18 July 2009
Coming To A Comic Store Near You!
If you only know me from Blogger, you're probably not aware that I'm a longtime resident of the FVZA Forums. I'm a "token" moderator of the Preparedness section. The FVZA site is dedicated to the Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency. The FVZA was charged with protecting and defending the US from the threats posed by, well, vampires and zombies. It's also by far the best
"Zombie Survival" type site I've found. The Forum members are dedicated to surviving the zombie apocalypse, and the members take a very realistic approach to the subject unlike so many other sites which cater to the "I'm gonna get myself a gun and a sword and see how many zombies I can kill before they kill me or I starve to death on the roof" or "I'm gonna go to the mall (or WalMart) and loot every gunstore I can find..." crowd.
Anyway, it was recently announced that the FVZA has inspired a comic book series and there's talk of a possible movie deal.
So, naturally I thought, "Cool! Fame, fortune, money, groupies, product endorsements, free samples from gunmakers, expenses-paid monsterhunting expeditions...", but alas, it appears that "Dangovitch" ("Dango" for short) only signed over the rights to the FVZA name and backstory. So, no Gummerfan appearances in the comic, no action figures, no celebrity status for yours truly. Just as well, I probably wouldn't be able to handle it anyway. (though a guest shot on Leno, Letterman, or MonsterQuest would've been cool!). But, if by chance there's a character who's a bit paranoid, obsessive, well-armed, and named "Gunnerman" or something like that, feel free to giggle!
You can find more info on the FVZA comic on this page.