Marvel Zombies

A disclaimer first: If you are over the age of 12, have read Marvel Zombies and managed to like it, then I am sorry, but this article isn’t for you. Stop what you’re doing right now. Close the window, open a new one.. hell, play Minesweeper! Just don’t read any further! Thank you.

Also, if you’re looking for Marvel Zombies collectibles than you’re in the wrong place :D.

What do big companies and big franchises do when they realize there’s still a somewhat unexplored, untapped niche?

They attack it straight on, full brute force, thinking ( well, hoping actually ) that their sheer size and awesomeness can make it work. Well, IT CAN’T! Off course, it can bring you a few laughs, fulfill some fantasies..after all, who doesn’t want to see super-heroes from the Marvel universe fight zombies, turn into zombies and so on… RIGHT?!?

Be warned, spoilers are inbound. Although I would not call them spoilers per se, storyline facts that embarrass Marvel and put a shame to the zombie universe may very well be a more accurate interpretation. Here are some links if you’d like to discover & explore the Marvel Zombies universe on your own:

Marvel Zombies: Dead Days

Marvel Zombies vs. Army Of Darkness

Marvel Zombies

 

“It started with a flash in the sky, and a ripple through the clouds. The hunger is what brought it here; and feed it did, until the Marvel Heroes were no more. They were replaced by soulless monsters, driven only by an insatiable craving for human flesh.

This is no world of Marvel Heroes. This is the world of: MARVEL ZOMBIES”

Let’s bust the myth of Marvel zombies; they’re  not zombies! Just because they drew them with bite marks, wounds and constantly repeat the word zombie doesn’t make it so. This isn’t politics where you repeat a lie a hundred times and turn that lie, no matter how big, into the truth. This is the world of comic books and the holy theme of zombies!

1. They are intelligent! – Everyone who becomes a zombie in the marvel universe doesn’t lose their cognitive powers. WTF?!?

2. Sometimes a wound to the head, even splitting it in half!!?!! doesn’t make the infected go bye bye.

3. The disease goes from bite infections to airborn, from magic to alien virus so many times I simply lost track.

4. The infected can overcome their hunger if they go cold turkey, making it psychological?? – need I say more than this?

5. Ashley J. Williams aka Ash gets killed by a so called zombie – just can’t happen, ok.. JUST CAN’T HAPPEN. (same as fact number 7)

6. The Necronomicon, though mentioned in the series (someone did their homework), doesn’t have anything to do with the outbrake of Marvel poo, nor does it have the power to unmake it.

7. Silver Surfer gets eaten by zombie super heroes. – hmmm NOPE! He’s the Silver Surfer, get it? – got it? – good.

8. Galactus get’s eaten by zombie super heroes. – ok, ok.. that was pretty cool. But still? COME ON!

9. Almost no mention of humans turning into zombies. It’s just the super-heroes that get turned.

10. Dropping names like Romero, Sturgeon and Lovecraft in a piece of shit money making series just sinks you deeper on my shill list – a personal note

Off course, there are some good moments, but 99% of the kudos go to the visual artists of the series. The fights between the super heroes look amazing. But, it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. It’s like the Marvel boys got high, imagined what the zombie apocalypse in the Marvel universe would look like, contacted the screenwriters from Lost to get a few tips on how to irritate people like me, all of a sudden dropped Ash into the pot, along the way managed not to focus on human zombies and after waking up the next day (completely lucid) , forgot to make the zombie apocalypse of the Marvel universe look 5% of what it could have.

A damn shame is what it is.. a damn shame!

For those of you wondering and searching…here is the chronological order of Marvel Zombies:

Marvel Zombies Dead Days
Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #0-5
Ultimate Fantastic Four #21 – 23
Marvel Zombies vol 1 #1-5
Ultimate Fantastic Four #30 – 32
Black Panther vol 3 #28-30
Marvel Zombies vol 2 #1-5
Marvel Zombies vol 3 #1-4
Marvel Zombies vol 4 #1-4

Marvel Zombies Return

Marvel Zombies vol 5

Marvel Zombies Supreme

And remember, kids: When in doubt, decapitate!


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8 Comments

  1. Chris Gargaro March 15, 2010 11:20 pm 

    I agree with a lot of what you are saying. It was ridiculous, but I loved it. Remember the What if?! when the high evoluntionary succeeded in “evolutionaizing” the world? Well, maybe you don’t, unless you are as big a geek as me…
    Anyways, the high evolutionary drops a bomb and all people get mutant-like powers. The Marvel heroes, who already have powers get more extreme powers. The weirdest thing is when wolverine’s claws get longer. It actually makes sense now because since then we have learned the claws were part of his body. later, his claws were laced with adamantium. Well, laced claws could grow longer, though I am not sure what good that would really do Wolverine…
    Anyways, Marvel Zombies captured that ridiculous possibility that can make comics great.
    The Marel and DC stables are often stuck on the same road, afraid to change their cash cows. Sure, Bruce Wayne is dead, bu for how long? Not having Bruce as Bats would confuse the toy line.
    Anyways, Marvel zombies can be different. There is room to be different in fiction. Maybe it is not perfect, but it entertains and (somehat) willing to take risks with their cash cows.

  2. Mosiz June 21, 2010 11:54 pm 

    Yea they are not technically zombies, but in their conversations they acknowledge that, specifically Reed Richards. Any way some of your points are valid others maybe you just haven’t thought about enough.
    1. They admit they aren’t technically zombies but zombie like and they can’t come up with anyother term for it so they settle on zombie (is this ok that they did it idk)
    2. Marvel Zombies Return issue 3- zombie spiderman does research and finds out the the part of the brain that connects to the spinal cord is the ‘sweet spot’.
    3.It is an alien virus, the magic and all the other stuff mentioned are just other charcters theories.
    4.Yea weird I know
    5.I know Ash is a God it shouldn’t happen but if you read on that is just one version of Ash, and not the one they we all know and love.
    6.He finds the necronimicon and it tells Ash that it did not start the outbreak nor could it stop it, he just thought it could.
    7.It took a fuck load of Marvel heros and villians to kill him likewise he killed a fuck load of them.
    8. same thing plus they had the power cosmos
    9.Humans became zombies, but they were out competed… in a marvel zombies returns issue antman recruits zombie humans.
    10.okay
    I like Marvel Zombies, is it an evil trcik by a corporation that wants moeny? maybe. But if you don’t like that NEVER read a spin off series, and avoid any comic the mentions the Multiverse.
    Simpy they are only zombie like, they are undead, their braind (certain part) must be destroyed to kill them, they have a rediculous hunger that almsot cant be controlled. Fuck look at Night of the Living Dead they train a zombie.
    In addition their are different strains of the alien virus that affect people different ways.

  3. T J Newton July 21, 2010 9:16 am 

    Whatever nameless moron wrote that post sounds highly dumb and immature to me. He/she writes like a junior highschooler without any actual writing skills. From everything you’ve “written” there, I’m guessing you haven’t read any of this series and just wanted to make some kind of anti-statement on “Marvel Zombies”. Everything you have written proves that you have no idea what you are talking about and why you are talking about it.

    “Galactus get’s eaten by zombie super heroes. – ok, ok.. that was pretty cool. But still? COME ON!”
    What the hell does that statement even mean except to yourself? Are you just trying to be supposedly whacky for whackiness’ sake?

    I think if you ever have chanced upon a copy of “Marvel Zombies”, you may have read a few words but mainly just looked at the pictures. I get the feeling you just flicked through an issue or two in a comic book shop and took it from there to write a post full of immature bullshit. In fact, your post was so stupid and full of deranged nonsense that even describing you as a “delirious overly excited zombie fanboy” would be an insult to delirious overly excited zombie fanboys.
    To quote your “hilarious” finale:
    “A damn shame is what it is.. a damn shame!”…….

  4. listerofsmeg89 August 12, 2010 7:25 pm 

    I Think it’s a Great series of comics and it is nice to see MARVEL tackle it.
    Also clearly the reviewer saying that the monsters of the title having Intelligence when they should not hve it, seems to point him sayings never seen George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead & Land of the Dead (both of which had the Undead creatures gaining a meaure of Intelligence through some form).

    I’m sure would agree at least that the MARVEL ZOMBIES books would have been worse if the Undead Super-Heroes where grunting & moaning through all 44 issues of the Story Arc… (I have the hardbacks of MARVEL ZOMBIES vs. ARMY OF DARKNESS, MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS, MARVEL ZOMBIES 1, 2, 3, 4 & MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN & Know about MARVEL ZOMBIES: EVIL EVOLUTION & MARVEL ZOMBIES 5)

  5. eon flores April 13, 2011 6:22 pm 

    I have the copy of what if the high evoltionary had won…it was a superb isue, like what if the phoenix have….and FF lost the trial of galactus. the marvel zombies is like…..a very long, and enduring what if…..

  6. segundi July 30, 2012 5:53 am 

    i read this it was so stupid whoever wrote this can go to hell

  7. ajsdakjsd October 4, 2013 5:40 am 

    9. Almost no mention of humans turning into zombies. It’s just the super-heroes that get turned. Did you even read the comic or did someone just tell you about it.. Cause they explained why the humans don’t turn they can’t fight back enough to turn into zombies if you’re gonna bitch about it read the comic.

  8. ixian October 4, 2013 9:28 am 

    That’s why I said.. almost no mention of humans

    I did not say, NO MENTION of humans.

    By that I mean that they did not mention us normal humans enough.

    Imagine this, 5-6 billion people against the fantastic 4

    how awesome would that be?

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