Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Marvel Zombies 2 #1

They're back, and they're hungry -- cosmic energy hungry!

After devouring the Devourer of Worlds in the end of the last mini, the Marvel Zombies have now scoured the galaxy and eaten everything in their path (including Ego the Living Planet, in a delightfully geeky segment), so they start to make their way back to earth. Their numbers include: Giant-Man, Spidey, Wolvie, the Hulk, Power-Man and new recruits: Phoenix, Thanos and Firelord -- although the newbies don't get much screentime as of yet.

Back on Earth, Kirkman loses the game by insisting on focusing on the mutants the 90s forgot: Forge, Fabian Cortez and the Acolytes. Barely anyone paid attention to them back in their glory days, so I see this as nothing more than geekboy masturbation, miring a story with great crossover appeal into unnecessary continuity.

Sean Phillips returns to the art duties, in his usual gory brilliance. He along with art buddy Charlie Adlard (Walking Dead) are responsible for the big Zombie fever currently taking over our medium, where it seems every month is Halloween! They deserve all the accolades they get.

Grade: 5/10

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