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What If…the Marvel Zombies Get Animated?

The wave of the future, it seems, is that every fandom, every geek property, will end up with its own network. Or they’ll share one, the way Star Wars and Marvel are going to be sharing Disney+. Seriously, they’re doing, like, what, fifty new Star Wars series? And almost that many Marvel series? This might on the surface seem like a good thing, but it isn’t. There’s the old concept of running something into the ground, or having too much of a good thing. Of causing burnout, to phrase it more bluntly. By the sheer law of probability, not all those series-es can be good. Not that I’ll be watching any of them anyway, since I don’t/can’t livestream.

One of them, WHAT IF…?, based on the Marvel comic book of the same title, is an animated series. I used to enjoy the comics back in the day. They told non-canonical stories wherein were explored possible scenarios that never occurred in the mainstream comic stories, stuff like “What would have happened if Matt Murdoch had been bitten by that radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker?” (Not that this one was ever tackled, to my knowledge. I’m just using it to explain the premise.) The animated series is the perfect place for creators to explore the Marvel Zombies, and we know that they will be doing just that, since Zombie Captain America shows up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in the spiffy trailer for the series.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.

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