Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Longbox of the Damned: Marvel Zombies



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35 comments:

Bryan said...

And yet again, an amazing short review. Though you forgot to mention the Marvel Zombies do appear again in the normal continuity as the Galactus attacks Skrull.

Konsolero said...

Don´t know if i got the wrong impression during the short reviwe but Marvel Zombies actually looks like a really cool concept and a good story.

I like this Reviewmarathon even though i think your make up is kind of odd.

John Teece said...

How many Marvel Zombies are you doing? I've collected them all thus far - the latter ones being a bit hit and miss

Though looking forward to the new one - zombie nazis are always a classic

Karfsma778 said...

Great job, as always.

Daniel T. Stack said...

One thing I never really heard resolved. Was the proposal for making the teleporter to the Zombie dimension really given by Zombie Reed or could it even have been done in earnest at the same time by both main line Reed and Zombie Reed in parallel with each other and Ultimates Reed just ended up that little bit off in calibration. Could you imagine someone coming back revisiting this having that Main line Reed wondering how an alternate version of him could be capable of failing at such an invention?

InformationGeek said...

Oh yeah, Marvel Zombies. It's okay, but it has some weird contunity issues with it as more and more stories continue to be added to it. Like Dazzler appearing alive in the Evil Dead crossover when we see her dead in the Ultimate Comics story.

Taylor -Schmitty- Scheid said...

Really loving this series so far. Moarte's accent is chilling and highly addictive! I want to hear more backstory about him eventually - maybe an AT4W cameo? :)

How much do I love this series? I was going to go to bed, but I saw this was posted up and I couldn't sleep until I watched this first. Night night. :)

hoopdoop bluhbluh said...

All this, and and an Evil Dead vs. Marvel zombies prequal, which shows that the true source of the plague is the Necronomicon Ex-mortis itself!

Ash Marie said...

Excellent review Lewis! I am friggin loving Longbox of the Damned!

Anonymous said...

I adore LOTD! Where are on earth or anywhere else is that accent from? Its fantastic I am jealous of its magnificence

Anonymous said...

great miniseries
too bad Marvel milked it to death afterwards (how typical of them)

alto the crossover with Evil Dead was pretty cool, I give them that

Romanticide said...

I liked the original but I never cared for the spinoffs.

Dragons Dusk said...

Still very much loving the reviews like this. It really is a groovy way to start the day.
Uh, any Evil Dead reference there was unintentional.

I don't think I realized how gruesome Marvel zombies got. Can't tell what's got me more creeped(sp) out, the consumption of Silver Surfer or Black Panther being perpetual cured ham.

Okay it's probably the later but still, that's seriously shiver inducing.

The LOTD really seem to be a great length, am looking forward to the rest of them very much.

Mitchell Martinez said...

I enjoy Marvel Zombies, Dead Days, MZ2, MZ Return, and the Army of Darkness crossover, but among all of them, one thing about the comics has just left me perplexed. It's repeatedly stated that the zombies devoured the entire population of Earth in 24 hours.

How.......How is that possible? I mean I know they have superpowers and everything, but that's something that has never added up to me.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

" It's repeatedly stated that the zombies devoured the entire population of Earth in 24 hours.

How.......How is that possible? I mean I know they have superpowers and everything, but that's something that has never added up to me."

If I recall correctly, it was suggested that Quicksilver, once he was infected, started going from country to country biting and eating people, spreading the infection to ordinary people across the world within that timespan.

Movie-Brat said...

I need to get my hands on that story and the Ash Williams crossover.

By the way, what's the name of that music that always plays when the Inked Reality-Halloweenfied logo shows up?

Frosty said...

A little short, but "glorious"!

Angel Asylum said...

How would you infect wolverine? That kinda seems impossible.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"How would you infect wolverine? That kinda seems impossible."

His healing factor fights it off for a while, but eventually it succumbs. Once he's in a zombified form, he can no longer heal himself and in fact gets his arm cut off.

E. Wilson said...

I'm definitely in the minority, but I'm not a fan of this one. I'm not opposed to it on principle, but the execution never really clicked with me, for a couple reasons.

1) The interesting part of the story is already over by the time the book starts. The breakout of the plague would have been a lot more engaging than what amounts to zombies whining for five issues.

2) The humor got really old really fast, because it's essentially the same joke over and over again. "Boy, isn't it inconvenient to be a zombie?"

3) A lot of the horror comes from the idea that rather than faceless peons being zombified, it's the heroes we've all grown up reading about who succumb to infection. From a storytelling perspective, that's kind of a cheat. (Granted, it's one a lot of alternate-universe tales use, so I should probably give MZ a pass on that part.)

And this may be straight-up nitpicking, but...at what point do you get so far away from the concept of a "zombie" that it's no longer a zombie? As problematic as fast zombies are, thinking zombies with super powers are moreso. (Return of the Living Dead aside.)

Arby said...

really enjoying these daily vids. Awesome job putting all this work in to make quality entertainment. Can't wait for more from Horrorkara

rdfox said...

I still chuckle at the line in one of the side books in the second or third run, from Zombie Reed: "There's a Zombie Squirrel Girl? Now THAT'S scary!"

Lizard-Man said...

Marvel Zombies also gave us Headpool, the undead decaptitated zombie head of that universes' Deadpool. He could be overused at times, but he was always good for a chuckle or two when he was still around.

I don't think the Marvel Zombies franchise is for me at alrge though. I have a real problem with watching my heroes become villains and I'm not much for dark humour. But given the circumstances I don't see any other way they could do this story otherwise.

I wonder what tomorrow's book will be? Indie? Marvel? or DC? Thats what I lvoe about these random reviewathons in october I never know what I'm gonna get.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"I wonder what tomorrow's book will be? Indie? Marvel? or DC? Thats what I lvoe about these random reviewathons in october I never know what I'm gonna get."

Tomorrow's going to be an unexpected treat, methinks. =3

Ozaline said...

After your last video I've borrowed the first five volumes of Sandaman from my roomate, and I'm having an awesome time with them. They've been on my list to read for quite some time, but your video bumped it to the front of the list.

I was wondering if you have read any of the early issues of Spider-woman, they were much more horror stories than traditional Super hero fare. For example one of the issues involved a man who could not die unless he found a woman willing to do die with him... of course he keeps jumping to his death with women trying to break the curse... Eventually Jessica takes the plunge with him, but well it's far from the last issue of the series you can expect it's not quite that straight forward.

There is a lot more horror in those early stories...


Anyway these videos keep getting better, it's going to be an awesome month.

Arianne said...

An unexpected treat ?. Alright, I can't wait for me Moarte, our ghoulish host and see what kind of surprises that is going to be in store for the future. Maybe some Hellboy down the line or next October ?.

Hawkx1 said...

I've actually always wanted to see how that title turned out since your talk in the top 15 never review vid. Thanks for showing me how it turned out.

Edward said...

I'm loving this concept and the first three episodes. I always wanted to know what was out there for horror comics.

Arianne said...

Hey, Linkara ! I know that there is a possibility that someone might've mentioned these comics or the fact. But, Resident Evil does have have comics book series of the original story kind. All YMV and matter of opinion though,Just some stuff that could be used for either Atop the 4th Wall or future installments of this series. The One that I read made me wonder why can't the Silent Hill comics shown here by like it in terms of characters, interesting plots and good art. and Left 4 Dead has comics as well.

DrackeStalenTorgen said...

Yet another interesting short review , but i could be biased as i love marvel zombies , thou its cross over with army of darkness was hilarious

MacCashman said...

What I don't get is why the zombies hunted down human survivors to kill them. I mean if they had intelligence wouldn't it make more sense to breed them and treat them like cattle?

John Teece said...

@MacCashman yeah, that's what they do in Marvel Zombies 3 - Zombie Kingpin has Zombie Jackal clone some for that very purpose

boooratt said...

I love the Marvel Zombies books, but I do gotta admit I haven't read past part 3! I ran out of money... those hard back editions are costly!
My favorite part is though the Army of Darkness crossover!
I wish there was some way they could make one of those strait to DVD animated versions of these stories!
Or if Marvel and DC could ever get back in good graces to work together again do a What if../Elseworlds crossover event with Marvel Zombies vs. Black Lanterns!

Anonymous said...

Simple, Romania. How do I know? Doing a quick search on wikitonary brought up that Moarte is a Romanian word, for DEATH! I'm not kidding, who would name their kid Death?

Anonymous said...

More like milked it until it was UNDEAD *evil laughter*