We all know that The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman knows his way around zombies. That’s a skill he gets to use to great effect in the Marvel Zombies series together with artist Sean Phillips. The first five-issue limited series of Marvel Zombies debuted in December of 2005, but it’s taken me all this time to feature it here despite Daredevil starring in a gruesomely delicious role as the undead version of himself.

Marvel Zombies launches us into a universe where the majority of the world’s heroes and many other humans have been stricken with a bad case of zombie (exactly how this happened is revealed in a subsequent 2007 one-shot entitled Marvel Zombies: Dead Day in which it is revealed that Daredevil catches the bug from Spider-Man).

Daredevil doesn’t look very healthy even at the very beginning, but things are about to get much worse early on when he’s struck by a beam which cuts a hole straight through his body. As you can see, he will spend the rest of the series looking like Goldie Hawn’s character in Death Becomes Her.

Zombie Daredevil gets hit with a metal beam, from Marvel Zombies #1, by Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips

In one of the many severely twisted scenes in this series, Daredevil and the other zombies finally start contemplating their predicament and Daredevil marvels at the fact that his body can function quite well without a heart:

“What about me — I clearly don’t have a heart but I’m still fine. Near as I can tell, my only gripe is a little swelling in the ankles.

Zombie Daredevil contemplates having a hole through his body, from Marvel Zombies #1, by Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips

Maybe I should have saved this one for Halloween, but once I thought of the topic it was so deliciously disgusting, I couldn’t resist! Anyway, as I mentioned right at the start of the post, I should be getting back into blogging again this coming week and there will be a lot of Daredevil-related things to get to this month. I will see you then!

Christine Hanefalk

Christine Hanefalk

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Christine is a die-hard Daredevil fan who launched The Other Murdock Papers in 2007 to share her passion for Matt Murdock and his friends with other fans.

1 comment

  1. One of my guilty pleasures is collecting DD Minimates (I have all but the Evil Shadowland DD). I treasure my Zombie Daredevil … you can totally see right through his chest. Blah.

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