The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

Re: Your Brains Shirt

| July 31, 2010

Just a quick note that even the purveyors of fine, mostly non-sweatshop products over at Topatoco have fallen for the lure of sweet Zombie-bashing dollars from Jonathan Coulton as they are now selling a Re: Your Brains shirt. Yeah, the blood splattered on black thing, that’s original. *rolls eyes* As usual, shame on Jonathan Coulton.

Romero Crawls Out of His Bunker to Spread Fear

| July 30, 2010

So the ‘Dean of the dead’ has graced the world with his presence once more to hold court on what further indignities and misery he can inflict upon the Differently Animated. It’s a short interview but he still manages to dismiss both the damage he’s done and the cultural significance of Zombies, both within works [...]

Addendum to Atomic Age Cinema TV 2 Review

| July 30, 2010

I really should have mentioned this at the time, but in my fervor for the new Atomic Age movie I neglected to mention the kind editorial and consulting assistance of Andrew Leal, long-time Zombie Rights supporter and noted Pop Culture Historian. The ZRC regrets this omission.

Review of Deadpool Merc with a Mouth #11-12

| July 29, 2010

Deadpool Merc with a Mouth has been the high point of Zombie comics, at least Marvel ones, for some time for the ZRC, so it was sad to learn in these issues that the series would end/has ended at #13. Merc, we hardly knew ye. More behind the cut.

Review of Marvel Zombies 5 #3-4

| July 28, 2010

We’re catching up on our backlog of review materials here at the ZRC, so pardon a few combination reviews to catch up, if you please, Z-Rights fans.

An Open Letter to 2k Games Regarding Anti-Zombie Messaging Hidden in Bioshock 2

| July 28, 2010

To whom it may concern: Greetings from The Zombie Rights Campaign, the world’s premiere advocacy organization for the rights of the Differently Animated (popularly known as Zombies). Here at the ZRC we strive day in and day out to represent the noble and misunderstood Zombie, working hard to advance the cause of true Undead Equality [...]

Har Har

| July 28, 2010

So the people at Split Lip Comics have a store alongside their horror comics website. That’s not so surprising. However, their new product is ripe with negative stereotypes about Zombies: The rain in Spain stays mainly in the brains! Henry Higgins is in for more than he bargained for with this less than fair lady. [...]

Zombies Vs. Twilight: Zombies Win This Round!

| July 27, 2010

Ok, ok, it’s just DC’s “Blackest Night” pseudo-Zombies beating the Twilight comics adaptation, but you can’t blame a guy for being excited. The New York Times newspaper has listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on July 17. Young C. Kim’s graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight vampire novel [...]

Zombie Movie ‘Banned’ From Australian Film Festival by Australian Classification Board

| July 25, 2010

This is a controversial story and the details are sketchy, but so far it seems like the Australian government has quite the bias against Zombies: Bruce La Bruce’s gay Zombie porn film L.A. Zombie was set to feature as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival’s (MIFF) Night Shift program. That is until the Australian [...]

World War Z: It’s Official, and We’re On the Case

| July 25, 2010

So you’ve no doubt seen the big news from Comic-Con: the long-rumored World War Z movie is very real, it really does star Brad Pitt, and it is in development. All the ZRC can say for the moment is that we’re appalled. In the annals of Anti-Zombie literature, hatemonger Max Brooks looms large, having done [...]