You hear it constantly in certain hobbies that it is dying, it's over. I've been hearing that for years.
The same has been said about the hit TV series, The Walking Dead. But is it now closer to the truth?
News is that lead star Andrew Lincoln (Rick) will leave during Season 9, according to Bloody-Disgusting.com. Rumor is that Daryl will be taking on more of the leading spot. Good for Daryl fans. Bad for? Other reports have Maggie leaving, too, as she's signed with another show.
They already killed off fan favorites. So, is any of this really a surprise?
I admit being behind in watching. I watched season 7 last and found the Negan storyline pretty tedious and drawn out. It was time to get it over with. There were stupid plot and character mistakes. It was time to move on. I like the show and it sucks you in, but it seemed to be spinning its wheels, and yes, dying a slow death. Many others thought that, too, with viewership declining. Many lost interest.
What about Zombies in general? Are they dying out, too?
I don't think so.
Zombie books continue to come out. Type "zombie" in Kindle Store on Amazon and you get 400 pages. Gasp! New books are already up in pre-order for November.
This month I came out with the sequel to Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter - Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall.
I could've let it drop but... I couldn't. I wanted to give another adventure, another dimension, to Lizzie Borden and the undead-filled world she finds herself in. Mostly, it's a story of her trying to save her sister, her town, and discover what sinister doings her father could have been involved in and how it continued on.
That's what makes zombies continue to be popular - they offer hope - for the future, for rebuilding a society. They offer the idea that all is not lost, says this article on Polygon.
Zombies will likely morph into something else... They'll have another purpose, or give another view on society. What that will be is hard to say. Got any ideas?
What do you think? Are zombies over, or is it just going into another phase? Like what?