By Cory Doctorow at 11:12 am Thu, Sep 17, 2009
Law Enforcement Targets: Zombie Targets
Anyone who’s read The Illuminatus Trilogy know there are hordes of Nazi Zombies waiting for us in the watery depths of a lake in Ingolstadt. It is for these reasons that I avoid large music festivals…
Nazi Zombies? Greenlight it!
I just bought the whole set and I don’t even own a gun! For $7.45/set these are going to make some great posters!
Are any of these Nazi Zombies shouting “Liar”?
and it comes full-circle
The only problem with these targets is that you only get points for head shots.
I guess someone saw Dead Snow.
“inexplicable Nazi uniforms”?!
You guys just moved to the front of the zombie apocalypse foodchain.
And on and on and on.
I’m assuming OffWorld didn’t post about Call of Duty: World at War and its inexplicable Nazis zombie multiplayer scenarios.
Maybe the “inexplicable Nazi” zombies are a result of the target designers borrowing their art from some other source where the Nazi connection makes more sense?
I don’t recognize these myself, though. Does anyone?
Man, that zombie is STACKED.
As far as I can tell, the Nazi zombie motif began in 1943 with Revenge of the Zombies – wierd, since most of them were still alive at that point. Here’s the full writeup from Spookyland…
Just in time for Halloween…
Interestingly, the Nazi zombie motif seems to have started in 1943 with Revenge of the Zombies, which seems wierd because most Nazis were still alive at that time. More on the genre at Spookyland, just in time for Halloween.
How do you say brains in German?
that’s what I was thinking.
Have you not read The Illuminatus!, Cory? Definitely worth it, and cheaper than most other drugs.
I like how even though it’s a zombie they felt like they have to make it kind of a hot zombie.
sex sells….even zombie necrophiliac sex
That’s a cool web resource you are starting. Thanks for the link.
However, you might want to do a little more research. For example, in your first entry, “The Last Man On Earth”, I’d say Mary Shelley’s The Last Man predates Matheson by quite a bit. ;)
You can also find zombie targets for sale at, of all places, zombietargets.net.
I couldn’t see wasting money taking any of these to the shooting range and destroying them. I’d rather just keep them on the wall, so I found some clip art of zombies and enlarged them to print off on 11×17 paper. Going to try out printing off some District 9 alien silhouettes with the scoring rings and try them out at the range sometime!
You can shoot at them with automatic weapons at The Gun Store in Las Vegas.
Great tip on Mary Shelley’s The Last Man – I never would have found that one. Virtually unknown, for sure. Thanks muchly.
BBs HMs are indeed the smartest gaggle around.
Bizarrely enough, I’m listening to the Shelley’s Last Man as an audiobook right now. If you’re interested, it’s availible as a free recording from librivox.org. I have to warn you tho, one of the readers is….not good.
Here’s some pics of the targets at The Gun Store in Las Vegas.
There’s all named like ‘Zombie Bob’ and ‘Zombie Steve’. I was back there a few months ago and they added a ‘Zombie Osama’.
Ken Blanchard (Blackmanwithagun.com) has some nice zombie targets as well:
Found these in the Sportsman’s Guide catalog.. badasstargets.com
Drawings are fine and all but this stuff kicks ass.
nice targets like the names on them too.
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