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Torn from the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four! On an Earth shockingly similar to the Marvel Universe's, an alien virus has mutated all of the world's greatest super heroes into flesh-eating monsters! It took them only hours to destroy life as we know it - but what happens when they run out of humans to eat?! Follow their search for more food, and witness the arrival of Torn from the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four! On an Earth shockingly similar to the Marvel Universe's, an alien virus has mutated all of the world's greatest super heroes into flesh-eating monsters! It took them only hours to destroy life as we know it - but what happens when they run out of humans to eat?! Follow their search for more food, and witness the arrival of the Silver Surfer! Collects Marvel Zombies #1-5.


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Torn from the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four! On an Earth shockingly similar to the Marvel Universe's, an alien virus has mutated all of the world's greatest super heroes into flesh-eating monsters! It took them only hours to destroy life as we know it - but what happens when they run out of humans to eat?! Follow their search for more food, and witness the arrival of Torn from the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four! On an Earth shockingly similar to the Marvel Universe's, an alien virus has mutated all of the world's greatest super heroes into flesh-eating monsters! It took them only hours to destroy life as we know it - but what happens when they run out of humans to eat?! Follow their search for more food, and witness the arrival of the Silver Surfer! Collects Marvel Zombies #1-5.

30 review for Marvel Zombies

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    This almost killed me. It’s just so hilariously funny. Without wanting to sound too indifferent, I don’t laugh a lot. Things rarely make me laugh. It takes a lot to make me truly laugh. This was absolutely delightful. It’s so twisted, so messed up, so brutal, so perfectly ironic and to the point, that I was practically on the floor at some points. However, the first issue did pain me a little. I have a soft spot for Magneto, blame Sir Ian Mckellen for that. So when I see him being hunted by the This almost killed me. It’s just so hilariously funny. Without wanting to sound too indifferent, I don’t laugh a lot. Things rarely make me laugh. It takes a lot to make me truly laugh. This was absolutely delightful. It’s so twisted, so messed up, so brutal, so perfectly ironic and to the point, that I was practically on the floor at some points. However, the first issue did pain me a little. I have a soft spot for Magneto, blame Sir Ian Mckellen for that. So when I see him being hunted by the zombie versions of most of the marvel superheroes, it was quite traumatic. But the end result was weirdly funny. Despite being a horror comic, this relies heavily on dark humour in its most twisted form. Have you ever wondered what it would be like as a zombie? Well these guys retain their minds and personalities. Well, sort of. They have many ironic digs at their own lamentable condition. They’re all utterly relentless in their decay. Wolverine’s arm falls of, Spiderman breaks his leg and Iron Man’s bottom half is exploded. Yet these undead heroes keep seeking food. And they’ve none left. Not after Magneto was fought over. So they turn to space. And that’s when I stopped reading. This had some funny moments, but after these first few issues I can only see the story getting worse and the humour leaning towards redundancy. I enjoyed this, but I need no more.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    Robert Kirkman writes a Marvel version of The Walking Dead with Marvel Zombies, and, like a lot of The Walking Dead, it’s pretty bad! I like how Kirkman launches straight into it. There’s a little bit of text at the start with some nonsense about how everyone became zombified but it’s basically Marvel hero zombies trying to eat the few survivors from start to finish. They wanna eat Magneto, Silver Surfer and Galactus (Galactus usually hungers – now HE’S the food! Boom… boom…) – yeah, the already Robert Kirkman writes a Marvel version of The Walking Dead with Marvel Zombies, and, like a lot of The Walking Dead, it’s pretty bad! I like how Kirkman launches straight into it. There’s a little bit of text at the start with some nonsense about how everyone became zombified but it’s basically Marvel hero zombies trying to eat the few survivors from start to finish. They wanna eat Magneto, Silver Surfer and Galactus (Galactus usually hungers – now HE’S the food! Boom… boom…) – yeah, the already thin “story” gets stale real quick. I also like that it’s written as a dark comedy with the heroes sitting around, post-“meal”, wondering what the hell they’re doing trying to eat people and the usual superhero action becoming a farce as body parts drop off mid-fight. Janet van Dyne becomes a demented talking head while Iron Man flies around, literally half a man with his legs missing! But once you’re past the novelty of seeing classic heroes as zombies, there’s nothing else there really. The story is never interesting and I had to force myself through this slop even though it’s a mere five issues long. Even Sean Phillips’ usually high-quality artwork is workmanlike and uninspired. Marvel Zombies could’ve been a fun comic but it turns out to be as lifeless as most of the cast!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    Our Shallow Buddy Read this week is brought to you by the letter S, because... Scary Shit Seems Spookier Solo! Whatever. You're impressed by my witty Sesame Street wordplay. Huh. So, yeah. It should have been worse. I don't know if this actually counts as horror, but since I'm a teensy bit squeamish when it come to anything truly scary, I decided to go with something a little more...silly. This hit the spot. No, I'm not saying this was some kind of an awesome reading experience. Not an endorsement! But Our Shallow Buddy Read this week is brought to you by the letter S, because... Scary Shit Seems Spookier Solo! Whatever. You're impressed by my witty Sesame Street wordplay. Huh. So, yeah. It should have been worse. I don't know if this actually counts as horror, but since I'm a teensy bit squeamish when it come to anything truly scary, I decided to go with something a little more...silly. This hit the spot. No, I'm not saying this was some kind of an awesome reading experience. Not an endorsement! But for those of us who can't tolerate real psycho/torture/death stuff? Well, this is like the Gluten-free version of horror! So what is Marvel Zombies all about? (view spoiler)[Zombies...who happen to be Marvel characters. (hide spoiler)] Hand on a Bible, I'm telling the truth! Also, look what happens when you screw over Storm... (view spoiler)[Just kidding, Ant Man (aka Karma) ate great big chunks of him. Hail Hydra! (hide spoiler)]

  4. 4 out of 5

    mark monday

    in a post-apocalyptic world, a group of friends and allies struck down by a zombie plague manage to rise again and come together to fight an even greater threat to the world - as well as cope with their own constant appetites. of course, the friends and allies in question are a gallery of classic Marvel characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, the Wasp, and Ant-Man. Robert Kirkman is known for his popular work with zombies in the comic and tv series The in a post-apocalyptic world, a group of friends and allies struck down by a zombie plague manage to rise again and come together to fight an even greater threat to the world - as well as cope with their own constant appetites. of course, the friends and allies in question are a gallery of classic Marvel characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, the Wasp, and Ant-Man. Robert Kirkman is known for his popular work with zombies in the comic and tv series The Walking Dead; in Marvel Zombies he took on the Marvel canon, with shallow but suprisingly enjoyable results. the language and the plotting are fairly amateurish, with the kind of snarky superficiality one would expect from a novice. much of it is genuinely eye-rolling. and yet there is an endearing quality to it all - a dark and brutal kind of endearing, this being a zombie epic. the ending is epic and rather jaw-dropping. characters actually stay true to the basic characterization established by decades of Marvel comics. it was a kick to see Spider-Man stay sweet, Captain America remain a forthright leader, Ant-Man continue to be an obsessive, self-absorbed prick... all the while searching for brains and flesh to munch on. Magneto is particularly enjoyable, with a great and bloody payoff. in this world, he's one of the last remaining unaffected characters, and in typical olympian style, makes a fierce and noble stand against the super-powered zombie monstrosities. the scene where he is bloodily, messily devoured by our heroes was laugh-out-loud horrifying. overall, the art was exceeding weak. slapdash and rather painful on the eyes.

  5. 5 out of 5

    L. McCoy

    (Sigh) I’m legitimately angry that this garbage exists. This may be one of my harshest reviews yet. What’s it about? A zombie apocalypse happens in one of Marvel’s many alternate universes and now the infected superheroes run out of food. Why it gets 1 star: The story is one of the dumbest things I’ve read. For one, this book is Marvel ONLY because it wouldn’t have sold a fucking copy if it wasn’t. Superhero zombies could have potential if it was a survival story about a zombie apocalypse in a (Sigh) I’m legitimately angry that this garbage exists. This may be one of my harshest reviews yet. What’s it about? A zombie apocalypse happens in one of Marvel’s many alternate universes and now the infected superheroes run out of food. Why it gets 1 star: The story is one of the dumbest things I’ve read. For one, this book is Marvel ONLY because it wouldn’t have sold a fucking copy if it wasn’t. Superhero zombies could have potential if it was a survival story about a zombie apocalypse in a superhero world, that could be kind of neat but no, this is just superhero zombies (that can talk by the way) being dicks to each other and trying to eat every living thing they see. Not to mention that they get hungry and start going crazy for food 5 minutes after eating. I’ve read my share of zombie stories and while I don’t expect them to be smart I expect them to be mildly interesting... nope. Phillips phones it in and I hate saying that because Sean Phillips is an amazing artist, I love his art in stuff like Fatale, Kill or Be Killed, Criminal, many books that are worth reading... not here. Either the story is so bad that even the art is ruined by how bad everything else is (suppose that’s possible but I’ve only seen that happen a couple of other times, it is rare) or Phillips was forced by Marvel to do this so he just slapped this together (I can see it, an artist working at his desk “work at Marvel they said, it will be fun they said, have me working on the most retarded script I ever read. I gotta call Ed and see if he has another Fatale script ready, I might give a shit about that”). I couldn’t give a rat’s ass about these characters. They just eat and be assholes to each other. Despite the occasional whining and arguing they have no fucking personality, it’s so fucking stupid. The action scenes aren’t even good. I can tolerate a kind of dumb story if the action is good but this doesn’t even have that going for it. It’s a repeat of “oh food, fight alive character, fight over who gets to eat how much” and it is lame. There is one scene that they try to change it up a little bit in but even then it’s cheesy and dumb... This book is predictable, mostly because it’s the same shit over and over for 5 chapters. There are a few twists (as in 3 or so) but even they didn’t surprise me, I was actually like “uh-huh, figured that would happen” so... yeah. Oh and they’re all nearly (though not quite) unkillable so it’s not like any are likely to die. I’m not entirely sure but I think this book is meant to be sorta comedic. It fails. I’m serious when I tell you that this book is so stupid and cheesy that it can’t even be looked at as a decent chuckle. The horror stuff is weak. The zombies don’t look at all intimidating or scary, they often look quite goofy in fact! So it goes for shock value horror instead except the gore is WAY toned down because it’s non-MAX rated Marvel so it can’t even be a fun gorefest kind of thing. I don’t see how this could be scary or even shockingly gruesome to anyone over the age of 11 but parents probably wouldn’t let their kids under 12 read this (partially due to the “parental advisory” rating) so who the fuck is this even for? The dialogue is fucking terrible. Again, it’s just all so cheesy and poorly written. I was cringing at these lines. One problem I have with this is why do they eat? They can’t feel pain (even though some of them mention hurting, yeah, IDK) so it’s not like they’ll be feeling any pain in their stomachs if they don’t eat. I get that they start to lose their minds (as in can’t use their brains) if they don’t eat but they hate having to be zombies and are disgusted by it all not to mention miserable and depressed as hell so why would they want to eat and experience all that? I would have thought they want their brain to stop working and just hope to die eventually. How were some of them infected? I don’t know for sure but it’s implied that it spreads via bite. So how the fuck is Luke Cage infected, his skin is unbreakable, a zombie’s teeth would just shatter. Or Juggernaut, invulnerable. It’s stupid. Then again, Iron Man’s flying around without his legs and jet boots... The ending makes almost no sense. I think I get what happened except Kirkman forgets to write a part between an important part of the plot and the ending. Overall: This is one of the worst comics I’ve read. I hate saying that as Kirkman can write a solid horror comic (Outcast is great) and Phillips is usually a great artist but this is just awful. It’s like they saw zombies were popular at the time so Marvel got Kirkman to write it but he only wrote it when drunk or something so they forced Phillips to draw it but he’d rather be drawing anything else. It sorta makes me think it’s like if Marvel were to come out with Marvel x Fortnite or something like that now. Marvel + trend + well known creative team = profit and who cares if it’s good. This is an abomination and I have no idea what possessed Marvel to waste perfectly good paper on this. A stack of blank paper would have been a more interesting story. When I say 1 star for this I ain’t talking about a book that’s like “well this sucks ass and I like absolutely nothing about it but I’ve read worse” oh no, we’re talking Cinder/Nowhere Girls/Kaptara levels of bad, guys. I recently set up a worst of the worst shelf for the 5 shittiest books I’ve ever read, this is on it. 1/5

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    I think I expected this to be mindless fluff, entirely disposable and without any redeeming characteristics. And ok, it kind of is. But it's also a lot better than anything called Marvel Zombies has any right to be. It's obviously an excuse to see familiar faces in zombie disguise, but shockingly, it would also work nearly as well with entirely original characters. Yes, it's even more amusing that it's Spider-Man who ate his wife and aunt (and feels terrible about it, really) but that scene would I think I expected this to be mindless fluff, entirely disposable and without any redeeming characteristics. And ok, it kind of is. But it's also a lot better than anything called Marvel Zombies has any right to be. It's obviously an excuse to see familiar faces in zombie disguise, but shockingly, it would also work nearly as well with entirely original characters. Yes, it's even more amusing that it's Spider-Man who ate his wife and aunt (and feels terrible about it, really) but that scene would be every bit as enjoyable with an original character. This is good: if the only appeal was seeing old friends zombified, it would get boring really fast. As far as I know, this is a unique take on zombies. They eat people, sure, but when they're full they know what they did and at least feel a little bad about it. But they get hungry, and only humans will fulfill that hunger. They just can't help what they need. Zombies as metaphor for drug addiction isn't exactly new, but the cycle they go through here isn't something I've seen before. What the zombies do and say in their lucid, post-feeding moments are the most chilling moments in the book. Also different is that this is a post-apocalypse story. The zombies have risen, and they've won. Now what? They're still hungry, and zombies taste terrible. This isn't exactly a heartbreaking work of staggering genius, but it's way better than I could have ever expected it to be. It's worth a read, as long as you can take the gore.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bookwraiths

    Well, it could have been worse. Maybe. As it was, this Kirkman story was pretty meh reading, filled with gore and the typical zombie outcomes. I mean, the plot was beyond ridiculous with the super powered people devouring everyone on earth within a day or so. No real resistance. An out of character turncoat. And it all gets wrapped up in the stupidest way possible.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Logan

    (My original Review from separate edition of this book on Goodreads.) Good! So I have not read any of Robert Kirkman's books; I watch The Walking Dead and Outcast TV shows but never read any of his comics! So here we have Marvel Zombies an alternate earth where all the heroes have been turned into Zombies and are now eating every human they can find. One thing that makes this zombie story a bit more unique is that this book focuses more on The Zombies perspective and less on the survivors (My original Review from separate edition of this book on Goodreads.) Good! So I have not read any of Robert Kirkman's books; I watch The Walking Dead and Outcast TV shows but never read any of his comics! So here we have Marvel Zombies an alternate earth where all the heroes have been turned into Zombies and are now eating every human they can find. One thing that makes this zombie story a bit more unique is that this book focuses more on The Zombies perspective and less on the survivors perspective; which is interesting and not done that much in The Zombie Genre, except for 'Warm Bodies'. I don't have much to say about this book, other then that it was a fun read, and it at least does something different compared to everything else in the Zombie Genre; I also found the story quite smart, simple, but you gotta give points for creativity!

  9. 4 out of 5

    John Wiswell

    Robert Kirkman wrote (and still writes) what may be the best modern zombie story over in The Walking Dead, so Marvel Comics hired him to write about a zombie plague breaking out in their spandex-friendly universe. The result is almost the polar opposite of The Walking Dead. For one thing, it's funny. Very, horribly funny. Funny in a "I'm keeping him for leftovers" way. Funny in a "Spider-Man ate his aunt" way. Funny in the bloodiest, most creative and most shameless ways Kirkman could come up Robert Kirkman wrote (and still writes) what may be the best modern zombie story over in The Walking Dead, so Marvel Comics hired him to write about a zombie plague breaking out in their spandex-friendly universe. The result is almost the polar opposite of The Walking Dead. For one thing, it's funny. Very, horribly funny. Funny in a "I'm keeping him for leftovers" way. Funny in a "Spider-Man ate his aunt" way. Funny in the bloodiest, most creative and most shameless ways Kirkman could come up with. It's at its best when the zombified heroes are "full;" their brains function more normally, so they can talk and discuss the zombie condition with each other, or go cry in grief at what they just did to New York City, until they get hungry again. The bluntness of his plot device (healing factors, nanomachines and godhood apparently can't ward off the infection) only makes his story more irresistably funny; you either put it down for what he's doing to this world, or you have to read it all. Its rolling absurdity is too amusing for me to even want to deny.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nicolo Yu

    Superheroes! Zombies! Its like chocolate and peanut butter, both taste great individually but together is a whole new experience. I just love Suydam's covers to the individual issues and they have mini gallery in this collection.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    Author Robert Kirkman follows some of the best zombie fiction in recent memory (The Walking Dead) with a collection from one of the most unexpected venues for a flesh-hungry genre. Collecting upon years of Marvel Comic super-hero references, Kirkman has used some of the superheroes I grew up fascinated by to display the kind of twisted, disgusting, morbid imagination that only a fellow Kentucky comic enthusiast could enjoy. Ok, so that's not really true...these comics sold out so many times that Author Robert Kirkman follows some of the best zombie fiction in recent memory (The Walking Dead) with a collection from one of the most unexpected venues for a flesh-hungry genre. Collecting upon years of Marvel Comic super-hero references, Kirkman has used some of the superheroes I grew up fascinated by to display the kind of twisted, disgusting, morbid imagination that only a fellow Kentucky comic enthusiast could enjoy. Ok, so that's not really true...these comics sold out so many times that the creators released oodles of alternate covers with their second, third, and fourth printings. The appeal of established super hero favorites being black-humor zombie abominations (oddly there was no inclusion of Emil Blonsky) was universal. Any comic geek that viewed the series not only ate it up, but they sucked the eye sockets out of it for any eyeball juice and sucked the rotting fingers for any spare digit meat.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*

    *Spoilers in the descriptive part of this review* Who would have thunk that the beloved heroes they grew up with would land in such a bizarre story? I know most children watched on with fascination as Spiderman merrily weaved his web, as Wolverine sharpened his claws, while Captain American shielded the innocent from the depraved, and even while the Incredible Hulk beat his chest in ego. It would have been difficult to imagine then that a story would come along showing the world saviors have *Spoilers in the descriptive part of this review* Who would have thunk that the beloved heroes they grew up with would land in such a bizarre story? I know most children watched on with fascination as Spiderman merrily weaved his web, as Wolverine sharpened his claws, while Captain American shielded the innocent from the depraved, and even while the Incredible Hulk beat his chest in ego. It would have been difficult to imagine then that a story would come along showing the world saviors have placed self-centered slaughter over the survival of mankind, yet here we are. You have to give kudos to the imaginations that came up with this, folks, as who would have thought such a morbidly twisted story would ensue, and be rich with humor along the way? After looking at what I've wrote so far on this review, I have to say the only power I could ever be capable of possessing would be super-enhanced babbling, so let's get to it shall we? The first "series" has been divided into five comics, which I have read and reviewed in one hardcover compilation. Kirkman focuses on humor and interposing needless gore often to keep the smile meter raised. As far as plot goes, no humans are in sight and have obviously been killed off and eaten. The superheroes remain, in pieces, with active minds and continuous discussion. There brains have not been affected by the disease, yet of course the hunger has changed their personalities completely. Their discussions involve planning and meditating on finding new food, and that's about it. Everything is clearly focused now only on what their new diet is. They still express remorse for their vicious acts once the hunger is abated, but with nowhere near their previous moral standing. Spiderman in particular seems to express the most regret once having a chow down, sobbing about his wife and aunt, while the others just say, "Yes, Spiderman, we've eaten someone close to us too, just get over it already." I try to think of why they made him stand out as the more sympathetic of the bunch, but fail. Looking at each comic individually: The first story, Magneto, was more startling as it shows the last stander, uninfected and stubborn to the last, desperate to fight and escape his fellow-superheroes. This was one of the more dramatically serious of the issues, with an underlying grimness. The better fight sequence, Captain America gets his own shield used against him, cutting off the top of his head and exposing brains in a pulpy comic manner. Spiderman gets one leg ripped in half and must try to get assistance on the backs of others through the rest of the story. Subjects brought up are how they are digesting food in the first place if they appear dead, if there bodies can rejuvenate, and the disappearance of their existing powers as they further decay. The Incredible Hulk is a major character, and Kirkman seems to take great delight in making him experience some of the worst torment. In the first edition, the Hulk finds trouble with digestion, ending up with horrid consequences. The second issue begins with the superheroes wondering where The Silver Surfer magically appeared and then disappeared to - and what HE is, not to mention how they can come to eat him - delighting fans with this unexpected introduction. A disturbing revelation shows Pym hiding something from his fellow zombies, demonstrating the desperate measures and distrust they all share for each other. While they may all work together, it's clearly a world where it's every man for himself, as Pym's wife Wasp clearly finds during a violent confrontation. It's rather funny on the excuse the zombies conjured to deliver to Iron Man when they meet again about where Magneto went, and even funnier how he uncovers the obvious truth. This stories more on interaction between starring roles rather than just sheer violence, until of course the Silver Surfer makes an appearance AGAIN, just in time to begin a fight and leave the story off with a cliffhanger. Part 3 delves right into the Silver Surfer fight, with demented dialogue and even stranger results, again focusing a lot on the Hulk. The Wolverine finds himself in major need of repair, while Spiderman finds a unique way to try and rid himself of annoying 'baggage.' Clearly the boys don't share well and end up fighting over any dibs collected. The ending is a cliffhanger with Galactus' arrival to consume the planet. Isn't he in for a shocker? As with any Galactus focused fight in part four, it's of course a great one, with the fallen heroes needing to collect themselves for a better plan. The Hulk's plan to fend off hunger is nauseatingly strange, while Spiderman gets dissed for his still human guilt. Pym is forced to own up to a hidden deed, but is saved by fate covering missing evidence. The Black Panther, now free, works his way in with the good team to try to escape the planet, determined the save the world from the disturbing disease's clutches. Wasp's reaction with all this is rather amusing and reeks of typical Zombie desperation. The ending returns once again to the Galactus war, with new inventions showing that the true terror of these sorts of zombies may be their intelligence, not sheer strength and power. The conclusion ends the "life" of a favorite for me of the zombies, displays the results of the "big" fight, shows an intriguing change with Wasp, and what the eventual plan the zombies came up with for continued grub. Phillips artwork attempts to create a pulpy, almost comical gore. The detail is pleasant but not breathtaking, keeping everything cartoonish. The contrast of the artwork with the grim, strange tale from Kirkland is a delightful marriage of comic-book fun. Each story is short and goes by quickly, leaving me wanting more and blinking at the speed it's over. It's hard to see how they could have had enough substance to fill five issues anyway, but once reading it there's a clear message that a lot more can still be explored. Overall a must read for comic book fans looking for something amiss from the norm, eager to change their perception - if only for a short-time - of the beloved superheroes from our youth.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sean Kennedy

    Robert Kirkman may be brilliant elsewhere, but this entire concept was just woeful. Mindless (pun intended) shock value that just reads like bad AU fan fiction.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    I like zombies and Marvel's superheroes, and this book could be characterized as a classic Marvel team-up of them. It works better that the X-Men/Star Trek crossover. It's more than a little disturbing and depressing and disquieting and a whole of other words that start with the letter "D," but it accomplishes what it sets out to do. The subtle subtext of Hank Pym biting off The Wasp's head was a bit over the top, but perhaps served to illustrate the foundation of their relationship in the I like zombies and Marvel's superheroes, and this book could be characterized as a classic Marvel team-up of them. It works better that the X-Men/Star Trek crossover. It's more than a little disturbing and depressing and disquieting and a whole of other words that start with the letter "D," but it accomplishes what it sets out to do. The subtle subtext of Hank Pym biting off The Wasp's head was a bit over the top, but perhaps served to illustrate the foundation of their relationship in the "real" world. I especially liked the zombie variants of the classic Marvel covers.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Frans Kempe

    The marvel superheroes are becoming zombies and tries to kill everyone. The face off against both villains and heroes like Magneto, Silver surfer and Galaxtus. They can also evolve and take over powers. I dont know how to classify this one. More comedy than horror.

  16. 5 out of 5

    ☣Lynn☣

    Entertaining for a few hours but it wasn't what I was expecting to be honest. I was hoping for more scary and gore less humor. Oh well. Reading the next book cause I already got it from the library.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Stewart

    Not for me... at all. Honestly I don't even get the appeal. I like stories that require braaaaaaaaaains in story telling, not as a food source.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

    Interesting concepts in this, and a lot of horror and gore.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cujo

    Ohhhhhh baby, Marvel Comics and zombies, add a few hard metal references and sport stats, and this becomes my inner geek's wet dream...The only thing I don't get is, since did Giant/Ant man become an Alpha?. I also would've liked to know how this virus started

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jack Stark

    This was fun, but the writing is not great, and the artwork is mediocre at best.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {and so on}

    Zombieslayer/Alienhunter's 31 Days of Hallo-reads #5. 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 the insatiable hunger for human flesh. After they ran out of food, Reed Richards devised a plan to lure his counterpart from another dimension into a deadly trap. Thanks to Magneto, who had managed to stay uninfected, Reed's plan Zombieslayer/Alienhunter's 31 Days of Hallo-reads #5. 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 the insatiable hunger for human flesh. After they ran out of food, Reed Richards devised a plan to lure his counterpart from another dimension into a deadly trap. Thanks to Magneto, who had managed to stay uninfected, Reed's plan failed, leaving him and the rest of the Fantastic Four stranded in another dimension. Magneto has destroyed the machine that allowed their passage to that dimension- and is left to carry on with his life. He does not expect to live long. This is not the world of Marvel Heroes. This is the world of... MARVEL ZOMBIES. On a destroyed Earth, what remains of its Mightiest Heroes and various other teams and sects within the Marvel universe are all mindlessly bumbling around in search of 'food'. The oddest thing about this situation? They're all self-aware. While hunting their friend, ally and former teammate, Magneto, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Colonel America, (don't ask me because I don't know) Thor, Wolverine, Iron Man, The Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp and an onslaught of Marvel characters I had to freaking Google, can casually discuss their varying degrees of mental regression and bodily decay. Oh, and they can count off the number of loved ones they ate. After the appearance of the Silver Surfer, the undead team has to go up against the Galactus, eater of worlds, who at this point is as achingly hungry as they are. The gang has only one choice. They must eat Galactus. As Galactus bears down on the devastated Earth, our 'heroes' realize they aren't the only ones in line at the buffet. Venom, the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, (Kirkman must be a real Spider-Man fanboy) the infamous Red Skull and countless other villains are swarming to the site of Galactus's impending feast. Even in this destroyed world that these monsters once strove to protect, it all still comes down to the good guys vs. the bad. This book made me more emotional than I was expecting. I love zombies and I love Marvel, I guess I was expecting to laugh at the absurdity of it all. But I found myself truly devastated when characters I loved were killed, even if they were already dead, despite the fact I knew they were alive in some other comic book. Worst. Reaction gif. Ever. I appreciated Deadpool's microscopic little cameo, the presence of Black Panther and Angel, and Hank Pym as Ant-Man. It was my first comic featuring T'challa and Pym, and I've loved Angel for a long time, and was glad to see he had a spot here. Kirkman's sometimes over-the-top writing was very well done here. The dialogue was good. I've been severely underwhelmed by The Walking Dead so far, but more and more I'm actually considering continuing the series. I have a real love/hate relationship with the self-aware zombie, but here, it worked. Good job, Robert. As for continuing with Marvel Zombies, yeah, I probably will. I'm about to start reading comic sequels I shelved over a year ago, so it could be sooner rather than later. Art specs I am in love with Sean Phillips' art. Action scenes, vital in zombie comics, were all fluid and flawless, and the post-apocalyptic backgrounds are stunning. This comic had a huge cast, and Phillips gave them all a moment in the spotlight. Job well done. All in all, great choice for Hallo-reads. On a sidenote, this is the book that completed my challenge for 2016! It was absolutely worthy of the title (pun intended). -Zombie S.A. Hunter

  22. 4 out of 5

    Holden Attradies

    It really is amazing that such a cheesy seeming premise came out sooooooooooooo good and so readable. And it could have been just so so, still good but not amazing, but Kirkman really is good at knocking things up an extra knock and thinking outside the box just enough to make things great while staying true to a genre/medium. And in this case it was making the protagonists (well... maybe that's not the right word, how about "main characters") be the zombies them selves. I'm a big zombie fan, but It really is amazing that such a cheesy seeming premise came out sooooooooooooo good and so readable. And it could have been just so so, still good but not amazing, but Kirkman really is good at knocking things up an extra knock and thinking outside the box just enough to make things great while staying true to a genre/medium. And in this case it was making the protagonists (well... maybe that's not the right word, how about "main characters") be the zombies them selves. I'm a big zombie fan, but generally not a big fan of talking,smart zombies. But somehow they work out just perfectly here. They are undead enough, gross enough, generally mindless enough, and mostly inhuman enough in their thoughts to be convincing as zombies. The touch of the zombie heroes regaining a bit of their humanity and most of their intelligence after they ate and their hunger is slightly sated was a genius touch and lead to one of the grossest/most horrifying/memorable sub plots in the book (that of Pym and T'Challa). During my first read through I felt a little like what happened with T'Challa finding the survivors on Astoroid M and their eventual return to an empty Earth slightly extraneous as a plot device to show the zombies had left the planet. But, as the series progressed and their story got flushed out I became very fond of what they set up with them, although I don't know if it was intentional or not. The art came out perfectly fitting. Who ever made the choice to use classic designs for all the characters was someone who made one of the single best decisions in this series. It both made the characters stand apart from the mainstream universe, and made the characters all seem more timeless and universally appealing. The faces also stand out. The seemingly bare teeth on the zombie characters was a genius way to make them all seem zombiefied. I say seeming because every person in pretty much every shot (but especially the zombies) has the middle third of their face in total shadow. The use of the dark shadows really let your mind fill in the rotting aspects of the character that probably wouldn't have been able to be drawn in each panel. I still don't knowing the ins and outs of how most comic art is finished, so I don't know if this was something the "artist" Sean Phillips did or if it was added by the colorist June Chung, either way it and the general over use of shadows really helped make the feel of the books. Finally I have to mention how great Arthur Suydam's cover's were. They really put that icing on the series that make it seem so unique and now iconic. And just like the use of classic costumes within, the idea of using classic covers to zombify was pure genius.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Amy Braun

    This was exactly what I wanted it to be: Some of my favourite superheroes being ridiculous zombies against literally anyone they could get their decaying hands on. It was a quick read with great drawings and while there were some twists and some seriousness to the book, for the most part, this was a fun romp in an alternate universe where the gory and completely insane were welcome. I loved it, and the ending was literally to die for. Such a fun read!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa

    I don't know if I've just lost my mind but, yes, I'm going to say 4 stars for this limited run Marvel series written by Robert Kirkman, appropriately, of Walking Dead fame. The editor is Ralph Macchio. Yes, wax on, wax off Macchio. I don't know how to describe this other than it's gory, cheeky fun. It might be kind of horrifying to see your favorite Marvel heroes (Thor, Spiderman, Wolverine, Captain America, et cetera infinity) turned into zombies that, having eaten all the humans on the planet, I don't know if I've just lost my mind but, yes, I'm going to say 4 stars for this limited run Marvel series written by Robert Kirkman, appropriately, of Walking Dead fame. The editor is Ralph Macchio. Yes, wax on, wax off Macchio. I don't know how to describe this other than it's gory, cheeky fun. It might be kind of horrifying to see your favorite Marvel heroes (Thor, Spiderman, Wolverine, Captain America, et cetera infinity) turned into zombies that, having eaten all the humans on the planet, devour Magneto in the opening pages if this weren't so damn awesomely campy. Zombie Hulk was classic. Is anyone else by the way unable to differentiate the Hulk now from his Twitter counterpart, Drunk Hulk? This volume collects the 5 comics in the original series but it was so successful there were subsequent spin-offs, not all of them written by Kirkman. I'd like to get my hands on the Army of Darkness crossover. I mean, who wouldn't? The art by Sean Phillips is well-drawn and easy to follow. I also loved the appendix of covers by Arthur Suydam that were zombied-up riffs on classic Marvel covers. The end?

  25. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    It was fun, but definitely not my favorite comic ever. I just sat down and read this in Barnes & Noble while I was waiting for my friend. I read the author's note at the beginning and apparently Ralph Macchio, aka the Karate Kid, was the editor for this one. Talk about unexpected connections?! Also, it was an offshoot of a one-shot connected to a larger Fantastic Four story (that I have NOT read). It was fun to see that T'Challa was the only one who'd actually survived (in a "living tissue" It was fun, but definitely not my favorite comic ever. I just sat down and read this in Barnes & Noble while I was waiting for my friend. I read the author's note at the beginning and apparently Ralph Macchio, aka the Karate Kid, was the editor for this one. Talk about unexpected connections?! Also, it was an offshoot of a one-shot connected to a larger Fantastic Four story (that I have NOT read). It was fun to see that T'Challa was the only one who'd actually survived (in a "living tissue" kind of way)...even if Hank Pym was, y'know, snacking on him Hannibal style the entire time. Also, is it absolutely horrible of me to laugh at Peter Parker's emotional distress at eating Aunt May and Mary Jane??? Naaahhhhh!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    I think the most disappointing thing about Marvel Zombies is that it follows a three-issue arc from Ultimate Fantastic Four. So you don't get the whole story, and it starts in the middle of the action. All you get is a couple paragraphs of explanation. Besides that, it was a pretty interesting story arc - completely different than I expected. At first I didn't care for how the zombies were written, but that ended up making them more interesting characters. I probably would've liked it much I think the most disappointing thing about Marvel Zombies is that it follows a three-issue arc from Ultimate Fantastic Four. So you don't get the whole story, and it starts in the middle of the action. All you get is a couple paragraphs of explanation. Besides that, it was a pretty interesting story arc - completely different than I expected. At first I didn't care for how the zombies were written, but that ended up making them more interesting characters. I probably would've liked it much better, if I had read the beginning of the story. And it's not like there's something in the title that suggests this is a continuation. It looks like it starts where a story should - the beginning. But the story was interesting, and the art work perfectly for the story. I'll probably have to check out the sequels.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Attila Cthulhuson

    I was surprised to like this. I'm terrified by zombies and not a huge fan of comics with characters already built in another media. Ie I like self-contained comics rather than serials and comics using extant characters, thus saving the author having to build a character. But I knew enough about the characters to dig, and even if I didn't it's still a funny read. Sentient zombies with super powers. Yay. I await the night terrors. Not a large amount of story, but fun and a decent stand-alone if you I was surprised to like this. I'm terrified by zombies and not a huge fan of comics with characters already built in another media. Ie I like self-contained comics rather than serials and comics using extant characters, thus saving the author having to build a character. But I knew enough about the characters to dig, and even if I didn't it's still a funny read. Sentient zombies with super powers. Yay. I await the night terrors. Not a large amount of story, but fun and a decent stand-alone if you want it to be (it gives the backstory in a brief paragraph or few in the beginning.) I also recommend not skipping the author's introduction, which is amusing. This is also the only graphic novel I can remember where I really dug the cover art gallery, since the covers are based off classic Marvel covers. A quick read, and fun to read over lunch. Yum.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Emmett Spain

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It's gory. It's a bit silly. It features Bruc Banner eating his own internal organs. It's Marvel Zombies. This has been aound a while, but I investigated it because of the Robert Kirkman connection (he's the creator of the comic book series THE WALKING DEAD, which has been turned into the currently successful series). And also, you know, the promise of a zombie Spider-man. The result is more a "hey, look at what I can make your beloved characters do" romp, though there are some genuinely chilling It's gory. It's a bit silly. It features Bruc Banner eating his own internal organs. It's Marvel Zombies. This has been aound a while, but I investigated it because of the Robert Kirkman connection (he's the creator of the comic book series THE WALKING DEAD, which has been turned into the currently successful series). And also, you know, the promise of a zombie Spider-man. The result is more a "hey, look at what I can make your beloved characters do" romp, though there are some genuinely chilling moments, such as the ongoing fate of T'Challa (aka the Black Panther). Some is inspired, most silly, all bloody. A perverse little pleasure and an easy read. Not for the kids.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    I guess these is one of those love it or hate it ones... I thought it was pretty dreadful once you get past the first few pages of laughing as all the Marvel heroes get turned into zombies. The problem for me is that there basically is no story to it...

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kat Desi

    Don't know if this is not intended as funny, but some scenes made me giggle for some reason. Guess I wasn't able to take this seriously, but I liked the concept overall. The heroes weren't too OOC too so that's a plus. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. Verdict: 2.5 stars.

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