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Marvel Zombies has been quite the popular concept, no? So here are the Top Five stories containing the Marvel Zombies!
5. The Fantastic Four (Black Panther, Storm, Human Torch and the Thing) versus the Marvel Zombies
Man, looking back, Marvel really undercut the whole “new Fantastic Four” idea, didn’t they? It was kinda sad that Reginald Hudlin was still telling stories with the new Fantastic Four when the actual Fantastic Four title had already gone back to the original team.
In any event, Hudlin had a great plot device for a fun bunch of stories as he has King Solomon’s Frogs teleport the Fantastic Four all over the place for a few arcs. In this one, they are taken to the Marvel Zombies universe for a fun little free for all set after the events of the first Marvel Zombies series.
4. Marvel Zombies: Dead Days
This one-shot was an engaging origin for the Marvel Zombie situation.
3. The Ultimate Fantastic Four and Magneto versus the Zombie Fantastic Four
The introduction of the Marvel Zombies came in this cute story by Mark Millar where Reed Richards thinks that he has contacted the Reed Richards of the standard Marvel Universe, but in reality, it is the Reed Richards of the Marvel Zombies universe who wants the fresh meat. This leads to a cool story where Magneto fights the evil zombie Fantastic Four.
2. Marvel Zombies 3
Fred Van Lente and Kev Walker combine for a fun series starring Machine Man and Jocasta, who are sent to the Marvel Zombies universe, while meanwhile the Zombies are planning an invasion of the “real” Marvel universe!
1. Marvel Zombies
Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips did an amazing job with this fun series, as Phillips makes the book look amazing and Kirkman fills the book with amusing gags as well as some actual good character work, including the notion that the Zombies become cogent right after eating, so, say, Spider-Man feels tremendous amounts of guilt.
But mostly, the book is itself a guilty pleasure – lots of gross sight gags and funny bits – it is the best.
That’s the top five! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!
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