypse one is, would you as a survivor even want to consider looting and having to go to the extreme trouble of sanitizing filthy zombie clothes? Or would you rather go raid a former clothing store and hope they at least have some raw materials out the back nobody else liked?