Marvel Zombies #1
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Marvel Zombies #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Kev Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

• Elsa Bloodstone is stationed on the Shield, burdened with the Sisyphean task of keeping the zombie hordes from rampaging through Battleworld.
• In those moments where she's not enrapt in the throes of battle, she meditates on her deceased everything he taught her gave her the means to fight the zombies, but all the love he didn't give her is what motivated the self-destructive actions that landed her on the Wall in the first place.
• But when she sees a human child caught in the middle of the zombieverse, she'll muster every ounce of determination she has to throw herself into the zombie horde to rescue the more

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 11, 2015

    Marvel Zombies #1 is another Secret Wars gem and I cannot praise Simon Spurrier and Kev Walker enough for their fantastic interpretation of Elsa Bloodstone. This one made me laugh and entertainment thoroughly, and I can't wait to read more of this adventure. Elsa will win you over, I have no doubt about that, and even if you are sick of the world of zombies, this is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jun 11, 2015

    Marvel Zombies #1 was a fun read that doesn't require you needing to read Secret Wars or any previous Marvel Zombie stories to get what's going on. The story is simple with interesting characters and appealing art that makes this one you're willing to follow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 11, 2015

    The story in "Marvel Zombies" #1 is pretty straightforward, but Spurrier has fun with it, throws in some twists and bends and makes sure the reader is given a chance to join Elsa on her journey. "Secret Wars" has been a nice proving ground for Marvel, allowing creators to test out new ideas with old and new characters in familiar settings. Some of the concepts seem primed for launches into other media or into longer series. Such is the case for Elsa Bloodstone and "Marvel Zombies." This is a solid introduction to a strong, enjoyable character and, while I've never been the biggest zombie fan, I'm definitely onboard for more Elsa Bloodstone and "Marvel Zombies." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 10, 2015

    Marvel Zombies #1 has no business being this good but thanks to a keen script and dynamite visuals, it is and we should be grateful. Simon Spurrier takes the name recognition of a Marvel cult hit and transforms it into a thrilling, hilarious and engaging character study that just happens to have zombies running around. With big events like Secret Wars, it is assumed that we, as readers, will be inundated with many forgettable tie-ins and a handful of special ones - Marvel Zombies #1 is one of those rare handfuls. Whether you want jokes, pathos, or to see an amazing lady carrying a great title on her shoulders, Marvel Zombies #1 has you covered. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Jul 3, 2015

    If you love to chuckle and you love strong female characters who are more than capable of kicking some zombie butts, then this comic is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 10, 2015

    The latest incarnation of Marvel Zombies is as humorous and grotesque as fans of the past series could ask for. Even better, there is finally a truly great character at the center of the story this time around. Ultimately though, it doesn't feel like the journey quite begins in this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jun 11, 2015

    In many ways, Battleworld has been proven to be a much more interesting world than any other incarnations of Marvel Universe. Marvel Zombies plays into the whole concept perfectly, and I'm really digging the different play. The book starts off strong, and I'm invested in the characters right away. Can't wait to read what's going to happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Jun 14, 2015

    Despite the severe lack of zombies in a zombie comic book, Marvel Zombies #1 was a wildly enjoyable start to an action story starring a very entertaining and compelling character who desperately deserved the attention she is now getting in this book. Spurrier's well told action tale has just enough heart and mystery to keep readers interested, and Walker's artwork is a terrific accompaniment with great action sequences, consistent detail, and brilliant zombie depictions. Marvel Zombies #1 is a great start to what looks to be shaping up to be yet another must-read Secret Wars tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 11, 2015

    This first issue does a lot, but leaves a lot up in the air. We are left with question after question about Elsa, her father, her necklace, the boy, their destination, and so much more. The only thing to do is keep up with the series to find out what happens next. Spurrier and Walker have definitely created Marvel’s next successful series under the Secret Wars imprint here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Jun 11, 2015

    Well, yeah,Marvel Zombieswas a fantastic first issue amongst many other great first issues that weve gotten from Marvel sinceSecret Warsstarted and considering what weve had glimpses of so far, this place beyond the Shield (keep wanting to say beyond the Wall…) is certainly going to be one of the more interesting ones. Spurrier is a brilliant talent and its great to see him letting loose and doing, seemingly, whatever he wants to do and the art from Walker and DArmata is fantastic. There is literally nothing else you can ask for of a new book. AnotherSecret Warswin, folks, jump on this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Jun 11, 2015

    Overall, Marvel Zombies has a clear and distinct vision of what it sets out to do. With a fantastic premise and an engaging lead, Simon Spurrier has a lot of storytelling potential in the future. Hopefully in future installments he will be able to milk it for all it's worth, allowing Kev Walker to continue astonishing us with his dark and twisted depictions of Marvel's living undead! I can't wait to read more and find out! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jun 15, 2015

    Marvel Zombies #1 is a comic book that'll live or die depending on the reader's sense of humor. It isn't the best looking comic on the shelves this week, but there's a snappy exuberance to Spurrier's script that brings to mind Al Ewing's excellent Zombo. There's definitely legs in the ongoing adventures of Commander Elsa Bloodstone, even if this first issue suffers from some visual roughness. Read Full Review

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