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Marvel Zombies Plague Started by...Superman?!

Postby BurningDoom » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:04 am

I saw this over at Gamespot.com:

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/unions/read_article.php?topic_id=25978979&union_id=1338

"When the Marvel Zombies first appeared in Ultimate Fantastic Four, we learned that the infection started with a superhero from another universe, who was so hungry he actually punched a hole in the fabric of reality to find more prey. Yeah, harsh.

Anyway, that scene was eventually shown in Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness no.2, where we see the Sentry defeating the Avengers. But the Sentry shown there doesn't really look like our Sentry - there are a handful of small differences. It was nothing major, nothing you'd immediately notice unless you were looking. Here's the scene in question:

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Pretty straightforward, right? Sentry's killed the Avengers, and they're starting to come back to life. But what's not right about the scene?

Well, the most obvious difference is that Sentry has short hair. He has been portrayed like that in the comics before, but only rarely - he's usually got hair down to his shoulders. But that's just a minor thing that could be chalked up to the whole "alternate dimension" thing. There are some artistic quirks, like the missing blue patch on his throat and the fact that it looks like he's wearing separate trunks, but again, those are explainable. A coloring mistake and overzealous inking.

At face value, everything adds up. But if you stat thinking about it, things get hinky. Try to imagine the art in black and white - ignore all the colors. Look at the shape of that guy, floating there with his cape blowing behind him. That guy, with the short hair and the very specific rip in his costume. Mr. Fantastic didn't say it was the Sentry who started all this, he said it was a superhero from another dimension. One with powers apparently similar to the Sentry's, a hero Reed was familiar with.

Think about that for a minute. A cross-dimensional version of the Sentry? Any names spring to mind? Take a look at that image again, and you can see how a few last-minute art tweaks and the work of the colorist could switch things around under editorial mandate. It's cool to play around, but maybe this was just too close for comfort, necesitating the switch?

If you still don't get it, click the image above to get a big hint.

And that's the second take on the scene! In UFF no.22, it's even more blatant! At that point, it was only the coloring that said it was supposed to be the Sentry. Shift the blue and yellow down the spectrum a little bit, and you can totally tell what the real story was supposed to be, before editorial interference."
-CheezyFrog

So, what you guys think? He makes some good points, but then it could just be coincidence, or just something the artist was able to slip under an editor's nose.

I think it the guy makes a good point. It all does seem a little too similar. The only difference is the colors and the belt.

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Postby grimlenking » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:45 pm

Thats cool
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Postby Collector1 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:58 pm

While the Zombie sentrey's design was a bit of a poke at Superman, the whole consperiacy theory the guy is suggesting is idiotic. Either the Sentry didn't exist in the Marvel Zombies Universe prior to the Zombie's arival or he had previously wipped his existance from memory like he did in the Main Marvel Universe to stop the Void.
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Postby joey1212 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:43 pm

why would sentry have a blue patch on his throat?
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Postby BurningDoom » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:48 pm

joey1212 wrote:why would sentry have a blue patch on his throat?


Where his cape is held:

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Postby joey1212 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:55 am

o thanks :D
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