Marvel Zombies Vol. 4 #1

Marvel Zombies Vol. 4 #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Kev Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 8, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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The acclaimed creative team behind MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 returns…with another adventure that takes place in the Marvel U! The vampire. The witch. The werewolf. The muck-monster. The devil. They're nobody's idea of heroes, but they're all that stands between our world and an unstoppable apocalypse! They're the new Midnight Sons, and their quest to track down the undead who escaped from A.R.M.O.R. will lead them around the globe—and right to a cruise ship overrun with undead undersea-dwelling cannibals! Can this monstrous team stop the "red tide" before it unleashes untold horror upon the mainland? Not if the Merc With Only a Mouth has anything to say about it! Yes, writer Fred Van Lente and artist Kev Walker—the guys who made say “MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 may actually rank as the best in the series”—are back again, unleashing the flesh-eaters for another roller coaster ride of gore, action, gore, thrills, gore and gore! Parental Advisory…$3.99

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 8, 2009

    With an opening issue full of violence, carnage, black humor, and a terrific set of pencils from Kev Walker, Marvel Zombies Vol. 4 is poised to to weave a zombie epic on par with the best in the franchise. Marvel Zombies has been around a long time now, but hasn't gotten long in the tooth just yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Nathan Madison Apr 13, 2009

    While having one or two small flaws, overall this first issue is a worthy read and has the potential to continue the fantastic narrative Van Lente and Walker have shown to be fully capable of creating. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 14, 2009

    Even so, all things considered, it does feel like Van Lente has once again found a story with promise that can be told using the Marvel Zombies "- and that's just enough to make it worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 15, 2009

    This issue isn't a bad first outing for a series, as Fred Van Lente really handles Marvel Universe ephemera in a way that isn't offputting, while feeding the egos of the old dudes who remember what he's name-checking. I like the balance of characters (with the sole exception of Son of Satan, whose presence here undoes the events of the recent "Last Defenders" miniseries in a single line of dialogue) and Zombie Deadpool is pretty awesome. Kev Walker's art is still wonderfully moody and evocative, and overall, it's a good issue. As upset as I was at the end of MZ3 to find that it ended with a cliffhanger, this at least starts to vindicate that decision. They've also found a relatively clever way to offset the "zombies can't win" aspect with the chance that one of our own heroes could turn cannibal and have to get squooshed. Marvel Zombies 4 #1 earns a respectable 3 out of 5 stars, and I can even deal with seeing the $&@$ing Hood in this context, as it makes perfect sense fo Read Full Review

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