Marvel Zombies 2 #3
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Sean Phillips
‘Marvel Zombies’ used to be one of my favorites series.
Good ghoulish, zombie fun. No morality play. Just lots of superhero zombies eating as many people as they could.
But ‘Marvel Zombies 2’ seeks to explore the humanity of zombies. That the most heroic of spirits can control their cannibalistic urges.
An interesting approach, but one that takes the fun out of it, for me at least.
Because if Black Panther, Wasp, Spider-Man and Luke Cage can control their urges, then the rest of the zombie superheroes are weak-willed killers who have fallen prey to their weaknesses.
To put it another way, this plot point suggests that almost every Marvel superhero, when faced with enough adversity, will show that they are, in fact, not heroes at all.
And a morality play is not what I was hoping to get from a comic book about superhero zombies.