The zombie is based on how the Sunday newspaper is usually larger. In addition, his description refers to the Sunday newspaper comics. It's usually a tradition for the newspaper comics to be larger and allow for more panels on Sundays.
Sunday Edition Zombie
Sunday Edition Zombie
The newspaper protects zombie, who becomes enraged when it is destroyed.
Special: become a flighty zombie when enraged
Sunday Edition Zombie REALLY loves the comics section, which is why his rage is so all-consuming when it is torn to tatters before he's finished reading it.
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
The Sunday Edition Zombie absorbs 2290 damage per shot in total. He degrades at 600, 900, 1800 (by that point, the newspaper is destroyed), and 2045 damage per shot (where his arm is lost). He dies at 2290 damage per shot. His attacks and running speed are four times as high when enraged compared to while the newspaper is still present.
This is a very dangerous zombie; he has all of the deadly capabilities of the Newspaper Zombie, but his increased health makes him one of the most deadly and hardest to defeat zombies in Modern Day. Instant kill plants like Grimrose are the best way to get rid of him, especially if there are multiple Sunday Edition Zombies on the field. Shadow-shroom is also effective for getting rid of him. Not only that, a Chomper or Toadstool will instantly devour them, as they both ignore the newspaper entirely.
Slowing them with plants such as Sap-fling or Winter Melon or freezing them with Stunion or Iceberg Lettuce can help to mitigate damage caused by him. Hurrikale, Chard Guard, and Primal Peashooter are also good as they can knock him back, giving you more time to handle him. A Blover can be played in tandem with either Chard Guard or Primal Peashooter to blow the zombie away.
A very good way to deal with them is a Magnifying Grass which takes 4 shots to kill this zombie. Level 2 or 10 is preferred, as it will kill the zombie without it entering the enraged state.
Note: At Level 1, Magnifying Grass requires 5 shots to kill this zombie, and at Level 10 it will die after 3 shots.
- ▼ Health decreased from 700 DPS to 490 DPS
- There's an Egyptian Treasure Yeti on his newspaper.
- When his newspaper is rotated 180 degrees, the newspaper's front cover is really the back cover, and thus, the title is at the end.
- On his Almanac icon and when the newspaper is in its second degrade, the word "FOUND!" can be seen written in white text below (above if the newspaper is rotated 180 degrees) the image of the Egyptian Treasure Yeti. On his picture in the mail inbox, he is not holding his regular newspaper, but he is not holding Newspaper Zombie's newspaper either. Instead, he seems to be holding a unique newspaper with a smaller, black-and-white image of the Egyptian Treasure Yeti on it.
- However, the "FOUND!" could be found in the game if he was boosted by dark potions or brains thrown by Cardio Zombie.
- He is the only veteran zombie to appear in the Chinese version.
- Before version 2.2.1, in the Chinese version, his eating speed did not increase when enraged. The same applied to Newspaper Zombie.
- His Almanac entry in the Chinese version has some parodies of three Japanese comics. Those comics are Naruto, One Piece, and Gin Tama.