In what were literally the final moments of New York Comic Con 2013, I made a “fun” impulse purchase, which was both “uncharacteristic” and, paradoxically, quite “characteristic” of me.
|Two Zombies on top. (One of 'em Shane?) Rick and Herschel on the bottom!|
|LOST IN SPACE Season 3, Volume 2 (2005)|
|THE WALKING DEAD Season 1 (2011)|
Any comic books or graphic novels would have been too far apart in time for any such consideration.
But these toys were out of the same product line… and in 2013! So, as the clock struck five, I bought THE WALKING DEAD set too!
|Together they... "Stand"!|
|Admit it! They're great fun, aren't they?|
|Smith! Give me a hand!|
Imagine Doctor Smith’s first encounter with a “Walker”! Could even The Robot save his bacon? And, as if our band of WALKING DEAD survivors didn’t have it hard enough, imagine having cowardly, lazy, and scheming Doctor Smith in their midst.
|Let me assure you, Sheriff Grimes, I will be a MODEL CITIZEN... A singular asset to your little community... A veritable paragon of virtue and a staunch proponent of honest toil...|
Hopefully, Smith would have missed meeting Shane – who, unlike the more restrained Major Don West, would have probably put a bullet through his brain – innocently claiming to Rick he thought he was killing a walker.
|Careful with that gun, Shane!|
|Careful with that crossbow, Daryl!|
|...Just how VALUABLE is your LIFE?!|
|Good heavens! On Earth, these days, it appears you cannot even trust an eye-patched stranger, calling himself "The Governor"! Perhaps I WAS better off with the Robinsons! Oh, the pain! The pain!|
|Doctor Smith is probably ENJOYING HIMSELF, back on Earth right now!|