Tuesday, October 31, 2006

More Marvel Zombies


Comic Book Resources reports that next year we'll see MORE Marvel zombies. According to the article,

The Marvel Zombies will cross-over with one of the most beloved cult franchises of all time, "Army of Darkness." "Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness" is a new five-issue cross-over series to come from Marvel Comics and Dynamite Entertainment in March of 2007, bringing the highly popular hero Ashley J. Williams of "Army of Darkness" and "Evil Dead" fame into the Marvel Zombies world. The cross-over is a rather unusual and special event for both Marvel and Dynamite. For one, it's bringing together one of the most beloved horror properties in "Army of Darkness" with one of the hottest horror properties in comics, "Marvel Zombies." In addition, this is the first time Marvel has participated in an inter-company crossover with the fledgling Dynamite Entertainment and is also the first multi-part cross-over Marvel has participated in since the 2003 "JLA/Avengers" cross-over, making this clash of the undead exciting not only for fans, but also for comic book historians.
"Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness" (MZvsAOD) is written by John Layman with art by Fabiano Neves, colors by June Chung and Arthur Suydam is back on covers once again. Robert Kirkman will serve as story consultant for the series.

It sounds like a good thing because people really had fun reading Marvel Zombies. But, hopefully it doesn't take itself too seriously. And, hopefully this won't be something Marvel continues to try and re-create with less and less success. Sometimes when you have a good thing you need to leave it alone as it's own good thing and not try to continue to reinvent and repackage it. But, zombies are hot now, so I guess the folks at Marvel plan to continue to ride the wave - and who can blame them.

2 comments:

Michael Rawdon said...

And, hopefully this won't be something Marvel continues to try and re-create with less and less success.

Now, would Marvel ever do a thing like that?

Lisa said...

LOL Michael! A wink and a nod on that one.