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Comic-con International: San-Diego. A family reunion. A gathering of the tribes. Mardi Gras for geeks. Spring Break for dorks. Nerd prom.

A group of best friends known as the Wrecking Crew meet up every year for the convention... At least before something happened that caused them to break up. They still go, just not as a group of friends. But this year, something is going to rock not only the convention, but the world as a whole: The Zombie Apocalypse.

Fanboy Vs. Zombies provides examples of:

  • An Arm and a Leg: Rob gets his arm pinned under a crashed helicopter, resulting in it needing to be amputated.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • Gunther apparently cared about one of the Creepy-Con attendees enough to be genuinely horrified of his death.
    • Kurt Kiel has murdered Missy and attempted to kill Kyle, but still loves Amanda.
  • Fantasy Kitchen Sink: An oddity for the zombie apocalypse genre. Not only does this series feature zombies, but it also features Amanda, who for some reason can apparently summon weapons out of thin air, a sci-fi mech, a bionic arm that Rob gets in the final issue (albeit one that does not seem to do anything else aside from compensate for a lost limb), and even ghosts.
  • Incongruously Dressed Zombie: This series BREATHES this trope. Mostly zombified cosplayers, including cosplayers of Thor, Supergirl, Shredder, among other undead who wore costumes prior to their deaths. One of the first zombies on panel was even a cosplayer for an in-universe Mr. Incredible Expy. One issue even shows zombified Glenn Rhee and Dale Horvath cosplayers.
    • This isn't just limited to zombies either. For instance, as a rare survivor example, if the reader looks at one panel really closely, that panel shows a Luke Skywalker cosplayer protecting a Princess Leia cosplayer.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
    • A Sylvester Stallone parody is killed off in a Heroic Sacrifice moment.
    • Missy is a subtle reference to most female former Disney stars in general, such as Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens, being a former "good girl" who changed her public image later in life to the point that her new personality makes her barely recognizable in terms of behaviour.
    • A Robert Kirkman stand-in is one of the main human villains of the story, possibly as a reference to Robert Kirkman's human villains in The Walking Dead series.
    • Stand-ins for Dr. Michio Kaku, Bill Nye The Science Guy, Neil deGrasse Tyson, among other scientists are killed off in the story arc set in the space station.
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    • A character based on Jack Nicholson is seen zombified in the story starring the aforementioned Stallone Expy's ghost.
    • Zombified parodies of Siskel and Ebert are also seen in the story starring the Stallone Expy's ghost.
  • Pair the Spares: The last issue reveals that, even though Jenna ultimately chooses Brendan, Rob ends up with Amanda.
  • Patient Zero: Who apparently became zombified by a contaminated hot dog.
  • Shout-Out: No need to get specific. It would be impossible to list them all.
  • Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: The aforementioned Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia cosplayers are never seen again for the rest of the series.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The basis of the story.


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