And at last Lovecraft makes the transition from smelly zombie to slightly less smelly living human being. It certainly took the comic a while to get here. But now that we’ve arrived, what now?

I’m about to go see the movie “Warm Bodies” with my wife this weekend. As I understand it a similar transformation happens with the zombie protagonist becoming more human. I kind of like the idea of the area between undead and alive being something of a sliding scale you can go up or down.

I should make a chart and start rating zombie movies as to just how dead the zombies are. From Fulci’s zombies which are barely moving corpses to “Return of the Living Dead” zombies that are smart enough to do your taxes. It would be interesting.