Two weeks ago, Marvel offered up an ominous teaser image promising that "The dead will walk again" with the return of Marvel Zombies. Now, the House of Ideas has finally offered up the first official details on the next chapter of the fan-favorite title.
In October, Marvel will release Marvel Zombies: Respawn #1, written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson with art by Leonard Kirk and a cover by Inhyuk Lee, and -- much like the original -- Galactus will play a major role.
The original Marvel Zombies was a five-issue limited series by Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips that ran from December 2005 through April 2006. Spinning out of Ultimate Fantastic Four and set in an alternate universe (Earth-2149), the series saw the various heroes and villains of Marvel transformed into flesh-eating zombies thanks to a virus from another dimension. However, after Galactus arrived on Earth to devour the planet, even he was defeated by the undead, infusing the zombified heroes with the power cosmic and turning them into the collective Galacti.
MARVEL ZOMBIES: RESPAWN #1
- PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON (W) • LEONARD KIRK (A)
- Cover by INHYUK LEE
- THE HORROR SMASH-HIT LIVES AGAIN!
- When Galactus’ corpse appears at the edge of Earth’s solar system, the Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four investigate. Too late, they discover that Galactus’ body is now the vessel of an interstellar terror, which one-by-one transforms Earth’s Mightiest Heroes into the universe’s most terrifying predators! As our heroes try to escape the super-powered, cannibalistic aberrations that were once their friends and family, will any survive? And even if they do, can they hope to protect Earth from the infestation that has already claimed half of the known universe?
- Don’t miss the FIRST ISSUE of this terrifying new vision of the classic Marvel tale!
Marvel Zombies: Respawn #1, written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson with art by Leonard Kirk, goes on sale in October from Marvel Comics.