- Hardcover: 136 pages
- Publisher: Marvel; First Edition edition (August 9, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 078512277X
- ISBN-13: 978-0785122777
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (255 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #814,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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. The artwork also deserves mention for perfectly capturing the nasty visuals of this particular Marvel universe. The collection also contains an introduction by Mr. Kirkman about the project's genesis, and all of the series' comic book covers. Recommended for Marvelites and zombie lovers everywhere!