And here I thought the whole Zombie craze was dying … though, if you think about it, killing Zombies is never as easy as it sounds. Unless, of course, you follow Rule #2.
But, anyway, back to the cover. Look familiar? It should, especially if you are either a certain age, or certain stripe of geek. Consider:
That’s right: they’re borrowing from a holy grail of nerdom: Star Wars. (And this is before we had to identify it as A New Freaking Hope.)
There’s supposed to be something fun and playful from borrowing from the past to expose the present. That’s what pop culture does, I guess. Even the story seems familiar: friends descending on a fan convention only to come across the undead …
Oh yeah … this:
It would be funnier if I didn’t already have the book … now it’s kind of sad. Just like the cover: it’s a little humorous, but a little played out.
Maybe zombies are a metaphor for popular culture … it always comes back from the past with a look of horror, mixed with a dash of campy.