If you have not seen the fifth episode of the first season of Marvel’s What If …? titled “What if … Zombies ?!” please close your eyes now.
The episode brought together Marvel Heroes in the midst of a zombie apocalypse that ensued after Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) found an infected Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) in the quantum realm. it has survived Avengers fighting against its former allies Tearjerker quotes by Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) an T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman).
If you are not familiar with comics on which the episode is based, Marvel Zombies Happened on Earth 2149 in Marvel’s Multiverse. In that universe, Sentry landed from a separate universe crash and spread the zombie infection he carried among the other Marvel heroes, including the X-Men, Avengers, and Fantastic Four. These zombies kept their intelligence, but were consumed by “hunger”, and drove them to drown meat. When the story began, the heroes consumed all organic life and tried to find a new food source.
Marvel Zombies have proven successful enough to bring a line of sequels and spinoffs. The book received five direct sequels and went on to feature Dynamite Entertainment’s Army of Darkness comics and Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness. Released spinoffs include Marvel Zombies: Dead Days, Marvel Zombies Return, Marvel Zombies: Evil Evolution, Marvel Zombies: Supreme, and Marvel Zombies: Destroy! The Marvel Zombies also appeared in Secret Wars on the Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies series. In 2020, Marvel Comics revived the concept with Marvel Zombies: Resurrection by Phillip K. Johnson and Leonard Kirk (originally announced as Marvel Zombies: Respawn).