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"Marvel Zombies: Resurrection #2" Comic Review

Written by James Ferguson

Published by Marvel Comics


Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Illustrated by Leonard Kirk
Colored by Rachelle Rosenberg
Lettered by Travis Lanham
2020, 32 Pages, $3.99
Comic released on September 30th, 2020


Spider-Man made a promise to keep Franklin and Valeria Richards safe, even if that means hijacking a Sentinel and flying into a robot stronghold. Fortunately, he's teamed up with Blade for this leg of the journey, but will the Daywalker be enough to protect them from the horde of the undead? Remember, some of those zombies have super powers.

Right off the bat, I love how writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson paints Blade in Marvel Zombies: Resurrection #2. The guy is a monster hunter through and through and that really shines in this issue. He flat-out says this apocalypse is like Disneyland to him. That gave me a good laugh.

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This issue hits on a trope that pops up a lot in zombie stories, where the undead is only one of the threats. The other comes from other survivors. Something snaps in their minds during an apocalypse like this, causing them to do things they would never have done in the normal world. Such is the case with the machines in Marvel Zombies: Resurrection. Since they're not really alive, they can't really die, so they're presented with a whole new status quo in the wake of the zombie uprising.

This leads to some pretty chilling moments, showing how the robots have become a hive mind of sorts. Is survival worth losing any semblance of what makes you who you are? Johnson balances this with some comic relief, such as the revelation as to what happened to the Punisher to get him wrapped up in all this.

Viv Vision is among the robots, and although she speaks as she does in the regular Marvel Universe, there's something off about her. Letterer Travis Lanham emphasizes the creepy aspect of this robot empire, hinting at what she's lost to survive. There's a reserved quality to it.

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Artist Leonard Kirk pencils are loose, creating a rough tone to the imagery. This works well with the overall dire nature of the book. It gets a little cleaner when we get to the robot haven. The zombies shine in this case, aided by Rachelle Rosenberg's colors to really drive home the undead and frightening nature of this force. There's a great shot of the Hulk in this issue where his decaying body is on full display. Big chunks of him are missing. He no longer glows a bright green. Instead, he's a sickly greyish green of death.

There are hints as to the bigger story and just what the heck is going on with Franklin in this issue. We're now halfway through this mini-series, so I'm eager to see the bigger picture. Marvel Zombies: Resurrection is a road trip through a zombie-filled version of the Marvel Universe.


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About The Author
James Ferguson
Lord of the Funny Books
James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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