The Art of Darkness

You Got Your Zombies in My Star Wars!

November 19th, 2009 by Cobwebs

Death TroopersZombies and Star Wars. They’re two great…oh, who am I kidding? This is just ridiculous. (Click the image to enlarge for full zombie Wookiee goodness.)

Death Troopers follows the adventures of a handful of survivors on an Imperial prison barge after everybody else contracts an horrific disease, dies, and comes back to life (boogedy-boogedy)!

Del Rey is doing a little viral marketing with some intercepted messages from the barge and a Twitter feed from one of the Storm Troopers on board (I had no idea that Storm Troopers used Twitter).

They’ve just finished up a contest for a fan-made trailer, and there’s also a tie-in video game planned.

Reviewers over at Amazon are gushing that the book is wonderfully refreshing for the Star Wars franchise, and I’m sure that’s very nice, but I also think that this particular mashup is a pretty solid indicator that zombies have jumped the horribly-decayed-yet-reanimated-by-eldritch-forces shark.

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  1. Ghoul Friday Says:

    I couldn’t agree more. They need to step back from the zombies.

  2. JoAsakura Says:

    you know. I used to be genuinely, deathly (ha ha) afraid of Zombies. Like close to a full blown panic-attack terror when confronted with zombie movies and stuff.

    Now? It’s like.. “Zombies? MEH. Whatever.” There are zombies in my movies, in my comics.. on my lawn… IN STAR WARS.


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