You probably think, “I’m ready for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.” After all, with the undead swarming TV, movies, novels and even comic books like a plague, there’s more than enough source material to learn how to defend against even the toughest zombie attack.
But hold on: Every time a zombie is presented in fiction, the author tweaks the formula just a little — or even a lot. You’ll need to know whether the zombies are caused by magic or science run amok, whether the Z is contagious and if the undead can even be killed. With that in mind, we developed this handy guide to determine just which flavor of zombies you’re up against. Keep a copy in your wallet: You never know when zombies might strike.