Robot 666 | Exclusive: Marvel Zombies Supreme coming in March 2011
Next March, the Marvel Zombies will rise once again, and this time they’re infecting the Squadron Supreme.
Courtesy of our friends at Marvel Comics, we’re pleased to bring you the first look at Marvel Zombies Supreme, a five-issue series by writer Frank Marraffino (who wrote the Haunted Tank miniseries for Vertigo a couple years back) and the art team of Fernando Blanco, Jason Paz and Chris Chuckry. Michael Komarck provides the covers.
The story revolves around Jill Harper and her “super-crisis special-ops unit,” who investigate an underground research facility where a new virulent zombie strain has infected the Squadron Supreme. It’s up to Harper and her crew to keep the zombies from escaping the facility to devour the rest of the planet.
First launched in 2005, the Marvel Zombies series of miniseries have shown us what happens when you mix superheroes and zombies — it usually ends badly for the heroes and the people they protect. The original series featured a decimated Earth-2149, which was overrun by zombie versions of Spider-Man, Wolverine and other Marvel heroes. The zombies have gone on to appear in the regular Marvel (616) universe, in a crossover with Dynamite’s Army of Darkness movie adaptation and even in a Spider-Ham one-shot.
Check out the full solicitation info and the cover to the second issue, also by Komarck, after the jump.
Writer: Frank Marraffino
Penciler: Fernando Blanco
Inker: Jason Paz
Colorist: Chris Chuckry
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover artist: Michael Komarck
Responding to a mysterious emergency call, Jill Harper and her super-crisis special-ops unit descend deep into the bowels of a top secret underground research facility. They discover that the demented experiments of an unhinged geneticist have placed them at ground zero of a brand new virulent zombie strain – one that has infected powerful superheroes. The Squadron Supreme, once heroic defenders of justice and utopian ideals, have been reduced to corpulent cannibalistic murderers with a voracious appetite for human flesh. Harper and her team fight against overwhelming odds to stop this ravenous zombie menace where it began – before it spreads out to devour the earth.