Welcome to the Crew

Looks like our tenacious Commander-in-Chief, Juliette Terzieff, went on another recruiting spree. Welcome
James Allen McCune to the Zombie Survival Crew.


No stranger to dealing with the undead, James Allen McCune is best known for his role as Jimmy, Beth’s boyfriend in the second season of AMC’s hit drama “The Walking Dead.” We plan to utilize the skills he picked up while filming the show to help us. And won’t hold it against him if he has a flashback to his final days on the TWD set.

James is currently filming season four of Showtime’s “Shameless” . . . when he isn’t eating nachos and playing video games in his trailer, and hopefully practicing his skills with a sword.

Another Brave Soul

Did someone leave a sign in front of the ZSC command center or something? We’ve got another new addition to Zombie Survival Crew Command ready to join our ranks! Brigadiers, raise your weapons and give a salute to Ming Chen, the newest Zombie Survival Crew commander!!

As one of the starts on AMC’s “Comic Book Men” Ming Chen provides plenty of knowledge about all things geek, and takes his share of razzing from fellow Secret Stash employees.  Behind the scenes, he’s the tech guru for Kevin Smith’s View Askew and SModCo websites.  He cohosts the “I Sell Comics!” podcast with fellow ZSC commander Michael Zapcic on Smodcast Internet Radio (S.I.R.) every Thursday. Ming donates his tech skills pro bono to Street Poets Inc. and The Kenny Gordon Foundation.

Ming joins his Comic Book Men compadre Michael Zapcic  as a member of our Special Forces, under the Command of Michael Rooker.

The Welcome Wagon

Raise your arms and salute the newest ZSC commander to join our ranks, Michael Zapcic!

Zapcic may sell comic books for a living, as well as starring on AMC’s “Comic Book Men” but that doesn’t mean he’s unprepared for the zombie apocalypse. Not with a wealth of comic book battles locked in his encyclopedic mind to pull information from.

 While waiting for the undead to shamble forth, Zapcic continues to work in Red Bank, NJ at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash while filming “Comic Book Men.” Every Thursday he records “I Sell Comics!” for Smodcast Internet Radio (S.I.R.) with cohost Ming Chen. Along with his fellow ZSC commanders, Zapcic believes in aiding charities to make the world a better place now, instead of later. He’s proud to support The Wayne Foundation and Lunchbreak of Red Bank.

New Commander Onboard – Vincent Ward!

vincentblueThe Zombie Survival Crew is proud to announce yet another new addition to the Command Center,  the one and only Mr. Vincent Ward!

This multi-talented actor, filmmaker and artist has been out and about since 2000, appearing in various television roles, films and live stage performances.  Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio,  Vincent’s very impressive body of work includes roles far too numerous to list in one place. We’ve spotted him in Ocean’s Eleven, caught him in several episodes of Everybody Hates Chris and The Starter Wife, House of Payne, True Blood, and of course most recently in AMC’s The Walking Dead as Oscar.

Vincent is no stranger to hard work, and having already stood alongside him at several conventions we’re ecstatic to officially announce him s part of our crew! And if we ask very nicely, he might even read us a story.

Please join us in welcoming Vincent Ward to the Zombie Survival Crew!



Lew Temple: Welcome to the front lines!

Adam_BangjoThe Zombie Survival Crew is proud to announce the newest addition to the Command Center, the man with the ‘stache himself, Mr. Lew Temple! Having already had the honor and privilege of working with Mr. Temple at several conventions,  we’re thrilled to have him on board.

Well known for his work on Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects,  Lew’s very impressive body of work includes television, film and theater roles far too numerous to count here. We’ve seen him in Walker: Texas Ranger, caught him in an episode of Justified, heard his distinctive tones in Rango, and most recently saw him as Axl on AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Before testing his acting skills on the stage, Lew played minor league baseball with the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros.  Often described as a chameleon for his ability to successfully tackle and claim almost any role, this Louisiana Bayou native not only comes to us with a plethora of experience, he also has a “killer” sense of style and humor that sets him apart from the rest as one of the best.

Please join us in welcoming Lew Temple into our ranks!

Duct Tape and the Crazy

Ever wonder why every Brigade Commander has duct tape in their Go Bags? There is a perfectly good reason for it, and if you know the crazy boss lady known as our Commander-in-Chief, and have experienced her in person, then you’ll very likely understand our reasoning behind such drastic measures. By the way, this is the very reason we ration the coffee. While it helps her (and us) to function, too much of it makes the woman insane.

Note: if any of you gives her a 5-hour Energy at any con, you will get knocked out by the Amazon brigade, aka Yellow Brigade or Jinxie G and her crew! With a staff. Those hurt. Just sayin’.

Recently, Michael Rooker—leader of our Special Forces—experienced the crazy that is Juliette Terzieff in Cincinnati, OH. As is typical of any convention, Juliette ran around in circles screaming quite often. We’re thankful she didn’t have the crossbow with her. But let’s face it, folks, she doesn’t need to be in attendance at a convention to run around in circles screaming. Smart man that Michael is, he happened to have a roll of duct tape handy and this is what happened . . .

As you can see, Michael’s fatal mistake was that he didn’t duct tape her to a chair, so she was able to get away. It took us a good long while to track her down and tackle her, whereupon we force-fed her because food always calms her down. Garlic and cheese breadsticks, people! That’s all I’m saying.

Lesson learned: ALWAYS duct tape the boss lady to a chair! And make sure she eats!

To learn more about what Go Bag essentials you should have, check out your brigade Go Bag Essentials here. Find your brigade and locate the article on essentials. You’ll need to be logged in/registered as a member to access this area.

Alright, I’m getting ready to ship off to Boston to catch a plane to Atlanta, and then back to the desert where the temperature isn’t below freezing!

*twirls staff*

Jinxie G