Cover to Marvel Zombies Hardcover (2006). First Print. Art by Arthur Suydam. Arthur Suydam ( 1953 -) is an American comic book artist and musician
|Publication date||December 2005 - April 2006|
|Number of issues||5|
|Main character(s)||Zombie versions of Marvel Comics characters|
Marvel Zombies is a five-issue limited series published from December 2005 to April 2006 by Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc A limited series is a term originated by Marvel Comics referring to a Comic book series with a set number of issues Events April April 13: DC Comics announces the discontinuation of its Humanoids and 2000 Events January January 1 2006: Newsweek offer a look back at 2005 through editorial cartoons Robert Kirkman is an American Comic book Writer. He is best known for his work on Image Comics ' series The Walking Dead Sean Phillips is a British Comic book Artist, Inker, and Penciller. Arthur Suydam ( 1953 -) is an American comic book artist and musician A limited series is a term originated by Marvel Comics referring to a Comic book series with a set number of issues Events April April 13: DC Comics announces the discontinuation of its Humanoids and 2000 Events January January 1 2006: Newsweek offer a look back at 2005 through editorial cartoons Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc The series was written by Robert Kirkman with art by Sean Phillips and Arthur Suydam. Robert Kirkman is an American Comic book Writer. He is best known for his work on Image Comics ' series The Walking Dead Sean Phillips is a British Comic book Artist, Inker, and Penciller. Arthur Suydam ( 1953 -) is an American comic book artist and musician
It was followed by a sequel, Marvel Zombies 2. Marvel Zombies 2 is a five-issue Limited series published from October 2007 - February 2008 by comics publisher Marvel Comics
The Marvel Zombies concept first appeared in Ultimate Fantastic Four #21-23 (2005) by writer Mark Millar and artist Greg Land. Ultimate Fantastic Four is a Superhero Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. Mark Millar (born December 24 1969 is an award-winning Scottish Graphic novelist born in Coatbridge. Greg Land is an American comic book artist best known for his work on X-Men Phoenix - Endsong and Ultimate Fantastic Four The overriding plot premise is that almost all superpowered beings on Earth have become flesh-eating zombies after being infected by an alien virus. zombie is a reanimated human corpse Stories of zombies originated in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual belief system of Vodou, which told of the people being controlled Although encountered by a character from the Ultimate universe, the zombies originated in the alternate universe of (Earth-2149). Ultimate Marvel is an Imprint of Comic books published by Marvel Comics, featuring reimagined and updated versions of the company's most popular Superhero Within Marvel Comics, most tales take place within the fictional Marvel Universe, which in turn is part of a larger multiverse.  The zombies later appeared in Ultimate Fantastic Four #30–32 (2006).
In December of the same year Marvel published a five-part limited series titled Marvel Zombies, written by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by Sean Phillips, with painted covers by Arthur Suydam. Robert Kirkman is an American Comic book Writer. He is best known for his work on Image Comics ' series The Walking Dead Sean Phillips is a British Comic book Artist, Inker, and Penciller. Arthur Suydam ( 1953 -) is an American comic book artist and musician
In 2006, the October issue of Wizard magazine featured a one-page Marvel Zombies comic by artist Sean Phillips called "Eat the Neighbors. Wizard or Wizard The Magazine of Comics Entertainment and Pop Culture (originally titled Wizard The Guide to Comics and " It parodied Hostess Fruit Pie advertisements featured in Marvel titles in the 1970s which showcased Marvel superheroes defeating villains by offering them snacks. This is about the baked goods brand For the potato chip brand see Hostess Potato Chips. In this instance, Spider-Man, Colonel America (this world's version of Captain America), and Iron Man serve two children as "Hostess Meat Pies" after the children mistake them for legitimate superheroes.
In 2007 an intercompany crossover between Marvel and Dynamite Entertainment provided information as to the source of the zombie infection in the five-part limited series titled Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness (Marvel) and Army of Darkness (Dynamite). Events January January 10: Superman & Batman vs Aliens & Predator released In Comic books, an intercompany crossover (also called cross-company or company crossover) is a comic or series of comics where characters published by Dynamite Entertainment is a Comic book publisher founded in 2005, first producing two Army of Darkness Limited series published Marvel Zombies vs The Army of Darkness is a Comic book Limited series published by Marvel Comics in association with Dynamite Entertainment Army of Darkness comics are based on the film of the same name published originally by Dark Horse Comics with the license being picked up by Dynamite A one-shot titled "Marvel Zombies: Dead Days" (May) continues the story. In the American Comic book industry the term one-shot is used to denote a pilot comic or a stand-alone story created to last as one issue The zombies also appear in a four-part storyline in Black Panther vol. The Black Panther ( T'Challa) is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe who is the first modern Black 3, #27–30, and encounter the Earth-616 Fantastic Four. In the fictional Marvel Comics multiverse, Earth-616 or Earth 616 is the name used to identify the primary continuity in which most Marvel Comics
In the same year a humorous one-shot comic book featuring the alternate universe animal hero Spider-Ham and titled Ultimate Civil War Spider-Ham Crisis was published. Spider-Ham ( Peter Benjamin Porker) is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic Funny animal Parody of Marvel Comics ' popular Spider-Ham accidentally crosses over into Earth-2149 and becomes, as J. Michael Straczynski puts it, "Undead Ham". Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954) known professionally as J 
On July 17 2007, Marvel confirmed a sequel by releasing details of Marvel Zombies 2, a five-issue limited series detailing the return of the Zombie Galacti to Earth after forty years in space. Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Marvel Zombies 2 is a five-issue Limited series published from October 2007 - February 2008 by comics publisher Marvel Comics A limited series is a term originated by Marvel Comics referring to a Comic book series with a set number of issues 
Marvel have announced Marvel Zombies 3 to be written by Fred Van Lente, with art from Kev Walker. Fred Van Lente (born February 14, 1972 in Tacoma, WA is a Dutch-American writer primarily of Comic books and Graphic novels Kevin "Kev" Walker is a British Comics artist and Illustrator, based in Leeds, who worked mainly on 2000 AD and The story will involve a zombie wandering into the main Marvel Universe (Earth-616) forcing A. In the fictional Marvel Comics multiverse, Earth-616 or Earth 616 is the name used to identify the primary continuity in which most Marvel Comics R. M. O. R. (Alternate Reality Monitoring and Operational Response) to send two heroes into the Zombieverse to find a cure. They promise "serious ramifications for the Marvel Universe moving forward". 
The exact cause of the infection is unknown, although anti-hero Ash Williams initially believes the zombies are deadites, it is later revealed that the plague is extraterrestrial in origin. Conception and history Ash's name according to Sam Raimi is a reference to his originally intended fate at the end of Evil Dead, stating "that's all that was going Army of Darkness (aso known as Evil Dead III: Army of darkness) is an American Comedy horror / adventure film released in 1993  The mutants Magneto and his aide Fabian Cortez apparently negotiate with an unknown force to bring the infection to Earth-2149 and so reduce the human population, although this backfires when mutants also prove susceptible. Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Fabian Cortez is a fictional mutant, a Comic book Supervillain from the Marvel Comics universe and an adversary of the The infection spreads via contact with the blood of the victim, usually through a bite by an infected individual. The zombified superbeings largely retain their intellect and personality, although they are constantly driven by the hunger for fresh meat.
Ultimate Mister Fantastic is tricked by an older version of himself into teleporting to Earth-2149 - now inhabited by zombie versions of Earth's superheroes. Mr Fantastic ( Reed Richards) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero and a member of the Fantastic Four. Reed is saved by Magneto, one of the few uninfected survivors. Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Magneto explains that the infection was brought by a version of the hero Sentry from yet another dimension. The Sentry ( Robert "Bob" Reynolds) is a character that appears in the Fictional Marvel Universe. Once Sentry began consuming humans, the infection — especially when Quicksilver is zombified — quickly spreads. Quicksilver ( Pietro Django Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics.  At the onset of the infection Magneto instructs Fabian Cortez to take all uninfected mutants to Asteroid M for safety. Fabian Cortez is a fictional mutant, a Comic book Supervillain from the Marvel Comics universe and an adversary of the Asteroid M is the name of several Fictional settings each an Asteroid converted by the mutant Magneto into his home/orbiting base in the Nick Fury of the organization S.H.I.E.L.D has a similar plan, and summons all uninfected superhumans to the Helicarrier. Colonel Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury is a fictional World War II army hero and present-day super-spy in the Marvel Comics SHIELD is a fictional, Comic-book Espionage and Law-enforcement agency in the Marvel Comics universe. The Helicarrier, a Fictional flying Aircraft carrier specifically designed to be itself capable of independent powered flight in addition to the conventional functions
Reed Richards and Tony Stark are commissioned to find a means of resolving the issue. Both of them work on separate projects. Tony Stark, facing bleak reality, fashions an interdimensional device to assist in the evacuation of the Earth; however there is not enough time for a larger version, and a smaller, personalised one is made. Reed Richards, however, studies the zombies and comes to the conclusion that it is the next step in evolution. This, combined with the trauma of the death of his children at the hands of a zombified She-Hulk, drives him to purposely infect the Fantastic Four with an injection of the Zombie virus. She-Hulk ( Jennifer Susan Walters) is a Marvel Comics superheroine Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, she The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. They storm the Helicarrier and all aboard were zombified. Fury orders Thor to destroy the device that would allow travel across the dimensions (thereby preventing the infection from spreading), but he is killed by the Fantastic Four. Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. 
Having ravaged the Earth, the zombified Reed Richards reverse engineers the interdimensional device, contacts his Ultimate Universe counterpart and tricks him into visiting the zombie dimension. Ultimate Mister Fantastic is horrified to discover the ruined world. After explaining how he arrived from his alternate universe, Magneto realizes that it may prove to be their only hope for escape from their destroyed world. Magneto teleports Mister Fantastic and a small group of human survivors to the Ultimate universe, but stays behind to destroy the teleporter and ensure the zombies do not follow and infect other dimensions. Ultimate Marvel is an Imprint of Comic books published by Marvel Comics, featuring reimagined and updated versions of the company's most popular Superhero However, zombie versions of the Fantastic Four had already teleported to the Ultimate universe but are incarcerated in the Baxter Building upon their arrival. 
Magneto eventually learns that the Acolytes and Forge have survived on Asteroid M, but is then cornered and devoured by the zombies. The Acolytes is a team of Comic book mutant Supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. Forge is a Fictional character in the, a Superhero associated with The X-Men. Asteroid M is the name of several Fictional settings each an Asteroid converted by the mutant Magneto into his home/orbiting base in the The Silver Surfer then arrives on Earth and informs the zombies that his master Galactus is en route to devour the planet. } The Silver Surfer is a Marvel Comics Superhero created by Jack Kirby. Galactus is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The zombies attack the Surfer, who is overpowered and devoured by several of the former heroes: Colonel America, Iron Man, Giant Man, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, the Hulk and Wolverine. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Dr Henry "Hank" Pym is a Fictional character that appears in Publications published by Marvel Comics. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man, is a fictional Superhero appearing in Comic books published by This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. They in turn acquire a portion of the Power Cosmic, and then slaughter the remaining zombies.
The Acolytes return to Earth to find Magneto but instead discover a still-living Black Panther. The Black Panther ( T'Challa) is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe who is the first modern Black The Panther has escaped from the lab of the zombie Giant-Man, who has been keeping him alive as a food source. As a result of several feedings, the Panther is now missing an arm and a foot. The Panther is aided in his escape by the head of the zombie Wasp, who lost her body in a fight with her husband Giant-Man. The Wasp ( Janet van Dyne) is a Fictional character, a superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. Fabian Cortez takes them to Asteroid M in order to study Wasp and find a cure. The mutant Forge tells the Black Panther that he can replace the Panther's lost limbs with cybernetic replacements. Forge is a Fictional character in the, a Superhero associated with The X-Men. The Panther also guesses as to the true nature of the zombie addiction. Observing the Wasp's head begging for flesh, even though unable to feed, he reasons the hunger is more psychological than physical.
Galactus then arrives on Earth and is attacked by the zombies, but then repels them. Galactus is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Giant-Man, Iron Man, and Bruce Banner create a device that will amplify the powers they gained from the Silver Surfer, and together they are able to injure Galactus. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. The cosmic-powered zombies once again fight off the other zombies, and then proceed to devour Galactus. Giant Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Man and Wolverine are then infused with Galactus' power cosmic. The Power Cosmic is a fictional force that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics, being used to name a power primarily wielded by the cosmic entity The cosmic-powered zombies then ascend into space and leave the Earth, deciding to find new worlds for nourishment.  While this is occurring, the Ultimate universe version of Mr. Fantastic seeks a cure to the zombie plague for the captive versions of the Fantastic Four. The zombies, however, escape, and are eventually defeated by Mr. Fantastic, who at the time was trapped in the body of Dr. Doom. Dr Doom redirects here For other uses see Dr Doom (disambiguation. Doom regains control of his body at the last instant, and crosses over into Earth-2149 just as the cosmic zombies defeat Galactus and prepares to battle them. 
Five years later, Forge, the Black Panther and the Wasp return to Earth. The Panther and the Wasp are now equipped with new cybernetic limbs and the Wasp is also lucid once more and cured of her addiction. On Earth they find nothing but plant life, with the zombies having long since departed.
Sometime after this, a new version of the Earth-616 Fantastic Four — consisting of the Panther, his wife Storm, the Human Torch and the Thing — find themselves on a Skrull planet in the Earth-2149 universe, and encounter the cosmic-powered zombies. Storm ( Ororo Iqadi T'Challa, née Munroe is a Fictional character that appears in a number of Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Human Torch ( Jonathan "Johnny" Storm) is a Fictional character and Superhero of the Marvel Comics universe The Thing ( Benjamin "Ben" Jacob Grimm) is a Fictional character, a founding member of the Superhero team known as the Fantastic Four The Skrulls are a Fictional race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters that appear in Publications by Marvel Comics. After an extensive battle, the Fantastic Four escape, with the cosmic zombies intrigued by the fact that there's a reality where uninfected versions of themselves exist. 
There are several trade paperbacks:
There is a range of supporting merchandise based on the characters. In Comics, a trade paperback ( TPB or simply trade) refers to a collection of stories originally published in comic books, reprinted in book format Arthur Suydam ( 1953 -) is an American comic book artist and musician Diamond Select have produced Marvel Zombie Minimates,  action figures  and a number of mini busts. Minimates are a block-styled miniature Action figure originally created by Art Asylum and now released by Diamond Select Toys