Zombies and the Law — no, seriously!
Arrrrrgghhhhhh – who doesn’t like zombies? I certainly do! I mean I don’t ‘like’ like them. I certainly wouldn’t want to become one nor, I suspect, would you either, but I absolutely love the allegorical undercurrents of a good read about zombies (and not just a well-constructed one). Case in point, the graphic novel series The Walking Dead. Recently, I returned to read my Hardcover Deluxe volumes of The Walking Dead (yes, I am ‘one of those people’ who are of a certain age that still read comics; unashamedly so). Of late, thankfully, there has been academic movement around ‘law and comics’ which has given the medium some [cough] credibility. But, I suspect that the genuineness of that credibility is dependent upon who you are speaking to. If you ask any comic-nut (and I certainly put myself in that category) about the credibility of comics, be very careful how you ask, because ‘them there’s fighting words’ (not that comic-readers are inherently violent, but just saying). When you can spend a couple of hundred bucks on comics in a week (not every week but nonetheless) and not think anything of it, you qualify as a comic-nut (though I don’t think that there is any real ‘hurdle’ as such, just a love of comics will suffice).