Marvel Comics announced the release of a new teaser cover for Marvel Zombies. Illustrated by Inhyuk Lee, the cover artwork shows zombie versions of Captain America, Wolverine, and Deadpool.
Details about the project are still unclear—whether it is a one-shot story, ongoing narrative or miniseries. The creative team are still kept under the wrap but the comic book is set to be released on October 2019, just in time for Halloween.
Marvel has produced a number of one-shot stories featuring beloved, well-known characters as part of its 80th anniversary celebration. Marvel Zombies is one of the most distinguished and high-profile comic book series included in the plan.
Marvel Zombies was published by Marvel in 2005 and 2006. It began as a five-issue miniseries and was written by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The cover was designed by Arthur Suydam and illustrated by Sean Phillips.
It started as a spin-off to the series Ultimate Fantastic Four, featuring zombified Reed Richards luring his Earth-1610 counterpart into opening a portal into the Marvel Zombies dimension.
Marvel Zombies is set on Earth-2149 where an infected version of the Sentry from a different space crashed and landed on this universe, spreading the virus to our Marvel superheroes such as Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four.
Unlike those zombies you see in The Walking Dead, these Marvel Zombies are still sane but here’s the catch: they are consumed with so much “hunger” they are forced to eat flesh. As the story progresses, it is implied that they have devoured all organic types of life and in search of a new food source.
The success of the Marvel Zombies gave birth to an entire miniseries that received five main sequels. It also crossed over with Dynamite’s Army of Darkness comics. Due to popular demand, they released several spinoffs including Marvel Zombies Return, Marvel Zombies: Dead Days, Marvel Zombies: Supreme, Marvel Zombies Destroy, and Marvel Zombies: Evil Evolution.
To this day, it is still unknown if the upcoming series will connect to the previous quintet series. Fans will need to have patience as Marvel makes its way towards reconstructing its multiverse as more and more characters are being developed and coming to life.