Stolen Pixels #157: Backseat Zombie Driver

By Shamus
on Jan 5, 2010
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I have no idea what went wrong, but this comic was the result.

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  1. RichVR says:

    I blame it all on Mel Brooks’ brother.

  2. TehShrike says:

    I really laughed at the last panel… didn’t see it coming!

  3. Girl Gamer says:

    Heh. I didn’t see it coming either. Nice one.

    There really were a lot of zombie games this year; and a couple of movies as well. Maybe the CDC is secretly preparing us for the outbreak they know is coming.

  4. Drew says:

    Having never played any of these games, I thought the driving sequence was actually part of Left 4 Dead, especially given the dialogue, so I guess the surprise of the final panel was completely lost on me. Oh well, I guess this now stands as the first time I didn’t find a comic funny because I didn’t play the game. Nice work on that front most of the time, by the way.

  5. Joe Cool says:

    Aw, Shamus you got my hopes up! I thought this was going to be the setup for a Left 4 Dumb 2 series!

  6. mockware says:

    Never played either game but this was one of the funniest you’ve done in a while. Although my familiarity with your Left 4 Dumb characters probably helped.

  7. Yar Kramer says:

    Awesome. Would read again. ;)

  8. Heron says:

    I love how you even worked in Francis HATE-ing something :D

  9. Amstrad says:

    I’m glad someone else has noticed the over-use of zombies as of late. I’m really burned out on the fad myself, and I used to be a huge zombie movie buff.

  10. Brendan says:

    @ Amstrad, Better than the vampires fad.

  11. Cuthalion says:

    But if Bill rolls up his window, he can’t use the reaper!

  12. Luke Maciak says:

    OMG! Bill still carries that broom around! That was what made the comic for me – the broom!

  13. Factoid says:

    The advantage that you have with the column-strip format is that you can get a great visual reveal at the end. That works in a horizontal format too, but unless people have tunnel vision they’ve probably already at least glanced at the last panel, even if they don’t read the text.

    With a long column I actually have to scroll down to see the last panel and am occassionally rewarded as such with a good twist that I didn’t see coming.

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