Okay, at long last Jack de Shmuck uses a particular long-term pop-cultural favorite: ZOMBIES in one of his tracts. This should be right up the alley of many dopers here, judging from the spate of threads about zombies that I have spotted (AND IGNORED!)
I think I’ll mostly sit this one out a first, and see what others here have to say.
But two observations:
In recent years JTC almost always is late in the bi-month with his tract debut. Usually by just a few days, once by half a month. This time I decided to check “early” – right one the 1st – and there it was! No “foot-dragging” this time. That seems a bit ironic.
I could go into certain oddities this tract brings. But for now, just a question.
In panel 13A (counting the cover as page one as per tract page-numbering convention) I see an evil (unsaved) heart with a face. This seems very familiar, but I can’t place it. Can anyone recall a tract in which it first appeared?
Lynn, didn’t you notice the bi-monthly schedule? The next one, if also on time, would be November 1st. Or has September 1st crept up on you too?
I’d be interested in specifics, although as I already have said there were oddities in this specific tract.
Several other “zombies” in fact. The gospels have both the non-parable Lazarus and a little girl. Acts has at least one. A lad who fell asleep over Paul’s long-winded sermons, IIRC. Seems that Paul went right back to preaching.
One in the “OT” as well. Samuel was used, and it was a child. All of this is off the top of my head. The Resurrection was ***not ***unique, at least, not in general terms.
No one was a shambling mindless walking corpse with a taste for brains or slave to a voodoo master- hence no zombies.
Lazarus, Jairus’ daughter, the son of the widow of Nain, many saints buried right outside Jerusalem. All but maybe the later were resuscitated to mortal life & died again.
The sleepyhead in Acts was Eutychus. Also, a lady named Tabitha/Dorcas was raised by Peter. In the OT, Elijah raised a widow’s son & when a dead man was tossed into Elisha’s grave, he revived. Not sure if Elisha raised anyone when he was alive. Samuel’s spirit was raised by the Witch of Endor. He himself never raised anyone.
Jesus’ Resurrection was to immortal life in a transformed body. The only similarity is maybe those saints who were raised with Him.
Luke 24: 15-43
Jesus changes His appearance, vanishes, and apparently has been
with the two disciples on the way to Emmaus while He was also
appearing to Simon Peter.
He then materializes in front of the disciples but also demonstrates He
is solid matter & not just a ghost by having them touch Him & by eating.
Is it only me, or is the nightmare at the beginning an interesting depiction at how evangelizing (fundie) Christians appear to outsiders - “Join us or die”?
You got to love the sensitive, caring, loving approach to deal with somebody who’s just woken in cold sweat from a nightmare - “Things are worse! And even worser!” Yeah, psychology must be something satanic in Chick universe.
But what I really found funny is the description of the soul - it has arms and legs and can wear a robe.
Anybody thinks that Chick has got some disease for which he gets medical Marijuana, or is he that crazy on his own?