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Marvel Zombies Paperback – October 30, 2007
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I was very suprised at how well the writers transfered our favorite hero's into super monsters and yet still retained some or more of thier former personality. The way Spiderman still had his wit...and his guilt for things he had done. The art was outstanding too. The way the heros where destroyed versions of thier former selves, and the villians hadn't really changed all the much....notice the hobgoblin who looked no different.
Magnetos character was played out perfectly, it was amazing how he still had his elitist personality right up until his end. It's exactly how I would have expected him to go out.
I would definately recommend this title to anyone who loves comics/horror and may be looking for something a little different. Also, if you haven't already, make sure you check out the Walking Dead series, also by Robert Kirkman. I've never been a fan of the Fantastic Four, but intend to start the Ultimate Fantastic Four series just to see how all this started as well as the Exiles #85-86 concerning the Zombie Wolverine crossover.
The tale begins with text, explaining that a worldwide event has changed almost all super powered beings, good and bad, into flesh-eating zombies. Unfortunately for humanity, their former heroes (and villains) have retained their powers and intellect. So it doesn't take long for the super-charged living dead to depopulate the earth in their quest for food. We join the action in the midst of a mad zombie pursuit of Magneto, who is one of the last of the uninfected. Things go downhill from there, especially when the Silver Surfer and Galactus show up. Only the hungriest will win.
Mr. Kirkman does a great job with the warped characterizations of our favorite Marvels. He preserves their personalities and abilities in the midst of the horror so that we can be sympathetic and repulsed at the same time. In addition, dark humor pervades the proceedings. For example, Spider-Man retains his usual angst and guilt. However, instead of Uncle Ben's death being the catalyst for self-loathing, it's now due to eating his wife and aunt. Captain (now Colonel) America and Iron Man are still canny leaders, but here they excel at organizing scavenging runs for scarce human food vs. defeating super-villains. Can they be stopped? There is a former comrade who may be able to save what's left of humanity - if he can get free from Giant Man's lab/kitchen somewhat intact...
"Marvel Zombies" is another undead triumph from Robert Kirkman.Read more ›
When I first read Marvel Zombies, I was shocked by what I found. I honestly was surprised that Marvel allowed the book to be printed in the first place - and then to basically turn their beloved characters into flesh-eating zombies that were bent on hunting down survivors just to satiate their hunger for a few more minutes? It was such a beautiful thing. I also found the work of Robert Kirkman to be amazing - I was accustomed to his work with his series The Walking Dead and I have to say that this totally blew it out of the water. This isn't to say that Kirkman's work isn't good, to the contrary The Walking Dead is a storyline that keeps a reader coming back BUT the addition of Sean Phillips as the artist and June Chung as the colorist seems to have added a little something more (Walking Dead was done in Black and White, By the Way).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i always love seeing the marvel zombies series and this adds to it pretty goodPublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love zombies and marvel, I'm glad they combined the two. I own the physical copy of these comics and really enjoyed the kindle versions as well.Published 2 months ago by Jonathon
This was a comic I saw years ago, and quickly avoided. A book about the heroes of the Marvel Universe as zombies, written by Robert Kirkman of THE WALKING DEAD fame. Wow. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. Dennis Moore
a one-note joke that went on too long. Definitely should have been more about the living and less about the living-dead. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Punk Rock Statham
I love this idea and more importantly the execution. Mostly humorous in it's depiction, it also has moments of gore for horror fans but also nods to Marvel history, a classic in my... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark McLaughlin
I waited years to find an affordable copy. But it was a bore. I truly had to force myself to finish it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cesar!
I went in to Marvel Zombies with images in my mind of shambling superheroes that were both horrific and powerful. I was sadly disappointed. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Josh