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Fantastic Four Takes On Marvel Zombies!

Fantastic Four Takes On Marvel Zombies!

Well, here’s a crossover for you. According to a Marvel press release:

The New Fantastic Four (Black Panther, Storm, Human Torch and The Thing) have faced Galactus and the Silver Surfer, but now they face an even larger threat in Black Panther #28: The Marvel Zombies! Imbued with the power of Galactus from their recent tussle – they say he tasted like chicken – the Marvel Zombies are intent on devouring the Skrull home planet. Our heroes have two problems: they’ve landed on that same planet…and they’re in an alternate dimension with no way home! Writer Reginald Hudlin and artist Francis Portela invite you to jumponboard for the beginning of the latest New Fantastic Four adventure, as T’Challa confronts an enemy even he may not be able to defeat!

The story was written by Reginald Hudlin, penciled by Francis Portela with a cover by Marvel Zombies‘ Arthur Suydam and goes on sale at the end of this month. Sound to me like a fun story, the sort we haven’t seen too much of in superhero comics lately.

Artwork copyright 2007 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

FCBD: Robert Kirkman in NYC`

Free Comic Book Day started with a bang at Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City last night – or was it a howl?  Robert Kirkman (Invincible, Marvel Zombies, The Walking Dead) was on hand to launch his new book The Astounding Wolf-Man.  The signing is the first of a series of five appearances across the country this weekend to promote the new book.  “If giving the book away for free doesn’t work, I don’t know what will,” said Kirkman.

Kirkman described his new book as “An action-packed superhero romp.” The crowd that packed the aisles of Jim Hanley’s Universe were certainly eager to pick up the premier issue.  Now that he has a book on zombies and a book on werewolves Kirkman said, “I think I’d like to do mummies.”

With comic book properties especially hot right now Invincible has been optioned by Paramount.  “I’m working on a draft of the screenplay right now.  There’s no casting yet.  No director either,” said Kirkman.  For those with more of a zombie jones Kirkman said, ”There’s interest in a The Walking Dead movie.  My agent is listening to offers all the time.  We’re waiting for the right one to come along.”

We asked him why he thought zombies were so hot these days.  “People like zombie comics when they’re afraid.  The last surge in popularity of zombie comics was at the height of the Cold War.  Now the war on terror has the same atmosphere.  The media is full of fear,” said Kirkman.

As for what’s next, “The Walking Dead and Invincible are both going strong towards issue 50, that’s pretty exciting.  Marvel Zombies 2 is also about to get going,” said Kirkman.

NYCC – Much Marvel madness

NYCC – Much Marvel madness

During the New York Comic Con’s "Cup o’ Joe" panel Saturday, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada dropped some exciting new announcements concerning a few projects in Marvel’s coming year.

First off, the award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev will be taking the creative helm for Marvel’s Halo, based on the critically acclaimed video game franchise. The book is expected out this summer.

 New Avengers/Transformers was nnounced for this summer. The book will be a joint effort by Marvel and IDW Publishing. Taking the helm for the "widescreen" book is Stuart Moore & Tyler Kirkman.

Orson Scott Card will be penning the "Ender’s Game" story-appearing in the Red Prophet hardcover ONLY!

Finally, Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies cover artist), and Marko Djurdjevic (gaming artist) were announced as Marvel exclusives, and will be attached to a number of books including Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness and Daredevil  starting this Spring.