Welcome to our first “Weekend Challenge!” We’re going to try and have these monthly—contests that will require a little more effort than a Tweet or post comment. We want you to get creative while not limiting the contests to just fine artists and graphic designers. So here’s what up for the first Weekend Challenge:
The Challenge: This weekend (starting now, May 31st) go to a hardware store (Home Depot, True Value, Orchard, local joint, whatever) and find a tool you think would be the best for taking out zombies. Pose with it and get a picture. The better the pose/scenario, the cooler the tool, the more I’m going to like it. You have to be in the store! I know you’ve turned your garage into a perfect replica of the prison, but we’re trying to put everyone on equal footing. Free free to mix up different items, but they should all be from the store, unused. You can’t go home and build a potato gun and then roll into Sears with it. I mean you can, but you won’t win. Take your pic and upload it to Flickr, imgur, whatever, so long as it’s shareable. Then post a link in the comments with 1-2 sentences about why your tool/weapon is the best.
The Prize: We’re letting you pick which volume of The Walking Dead you want Robert to sign and we’ll send that. Some people collect the softcovers, some people collect the hardcovers, and maybe you’re only on volume 5 so you want volume 6. Whatever it is, we want it to be something that fits into your collection. Compendiums and Omnibuses excluded, sorry. Depending on the amount of entries, I’ll be going through them Monday and picking a winner. If it’s close, we’ll take it to Twitter and let the people decide.
Got questions? Post them below or tweet at us. Now go forth and prosper!
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Congrats to Test Subject 19 (if that’s even your real name—I have my doubts)! Her choice of a 40″ DItch Blade is so close to my zombie weapon of choice (the guan dao) that I had to pick it. It’s bladed, has a decent range, doesn’t require power, and makes almost no noise. I can’t believe that’s a tool you can buy at a hardware store. One of the reviews on the Home Depot site even mentions zombie defense. Test Subject 19, I’m going to email you at the GMail account associated with your disqus login. Congrats!
And we won’t always do this, but I’m so proud of one of our readers for going to a hardware store in full makeup that I’m sending a shirt to Christina! I’ll be emailing you!
I am going to win this. 🙂
I WILL WIN THIS……………………..
Does it has to be within US or people from other countries can participate??
International is ok.
meh – people who live in suburban/rural areas have a much better chance at winning this- it is a no-brainer. Obviously someone who live in any major urban market, their local hardware store is not going to have a selection of variuos tools for cutting, sawing, etc. 🙁
Can the picture be posted to Facebook and then I post the image to your Facebook page and give the link for that?
Sure. As long as I can easily view it.
Sure, so long as it’s viewable. That should work.
I have to agree with Tyreese. The best tool for zombie killing is a good ol’ claw hammer. As you can see here, Bub never had a chance.
Little zombie, big axe: no problem. Granted, not the most portable of weapons, but it’s multi-functional and next to impossible to break.
A 36″ Wrecking Bar seems like a no brainer in the Zombie Apocalypse. It has reach, keeps Walkers away, smashes in their skulls, and best of all I can wedge open any doors to get supplies.
Rance, tie those shoes!
Lol. That would be the cause of my death in the Zombie Apocalypse.
Can’t go wrong with Velcro!
42″ Crowbar. It has the curved end for swinging, and the sharp end for stabbin’. Not only does it kill zombies, but it can be used to clear debris and scavange.
Yeah those wrecking bars are actually an awesome choice.
While Michonne has the best weapon, given the “Hardware” Store Scenario, I would use convert a “hedge” trimmer to a “head” trimmer as shown in the photo 🙂
That’s a Awesome weapon! I wish I could have thought of that 🙂
True Temper 40 in. Heavy-Duty Ditch Bank Blade @ Home Depot
A 2 Gallon Pump Sprayer and a bottle of ACID! Any questions?
I encountered some zombies after church today at the local hardware store. I grabbed the pick ax, impaled the pick end into the zombies eye and then used the other end to chop the head off. Its a good thing my dress was red because the blood was not noticeable and I was able to go to evening service without changing.
The Annihilator-it comes equipped with an axe blade, a hammer, prying claw, a spike on the handle, and the opening at the top allows for straightening boards, useful when fortifying doorways, etc. It’s great for killing and survival. My son is even terrified of it. Speaking of screaming children, good luck Rick! (In the show anyway)
Errr-here is the photo: http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/96889968@N06/8928774050/
The look of abject fear on your child’s face is a nice touch.
pic.twitter.com/7qOvj1KFpr 2-Pronged Weeding Hoe when Plants vs. Zombies gets real.
Lowes doesn’t have Samurai swords and chainsaws are too noisy. So I’m going with a hatchet. It’s very effective if used right. My head still hurts lol xP
With makeup! Very nice.
Thank you =D I love costuming and you gave me a reason to put on my zombie costume lol. I’m currently working on a miss Dixon costume XD. Thank you sooo much for the consolation prize. I was so excited I think my family got a little annoyed lol. Congrats to the contest winner The Walking Dead ROCKS! =D
I hope I posted the link properly =/
I would use the BLACK & DECKER 3.3-Amp Electric Hedge Trimmer, that way I could sneak up on them and slash their heads and they wouldn’t even know what hit them. It would work if it was on or off..
My concerns here are noise and a power source. Also, can that think cut through bone? It’s a good one though, thing looks pretty nasty!
This weapon would be good for making walker pets! Just cutt off their fingers and teeth with this ^.^
Lets mix those Walkers up!
That is by far the best picture I have seen. It’s hilarious!
Two downvotes! I love this pic.
Haha thanks! All credits to my little brother for finding the tool en the amazing look on his face
The weasel cultivator with an extension! Try to weasel your way out of this one!
I am a Team Daryl type of girl and he inspires me so of course I’m going with the crossbow 🙂 and for backup I have the Gerber machete or hatchet 😉 come at me bro!
Ashley, girl, what kind of hardware stores are you shopping at?!
Looks like Bass Pro Shops… *not* a hardware store…
This is the “brain scrambler”, heavy enough to remove cleanly from the head of a freshly killed, well err re-killed, walker. Even the tag says to place in soil and turn to tear apart the soil, or in this case- brain cage.
The hand in the photo was a nice touch.
Thank you, very much.
“Attention, all zombies to the garden center”
This 2-Prong Weeder Hoe is the perfect tool for killing walkers due to it’s ability for both short and long range, along with the fact that it’s sharp prongs can easily slip in and out of a walker’s head.
I have a friend here an vegas who has a rock band called Dim there music would go so awesomely great with the walking dead if you get a chance please check them out
This band may be great but nothing beats Bear McCreary on #TWD. He does an awesome job with the music and compared to him, anything else would be… well, just Dim.
Ok… weekend is over… let’s do this!
I have been checking every 30 minutes to see if they posted the winner yet. I am excited!
Staff meeting and then I’ll figure it out!
Ok Thanks! Take your time 🙂
The waiting is the hardest part… *sigh*
Congratulations to the winners!! This was so much fun! I can’t wait for the next contest!
Are you guys having a contest next weekend?
Nope. Trying to do it monthly. Maybe for the long 4th of July weekend.
damn. that’s the same as my weapon just with a longer handle… 🙁
Which one was yours? This is the only post from the username “Jess”.
my bad. posted it on twitter. sorry. new a this.
my bad. posted it on twitter.
Thank you Brian Huntington, Skybound, Image Comics & Robert Kirkman for giving me the best book I could ever own! The delivery guy did not expect the screams or the very large hug he took on your behalf. Love your work, you are awesome, THANK YOU!
That’s Awesome! Congatz again!
Is that real
Denise Crosby, who looks like her grandmother, Dixie, has excelled at playing ticked off ever since she left the Enterprise. I guess Andrew Lincoln’s accent reminded her too much of Patrick Stewart’s Star Trek accent…….