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Page 78: Crash

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

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67 Responses to “Page 78: Crash”

  1. p373r Says:

    First Post! (unless someone sneaks in as I write this :P )

    I am enjoying the hell outta this comic, keep up the good work man, +EV and Marry Me and great too. Also you need to get that WOWIO thing to let Australians in, that would be kickass :P .

    To the artist, I love the shockwave affect int he last panel.

    Also is that Payne? Or whatever the doctor vampire’s name was…..

    Peace out.

  2. Kryptoknight Says:

    THAT’S gonna leave a mark.

  3. Lydia Says:

    So. Fucking. Awesome.

  4. lulz Says:

    I love teh webcomic u maek moar vampire smash zombiee yess?

  5. Lydia Says:

    Sorry, brain stopped working after I read that. Here’s my real post.

    The first panel, with Payne and his accomplice in the cockpit, has a rather charming quality to it I can’t fully describe. I don’t know if it was intentional, but that’s what I got from it.

    The progression of seeing the plane in motion is a good decision, in my opinion.

    The final panel melted my brain. Oh, oh shit, there it goes again……

  6. thrin Says:


  7. Lore Says:

    Sweet zombie death!

    Waiting with baited breath for the next page :D

  8. KiZeR Says:

    Just writing “Boom!” is less effective than showing a huge f’ing fireball, which is what would happen in a planet crash. Kinda cheesy.

  9. Chris Says:

    that was a sweet simple dialogue between Payne and bearded vampire that speaks volumes about their character. I hope they survive.

  10. Baltazaar Says:

    If you ever need someone who is willing to play the beard-vampire (Obviously a rather charming fellow, because he has facial hair in a group of vampires), drop me a line. That is, by far, the first character I could imagine to fully understand.

  11. Brellchild Says:

    That is about the most warped thing I have seen in ages.

    Gives an entirely new spin to the idea of the Special Forces HALO drop now doesn’t it?

  12. Ze Cookie Says:


    Just followed a link here whilst trying to while away some time, and just wow. Amazing artwork and plotlines – am totally hooked! Another graphic novel for me to add to my favourites!

  13. Austin W Says:

    wow.that took out a couple,didnt it?

  14. baconvein Says:

    wow, first time post, long time reader.

    this is amazing. but it kind of looks like there might be a zombie in the back of macs truck.

  15. Tom Mullaney Says:

    Well that’s one way to kill a bunch of zombies…Definitely a first

  16. Amy Says:

    I’m strongly hoping Payne and the other vamp(s) on the plane make it.

  17. Northstar Says:

    … Ok… These guys have got to be about the most badass characters you’ve brought into the comic so far!

    Zombies go SUQISH!!!

  18. Kez Says:

    Holy fricking shite.

  19. aquamage Says:


  20. Matt Says:

    BOOM just doesn’t really do it justice. I’m not sure what sound would be more appropriate, but BOOM ain’t it.

    Of course, the million dollar question is, did they fill up at the last gas station?

  21. Han Says:

    I got my wowio books. Doing my part to help!

  22. Narfen Says:

    Well I’ll be damned… Here I thought the best way was explosives… but a airplane seems to work quite well… dangit.. I want a movie or game with this possibility..


  23. Lance Says:

    This is awesome. Give me a razor and some swim goggles and I’d love to play Payne.

    Anyway, I doubt there would have been that cover design and all that talk about Payne for them to die here. ROCK N’ HEAD ROLLING VAMPIRES!!

  24. Euphoria Says:

    *thinks of something clever to say*

    *gives up*

    It was nice that the zombies lined up so neatly :]


  25. Thesis Matt Says:

    Dude. This rocks so hard. The dialog exchange in the first panel is great.

    Man this rocks.

  26. Cat Says:

    I just found this comic the other day after being linked from….I THINK it was Flipside, not sure, but holy sweet mother of PEARL is this all awesome. I love the art, love Math, love the fact that the zombies are starved vampires…this whole comic just rocks out loud so f-ing hard.
    AWESOME work, dude. Seriously. Now I gotta wait for the next page, though, dammit. x.x;

  27. Al Says:

    Holy **** that was not subtle. The preview for the upcoming WOWIO release made it seem like they were going to sweep the ground instead of, well, doing what they did 0_o

    That scene is $3 right there folks XD

  28. Will Says:

    Awesome page!! I’m thinking that other vampire with Addison is a super bad ass vampire. Just that one panel gives me that impression, like he’s the guy who could stand in the middle of a war field and lay waste to a ton of enemies

    Also, I have a question that may or may not be a spoiler… are you going with the theory that if you kill a vampire, all the vamps that that vampire sired die as well? If so, I may have a guess for the ending

  29. Zaldaran Says:

    at least we now know the cure for zombies. plane crashes.

  30. Necavi Omnes Says:

    I’ve been without the interweb for… Well, it seems like forever, and I must say, I’ve been pleasantly suprised; Bobby, you’re doing a fantastic job. Owen, once agayne I must say, the art is fantastic.


  31. Bobby Crosby Says:

    “are you going with the theory that if you kill a vampire, all the vamps that that vampire sired die as well?”

    Definitely not. I’ve answered it before, but no big deal.

  32. DarkKnight412 Says:

    I LOVE the BOOM and the zombie carnage flying everywhere! That’s so awesome! Woohoo Addison Payne!!!

  33. KamakaziSparow Says:

    …well, on a overkill scale of 1-10, that was definatly a 15. Gotta add that to my ways to kill a zombie list. Also, I LOVED how Mac missed the crash by a few feet. Hence, a fireball is unnessicery because it would have kiled Mac, and Mac is awesome.

  34. eldritch2k4 Says:

    Panel 1 of this comic is made of win and awesome. Not that the comic as a whole isn’t, but that is the best single comic panel I’ve seen all year.

  35. Rawr Says:

    i so cant wait to see murdo XD

  36. elfreddy Says:

    awesome! can’t wait to see vampire murdo! he’s going to kick some serious ass! but the plane needs to have something inside, I mean, u won’t do any difference with just crashing a plane into the zombies!

  37. Austin W Says:

    i love the second panel with mac going “Holy S***”.
    and ya,the bearded vamp looks badass,and murdo is gonna be badass.

  38. The HellJack Says:


    In the event of an undead landing, your seat can be used as a personal decapitation device. Please be aware of other vampires and help them if they are in need. Wait to see the dead in their eyes and start swinging, bucky…

    This just get’s better and better, amigo.

  39. MB Says:

    best page so far

  40. Bobby Crosby Says:

    “but the plane needs to have something inside, I mean, u won’t do any difference with just crashing a plane into the zombies!”

    Not sure what you mean. The “difference” is mostly just all the vampires arriving there in time, and another difference is that while delivering themselves to the school they’re also taking out the front lines of the zombies and buying them some time before a ton more arrive.

  41. Alex B Says:

    Holy shit on a stick, that is amazing :D

  42. Asha B Says:

    I’ve been reading this from the jump start and it just keeps getting more awesome…good fucking job guys.

  43. renzuko Says:

    …not really sure if anyone’s said this yet but…

    LIAR!! or at least, SUBTLE MISLEADER!…i think…

    I’m fairly certain that you said that the vampire in the other seat with the doc, wouldn’t be the overly hairy vamp shown in the vampire preview page, but there he is, in the other seat of the plane with the doc…

    but otherwise, i LOVE this comic >.> lol it’s really interesting…but i have nothing truly constructive to post like thesis matt >.> anyway, keep it up with the awesome comic booby.

  44. Bobby Crosby Says:

    I believe I said that it clearly wasn’t him in the cover — I didn’t say it wouldn’t be him in the comic. Covers don’t always show accurate things. The cover also doesn’t show Mac’s truck, although I guess the plane could be hiding it. The cover also shows Murdo cheering on the roof with Grady, when in reality Grady and Mustache are the only ones on the roof and they’re diving out of the way.

  45. fieldy409 Says:

    planes dont explode on impact if i remember correctly from discovery channel, the fuel isnt in the front of the thing.

  46. Nara Says:

    YAY ADDISON!!!!! I have been waiting sooo long for him to make his entrance :D

  47. achrin Says:

    even though the crash took out that portion of zombies the rest can just flow around the devastation ..unless the next panel has an explosion when the wing tanks hit the ground .. then a wall of flaming zombies can continue forward to attack the school….nice touch there if that happens…hope the flying vampire didn’t get sucked into the intake while warning those two to duck….

  48. Paralda Says:

    Does this mean Addison is dead?

  49. Ek Says:

    The barrage-like explosion of zombies is great. It’s like throwing a ball bearing into a sand pit. Of course Addi and his co-pilot (kinda similar to the artwork cover seen previous) will live.. they LIVE for this shit! :)


  50. Kamatu Says:

    Bobby, love the comic, etc., etc., etc.

    Two suggestions for the last panel.

    1. The zombies should not be dress right dress like a military formation, especially after just being driven through by a truck with a trailer. A couple left hanging onto truck/trailer after impact to be killed wouldn’t be inappropriate either.

    2. Instead of the “cool” of having the plane come in from the front directly over the truck, it should come in from the side (you can play with locations of the swarm and truck, with Mac actually coming up one flank instead of straight down the middle) and impact skidding through the mass throwing flaming fuel out (and other nasties like vampires blowing out the windows at low altitude and shooting). You’d get more effect that way and the truck on the flank would still let you do the “wing just barely missing the trailer” thing while still getting the mass destruction as the plane hits and skids.

    Looking forward to more.

  51. Bobby Crosby Says:

    “Does this mean Addison is dead?”

    None of the vampires die in the plane crash.

    “The zombies should not be dress right dress like a military formation”

    First, it’s hard to tell from this art what formation the zombies are in. Second, if you looked at my sketch you’d see that I wanted them spread out haphazardly in the first panel of Page 77, but Owen decided to make it one massive group with no room to see any ground or anything.

    “Instead of the ‘cool’ of having the plane come in from the front directly over the truck”

    I’m seeing zero reason to remove the cool thing and do something less cool. Why remove the drama of the plane almost hitting the school? I want it to be super quick and one big explosive impact. My guess is that you think your way would more believably take out more zombies, but that’s not a concern here — it’s impossible for them to take out all the zombies — they’re simply buying them a little time and delivering themselves to the school, as I’ve said before.

  52. Courtney Says:

    I’ve been away for a while, and I come back to find the airplane crash scene. Awesome. I love the fact that, unlike that one cover, you can actually see the angle the plane comes in on. I don’t know why, but that just strikes me as really cool (totally unrelated to the fact that you can see how close it comes to hitting the school and the truck – that’s cool on an entirely different level)
    Two questions. One, what the heck would Payne have done if he’d been a few feet lower and smacked the roof of the school? I can only imagine it’s hard to judge the distance between the cockpit and the very bottom of the plane:
    0.0 “shit…uh…oops?”
    Two, this clearly isn’t the same as the cover. As you’ve already stated, there are things about the cover that weren’t ‘true’ in as far as the comic is concerned. I was just wondering if you did that on purpose, or if you changed your mind after the original image was made? Purely out of curiousity – the cover is obviously just for effect, the comic for the actual story, and they don’t necessarily have to ‘match.’

  53. Lance Says:

    Hey Bobby, this is really good stuff, congrats to Owen as well. I would like to thank you for your Ass Kicking work and would like to ask something.

    Above me somewhere is a comment about a Vampire Murdo, so if it’s not too much of a spoiler, could you tell me if anyone will be turned into vampires, and if so, who?

    Once again, brilliant work.

  54. Sim^moN Says:

    I would definitely like to see the plane hit-n-drop a couple of bricks from the edge of the school’s roof.

  55. Kamatu Says:

    “I’m seeing zero reason to remove the cool thing and do something less cool.”

    Not less cool, different angle, little less need for suspension of disbelief. Ahhh, I could show you in a couple of minutes. Let me try: shallower dive (or flaring out from steep to shallow dive, better I think), come swooping over the school one wing higher than the other (to miss roof), level out, raise (other?) wing again to miss truck, level out again, plow into the zombies (at suitable angle to whack most of them in skidding plane and burning fuel).

    Lots of flashy action. Yeah, I’m thinking more movie than comic here, same as my comment about the zombies in formation.

    Anyway, is just my $.02, I hadn’t given you any yet, and I’ll still enjoy reading it either way.

  56. Bobby Crosby Says:

    “little less need for suspension of disbelief.”

    I think it would require MORE suspension of disbelief to have them somehow pull up that much in the span of a tenth of a second, going from a steep to shallow dive after just missing the roof but before getting more than 75 feet or so past the roof. Only way to have the cool thing of it just missing the roof is if it’s a very steep dive, but the zombies also need to be super close to the school, to have them saving them from all these zombies just in the nick of time. So the steep to shallow thing does not work if they go right over the school — no time for that — they miss the school and a tenth of a second later they’re exploding. I get what you’re saying, but I don’t want to drag it out — I want it to be a super fast awesome thing where people go, “Whoa, what the fuck was that?! Did that plane just — wow, yeah!” I don’t want the unoriginal long shot of the plane sliding in as it’s crashing — we’ve all seen that a million times in movies, and it would probably be too similar to the helicopter in “28 Weeks Later” sweeping out all those zombies. I want one big quick impact.

  57. JediAnn Solo Says:

    That crash and Mac evading the falling plane would look SO FRIGGIN AWESOME ON THE BIG SCREEN.

  58. Grym Says:

    I must say, that that was the most badass awsome comic ever.

  59. flash Says:

    If this is going to be a low budget independent affair when translated to cinema, as i assume it will be, then this scene is going to be very fucking difficult and expensive. Badass though. Good luck with that.

  60. calvinbah Says:

    Rage is so fuckin metal he’s so freakin metal i can’t stand it.

  61. Altair Says:

    I’m hyperventilating right now. I just want you to know that.

    Oh. My. God. Zombies. and a plane crash.

    (goes to get brown paper bag.)

    I’ll be better in a few seconds. Maybe.

  62. Tegu Says:


  63. ZeM Says:

    I agree with Kamatu, this is a little too simple to my taste. The plane passes over the truck and hits the zombies RIGHT THERE? It doesn’t have to be like that to be cool. This is an entertaining comic, but sometimes I feel I’m reading the comic version of a 14 year old kid playing.

    I would also change the point of view in the last image. It’s too obvious.

  64. John E. Says:

    Just a thought, maybe putting this scene on the cover of the book will lighten its impact (pun not intended) when you actually witness the spectacle of vampires kamikaze-ing a passenger jet into a seething mass of zombies.

  65. ModdyPride Says:

    … Whew…

  66. Trilbydude Says:


    Dr. Payne and Mr. Rage!!!

    Awesome! they looklike Morpheus and the wolf-man!

  67. Fate Says:

    Those guys just destroyed ALL of the zombies in the whole world. That was all of them. There are none left. The world has been saved.

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