Friday, April 9, 2010
Marvel Zombies 5 #1, Marvel Comics released 04/07/2010
What drew me to this comic book was the cover, and the prospect of a comic book that will revitalize the lost art of the Zombie Genre. The Comic storyline is easy to follow, and brings us to an Old West town, where the comic book writer brings together western comic classics such as Kid Colt and Johnny Lightening. The town is starting to feel the wrath of the spreading Zombie virus, when intergalactic troopers (one of them being Machine Man, and the other being Howard the Duck) come to rescue a woman in distress and she invites herself to go with them on their inter-galaxy quest to find a cure for the Zombie virus.
This is a comic art clip that shows Johhny Lightening whipping on some zombies. This is what zombie comics are all about.
The clip above is the part that made the comic book anti-climactic: the appearance of Howard the Duck as an intergalactic Zombie assassin.....It worked for machine man, but didn't work for Howard. Howard was an intergalactic character in his movie, but just not suited to be Zombie smasher material.