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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 04:55 AM        Tales From the Longbox 29: "The Dead Travel The Cosmos... In Spandex!"
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 05:21 AM       
Why does when somebody becomes a zombie, their lips suddenly disappear? Do they decompose at a rapid rate compared to the rest of the body? Do zombies even decompose in the first place? And why do their eyes start to glow? I don't believe there is any source of light behind the eyeball...

So many questions...
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 06:56 AM       
I can't stand this zombies thing; it seems like a redundant idea that ran out of steam right away. The threat that it might have spilled over into the Ultimateverse is a worry; it's the only thing which could make that title crappier.

I was kinda hoping you'd be getting stuck into Marvel Apes, Mr Protoclown; it sounds horrific.

FYI, the right to wear purple is definitely worth fighting over.
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 07:55 AM       
Ya know, I think they keep this series around for the covers. Just look at them, they're wonderful.
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 08:16 AM       
The scream to the ceiling... Cheesy...
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 10:04 AM       
I haven't read these, but based on the few snippets shown, I think that "Aunt May" is supposed to be Amelia Voght. But you're right; it's way funnier if it's Aunt May.
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 11:50 AM       
After the last review I was almost persuaded into buying these. Instead I put them down and and grabbed something else...Thanks for reassuring that I made the right choice.
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 12:35 PM       
Wonder how many of those robotic woman bodies they have lying around… Kind of makes you wonder what they do with their free time... or on second thought, it may be best left alone.
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 02:17 PM       
It still kills me that the zombies just stop being hungry. Kinda defeats the whole concept of zombies if you ask me.
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 08:47 PM       
Talk about beating a dead horse! geddit? Also, patiently awaiting the next All-Star Batman Article.
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 11:06 PM       
Next All-Star Batman article is coming, after all the Halloween stuff is done!
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 11:39 PM       
I love the Marvel Zombies series, but the opening to part II did piss me off slightly. Come on... Hulk isn't even in Thanos' league. Sure, Hulk is strong... but Thanos is the consort of death itself. A true blast from Hulk would only bruise Thanos, if that.

Oh well, the story was still interesting. :-D
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 06:18 AM       
Awesome article, although I do feel it still at that time had alittle steam, it is true that with a possable 3 out soon the engine will come to a grinding stop.

What looks bad however is Marvel Apes (Uhh), And i Like Monkeys!

Cant wait for the God-Damn Batman...
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 07:03 AM       
I still giggle at the zombie make out scene.
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 08:36 AM       
Pfft. Those zombies are no match for a Stormtrooper and his E-11 blaster! Pew-Pew them all!
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 10:13 AM       
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 11:17 AM       
Dear Godzilla:

What happens is, when they first get bitten, they start vomiting and whatnot, and all the zombie stomach acid they have now burns off their lips.

yes, this is the actual explanation from the first volume.

on an unrelated note, i just really really like these covers. they're just so damn great.
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 07:06 PM       
What happened to Thor and the rest of the Asgardians? Because I'd like to see zombie Volstagg. And on a side note, what about the merc with a mouth?
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 01:15 AM       
hey have you guys seen that one new marvel spiderman (i say new, because it was the last one i have seen. think august), where they had a bunch of different parallel universe type stories? like for example: spidermonkeyman. basically the exact same storyline as the original spiderman, but with monkeys! brilliant right? right? no.
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 01:37 AM       
I'm sorry, but I simply loathe the Marvel Zombies... maybe that's what the authors had intended though...
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 02:42 AM       
There needs to be a Goddamned Zombie Batman.
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 03:07 AM       
I actually liked this one. It tied up the loose ends nicely (like explaining why in the hell wasp stopped trying to eat people). I think it was more of a setup for the enevitable trilogy. Everybody knows part II always sucks compared to part I and III.

Answering a few of the questions (both in the article and in the posts):

The eyes don't glow, it's just the eye looses it's pigment. Standard zombie deal there.

It took the galactic zombies much longer to calm down because they had eaten so much. The more you eat, the hungrier you get. Again, standard zombie deal.

Hulk now has the power cosmic... thanos does not.

Afaik thor didn't make an appearance in the zombie universe.. remember, it's a parallel world, not the "real" marvel world. My guess is the norse gods don't exist in this reality. (And more importantly adding them into the plot would have complicated things dramatically.)

I think these zombies don't rot. The thing is the cells are dead though, so their bodies don't heal. Only possible explaination I can give you.


Now for my questions:

How did the "new" marvel zombies survive to become zombies? A team of guys with the power of Galactus and the surfer can't eat a bunch of third-rate characters? (Phoenix excluded).

Speaking of the power of galactus... Wouldn't consuming the flesh of the most powerful (and immortal) being in the universe give you the ability to oh.. I dunno REGROW YOUR FLESH?!?! Ever seen a scar on galactus even after all those battles? I rest my case.

If the hunger was so great then when did they have the time and enegry to graft on new limbs? Not only that, considering they can now frikkin fly, WHY did they attach new limbs? I mean vanity no longer becomes an issue when you smell like 40 year old meat.

Speaking of vanity. What, no robotic lips?

Also, cage seems to have grafted on an alien arm. Wouldn't he, you know, EAT that instead?

How do the heads talk? No vocal chords ya know.

Just some things to think about.
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 05:33 PM       
Howard, Thor was in it, at least the first one. And I Think Godzilla was talking about the Cosmic Zombies, so the Eyes glow because of the power cosmic.
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Old Oct 11th, 2008, 10:15 AM       
About the whole lip thing; they sure do talk remarkably well without them! Really, try talking without using your lips and see how you sound. I guess its a zombie thing.
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Old Oct 11th, 2008, 07:40 PM       
Remember those Twinkie ads they used to print in comic books?
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