Posted Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 by Barry

Zombies vs Cheerleaders: St. Patty’s Day Special (2015) 1

This one-shot capitalized on the indie-series Zombies vs. Cheerleaders three-issue mini released in 2013.  Zombies vs. Cheerleaders:  Halloween Special(s) would follow in 2014 and 2015.

Other one-shots and minis would pop up from time-to-time in following years.

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s date of death in skimpy skirts and ripped tops seemed a logical conclusion for Zenoscope Entertainment. Toss in shambling corpses in search of flesh and the homage is complete.

Saint Patrick is the primary patron saint of Ireland followed by the lesser known Brigit of Kildare and Columbia.

Patrick originally hailed from Roman Britain. As a teen he was captured by a band of Irish pirates and spirited to the Emerald Isle. He escaped after six years of captivity, returned to England and entered the Priesthood.

A vision led him back to Ireland and he became a Bishop. There, legend has it, he banished the snakes from the island. Another story tells of his walking stick becoming a living tree.

To commemorate his death, March 17 has been set aside bearing his name. Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. Historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day.

Traditionally, the day is associated with green and shamrocks. The Apostle of Ireland was said to have likened the three-leafed petal to the Holy Trinity.

There’s nothing holy about Zombies vs. Cheerleaders:  St. Patty’s Day Special. Celebrations and libations take a turn for the worse when the green beer is spiced. It’s fortunate for pub patrons, zombie-dueling cheerleaders are prepared to save the day.

Complete with four covers.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day.

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