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ComicMix Six: Who You Want On Your Side When Zombies Attack

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  1. John Ostrander says:

    You’e not including GRIMJACK?

    • Wayne D. Chang says:

      I was thinking of how necessary it is to have a team of operators who can not only handle themselves independently but work well as a unit. Ted Kaczynski is the only wild card in the group, but every squad needs a nutter. Frank Castle can play well with others, but I’m thinking of him primarily as a hunter and one of the first guys you’d want to walk point. Grimjack however is in different class of operators like Conan or Ogami Itto. Of COURSE I’d want them, but whether or not they’d all play nice is a completely different matter, and then there’s the same reason I passed on The Saint of Killers – it just wouldn’t be interesting with these kinds of unstoppable bastards. You want there to be some element of danger.

      • John Ostrander says:

        When you’re dealing with zombies, you don’t want “an element of danger”, you want someone who can KILL ZOMBIES. GrimJack has WAY more experience than anyone else on your list and that’s got to count. He doesn’t play well with others? He’s got more real friends than Frank Castle ever did and that has to say something. And how well is Ted going to play with others? It’s your list, man, but my list would start with the Grinner. Just sayin’.

    • Russ Rogers says:

      You’re right. GrRIMJACK! Anyone who has been through several Demon Wars is who you want with you when the Zombie Apocalypse begins.

  2. John Ostrander says:

    You’e not including GRIMJACK?

    • Wayne D. Chang says:

      I was thinking of how necessary it is to have a team of operators who can not only handle themselves independently but work well as a unit. Ted Kaczynski is the only wild card in the group, but every squad needs a nutter. Frank Castle can play well with others, but I’m thinking of him primarily as a hunter and one of the first guys you’d want to walk point. Grimjack however is in different class of operators like Conan or Ogami Itto. Of COURSE I’d want them, but whether or not they’d all play nice is a completely different matter, and then there’s the same reason I passed on The Saint of Killers – it just wouldn’t be interesting with these kinds of unstoppable bastards. You want there to be some element of danger.

    • Russ Rogers says:

      You’re right. GrRIMJACK! Anyone who has been through several Demon Wars is who you want with you when the Zombie Apocalypse begins.

  3. Bill Mulligan says:

    Ash. yeah, dumb as a stump but he’s got that never say die attitude and has managed to more or less triumph over not just zombies but EVIL zombies. Some demerits on getting most of the folks around him killed and the aforementioned dumb as a stumpness. I mean he took 3 different girls to the same cabin and each one got possessed by Sumerian demons, not a a smart man at all.How about James Bond? No super powers at all but has he ever failed to deliver? Luckier than a leprechaun and if there is one thing we will need post zombie apocalypse it’s luck.hell, toss in Itto Ogami. He sends back whole armies back one piece at a time, zombies would be like slicing wheat bread.

  4. Bill Mulligan says:

    Ash. yeah, dumb as a stump but he’s got that never say die attitude and has managed to more or less triumph over not just zombies but EVIL zombies. Some demerits on getting most of the folks around him killed and the aforementioned dumb as a stumpness. I mean he took 3 different girls to the same cabin and each one got possessed by Sumerian demons, not a a smart man at all.How about James Bond? No super powers at all but has he ever failed to deliver? Luckier than a leprechaun and if there is one thing we will need post zombie apocalypse it’s luck.hell, toss in Itto Ogami. He sends back whole armies back one piece at a time, zombies would be like slicing wheat bread.

  5. John Ostrander says:

    You'e not including GRIMJACK?

    • Wayne D. Chang says:

      I was thinking of how necessary it is to have a team of operators who can not only handle themselves independently but work well as a unit. Ted Kaczynski is the only wild card in the group, but every squad needs a nutter. Frank Castle can play well with others, but I'm thinking of him primarily as a hunter and one of the first guys you'd want to walk point. Grimjack however is in different class of operators like Conan or Ogami Itto. Of COURSE I'd want them, but whether or not they'd all play nice is a completely different matter, and then there's the same reason I passed on The Saint of Killers – it just wouldn't be interesting with these kinds of unstoppable bastards. You want there to be some element of danger.

      • John Ostrander says:

        When you're dealing with zombies, you don't want "an element of danger", you want someone who can KILL ZOMBIES. GrimJack has WAY more experience than anyone else on your list and that's got to count. He doesn't play well with others? He's got more real friends than Frank Castle ever did and that has to say something. And how well is Ted going to play with others? It's your list, man, but my list would start with the Grinner. Just sayin'.

    • Russ Rogers says:

      You're right. GrRIMJACK! Anyone who has been through several Demon Wars is who you want with you when the Zombie Apocalypse begins.

  6. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    See, I’m gonna cry foul. Punisher / Solid Snake / Rick… guys with guns. Give me Captain America over any of them, any day. Hell. Give me Batman over Captain America while we’re at it. And while you make a decent point with Sandman, you fail to note he’s a CRIMINAL. In the zombified world, Flint is looking after only person, and that’s Flint. If I’m picking a team… all I need is Batman, Frank Miller, and Grant Morrison. Because with that team, no one can beat the G-D Batman… and while Frank, Grant and I sit back sipping whiskey, Batman can just solve our problems.

    • Wayne D. Chang says:

      Ted Kazynski isn’t a criminal? You have a point about Captain America, but let’s face it – when the crap hits the fan, there isn’t going to be a lot of law and order. Rick Grimes has proven himself to be that man, but even as stout a lawman as he knew that there were more important things to be concerned with – survival. If you press that as paramount to anyone – even Flint Marko – and you have a more cohesive team. Remember – this isn’t, “oh crap I need to pay bills and avoid getting evicted,” this is “oh crap, was that an EMP blast?”As far as Frank Castle and Solid Snake, their expertise in being sneaky bastards cannot be denied. Frank has loads of experience with setting up traps. Aside from being “guys with guns,” they’re also handy with knives, melee weapons, and bows & arrows.

  7. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    See, I’m gonna cry foul. Punisher / Solid Snake / Rick… guys with guns. Give me Captain America over any of them, any day. Hell. Give me Batman over Captain America while we’re at it. And while you make a decent point with Sandman, you fail to note he’s a CRIMINAL. In the zombified world, Flint is looking after only person, and that’s Flint. If I’m picking a team… all I need is Batman, Frank Miller, and Grant Morrison. Because with that team, no one can beat the G-D Batman… and while Frank, Grant and I sit back sipping whiskey, Batman can just solve our problems.

    • Wayne D. Chang says:

      Ted Kazynski isn’t a criminal? You have a point about Captain America, but let’s face it – when the crap hits the fan, there isn’t going to be a lot of law and order. Rick Grimes has proven himself to be that man, but even as stout a lawman as he knew that there were more important things to be concerned with – survival. If you press that as paramount to anyone – even Flint Marko – and you have a more cohesive team. Remember – this isn’t, “oh crap I need to pay bills and avoid getting evicted,” this is “oh crap, was that an EMP blast?”As far as Frank Castle and Solid Snake, their expertise in being sneaky bastards cannot be denied. Frank has loads of experience with setting up traps. Aside from being “guys with guns,” they’re also handy with knives, melee weapons, and bows & arrows.

  8. Bill Mulligan says:

    Ash. yeah, dumb as a stump but he's got that never say die attitude and has managed to more or less triumph over not just zombies but EVIL zombies. Some demerits on getting most of the folks around him killed and the aforementioned dumb as a stumpness. I mean he took 3 different girls to the same cabin and each one got possessed by Sumerian demons, not a a smart man at all.How about James Bond? No super powers at all but has he ever failed to deliver? Luckier than a leprechaun and if there is one thing we will need post zombie apocalypse it's luck.hell, toss in Itto Ogami. He sends back whole armies back one piece at a time, zombies would be like slicing wheat bread.

  9. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    See, I'm gonna cry foul. Punisher / Solid Snake / Rick… guys with guns. Give me Captain America over any of them, any day. Hell. Give me Batman over Captain America while we're at it. And while you make a decent point with Sandman, you fail to note he's a CRIMINAL. In the zombified world, Flint is looking after only person, and that's Flint. If I'm picking a team… all I need is Batman, Frank Miller, and Grant Morrison. Because with that team, no one can beat the G-D Batman… and while Frank, Grant and I sit back sipping whiskey, Batman can just solve our problems.

    • Wayne D. Chang says:

      Ted Kazynski isn't a criminal? You have a point about Captain America, but let's face it – when the crap hits the fan, there isn't going to be a lot of law and order. Rick Grimes has proven himself to be that man, but even as stout a lawman as he knew that there were more important things to be concerned with – survival. If you press that as paramount to anyone – even Flint Marko – and you have a more cohesive team. Remember – this isn't, "oh crap I need to pay bills and avoid getting evicted," this is "oh crap, was that an EMP blast?"As far as Frank Castle and Solid Snake, their expertise in being sneaky bastards cannot be denied. Frank has loads of experience with setting up traps. Aside from being "guys with guns," they're also handy with knives, melee weapons, and bows & arrows.

  10. Jeff Alan Polier says:

    It’d be easy in this kind of exercise to just pick characters of god-like power such as Superman or the Molecule Man. In keeping with Wayne’s slightly more down-to-Earth list, here’s my six.

    Colossus. Like Sandman, he’s not food for zombies. Unlike Sandman, there is the risk of infection because he can assume a human form but he doesn’t really have to do so. He spent years “trapped” in his armored form and could, presumably, stay that way indefinitely.

    Hawkeye (or Green Arrow). Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is an absolute master of his weapon–a weapon with ammo that is usually re-usable, can be replaced fairly easily, and doesn’t make a lot of noise to attract more zombies. Whether it is piercing the brain or severing the spinal cord at the neck, he can do it at a moments notice with almost no time needed for aiming. If the roamers are too close, he can cut them down with a sword. (Why do I pick Clint over Oliver “Green Arrow” Queen? I just like him better, that’s all.)

    Mike Rowe. Can you think of a dirtier job than taking out a horde of zombies? I can’t.

    Jon Sable. Mike Grell’s best character is an expert marksman, tracker, and survivalist. He’s also very, very good at keeping other people alive.

    Bigby Wolf. Snow White’s husband is the original Big Bad. While he does have superior natural strength, the ability to become a huge wolf, and a breath power on par with Superman, he isn’t great with weapons. Good, but not great. Frankly, I’m counting on his magical nature to protect him if he is bitten. What I’d most want Bigby for is those previously mentioned attributes combined with the leadership skills that he’s grown in recent years. Tactics are an important part of survival. Also of great use to the team are his enhanced senses. He’s more likely to see and hear zombies approaching earlier than anybody else on the team.

    Elektra. Not a character I actually like very much but her mastery of various silent weapons is a certain boon to the team.

  11. Jeff Alan Polier says:

    It'd be easy in this kind of exercise to just pick characters of god-like power such as Superman or the Molecule Man. In keeping with Wayne's slightly more down-to-Earth list, here's my six.Colossus. Like Sandman, he's not food for zombies. Unlike Sandman, there is the risk of infection because he can assume a human form but he doesn't really have to do so. He spent years "trapped" in his armored form and could, presumably, stay that way indefinitely.Hawkeye (or Green Arrow). Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is an absolute master of his weapon–a weapon with ammo that is usually re-usable, can be replaced fairly easily, and doesn't make a lot of noise to attract more zombies. Whether it is piercing the brain or severing the spinal cord at the neck, he can do it at a moments notice with almost no time needed for aiming. If the roamers are too close, he can cut them down with a sword. (Why do I pick Clint over Oliver "Green Arrow" Queen? I just like him better, that's all.)Mike Rowe. Can you think of a dirtier job than taking out a horde of zombies? I can't.Jon Sable. Mike Grell's best character is an expert marksman, tracker, and survivalist. He's also very, very good at keeping other people alive.Bigby Wolf. Snow White's husband is the original Big Bad. While he does have superior natural strength, the ability to become a huge wolf, and a breath power on par with Superman, he isn't great with weapons. Good, but not great. Frankly, I'm counting on his magical nature to protect him if he is bitten. What I'd most want Bigby for is those previously mentioned attributes combined with the leadership skills that he's grown in recent years. Tactics are an important part of survival. Also of great use to the team are his enhanced senses. He's more likely to see and hear zombies approaching earlier than anybody else on the team.Elektra. Not a character I actually like very much but her mastery of various silent weapons is a certain boon to the team.