Unspeakable – Comic Review: Marvel Zombies

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The superheroes (and villains) of the Marvel universe are overwhelmed by a zombie plague that changes the world into an nightmare overnight!
It’s not just a well-crafted tale of gore and extreme violence, it’s a great story too…

Marvel Zombies
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Writers:  Robert Kirkman
  • Artist: Sean Phillips
  • Genre: Superhero, Zombie
  • Year: 2006

What’s it all about?

What happens when a mysterious Zombie virus attacks the Marvel Universe? Superheroes and villains become infected and their ravenous hunger wipes out the normal population in a matter of hours. The zombies are grotesque caricatures of the heroes they once were – with Iron Man taking the lead and Spider-Man constantly complaining from his guilt trips. Soon, the zombies start turning on each other, as the last remaining humans flee to a space station. The gore is cranked up to 11 as the denizens of Earth -2149 tear each other apart as the hunger consumes them.

What happens next?

Things get worse as the Zombie planet is visited by the Silver Surfer, heralding the advent of Galactus – the devourer of worlds. The Zombies manage to overpower and eat the herald, and make plans to take down (and munch on) the big man himself.

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Is it any good?

Marvel Zombies is excellent, as long as you love gore and superheroes. It comes across as both a parody of modern comic books and a legitimate splatter zombie tale. Marvel Zombies has a great cult following and, in pure horror tradition, has spawned a good deal of sequels.

Is there a movie?

Nope. There are rumors of an animated movie, but when you consider just how violent Marvel Zombies is – it does not seem likely. Don’t forget that Marvel are now a division of Disney, and mixing their classic characters with ultra-violence may not be the way to go. Pity.

 

Mzombies_bookAbout the Blogger:
Michele Pace Bonello is a board game, horror movie and comic book fan, form Malta – Europe. If you want your comic or game reviewed – send him an e-mail on mpacebonello@gmail.com.

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