I just finished up Marvel Zombies: The Return the five part series in the Marvel Zombie Universe and I have to say, well I’m kind of burnt out on Marvel Zombies. When these side stories first hit the stands I was blown away by the thought of all of the Marvel Universe being turned into Zombies and the only survivors would be the super humans. The first two series were pretty good. I enjoyed them and looked forward to them. Then I picked up Dead Days an off shoot of the main title. And I started to fall behind and get lost. I got caught up thanks to Rob at Limited Edition Comics on the Hill in Cedar Falls and I also picked up the Marvel Zombies 3 Trade at one of the book stores closing at the mall for like $5 bucks. So I’m all up to date on it and the final verdict. I’m done with Marvel Zombies.
In Marvel Zombies: The Return Zombie Spider-Man has teamed up with Zombie Wolverine and eventually Zombie Hulk in an alternate universe battling Zombie Fantastic Four, Zombie Hank Pym and a cast of thousands of known and little know Marvel Superheros searching for food on alternate universes. This is where the plot starts to lose me and where Marvel jumped the Shark on this. So by the end of the this we are right back at square one with no resolution and no real conclusion. Not to mention the Marvel Zombies one shot that I also picked up that had the zombies crossing over to two different Monkey Universes with superheros from those universes being apes. By the end of this series and the one shot I was completely lost on and had no idea who was who and what universe they were suppose to be in and who was a good guy and who was an ape or gorilla. AHHHHHHHHH!
So that’s it Marvel. Stop with Marvel Zombies already. It’s run it’s course and you know that too. Of course if you decide to make a movie based on this franchise I will be first in line to watch Galactus and the Silver Surfer get eaten alive by Spider-Man and Giant Man (keep that in mind and also since you kicked me in the jimi by removing Sam Raimi from Spider-Man 4 and deciding to reboot the franchise in 2012 using the Ultimate comic books as your source material bring Sam in to direct this would you?).
So that’s it folks, the guy with a Zombie Spider-Man T-shirt and a Marvel Zombies Universe T-Shirt is saying no more to the Marvel Zombies. I’ll leave my zombie reading to the best ongoing zombie series out there which happens to be The Walking Dead (read this immediately, in fact stop reading this blog right now walk, no run to your nearest comic book store and buy every thing you can find on The Walking Dead). On top of that I just learned that AMC is a go on Frank Darabont’s adaptation for The Walking Dead to come to the small screen!
So there you have it folks, brave into Marvel Zombie’s territory if you must, but avoid most of it after the fourth trade paper back.
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This post was written by Gabe Wilkinson on January 27, 2010