- Barnaby and Loaker
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Thursday, 23 October 2014
"The Head of Loaker Banks"
Issue#71: "The Head of Loaker Banks"
Zombie Feigenbaum finds what remains of Zombie Loaker...
Notes and References:
This is the fourth main issue of the zombie storyline along with one zombie sunday special.
This issue was originally entitled "The Headless Loaker" but seeing as it's about the head and not the beheaded body of Loaker, It didn't really make much sense.
The issue also confirms that even beheaded zombies can still survive in some form. It also follows on from last week's Sunday Special Issue.
This issue shows that the friendship between Loaker and Feigenbaum still exists even if they are both undead.
The quote spoke by zombie Feigenbaum in the title is from Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet", Specifically Act Five Scene One. The correct quote goes-
"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen? Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come; make her laugh at that."
The quote refers to Hamlet finding the body of his friend the jester Yorick. He comments on how he once thought of Yorick as amusing and entertaining but is now met with a sad revulsion at the sight of his decomposing body. The overall act deals with the fragility of life which fits well with the zombie strips.