Product placement in movies, TV and yes, comics is hardly anything new. I don’t usually mind it that much as long as its not jammed down my throat a la the plethora of Acuras in the Marvel Movie Universe. In the case of the Walking Dead/Hyundai deal what I find most troubling is the kind of car they chose.
Granted, I can admit, I’m not much of a car guy. I never had a “dream machine” or built a hot rod from the ground up. Hell, if it wasn’t for Mr. Lube, my oil would never get changed.
So with that said, I still find something a little askew about the Hyundai Elantra being the machine that’s going to save me from the zombie hordes; even with all the fun accoutrements that Kirkman and co might dream up. Perhaps if I was escaping from zombie soccer practice or something.
Or is that a Minivan joke? I don’t know.
All I’m saying is as long as a car has a working stereo and 3/4 of the required amount of wheels, it’s good enough for my everyday life. When it comes to the end of the world however, I may be more inclined to buy North American.
Today’s page is in fact endorsed by it’s artist, Cory Smith:
Cory Smith is an illustrator and comic artist living and working in New York. Since graduating from the Joe Kubert School in 2004, Cory has worked with clients such as Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Disney, Crayola, and many others on a wide variety of projects and properties. Cory is the artist on the Aspen series BROKEN PIECES, and is the co-creator of THE INDEPENDENTS with writer Ben Christian.
Be good and buy Hyundai! See you back here Monday!