Over the past few years, zombie comics have become popular enough that zombie Christmas comics are a surprisingly thriving subgenre all of their own. As you might expect, the apocalyptic horror of surviving against a horde of the undead is usually at odds with the good cheer of the holidays, so most of those stories end up being pretty cynical. Every now and then, though, you get one that's pretty fun and captures the spirit in a very enjoyable way.

That's the case with Karl Kesel, David Hahn and Grace Allison's Johnny Zombie Christmas, a fun, festive, and reasonably violent tale of yuletide cheer and flesh-eating monsters, and you can read the whole thing for free right this very minute!

The comic is up digitally at Thrillbent, but for those of you too lazy to click on the link, you can read it right here, too:

 

 

The series is not only a Christmas special, but from what I can tell, it's the start of Kesel and Hahn's new series, and on that front, it does a pretty solid job of introducing the character. After all, if there's one thing that we can all agree on in this most festive of seasons, it's that any and all new characters should probably be introduced with the rhyme scheme and cadence of "A Visit From St. Nicholas."

Also, more people should have proper names for their weaponry. That's the kind of old-school attitude I can get behind.

Anyway, here's hoping for more Johnny Zombie in the new year, although honestly, I kind of wish that every installment would be themed so we can see how he approaches each new holiday in a world of zuvembis.