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Terrible April Fools Prank Wreaks Havoc at Double Take Offices

Written by Jude Terror on Friday, April 01 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Terrible April Fools Prank Wreaks Havoc at Double Take Offices

Things got out of control when Bill Jemas unleashed a zombie plague on the company for April Fools.

Source: Double Take

Employees of comic book publisher Double Take were devastated Friday morning following a misguided April Fool's prank gone awry by boss Bill Jemas. Jemas, looking to one-up staff on the wacky holiday, reportedly purchased three dozen donuts for the office staff from a local bakery, laced the donuts with zombie plague virus, and placed them in the break room for unsuspecting employees to consume. Skeptical employees, aware of Jemas's reputation as a prankster, avoided the donuts all morning, but things took a tragic turn when Jemas himself, passing by the break room and forgetting about his own prank, ate all three boxes of donuts and quickly became infected with the zombie plague.

"It was really terrible," said Sales and Marketing Coordinator Gabe Yocum of the incident. "When I first saw Bill shambling through the hallways and groaning, I figured he had just eaten too much again and had a stomach ache. But when I looked more closely, I saw that his shirt wasn't covered in delicious jelly filling, but the brains of our intern, Vlad Kozinkerov. That's when he lunged for me."

"I barely escaped," Yocum told The Outhouse. "Bill is freakishly tall, and has a really long reach."

As a zombified Jemas stumbled around the Double Take offices, devouring the flesh of employees and generally making a big mess, survivors gathered in the ladies bathroom and blocked the door with boxes of Genesis III Super Packs. "Super Packs aren't just a great deal for comic book readers, at just $19.99 for ten single issue comics, but if you have enough of them, they make a really great barricade," Yocum explained. "I really recommend buying them in bulk if you're worried about a possible zombie apocalypse."

While the comic book publisher's empire crumbled, with its charismatic founder turned into a mindless zombie and stacks of original artwork and scripts ruined by blood splatter, setting back the company's publishing plans by at least six months, the terrified employees worked to find a cure for the plague. As the situation grew dire, Jemas located the fortified bathroom and began clawing at the door, eventually breaking through and shoving boxes of Super Packs aside as he approached the horrified staff.

"BRRAAAAAAIIIIIIIINNNNSSSSS!" shouted the former comics executive as employees shrieked. But just as writers, artists, and administrative staff closed their eyes, held hands, and prepared to meet a gruesome end, Jemas began laughing and revealed that he was totally okay and the whole thing was part of an elaborate joke.

"I really got you guys this year!" Jemas bellowed as the Double Take staff breathed a collective sigh of relief. "Oh man, you really believed I was going to eat your brains! Ha ha ha!"

At press time, Gabe Yocum had been tasked with notifying the family of the deceased Kozinkerov that their loved one had been killed and partially eaten as part of an April Fools prank. "We told him, Vlad, go and sacrifice yourself so that we all might live. And that is what he did," read the opening to Yocum's email.

You can purchase Double Take Super Packs at your local comics retailer or book store.


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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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