Goop Soup: Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie #3
Starscape, 2010 (2010)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie
returns in the third (following
My Rotten Life
Dead Guy Spy
) in David Lubar's hilarious horror series.
hen Nathan's friend Abigail (a secret genius) offered her neurobiologist Uncle Zardo's
emotion killer to help Nathan deal with rejection, the experiment turned him into a zombie in the first episode. Then, in the second, Nathan was recruited by a man from BUM (
Bureau of Useful Misadventures
help the free world
as a zombie spy.
opens, poor Nathan muses '
I used to think life was hard. Now I know better. Life is simple. Death is tricky.
' Nathan receives a pigeon poop message, preparing him for an urgent BUM mission, to infiltrate a staging base for RABID (
Raise Anarchy by Inciting Disorder
). Pre-mission training includes stealth practice, codes, and lock picking - the novice spy succeeds at none of them.
hile Nathan prepares, vile-smelling goop starts to appear all over town, a BUM agent is kidnapped, and it's a race against time to rescue him - all Nathan has to do is play dead. But that's the easy part of his mission. Next he must explode a giant slime monster ... from the inside! As always, this episode is gruesomely good.
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