FCBD Previews: Zombie Tramp (NSFW, TW: rape culture)

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I wasn’t really digging this book from the cover image featured on the FCBD site. We got a preview copy in our WWAC inbox, and I thought I’d give it a chance. When people inevitably say it’s not that bad, I need to know how far to curl my lip at them.

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Write it off. Zombie titty fetish gratuity aside (they would COME OFF, they would liquify and come off), ignoring the fact that it’s a recap of existing comics, something I personally hate from FCBD (although backissues are probably easier to find these days with digital options) — the book is transphobic, and transphobia kills. Not fun zombie death. Real, sad, wasteful, unfair final death.

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If you hate men and want some cheap catharsis, well! The book’s free.

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But the shrugging, “you know, whatevs” attitude to rape in a book that exists to incite fapping over the body of a dead woman is ugly. Blue background on the text? That’s disaffected Tara Strong does goth drawl-scoff.

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The full-colour artwork’s pretty decent. It’s just a shame it’s used for evil.

Remember — shops have to pay for the comics they give away on Free Comic Book Day. Do the places who invested in this think it’s gonna inspire regular business?

Is it going to?

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