Saturday, 23 February 2008

An early Marvel Zombie

From the 50p bins of Orbital Comics comes this 1991 copy of Marvel Age #98. Could it feature the first ever use of the term "Marvel Zombie"?

I'm guessing the banner at the top refers to The Toxic Avenger, the Troma Films character who Marvel had just acquired the rights to. Yet the Toxic Avenger wasn't really a zombie was he?

Incidentally, The Toxic Avenger wasn't the success that Marvel hoped it would be, running for just 11 issues between April 1991 and February 1992.

Clearly Marvel had high hopes for the property at the time though, trotting out Smilin' Stan the Man for these publicity shots..

Those blokes in the costumes really had to earn their money didn't they?

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