YMMV / Dead Winter

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Frank is obviously out of his mind, but remember that, as far as we know, Lizzie is the only person Frank ever saw on a regular basis who is still alive. It paints a slightly different picture of Frank's behavior.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome:
    • Pretty much the entire chase scene while the gang was on their way to the grocery store: Every other page had at least one of the main heroes do something totally awesome.
    • In strip #300, Lizzie remembers when she first met Monday (And the fact that he stiffed her on the bill), corners Monday, then makes him pay for the meal right there.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Often interlaces with the Crowning Moments Of Awesome, especially strip 300.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
    • After killing a clumsy assassin, Monday finds a young girl trapped in a closet. After freeing her, he goes out of his way to return her to her parents while protecting her from zombies.
    • Lizzie's kitty, Cuddles. Everything he does to try to reunite with his owner is just adorable.
    • "Rest easy, comrade. Your shift is over."
    • A flashback Lizzie has features her dad telling her where ice cream comes from (it involves pirates and Santa Claus!). Later, she tells this exact same story to two children who couldn't have been any older than she was when she was told about the history of ice cream.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
    • "Sympathy For the Devil" plays in the part where Monday's attack on the bank is juxtaposed with Lizzie and the kid on the roof. Starts here.
    • The awesome gets turned Up to 11 with Kickstart My Heart, and if you copy the alt text and paste it into a YouTube URL, you can listen along.
  • Ho Yay: Lizzie and Alice, are REALLY close to each other it doesn't help that Alice clearly seems attached to Lizzie and calls her "sweetie" all the time...
  • Moral Event Horizon: Arlen when he brutally double-crosses the heroes with Chantelle only a few steps behind. This soon comes back to bite them in the ass; Lou's disabled van leads one of Monday's fellow hitmen to their door.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The implication that the local military is kidnapping women in order to... "repopulate" the world after "the end."