Snow White Zombie Apocalypse is a Ringo Award Nominated Comic Book series by Brenton Lengel, about the titular Snow White awakening to Prince Charming's kiss, 28 Days Later. It is described by publisher Scout Comics as "a story of deep woods and old magic mixed with a healthy dollop of blood, sex, Kung Fu and gender politics." This Darker and Edgier treatment places it firmly within the tradition of Grimmification that tends to happen to Snow White re-imaginings.
The story centers around a Love Triangle between Snow White, Prince Charming and Rapunzel. According to the series creator the story was partially inspired by Neil Gaiman's short story Snow, Glass, Apples.
SWZA is an example of Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The series premiered on October 30th 2019 and received a very positive audience and critical response. It is somewhat rare in the world of Literary Mash-Ups in that it is a Comic-Book Adaptation that began as a stage play.
On February 18th, 2020, a Kickstarter was launched to fund Issue #2. It reached its goal on March 2nd, 2020. Since then, they have gone on to get funding for a third issue, and are currently trying to get funds for a fourth as well.
In August 2020 the series was nominated for two Ringo Awards.
Provides Examples Of:
- Action Girl: Rapunzel, who is all kinds of badass and directly evokes Bruce Lee.
- All Myths Are True: Multiple fairytales all occupying the same universe.
- Art Imitates Art: The comic has multiple horror and pop-culture references.
- Attractive Zombie: Prince Charming was REALLY into Sleeping Beauty.
- Badass Longcoat: Rapunzel, wears a green pirate coat which according to the creator was taken from Captain Hook.
- Betty and Veronica: Snow White is sweet and optimistic, Rapunzel is a cynical Dark Action Girl and has a Dark and Troubled Past.
- Big Bad: Literally. Rapunzel fights a zombie The Big Bad Wolf at the beginning, and a Big Bad Alpha Wolf is teased in the notes at the end.
- Elite Zombie: When Rapunzel fights the Big Bad Wolf Granny pops out of her stomach and Rapunzel has to fight them both as one being
- Enhanced Punch: Rapunzel uses Bruce Lee's One Inch Punch.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: Inverted. When Snow White asks if her friends were eaten "by the evil que-?" Prince Chariming responds: "By Zombies!"
- Our Zombies Are Different: When Little Red Riding Hood is killed She comes back as a wolf-like zombie.
- Race Lift: Snow White is Chinese and Rapunzel is Spanish Moroccan.
- Tempting Apple: Prince Charming falls for this immediately. Later inverted when Rapunzel offers one to Snow White and she freaks.
- Zombie Apocalypse: It's right there in the name