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Review: Marvel Zombies Supreme #1

A special ops team heads to Project Pegasus for a bizarre, perilous mission to take down a zombified Squadron Supreme.
 

The Good

Blanco's work is quite solid and he shows an impressive range throughout the issue as he alternates between realistic rendering and a more retro comic-booky style for the flashbacks. Even without the greatly effective mood created by the inks and coloring, there's a real, appropriate sense of desperation underlying his art here, even during the most super-heroic potions.

The Bad

This feels like it's in a perilous no man's land between tones. You really don't get the over-the-top outrageousness you'd expect from another book in this mega-series, yet it's really hard to take a book about a zombie JLA that seriously. The banter between the spec ops. tries to lighten the mood, but it all felt flat, like there needed to be a laugh track to help it.

The Verdict - 2/5

It feels like the Marvel Zombies notion ran its course  a couple years ago, yet here is the mini-series, keeping the whole thing alive past shelf date like a zombie itself. Maybe its' simply because zombies don't really work as an exploitative ingredient for me, but I was really enjoying this only for the art, as Blanco does demonstrate some great versatility.

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        It appears that the Squadron Supreme have become zombies!?! The Good The artwork for this issue is very well done.  First off, the cover is gorgeous, and interiors work great for this story.  Also, the Squadron Supreme are in it (sort of) and a very surprising appearance by former Bucky and anti-SHRA hero Battlestar.   The Bad Zombies.  More zombies, and what do zombies do...they eat people.  Not only do they eat people, they (mostly Hyperion) make jokes!?!  Since when does Hyperion, in an...

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