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By Michael Colbert
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About this project

Lance Hunter was the baddest cop alive in Los Angeles till a drug bust in a warehouse full of strange chemicals went down all wrong.
Now he’s just the baddest cop in Los Angeles.
SHAMBLING HEAT!
Part of the fun of going to see movies in the theater is seeing the trailers before. If you’re a geek like me (odds are good you are if you’re reading this) you experience a heady thrill seeing the POTENTIAL of a great movie. You poured over the Dark Knight Rises trailer figuring out the plot. You’re pulse quickens when Gollum is revealed in The Hobbit trailer. Maybe you even get a smidge watery eyed when the Wreck-It Ralph trailer plays (I don’t know why but I always get a tiny bit choked up during animation trailers).
Then there are the OTHER trailers.
Stuff like whatever the newest Michael Bay assault on your senses is or that movie you haven’t heard about even on the newsfeeds which looks…Meh. Or a trailer for a movie that looks so cliché ridden and by the numbers that you wouldn’t see it unless it’s in late August and you need air-conditioning for two hours.
The trailer that has the ad line “From the studio that brought you…”
The trailer that proudly announces a mid-April premier.
The trailer that has Alan Rickman or Sean Bean playing the bad guy.
A trailer like “Shambling Heat”.
Shambling Heat is a one shot comic book gleefully sending up/paying homage to the big dumb high concept action movies we’re all guilty of seeing. But doing it as the trailer for the big dumb high concept action movie, MPAA rating title card, studio logos and exploding Ice cream trucks included!
The story is about tough, play by his own rules, LA supercop Det. Lance Hunter becoming a zombie. He slowly regains his humanity while he and his lady’s man, fast talking black partner Lincoln Washington try and take down evil drug lord with a high society veneer Garrison Cain. Hilarity and zombie carnage ensue.
Oh yeah, it’s a zombie parody too; two for the price of one. 

You get the whole story like a movie trailer so you can skip over all the boring stuff they never show in trailers anyway like character development.

SHAMBLING HEAT
WHERE THE LAWLESS MEETS THE LIFELESS!

Risks and challenges

The risks are low, my illustrator has the book inked, so it's ready for it's kindle debut right after the lettering. I have a colorist for the print version so this money mostly goes for that and the printing costs.
The real challenge is getting the print out in time for Christmas.

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    "A ZOMBIE WALKS INTO A__ & KILLS THE __ WITH A__" PACK - A PDF of the Zombie Screenplay Dead-Libs (like mad-libs but with brain eating and shotguns) written by Michael Colbert.
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    THE COMMISSIONER'S ON MY BUTT PACK! - A Commission sketch by Shambling Heat artist Dean Stahl of a you or a celeb of your choice as a zombie (plus the PDF stuff, three pack of signed books and the thanks).

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