I've been asked by fans if I would ever have any interest in writing fiction about zombies. And I've always said absolutely not. I found zombies boring and one-note and couldn't imagine what I'd do with them.

Then Marvel needed me to step in and write the last three issues of "Marvel Zombies Destroy." And the concept was simple: World War II Nazi zombies. I thought, "How could I possibly pass that up?" Still, I was worried that I didn't have the proper mindset for such endeavors.

As it turned out, I needn't have worried. Except now the fact that I needn't have worried, in and of itself, worries me, considering some of the truly sick stuff I came up with. And even worse, I had fun doing it. It's oddly liberating, from a storytelling point of view, to have a character get disemboweled and then use his own intestines as a weapon against his attacker. Although I did avoid the obvious dialogue line of, "That took guts!" Even with zombies, some things are just too much.


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