Seriously, shooting them in the head? So last year. Robb Pearlman (author of Nerd Haiku and Spoiler Alert) and artist Dave Urban offer a slew of new zombie-slaying options in their book, 101 Ways to Kill a Zombie (Rizzoli). The dynamic duo offer a plethora of pop-culture savvy ways to rid the world of pesky walkers, including Nerd Rage (complete with “Where’s Carl?” t-shirt on the zombie), Red Shirt (Trek fans, rejoice) and Axe – the body spray, which can be even more deadly than the weapon/tool.
The book is loaded with tongue-in-cheek snark and is a great gift book – it’s a quick read, and one that you’ll return to again and again, because you’ll want to pull the book out and show your friends. There’s something for everyone in here! Dave’s art is a great accompaniment to Robb’s methods, giving instant recognition to things like “Gallagher” and “Internships” by capturing what those words evoke for every single one of us. How many of you just curled your lip at the memory of your own internships?
The book is good for laughs and it’s available now. Yeah, zombies are mainstream now – but 101 Ways to Kill a Zombie is all about pointing that out and laughing at it. It doesn’t take itself seriously, and neither should you. Go have a laugh at a walker’s expense. He won’t know the difference.
Have a look at some of the 101 ways to kill a zombie:
101 WAYS TO KILL A ZOMBIE
Author: Robb Pearlman
Artist: Dave Urban
Pub Date: October 1, 2013