As long as the zombie apocalypse doesn’t begin anytime soon, humanity should be ok. Max Brooks, author of World War Z, sat down at this year’s New York Comic-Con to discuss what makes the undead tick. The figure of the zombie has appeared several times in fantasy themed fiction and entertainment, as early as the 1929 novel The Magic Island by William Seabrook. Time claimed that the book “introduced ‘zombi’ into U.S. speech”. Continue reading for more.