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Marvel Zombies Hardcover – Box set, August 9, 2006
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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
Finally a marvel zombies comic that gets close to the original 3. Great read if you're a fan of the series, this was a fun revisit to the marvel zombies universe.Published 4 days ago by WMKzelis
A tale of Elsa Bloodstone as she tries to slice and dice her way through The Marvel Zombies Battleworld. The story was OK but not really anything special. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Spidey
I mean, it wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't spectacular.
The story was fine, but the art was not at all my style. I don't even think it fit the genre. It was just...bad. Read more
i always love seeing the marvel zombies series and this adds to it pretty goodPublished 2 months ago by Jarred Blackburn
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 4 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 5 months ago by C. Dennis Moore