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Marvel Zombies Rises From The Dead Once More This Fall

The zombified heroes of an alternate universe are back, and they’re hungry as ever. The cult classic Marvel Zombies comic book miniseries will be back in full force sometime in October 2019.

The undead versions of classic Marvel Comics superheroes started as a five-issue limited series in 2005, penned by Robert Kirkman of The Walking Dead fame, and illustrated by Sean Phillips.

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That story was actually a spinoff of the 2005 Ultimate Fantastic Four by Mark Millar, where a zombified Reed Richards opened a portal into the universe featuring the virus-infected Marvel heroes. Since then, the Marvel Zombies has garnered quite the following, spawning various other sequels and spinoffs based on Earth-2149’s greatest… er, heroes.

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The 2019 edition of Marvel Zombies seems like a reboot, despite Marvel Comics not announcing anything other than this really badass-looking teaser cover of zombie Captain America, Deadpool and Wolverine drawn by Inhyuk Lee.

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No writer has also been yet announced, although it won’t be surprising to see Kirkman reprise his role in penning the story for the series, as his work in The Walking Dead at Dark Horse Comics has come to a close with issue #193.

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If anything, the past 14 years have brought us a ton of new additions and rearrangements to the current roster of (living) Marvel Comics characters, so it would be highly interesting to see how the current generation of heroes such as Miles Morales/Spider-Man and Kamala Khan/Ms Marvel take on their undead counterparts.


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