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sherkahn ([personal profile] sherkahn) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-06-25 14:11

Marvel Zombies Series 5 #4 preview

Having been burned out on Zombies since the beginning of the year, I do appreciate the fresh takes we've been getting on them thanks to Machine Man and Howard the Duck's cross-dimensional voyages. CosmicBookNews has the preview, we get a different kind of "zombie" to have our heroes "bring the noise" to. 2 behind the cut.





Amadeus in the cyberspace metaverse... an interesting take as to what he could do. Been a while since I read any sci-fi hacker-speak.


I don't even know where to begin this one, so much to choose from. Hmmm.. let me try the nitpick, as I thought "machines that feed and run on human flesh" are called sarx after the greek term "angelic flesh". Soylent green, anyone?

Oh, and on the cover... if anyone can't place it, it's a homage to Roberto from Futurama.


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title: Marvel Zombies 5

character: Machine Man/Aaron Stack
character: Howard the Duck

creator: Fred Van Lente
creator: Jose Angel Cano Lopez
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[personal profile] darkblade 2010-06-25 21:44 (UTC)(link)
Cyberpunk, now thats a genre that didn't age well.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-06-25 23:24 (UTC)(link)
Remind me to dig out the Cyberpunks villain team issue from the Kesels Hawk and Dove series...
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[identity profile] changeling81.livejournal.com 2010-06-26 01:41 (UTC)(link)
Hey, don't forget to dig out the Cyberpunks villain team issue from Kesels Hawk and Dove series...
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[identity profile] stolisomancer.insanejournal.com 2010-06-25 21:45 (UTC)(link)
I can't believe they dug up Iron Man 2010 for this.

There has got to be some kind of continuity robot in Marvel's basement. I am endlessly amazed by the obscure crap they dig up and put to work.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-06-25 22:01 (UTC)(link)
There has got to be some kind of continuity robot in Marvel's basement.

In the old days his name was Mark Gruenwald, God rest his soul, and his knowledge was approaching the terrifying, seriously Iron Man 2020 is the equivalent of Spider-Man compared to some of the people he'd fold into his stories.

Then Mr Busiek sort of took over the role, I don't know who does it now.
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[identity profile] stolisomancer.insanejournal.com 2010-06-25 22:04 (UTC)(link)
If I remember correctly, Warren Ellis was talking about how there's a quiet initiative at Marvel these days to reuse old characters rather than creating old ones. In a way, right now, the entire damned company is Mark Gruenwald.

I mean, really, look at cosmic Marvel. Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Monark Starkiller...
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[personal profile] darkblade 2010-06-25 22:47 (UTC)(link)
"If I remember correctly, Warren Ellis was talking about how there's a quiet initiative at Marvel these days to reuse old characters rather than creating old ones."

I wish they told that to the people writing Avengers Academy.
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[identity profile] stolisomancer.insanejournal.com 2010-06-25 22:54 (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure I get where you're going with that, unless you're being pointlessly snarky about not liking Avengers Academy.
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[personal profile] darkblade 2010-06-25 22:56 (UTC)(link)
Complaining that they went out of their way not to use any of the existing teen characters they made over the last decade for a bunch of new kids (and Reptil). Sweeping a bunch of them into limbo when Initative was canceled.
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[identity profile] stolisomancer.insanejournal.com 2010-06-25 23:08 (UTC)(link)
It's been two months. I'm not sure it's "limbo" unless they stay gone for a year or more, particularly since the same writer is working on the followup book.
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[personal profile] btravage 2010-06-26 03:39 (UTC)(link)
I thought the continuity robot was Roy Thomas, how that man put together the Invaders and the All-Star Squadron in the days before Wikipedia is anyone's guess.

[personal profile] falseaesop 2010-06-25 23:16 (UTC)(link)
That "hacker speak" was almost as painful as listening to CSI try to talk about IRC like its a hardcore secret hacker program.
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[personal profile] btravage 2010-06-25 23:26 (UTC)(link)
I can't figure out IRC :(
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[personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq 2010-06-25 23:42 (UTC)(link)
Listening to CSI talk about anything is pretty painful, though.
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[personal profile] mcity 2010-06-26 04:22 (UTC)(link)
Perhaps they should've...

*shades*

...chatted with an expert.
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[personal profile] endis_ni 2010-06-26 14:08 (UTC)(link)
YEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!

[personal profile] vince_egan 2010-06-25 23:21 (UTC)(link)
Am I the only one who saw "hair on his spinal port" and didn't think of an electronic device?
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[personal profile] okkult3000 2010-06-26 02:19 (UTC)(link)
I think it's one o' them double entendres.
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[personal profile] thanekos 2010-06-25 23:23 (UTC)(link)
good god, it's cyberpunk beat poetry
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[personal profile] proteus_lives 2010-06-26 00:20 (UTC)(link)
Lovely cover.
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[personal profile] foxhack 2010-06-26 01:39 (UTC)(link)
That internet scene... It's like something Warren Ellis wrote while sober.

Or Hackers.

Having recently read Neuromancer, I know the way characters speak is dated, but I like to see DATED language instead of something that's dated and trying way too hard to incorporate stuff from modern day.
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[personal profile] mcity 2010-06-26 04:18 (UTC)(link)
I like how Future!Cho is quoting modern piracy rationalizations reasons word for word.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-06-26 07:35 (UTC)(link)
ROBOT zombies. Well, that's a twist - not to mention that it stretches the term 'zombie' beyond what is really comfortable. Oh, how I long for the day when someone will feature actual VOODOO-type zombies again, instead of these endless brain-chomping Romero clones. I will weep tears of sweet, sweet joy. Hey, you've GPT some of those, Marvel, you know. The ones you used to call 'zuvembies'? 'Brother Voodoo', all that? Please tell me they haven't been swept under the rug...
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[identity profile] stolisomancer.insanejournal.com 2010-06-26 08:11 (UTC)(link)
Marvel Zombies 4, co-starring Simon Garth and the Black Talon. It came out last year.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-06-26 08:42 (UTC)(link)
Oh. OK. Has that been posted on here?
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[identity profile] stolisomancer.insanejournal.com 2010-06-27 19:44 (UTC)(link)
Not that I've seen, but it's out in trade paperback.

Incidentally, Brother Voodoo is now the Sorcerer Supreme. He got his own short-lived series at the end of the last year and just showed up in the first issue of the new volume of New Avengers.

So no, they haven't forgotten. You just didn't notice.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-06-27 21:20 (UTC)(link)
Oh, I'm well aware that Brother Voodoo is the Sorcerer Supreme, but he hasn't done anything involving zombies/zuvembies lately, that I've noticed.
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[personal profile] ninjapeps 2010-06-26 13:23 (UTC)(link)
there does exist such a thing as zombie processes in programming.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-06-26 22:03 (UTC)(link)
I don't doubt it, but that's just a term - I doubt the first thing that most people think of when they think 'zombies' is 'robots'.
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[personal profile] endis_ni 2010-06-26 14:09 (UTC)(link)
If anyone wants me for the rest of the day, I'm going to be cuddled up with the Neuromancer trilogy.
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[personal profile] red_cyclone 2010-06-26 18:43 (UTC)(link)
I seriously can't tell if it's supposed to be an homage or if it's taking the piss. Could it possibly be doing both at the same time?