Real Name: Wendell Stuart
Identity/Class: Extratemporal human mutate/zombie (Earth-0000)
Occupation: Geek, professional occupation unrevealed
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Lockheed (pet bird)
Enemies: Earth-616's ARMOR agents (Howard the Duck, Hurricane, Machine Man)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: glorious basterd (message board screenname)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed, presumably Manhattan, New York (Earth-0000)
First Appearance: Marvel Zombies 5#5 (Septmeber, 2010)
Powers/Abilities: As a dead body, Zombie Marvel suffered from constant hunger and was quickly decaying, with the symptoms of death (rigor mortis, etc) setting in only slightly later than typical.
(Marvel Zombies 5#5 (fb)-BTS) - Wendell, a normal fanboy, won an
Ebay auction for a rare copy of Marvel Team-Up #151, of which there
were only 30 copies known to exist, as it had been pulped by the
publisher due to an inker sneaking an obscenity into the issue.
(Marvel Zombies 5#5) - Wendell visited his local
comic shop during his lunch hour and spent the time complaining about
how the current Marvel Zombies series sucked in comparison to the
earlier ones written by Kirkman. He returned home to find a package
waiting for him. Seeing the package was from Sumatra, Indonesia, he
realized it was the MTU issue he had won and eagerly opened the box. A
strange dust emerged from the package first, but Wendell was happy to
find the issue intact. He proceeded to play video games and post on
message boards the rest of the night before turning in. During the
night he awoke to a coughing fit and went to the bathroom where he saw
his reflection in the mirror; he had become a zombie due to the dust.
Overcome by hunger, he
ate everything he could find in his kitchen, but threw it all back up.
Still hungry, he almost ate his bird Lockheed, but at the last moment,
his conscience wouldn't allow him too, and he busted one of his windows
and set Lockheed free. A Girl Scout knocked on his door and though he
was tempted to attack her, he instead bought every box of cookies she
was selling, using them to stave off his hunger longer. Realizing what
he had become and not wanting the spread the plague, Wendell opted for
suicide. After dowsing himself with gasoline he prepared to light a
match but just as he did he heard a woman screaming on the streets
(unbeknownst to him, actually just a very excited and obnoxious woman
talking on her cell phone). Believing someone to be in trouble, he
decided to use his "powers" for good and dug through his cosplay
outfits, putting together a costume. Calling himself the Zombie Marvel,
Wendell prepared to face the world in his new condition, but rigor
mortis set in, leaving him standing statue-like in his living room.
Unable to move but still able to think, the Zombie
Marvel stood there when Earth-616's ARMOR agents Howard the Duck,
Hurricane and Machine Man arrived (as they had been visiting numerous
zombie-infected realities searching for a cure to the zombie virus that
had spread to 616 from Earth-2149). Believing Earth-0000 was the
"ground zero" of the zombie outburts, they located Wendell. They
weren't sure what to make of the garishly-dressed, immobile Zombie
Marvel, who -- still able to think -- was fanstruck by the presence of
these "comic book" heroes. Not wishing to waste any more time, Machine
Man incinerated Zombie Marvel, leaving behind a pile of dust before the
ARMOR agents returned to Earth-616.
Created by Fred Van Lente and Fernando Blanco.
Zombie Marvel has no known connections to
Marvel Zombies 5 #5, page 21, panel 2 (main image)
page 1, panel 3 (original)
page 15, panel 4 (zombified)
Last updated: 11/23/10
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