Saturday, March 20, 2010

[Announcement] Marvel Zombies 5

As you might know, I am a HUGE Marvel Zombies fan. It's raw. It's campy, bloody and action packed and it never seems to end, which is why I love it. I love seeing what Marvel can come up with and for the fifth installment the series they are going Western with writer Fred Van Lente.

What's not to like?

I have this interview conducted by the Comics Alliance with the author Fred Van Lente and I am simply ecstatic.

CA: You've got "Marvel Zombies 5" on the way – what's coming for "Marvel Zombies" fans in the new series?

FVL: What isn't coming, Laura? "Marvel Zombies 5" is kind of a smorgasbord for zombie connoisseurs. We have this scenario in which the alcoholic robot Machine Man has returned, and is now tasking with hunting down and collecting samples from zombies across the Multiverse. So it's like a United Colors of Benetton of zombiery. He manages to collect various allies along the way, including one that I think everyone will admit is the perfect person to be a member of A.R.M.O.R., the Alternate Reality Monitoring and Operational Response agency, which is charged with containing the zombies. And we go into all these different genres, so they're going to Camelot, a post-apocalyptic War of the Worlds" Martian tripod world, a cyberpunk world from the 1980s Barry Windsor-Smith "Machine Man," but in the first issue they go a world where the frontier was never settled, and it's perpetually the Old West, so you get all the Marvel western characters. One of the first things I ever saw Jeff Parker write was in a book in 2006 that we both did as part of this "Marvel Westerns" event, and his story was way better than mine. So I'm going to do a sequel to it, because I'm oedipal like that. His story was about this really obscure character called the Hurricane, the fastest gun in the West, so I'm doing what happened to Hurricane after he got old story. With zombies. And robots.

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