By: Robert Kirkman (Writer), Sean Phillips (Pencils)
Marvel Zombies 2 has been a good follow up to its predecessor, but it’s been missing a lot of the crude humor that made the first one so much fun. Granted, this sequel is more story driven, but the humor has been spotty at best.
Not anymore! Marvel Zombies 2 #5 actually made me laugh out loud a couple of times. And it just made me realize why I loved the first series so much. Black Panther’s son was pronounced brain dead last issue, but Forge being the genius he is, grafted Colonel America’s brain to his body! In what can be described as a hilarious Frankenstein (or broken toy) moment, Colonel runs around spouting famous lines like, “Avengers Assemble” and “This ends now!”. Spidey’s reaction to this is just priceless. Kirkman proves that he’s still got it.
Compared to earlier issues in this run, not much is accomplished in this one, but the funny dialogue more than makes up for it. Also, the zombies finally start their *real* civil war – and there are casualties! Bring on issue #5. (Grade: B)