Marvel Zombies - Robert Kirkman, Sean Phillips, June Chung in a post-apocalyptic world, a group of friends and allies struck down by a zombie plague manage to rise again and come together to fight an even greater threat to the world - as well as cope with their own constant appetites. of course, the friends and allies in question are a gallery of classic Marvel characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, the Wasp, and Ant-Man.

Robert Kirkman is known for his popular work with zombies in the comic and tv series The Walking Dead; in Marvel Zombies he took on the Marvel canon, with shallow but suprisingly enjoyable results. the language and the plotting are fairly amateurish, with the kind of snarky superficiality one would expect from a novice. much of it is genuinely eye-rolling. and yet there is an endearing quality to it all - a dark and brutal kind of endearing, this being a zombie epic. the ending is epic and rather jaw-dropping. characters actually stay true to the basic characterization established by decades of Marvel comics. it was a kick to see Spider-Man stay sweet, Captain America remain a forthright leader, Ant-Man continue to be an obsessive, self-absorbed prick... all the while searching for brains and flesh to munch on.

Magneto is particularly enjoyable, with a great and bloody payoff. in this world, he's one of the last remaining unaffected characters, and in typical olympian style, makes a fierce and noble stand against the super-powered zombie monstrosities. the scene where he is bloodily, messily devoured by our heroes was laugh-out-loud horrifying.

overall, the art was exceeding weak. slapdash and rather painful on the eyes.