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Marvel Zombies (Marvel Zombies #1)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  3,886 ratings  ·  230 reviews
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?
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published November 8th 2006 by Marvel Comics Group (first published August 9th 2006)
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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.

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 f
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 Wa
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
John Wiswell
Aug 14, 2007 John Wiswell rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Marvel comics fans, horror readers, dark humor readers
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 wi ...more
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
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.
Víte, kdy nastává ten opravdu nejvíc největší problém?

Když se ozve: "Hulkovo jídlo se rozbilo."
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 ...more
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
Emmett Spain
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Simon Torres
The series begins where the Crossover story-arc ended, with Magneto destroying the cross-dimensional transporter after the Ultimate Fantastic Four and survivors escaped back to the Ultimate universe. After a battle with the zombies, Magneto learns that the Acolytes and Forge are still alive on Asteroid M. However, before he can reach them, he is attacked once again, killed and eaten by the zombies, though he manages to behead the zombified Hawkeye. The Silver Surfer arrives on Earth and informs ...more
Federiken Masters
Jul 13, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Los que no consigan la Deluxe
Recommended to Federiken by: Rhockman hace mucho
Leído dentro de la edición Deluxe que incluye las precuelas (el especial y los capítulos de UF4). Casi casi alcanzaría las cuatro estrellitas por sí solo, pero como esta versión queda bastante "incompleta" y, por lo tanto, sin gran parte de la gracia, redondeo para abajo. Pero que conste que sería un 3.5 al menos.
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.
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...
Gary Butler
2nd book read in 2014.

Number 163 out of 346 on my all time book list.

Follow the link below to see my video review:
Kevin Fanning
Feb 17, 2010 Kevin Fanning rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: single teenage boys
Shelves: apocalypse-lit
Reading this book I understood what it's like to be my mom at the movies. "What? They're zombies? But they talk? And use science? That couldn't happen. Stupid."
Juan Carlos
To think that several superheroes can fall for an epidemic is hard to digest, but watching them dwelling between whats good and whats corrects makes it interesting. Sadly, some of the most brutal, yet moral decisions taken throught out the story aren't compelling enough to make you care for this fallen supers. While the intrerverse transition is also another interesting point to the series, I lost most of my interest when you realize that the handful of survivors that made it past the fight wont ...more
Better than I remembered, cool twist on a zombie story when you add in superheroes and the power cosmic
Jesús López
Que cómic feo, me arrepiento tanto de haberlo comprado. De por si no me gusta la idea de los zombies (entonces para que mierda lo compraste jesus del pasado? ) Y la única partes que me gusta es cuando aparece Silver Surfer y este muere (parte de 10!). Me resultó super denso porque no me entretenía para nada. Tiene un final de mierda, apestoso por donde lo mire en el que los zombies ganan dominando el mundo y van a conquistar otro planeta, abandonando la tierra.... No me gustó para nada, pero gra ...more
Amusing, gross, and inconsistent. The writing was terrible.
Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
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" ...more
Where to start...
How about I start with what I liked?
I love Robert Kirkmans Walking Dead series, it's a favorite of mine and I imagine I will read that many times over. When reading the forward, he mentioned this being linked to Mark Millar's *que fangirl squeel here* Ultimate Fantastic Four...which I have yet to read, as the libraries here have no copies.
I really liked the artwork, I liked that old comic covers were incorporated and turned into 'zombie covers'. Maybe not creative, but I though
This review originally appeared on my blog, Shared Universe Reviews.

This is a story of an alternate universe were the entirety of the Marvel Universe is infected by a zombie virus. Most of your favourite superhero characters (name a few) are flesh eating monsters. Their only goal is to feed; their only concern is when they will feed next. The idea boils down to zombies with superpowers. It sounds good for about a second, after which it starts to sound like a pretty terrible ideas. It’s difficu
É F.K. Ó Conghaile
Jun 19, 2014 É F.K. Ó Conghaile rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
The wave of reading through my shitty comics continues. This one I've read several times in the past, having been easily entertained back in the day. It's unlikely I'd be the first one to *repeat* that the dialogue is repetitive and stupid. Completely desecrates the characters, worlds, and lives of entire decades of comics development. All so they can consume each other, kill each other, and do numerous disgusting things to themselves, each other, and every living and dead thing they can find. R ...more
As a fan of Marvel Comics, and as a fan of the horror / zombie genre, I knew that I had to pick up a copy of Marvel Zombies. I was not disappointed. Like other reviewers have said, the story line itself is quite lacking. The entirety of this volume is basically get hungry, eat things, lament about what they've done, get hungry, eat more things, and so on. It would have been nice to have a little bit more of the backstory included in this volume instead of the blurb you get that tries to catch yo ...more
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
Mike Jozic
Originally when I'd heard about this series I thought it was possibly the worst idea put to paper since Secret Wars II. Sure, Kirkman is a great writer and his Walking Dead series is sheer brilliance, but Marvel characters as zombies? Do we really need to see more lame marketing stunts like that last Marvel super-hero-as-Transformer thing a year or so ago?

What I didn't know at the time was that this was a story inspired by something kooky done over in Ultimate Fantastic Four, a book which I was
Dec 29, 2008 Erick rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of zombies.
Shelves: zombies
Awesome book!

At first I was a little hesitant to get into the story simply because the Marvel Zombies were still cognizant of who they were and didn't lumber and slouch around like the zombies I have seen in George Romero films or in other zombie comics such as The Walking Dead (the author of which was also the author here: Robert Kirkman). However, that hesitation gave way and added to my enjoyment of the story because watching the characters brutally kill and devour other persons knowing they
Now that I’m obsessing on all things Kirkman and zombies, I’m doing what I never thought I would just a mere year ago when I ran into two Marvel Zombies junkies at the last year’s San Diego Comic-Con: Pick said collection up with serious intent.

First off, The Walking Dead this ain’t. Rather, this initial five-issue series centers on the last surviving superheroes on Earth – most of them being zombified Avengers like Colonel America, Iron Man, Thor, Hank “Giant Man” Pym, and the Wasp, to name th
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Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co-founders of ...more
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