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DYOS 10: The Avatar Wars

Alex V. Guba's Guide to Killing Zombies
Alex V. Guba's Guide to Killing Zombies by @Thorvald (El Thorvaldo)

My 63rd submission to DYOS X. [link]

I hate zombies. I hate zombie games. I hate just about everything to do with the concept as derived from Romero's original foray. Which is why I shall be forever in choxorn's debt for making them not only tolerable, but even likeable.

The "[person]'s Guide to _x" originated in the hobby cartoon predating my involvement in DYOS. The first such instance was a retirement gift for a friend, who has it framed and sitting on the home mantle. This comic in particular was inspired by a conversation with a different friend around the release of the original Left 4 Dead on zombie-fighting tactics. I have no idea if World War Z picked up on any of it.

For the longest time I thought "yabba my icing" was something @GenMarshall had made up; it was only some years later when I heard the soundbite in isolation that I realized it was actually part of Half-Life 2.

The hilarious irony behind this comic is, of course, the immense popularity of the DayZ mod for ArmA 2.

Operation Flashpoint/ArmA: Cold War Assault © Bohemia Interactive;
SpongeBob SquarePants © Stephen Hillenburg.

[Originally submitted to DeviantArt January 2014.]

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