Marvel Zombies Homage Covers

Comics added Sep 25, 2021 | 1st Appearance Homages, Comic Homages, Homage Covers, Variant Families

Ultimate Fantastic Four #21 (Cover A)

Ultimate Fantastic Four #21 (Cover B)

Marvel Zombies #1 (1st Printing)

Marvel Zombies (January 2006 – May 2006)

The Marvel Zombies concept first appeared in Ultimate Fantastic Four #21-23 (2005). In that run, most of the superheroes on Earth were infected by an alien virus and became flesh-eating zombies. The phenomenon continued with Marvel Zombies (December 2005 – April 2006), a five-issue mini-series written by Robert Kirkman of Walking Dead fame and illustrated by Sean Phillips with cover art by Arthur Suydam. In Marvel Zombies, the zombie superheroes eat nearly all of the human race then begin to travel the universe in search of more sources of food. (All but the second issue of Marvel Zombies were reprinted, again featuring homage covers by Arthur Suydam. The first issue was reprinted 4 times.)

In Marvel Zombies 2, 40 years have passed and the zombie heroes return to earth after eating just about everything else in the known universe. They decide to repair the device first built by Reed Richards (in the Ultimate Fantastic Four run mentioned above) to cross-over to other dimensions, giving them a limitless supply of food. Back on earth, the Black Panther rules over New Wakanda, a sanctuary for all remaining humans. Will the zombie heroes create a farm at New Wakanda to grow a steady supply of humans for food? Will they repair Reed Richards’ inter-dimensional portal for access to a never-ending food source? (Marvel Zombies 2 are all 1st prints. No issue was reprinted.)

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Marvel Zombies (January 2006 – May 2006)

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