Axel-In-Charge: Facing the 'Divided' Marvel NOW! Future
This week saw the penultimate issue of the third Marvel Zombies mini-series by Fred Van Lente and Kev Walker, and like the previous two, it’s been a blast!
The concept of the series is that Machine Man and Jocasta are sent to the Marvel Zombies universe to get a blood sample from an uninfected human so that they could cure an outbreak of the Zombie virus in the regular Marvel Universe.
However, what they don’t know is that the Michael Morbius that they are working for is actually a zombie version of Morbius (which is a good bit in and of itself, as who could tell?) who is planning on using the portal between worlds for nefarious purposes.
Machine Man gets the spotlight this issue as he takes on a load of zombies in a twisted spree of violence.
Van Lente does a really nice job balancing the plot of the comic with sick jokes, completely utilizing the wise-ass nature of Machine Man.
Meanwhile, back on “our” Earth, things are degenerating rapidly as Morbius is discovered.
Kev Walker does a great job reminding readers of Sean Phillips without actually copying Phillips. It’s good stuff.
Overall, this is a fun issue with nice artwork.
This has been the best Marvel Zombies storyline since the first one!
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