The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead

( 37 )

Overview

The Zombie Combat Manual is a comprehensive guide that demonstrates how anyone, from seasoned fighter to average citizen, can become an effective warrior in the inevitable battle against the undead. With detailed illustrations and firsthand accounts from zombie combat veterans, this manual provides readers with the information they need to emerge victoriously from a close combat encounter with a walking corpse. Now is the time to learn how to survive a hand-to-hand battle against the advancing army of the ...

See more details below
Paperback
$12.04
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$15.00 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (47) from $1.99   
  • New (16) from $1.99   
  • Used (31) from $1.99   

Overview

The Zombie Combat Manual is a comprehensive guide that demonstrates how anyone, from seasoned fighter to average citizen, can become an effective warrior in the inevitable battle against the undead. With detailed illustrations and firsthand accounts from zombie combat veterans, this manual provides readers with the information they need to emerge victoriously from a close combat encounter with a walking corpse. Now is the time to learn how to survive a hand-to-hand battle against the advancing army of the undead-before humans fall prey to their growing ranks.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Zombie Combat Manual kicks undead ass! Roger Ma saves the day with this smart, funny, and thoroughly practical book on fighting the living dead. Now we have a chance!"
-Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Patient Zero and Zombie CSU, and member of the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame

"As a practitioner of martial arts, and a former US Army Ranger, I cannot stress enough how important empty-hand fighting is. Weapons can be lost, weapons can run out of bullets, weapons can be taken away and used on you. You must make yourself a weapon; a weapon you can wield 24/7 in any situation. There are many survival books out there on how to deal with the living dead and then there's this one. Roger Ma's book should be on the short list of handy manuals to take with you to the zombie apocalypse."
-Don Roff, author of Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection

"One of the things you can never be sure of in a zombie apocalypse is which weapons you'll be able to lay your hands on when the dead come for you. Now that I've studied The Zombie Combat Manual I'll always be prepared with whatever is nearby, even if my trusty Zombieville Slugger is out of reach."
-John Joseph Adams, editor of the bestselling anthologies The Living Dead and Wastelands

"... The Zombie Combat Manual gains a tremendous amount of depth by narrowing its focus: Instead of discussing the roots, history and process of zombification, it assumes the eventuality of infestation so you can begin to prepare for it right away... The best compliment I could give the book is that several times, I found myself agreeing with some discussion before I caught myself and said, "Wait, this is about freaking zombies.""
-Tony Deconinck, AOL News

"Delivered in the manner of a straightforward urban survival manual this tongue- in-cheek, everything you ever wanted to know about zombies guide seeks to educate readers on the fine points of surviving flesh-eating hordes when they sweep through your neighborhood... This is great good fun for the zombie obsessed. The line drawings, interviews, personal observations and scientific studies create an air of authenticity... Of all the books that cross the review desk, this is the one I had to pry away from coworkers and hide."
-Sandy Amazeen, Monsters and Critics

"If you're a reader who likes books about zombies that never "blink" and keep up the intensity for the entire read, then The Zombie Combat Manual is the book for you." -Scott Kenemore, Scott Kenemore's Zombie Blog

"Lots of zombies. No guns. No problem. That's the basic premise of Roger Ma's The Zombie Combat Manual, an in-depth analysis of the tools, techniques and concerns inherent in facing the living dead mano-a-corpso."
-Cory Casciato, The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse blog

"With a fresh take on a tired subject and an emphasis on violence and physical preparation, The Zombie Combat Manual deserves a place on your bookshelf. Right between the .357 magnum revolver and the Viking Axe, rated at over 200+ zombie engagements."
-Robert Fure, Film School Rejects blog

"The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead just might be the supreme manifest of how to fend off attacking members of the undead. It's a guide for unskilled, inexperienced and slightly out of shape humans threatened by the return of the dead and cites basic combat skills and ordinary household objects as the primary weapons of your defense. Basically, when it comes to the Zombie Apocalypse, this book may be biblical."
-Allie Townsend, Techland.com

"The book is both well-written AND a treat to the eyes. It is, in my opinion, a must-have to any zombie enthusiast's book collection."
-Stuart Conover, BuyZombie.com

"[T]here are quite a few guides that could aid your survival in the coming apocalypse. However, most of these books assume that there is still food to be looted and ammo to be found. What happens when all that runs out? This is where the The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead comes in, it doesn't talk about why the virus started, or what the best place is to hide from the zombies; but instead it looks at how ordinary citizens can fight their impending doom...It is a great read and I suggest it to anyone wanting to survive the apocalypse."
-Erik Loki, The Dead Walk?! blog

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425232545
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 629,383
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Ma is the founder of the Zombie Combat Club. He is also a Team Chief for New York City's Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), a civilian volunteer group managed by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) that assists first responders in the event of a city emergency - including zombie attack. Ma currently works as a marketing executive at a Fortune 500 financial institution. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 37 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(22)

4 Star

(8)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(4)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 37 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 8, 2010

    Very Good

    I got this as a gift for my husband and he loves it. Highly Recommended!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    great read for zombie fans

    this is a great book for anyone that follows zombies and buttkicking. if you like George romeros zombie trilogy and Max brooks books, you'll love this. stories are vivid and entertaining, while the training techniques and weapons guide provide an original twist and perspective to a genre that has been recently made more popular.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2011

    Fail

    The person below apparently doesn't realise this is fiction.

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Dear annoying people

    Stop saying "Zombies arent real so this book stinks"

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Great!!

    This book is great for zombie plans for when you can't get a gun.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Die Zombie!

    A useful supplement to The zombie survival guide by Max Brooks

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Awesome!

    This book is incredibly interesting, written by an author who auctualy thought all of this through before he wrote it, a must have for zombie geeks like yours truly.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    IF ZOMBIES AREN'T REAL...

    IF ZOMBIES AREN'REAL, DON'T READ THIS BOOK

    1 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Oops

    Wrong book. Disregard last transmission over

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Remember the attack in downtown Miami? How the guy ate the man's

    Remember the attack in downtown Miami? How the guy ate the man's face to death?!?! This book is handy, if that man read this book, he would still have his face and would be alive today.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Help

    Tell me about it

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2011

    weird

    how do you know zombies are real???

    0 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 37 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)