Marvel Zombies Visual Guide

Marvel Zombies was good. It wasn’t quite as good as I would have hoped (didn’t care for the ending) but it was good fun (as anything involving Robert Kirkman is). I’m not so sure about this side stuff though… I haven’t read any of it.
I do think it’s pretty cool that Marvel is tying in with Army of Darkness from Dynamite Entertainment, and zombies are always great.
I also think Marvel taking advantage of the internet with their visual gallery is a wonderful idea.

I generally don’t post press releases any more, but I found this one of interest, so here it is in full:

When the Marvel Zombies universe first appeared in 2005’s Ultimate Fantastic Four #21, few expected it to become the phenomenon it has. Spinning off into a mini-series and several upcoming projects, this ghoulish, twisted take on the Marvel U. isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Wondering what order the various stories should be read in? Need to keep track of all the comics and the different variants? Fret not, has you covered. Read below for a quick rundown of the story and check out the gallery for images of all the Marvel Zombies-related books currently available. And if you’re wondering what the image to the left is, it’s the painting Marvel Zombies cover artist Arthur Suydam created for a Heroes Con 2006 poster!

It all began with Ultimate Fantastic Four #21-#23 as the zombified FF crossed over with the Ultimate U. The story then shifted, focusing on the zombie world in Marvel Zombies #1-#5. Ultimate FF #30-#32 tied up some loose ends on the Ultimate end, bridging that tale with the events taking place at the end of Marvel Zombies on the zombie world.

But the stories don’t end there. Or begin, for that matter. Dynamite Entertainment’s Army of Darkness #13 ends with Ash, hero of the “Evil Dead” films (Which were directed by Spider-Man’s Sam Raimi!) and Army of Darkness franchise getting shuffled off onto the Marvel Zombies world before the events of Ultimate Fantastic Four #21. Look for the upcoming Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness mini-series and the one-shot Marvel Zombies: Dead Days to explain what happens to Ash and reveal how the world got zombified.

For you completists out there:
-Exiles#85 and #86 feature Wolverine from Marvel Zombies.
-Wizard Magazine and Marvel Zombies artist Sean Phillips produced a one-page parody ad featuring several Marvel Zombies characters.
If you’d like to see these on this page or in this list, post on the message board!

We’ll be updating the gallery and information on this page as new issues, variants and more hit stands!

So what do you think? Has marvel exhausted the zombie theme? Is it even worth reading if Kirman isn’t involved?

2 responses to “Marvel Zombies Visual Guide”

  1. Hell yeah! Bring em on! And absolutely post the Phillips/Wizard ad. My 2cents is that if they keep the Kirkman/Phillips/Suydam team together even as a sort of 3-headed spiritual adviser, they seem to feed off each other (heh) to up the bar. Yeah, its a lot of marketing, but so far so good. I’m totally PSYCHED about Ash getting into the mix…as long as they give them good rein on the creative license its definately a whiff of unsanctimonious fresh air that’s REALLY needed for the men in tights clan.

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