I guess this whole zombie thing isn't going away, is it? In fact, the infection is spreading. No property is sacred. They've shambled into Jane Austen's universe and have taken on Sherlock Holmes himself. Now they're in Star Wars in the form of undead storm trooper collectibles. I'm not even sure what to make of this. My knee-jerk reaction is that it's a blatant cash grab. However, considering that I'm a white male in his thirties, the words 'zombie Star Wars', when put together in a sentence, make my midichlorians tingle. It combines two of my favorite things. Now if they were to make the bust you'll see past the jump double as a Scotch decanter, I'd be helpless to resist.
Last year saw Joe Schreiber introduce the living dead into the Star Wars universe with the one shot novel, Death Troopers.
When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy's most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves–breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back–bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.
I'll be blunt here - is this even worth the paper its printed on? I have my doubts, but it tickles the 13-year old part of my brain. Lightsabers versus zombies? Hell yes. Let's put some dinosaurs in the sequel. And maybe pornography. Let's just go nuts with it next time! Check out the massive pic of the Gentle Giant collectible past the jump.